Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

High performance with wellbeing: Methods for fulfilling your mission without burnout

Thursday, October 19, 2023

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center
2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

Individual Members: No Additional Fee
Organizational Members: No Additional Fee
Non-Members: $55


About this event

If you or your team members could use actionable strategies from cutting-edge, scientific research about pursuing your organization’s mission without burnout, this workshop is for you! Participants will be invited to help guide session content through a pre-workshop survey. During the session, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about evidenced-based tools and frameworks and participate in experiential learning.

Session participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of multidimensional wellbeing and why it can be strategically leveraged for the nonprofit workplace
  • Learn the ins and outs of recovery (i.e., not working outside work time): the different types, how it impacts work outcomes, and how to use it to your and your organization's advantage
  • Understand why nonprofit workers are especially prone to the recovery paradox (i.e., those who need recovery the most, do it the least) and how to prevent it
  • Explore actionable steps around the 4 types of burnout and the unique strategy needed to recover from each one

The instructor will host office hours via Zoom for class participants.

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Reka Lassu

Dr. Réka Anna Lassu is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Pepperdine University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida and has an interdisciplinary background in business, communication, and psychology. Réka’s research focuses on leadership and wellbeing. For example, she investigates why supervisors’ pressure for employee performance and wellbeing may sometimes backfire. She collaborates with companies across industries (e.g., nonprofit, healthcare) on projects that both enhance organizational effectiveness and advance management science. Réka is a regular presenter at international conferences and has published research in peer-reviewed business journals. She has been teaching university business courses since 2012 and loves mentoring students. To inform her research & teaching, Réka draws on a variety of experiences outside academia. She was the manager of a purposeful travel leadership development program, a TEDx organizing team member/speaker coach, the fundraising coordinator for a social entrepreneurship start-up, and a professional development coach for small business owners. Réka has worked in the U.S., Hungary, & Switzerland. Check out for more info.