Virtual conference

Nursing center co-hosts virtual conference on navigating workplace resilience

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Navigating and supporting resilience in the workplace will be the focus of the Center County Geriatric Interest Network’s (GIN) upcoming virtual spring conference. All are invited to attend the two-day educational event, which is co-hosted by the Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich Center of Excellence in Geriatric Nursing at Penn State.

The conference will be held online May 18-25 with featured speakers Mark Parfitt of Fitttalent; Julie A. Hartley, director of human resources at Foxdale Village; Jackie Naginey Hook, spiritual director, celebrant and end-of-life doula at Koch Funeral Home; and Charles Mazzitti, Founder and Executive Director, Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP Services.

The registration cost is $40 per person for GIN members and $80 for non-members and must be received by May 10.

During the first day of “Navigating and Supporting Resilience at Work,” participants will learn labor market economics and trends specific to the healthcare industry, recruitment and retention strategies, and components of job branding. Day two provides participants with ways to identify healthy strategies and practices for physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being.

Speakers will share ideas for understanding the role of ambient emotions in ourselves and those we live and work with, as well as offer effective strategies for supportive interactions in the workplace, alleviating stress and anxiety, and healthy options for dealing with difficult emotions in ourselves and others.

The lecture has been submitted for 8.0 contact hours for attendees who hold a valid RN license, attend the entire session, and complete the assessment; partial contact hours are not assigned. Contact Sandy Schuckers at 814-355-6716 for more information on contact hours.

The Center Country GIN organization includes individuals and organizations who realize the need for networking to improve information sharing and service collaboration to assist the Central County seniors community. Through regular education and networking meetings, GIN strives to achieve core goals of education, advocacy and collaboration.

Visit the GIN website for more information and event registration.