Nov. 6, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Primex Training Facility

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A Workshop for Your Body, Brain, and Mental Health

The pace, complexity, and load of modern municipal work has changed dramatically. Technology, budget challenges, social media, and demanding residents challenge every office and employee. The risk for individuals and departments is burnout. Burnout, unattended, leads to safety concerns, poor work, conflict, and eventually, mental health challenges. The best news is that every human being can be taught the fundamental skills of resilience.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from challenging situations and difficult seasons. While everyone has the natural capacity to handle stress some of the time, all of us can learn to reduce stresses’ impact, and as a result, prevent burnout. The skills taught in this workshop will include measuring stress levels, stepping back from reactive people and problems, assessing brain health, identifying memory files that promote mental health, and adding interventions before burnout kicks in. Participants will leave with practical new habits to improve their daily life at work and home.


Learning Objectives for this session:

  • Notice stress, its signs, and personal and professional triggers
  • Measure stress and regularity of other brain health activities
  • Step back from stress in the moment
  • Identify the already present and new habits and memory files that reduce stress daily

 This course qualifies for 3 SHRM PCD recertification credit hours


  • jon wortmann

    Jon Wortmann

    Jon Wortmann is an executive coach, trainer, and author. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, his books have been #1 best sellers in 22 categories on Amazon. He has trained dozens of towns and affiliate groups in addition to thousands of public sector leaders to be strategic communicators and resilient leaders. He has led 43 service projects to cities like New York and Toronto and disaster areas like New Orleans. The suburban-urban partnership program he co-led in Worcester, MA has provided summer camp for 80 1st through 6th graders for more than a decade. A PGA Tour and NCAA golf coach, his present research focuses on the role of brain health in sports performance and the behaviors that build trust in public life. His favorite person is his wife Jen, and they live outside Boston, MA. 



This program has been approved for PDC recertification credit hours toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through the Society for Human Resource Management. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at

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