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Burnout: A Post-Pandemic Crisis in Education

Course Summary

This course is for educators and managers who want to better understand the systemic causes for burnout, whether related to the pandemic or intrinsically related to the educational challenges we face daily.  We will examine approaches to resolving these broader systemic issues, as well as on a personal level, we will explore techniques to relieve stress and proactively minimize medical impacts. 


  • 5-day course: 400 €

  • 6-day course: 480 €

  • 7-day course: 560 €

08/07 - 12/07/2024
5 days
Zagreb, Croatia
15/07 - 19/07/2024
5 days
Zagreb, Croatia
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Course Detailed Description

The Covid pandemic triggered the biggest disruption to our education systems in many decades. Since then, almost half of teachers in the EU say that their work is stressful and almost one-fourth of all teachers say that stress affects their physical and mental health. The extended period of online teaching resulted in lowered academic standards, poor study habits, and negative classroom behaviors. For teachers, this has meant increased classroom management, higher workload and additional pressure  from parents. For administrators, there is the stress of higher demands with fewer resources. Educators are leaving the profession at higher rates and it is often the most hard-working and dedicated teachers that experience burnout.


The course will be tailored to the specific issues encountered in the countries of the participants, exploring the reasons for burnout in depth. It will explore solutions from many perspectives, from administrative and financial to psychosocial and medical. Participants will be able to create a practical plan to share with their colleagues at home, as well as new tools for personal self-care and restoring work-life balance. 


*Please note that the course schedule provided on this website for the 5-day course is intended as an example only. The actual schedule may vary according to the needs and preferences of the group attending the course.

Upon registration for the course, attendees will be provided with a finalized schedule tailored to the specific course they have booked. This schedule will include details such as session times, topics covered, and any additional activities planned.

For any questions or concerns regarding the course schedule, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Day 1​

  • Introduction 

  • Course outline 

  • Ice-breaking activities

  • Introduction of the participants, their goals for the class and their challenges, school presentations

  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic, with specific emphasis on the issues in the countries of the participants

  • The impact of burnout on students, the school, the community and the country

Day 2

  • Impact of burnout on educators: the psychosocial and physical toll

  • City Tour

Day 3

  • Developing awareness: tools for measuring and monitoring burnout

  • Restoring collaboration, motivation, work-life balance, resilience and a sense of purpose

Day 4

  • Burnout as a medical issue

  • Resolving adrenal insufficiency, nutritional deficiencies, sleep disturbances and other impacts of stress

Day 5


  • Sharing strategies with colleagues, students, your school and your community

  • Getting support from the local, regional, EU and global sources

  • Course Closure and Cultural Activities 

  • Awarding of Certificates

Note: The program will be dynamic and interactive. The schedule may change based on the issues posed by the participants and the real resolution processes in which we engage. Excursion plans for any given course may also affect the agenda.

Learning outcomes

  • Systemic Understanding of Burnout: By the end of this course, participants will gain insights into the systemic causes of burnout in the education sector. They will explore how external factors, such as the pandemic and resource constraints, contribute to educator stress and exhaustion. Participants will recognize the broader context in which burnout occurs.

  • Personal Resilience Techniques: Participants will learn practical strategies to alleviate stress and prevent burnout on a personal level. These techniques may include mindfulness practices, adaptogens, and stress-reducing activities. 

  • Psychosocial Impact Awareness: Through discussions and case studies, participants will develop an understanding of the psychosocial toll of burnout. They will recognize how burnout affects mental health, emotional well-being, and overall job satisfaction. This awareness will inform their approach to supporting colleagues and students.

  • Collaboration and Motivation Restoration: Participants will explore ways to restore collaboration, motivation, and work-life balance. They will learn how to foster a sense of purpose and resilience within themselves and their educational communities. Strategies for maintaining enthusiasm and preventing exhaustion will be emphasized.

  • Medical Considerations: Educators will delve into the medical aspects of burnout. They will understand the impact of adrenal exhaustion, nutritional deficiencies, and disrupted sleep patterns. Participants will explore evidence-based approaches to address these health-related consequences of stress.

  • Creating Practical Plans: Participants will create personalized action plans to combat burnout. These plans will incorporate both systemic changes (such as advocating for better resources) and individual practices (such as self-care routines). Educators will be equipped to share these plans with colleagues and contribute to a healthier work environment.

  • Global Support Networks: The course will highlight local, regional, EU, and global resources available to combat burnout. Participants will learn how to access support networks, seek professional assistance, and collaborate with educational communities worldwide. This global perspective will empower educators to address burnout collectively.

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