Tuesday, 10:00am to 11:00am
Lake Superior Ballroom L

Research indicates that organizations that focus on resiliency as a key indicator of success have physically and emotionally healthier teams, foster innovation in practice, have greater retention, and become a highly sought out employer for the next generation of team members. Join us to learn how you can identify, apply, and measure the impact of integrating resiliency for yourself and your team.

Working in rural health care is challenging. We can experience the extreme highs and lows of life throughout a single shift. We jump from task to task without pause and keep going relentlessly until the job is done – then start over the next day. This physical and emotional fatigue is often enhanced when there is a misalignment between personal and professional values; resulting in low satisfaction, burnout, and then, turnover. During this session, we will have focused, productive conversations in small groups that identify the early warning signs and root causes of a distressed individual or team and classify the common causes of burnout so you can mitigate these symptoms before quality becomes compromised, the rest of the team gets “infected” with negativity, and people start quitting. 

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Kami Norland, MA, ATR

Integrative Re-Sources

Integrative Re-Sources Chief Executive Officer Kami Norland, MA, ATR is a national and international speaker and facilitator. She has developed countless community health engagement programs and wellness initiatives across the nation, has guided several state and federal rural health policies, toolkits, and online portals through her work with the National Rural Health Resource Center. She has contributed years of expertise in translating the biopsychosocial and cultural value of health into practical, economic strategies for rural hospitals, clinics, and State Flex Programs. She has served as a national subject matter expert with the Veterans Health Administration-Office of Rural Health and co-created the implementation of the We Honor Veterans program in the upper Midwest region. Kami has developed and supported programs associated with end-of-life, hospice, and palliative care in rural settings. She has worked as an art therapist in multiple settings, including hospitals, rural clinics, correctional facilities, senior centers, youth programming, and home visiting. “Being intentional about our health and aligning our values with actions simply, makes -- cents.”