Building Staff Capacity During Trying Times

Catherine (Draeger) Pederson, Ph.D.

Loving Venti, Inc. / UW-Milwaukee


Burnout… lower wages… COVID fatigue… high demand for your services… have left a traditionally underpaid and overworked nonprofit staff with few reserves and little left to give back. How do we support those we are called to serve when our cup (or those of our team) is empty?

Learn from nonprofit leaders who have engaged in transformational relationships. In this session, we will share how to build staff capacity by embracing open & engaged relationships, open presence, and open communication.

What kind of environment are you creating for your staff to be whole beings? This session will discuss lessons learned from conversations with over 25 nonprofit leaders and foundation staff on how to build capacity.


List of Presenters

Engagement Level

High - Breakout Groups, other

Workshop Length



Leadership / Professional Development / Management


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