Center for Faculty Innovation

Read and Dialogue: Burnout (Online Reading Group)

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group will meet online on Thursdays 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1 from 2:30-4:00 PM.

Application deadline: Tuesday, 1/26/2021 at 12 PM. This Read and Dialogue group will be limited to ten participants who will receive complimentary copies of the book.

“To be ‘well’ is not to live in a state of perpetual safety and calm, but to move fluidly from a state of adversity, risk, adventure, or excitement, back to safety and calm, and out again. Stress is not bad for you; being stuck is bad for you.”

Being well is essential for us as whole humans. Specifically, as educators, burnout is a real issue that we need to confront, discuss, and build community to support ourselves and each other in our careers. In this Read and Dialogue, we seek to explore the very tangible strategies provided by the book’s authors to craft a plan to change how we experience the stress cycle. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle can expand our ways of thinking about the stress in our lives—and getting unstuck.  

Want to know more before signing up? Check out this podcast interview with the authors:


  • Elaine Kaye, Libraries
  • Nicole Wilson, Libraries

A note from the facilitators: While the authors specifically address women and burnout, we find that this book focuses on those who are givers. We welcome all identities to share in the potential wisdom and power of the read and dialogue. 

Partner: JMU Libraries


Faculty participants will make progress toward these career planning outcomes:

  • Identifying and implementing effective strategies for career advancement; and
  • Identifying strategies to maintain balance in work-life continuum.

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, or (540)860-0524.

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