In the midst of active campus protests, external financial pressures, and mounting election season tension, we at Campus Compact understand that many of you are focusing all your energy on supporting students and surviving within your contexts. Self-care often takes a backseat, reduced to wishful thinking about a summer vacation or a perpetually rescheduled day off.

We invite you to join fellow practitioners in a coalition conversation on "Before Burnout: Creating Collective Care through Challenging Times." Together, we will discuss, share, and practice ways of collective care that sustain us as practitioners before, during, and after difficult periods on our campuses. We will also explore how we can transform our individual commitments and practices into a shift in campus culture, starting with our own offices.

Come as you are - with your burnout, your best care practices, and your questions. Let's collectively envision a fall beyond burnout and towards a culture of collective care.

Who should attend?

This event is free and open to members and non-members.

Moderated By:

Will Brummett

Student Engagement Manager, Campus Compact

In this role, Will supports students who are civic and community engagement leaders to develop the skills, connections, and resources to make equitable and sustainable changes in their communities and own lives. His role manages the Newman Civic Fellowship, the student leadership design team, Student Compact, and all other student engagement programs.

Before joining Campus Compact, Will was the Program Manager for Co-Curricular Service at George Washington University and directed the Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellowship at Brandeis University and the Bonner Scholars program at Carson-Newman University. Will received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Elon University focused on the intersection of religion, political science, and nonviolent movements and an M.A. in Applied Social Justice from Carson-Newman University focused on community organizing and nonprofit development.

As a former Newman Civic Fellow and current student development specialist, Will focuses on creating and designing programs, training offerings, and practices that allow students to lead their communities better today while combatting burnout to keep serving tomorrow. With his partner Grace and dog-child Fawkes, Will resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Wanda Cooper 

Director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, St. John Fisher University

Dr. Wanda Cooper currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Civic
and Community Engagement at St. John Fisher University. She also is an esteemed Workplace Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker. She is a sought-after National expert on employee wellness and organizational change.
Dr. Cooper is driven by a profound passion for educating and empowering individuals to optimize their well-being and futures. With over 25 years of experience in non-profit executive leadership, she brings a wealth of expertise to
her consultancy endeavors.

Dr. Cooper specializes in assisting organizations with executive coaching, strategic
planning, and enhancing employee wellness and retention strategies. 
Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Cooper is committed to empowering
women and young girls by sharing her personal journey of overcoming domestic
violence and advocating for self-care, personal growth, positive relationships,
career advancement, and educational pursuits. She believes deeply in the
importance of respecting and collaborating with individuals, emphasizing that
genuine partnership and dignity are essential components of effective community
service, especially in times of adversity.

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