Overcoming Compassion Fatigue in Higher Education

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Workplace burnout is a serious condition that hinders an instructor’s ability to effectively teach students. But did you know there is a negative space just before burnout that is reversible?

In this webinar, Dr. Rachel Gallardo of Blinn College will discuss compassion fatigue, identifying key behavioral/cognitive processes that can help you recognize the signs of fatigue, and key ways to reverse this fatigue. Dr. Gallardo believes instructors cannot be effective educators if they don’t also take care of themselves. During this talk, you’ll have a chance to recognize the various aspects of fatigue and work to reduce them in order to help you remain an effective educator.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Rachel Gallardo was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but raised in and around the Houston area. Her educational accomplishments include a bachelor’s in psychology from Louisiana State University, followed by an MBA Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology.

After a decade in the corporate world as a manager/director in human resources, she made the transition to higher education. Currently, she is the Department Head of Psychology & Anthropology for Blinn College.

Her research revolves around counterproductive workplace behaviors and burnout in higher education settings.

In her personal life, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with her husband, Adam. She also has a Rottweiler fur baby named Diesel.