1. HELPING INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS THRIVE
Emmaus acts as a multiplier to help individuals build personal resilience and wellness by preventing and overcoming burnout through:
This carefully designed talk helps participants to explore questions including:
- What is stress? Is the same as burnout?
- Do I or my loved one have burnout?
- How does one begin to take steps to prevent or overcome burnout?
- Companies may also participate in the “Grow It Forward” programme and bring this talk to another non-profit to help them prevent burnout. * One complimentary talk per organization for a minimum of 15 persons, and a maximum of 40 persons. A limited number of complimentary talks slots will be made available each month, subjected to Emmaus Strategies’ selection and availability.
James is engaging and insightful in sharing ways to understand, approach and overcome burnout.
Very interesting... I learn a lot in your session
The tips shared to get out of burnout is good
James is able to cover such a big topic like burnout in such a clear manner
I enjoyed discussion with my friends based on topics from the PRISM model.
Enjoyed the personal sharing as well as the articles on what burnout looked like in the general population across the globe. Thankful also for the PRISM model handout that provides handles on something we can start working on.
Comprehensive presentation that allows me to understand effects of burnout and how to address it.
The models sum up burn out and self-care in a very simple manner; a lot of times we do know something is wrong but we don't do anything to help ourselves. They are good reminders for especially for social service professionals.
There was good insight on what burnout is and how it affects the different aspects of our lives, and that burn out is not only limited to working population.
The slides used were really aesthetically pleasing and engaged the audience. The tips for self care provided were really actionable and simple too 🙂
Stimulating and insightful.
James was an engaging speaker who shared openly about his own struggles in the past. He also gave practical yet detailed strategies in managing burnout.
It was a good chance to shine a light on an issue that most of us face. More importantly, there were constructive ideas on how to deal with this.
(It provided a good) opportunity for like-minded people to share and learn about their struggling experiences.
(It helped us to) increase self-awareness to better manage ourselves and the environment we are in.
Good presentation done and thorough explanation and exploration of topic.
The speaker presented his programme in a clear yet humourous manner.
The breakout sessions were excellent. Participants chatted freely as the dialogues provided them with a chance to get in touch with their inner selves.
I now understand more about burnout and how we need to have more conversations about it, so that all of us can be healthy physically and mentally.
Very informative materials from the speaker. The materials and his sharing of his experience with burnout help us better relate to and understand the content.
Organisational mental well-being is so important and today's session is a great step in breaking the stigma of mental illness.
Practical, engaging and absolutely necessary for survival in today's environment.
Very eye-opening session.
Definitely not to be missed if you know someone burning out or if you feel like you are burning out. Invite a friend along!
It has been a fun night of learning and reflecting. Did not regret signing up for the event!
Its absolutely well designed and it addresses the very important aspects (of burnout). Real life sharing. Very practical and essential for the world we live in now.
Participants can expect to:
- Learn what burnout is
- See and understand burnout through the right lenses
- Engage in learning conversations about thriving
- Discover handles from the PRISM© model for you and/or your loved ones to thrive over burnout
- Develop a personal strategy plan to thrive
(c) Cafe Wowee (Team Edition)
The team edition of Café Wowee (Working Optimally Without Encountering Exhaustion) is an interactive 2-session team-based “hackathon-style” learning event about mental resilience in the workplace. It takes a holistic approach to addressing both personal and organizational resilience in enhancing mental well-being at work.
The sessions aim to help:
i. participants learn about burnout;
ii. participants go beyond stress management and learn the PRISM© model to thrive over burnout;
iii. begin to improve staff’s well-being, performance and morale and also to build a thriving team/organizational culture;
iv. communicate that you care for your staff’s well-being, and
v. facilitate the development of your team to be burnout-free. A special feature of the café is how it provides a safe and unthreatening platform for learning dialogues that may go on to encourage the necessary and ongoing conversations about burnout and mental health challenges.Companies may also participate in the “Grow It Forward” programme and bring this workshop to another non-profit to help them prevent burnout.
We all want to work, love, grow, succeed and have meaning and joy in our lives. Go on a life-changing personal journey with us, as we uncover the keys to living a thriving life. This is a one-day Christian Education workshop which provides a platform to review some critical questions needed to live a thriving life. Topics covered would include:
- What is Burnout and why does it happen?
- What does a thriving life look like?
- How to have work-life harmony?
- How to build personal resilience?
- How to thrive in relationships?
How to know our priorities and find meaning and purpose in our work?
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(e) Burnout Prevention & Management Resources
You are welcome to review our resources on burnout prevention and management or join The Walk – A 12-day devotional challenge against burnout.
Contact us for more information.
It is indeed #resting4good.
2. HELPING VOLUNTEERS & COMMUNITIES THRIVE
With deep experience in developing and growing volunteer programmes in charities, we provide consultancy services to help non-profits build their volunteer programme, so they can level up the good they are doing. Examples of potential projects scopes include:
- Starting up a volunteer programme
- Designing strategic volunteer roles
- Scoping Volunteer Management Database
- Impact Assessment
- Training of Volunteer Partnership personnel
- Volunteer Training
- Volunteer Retention
- Risk Management
James & Sharon are the right people that you could approach to develop your strategic volunteer management. They are good listeners who would try to understand your needs, facilitate the process of brainstorming, provide us with significant solutions that suit our model of work.
James has been wonderful to journey with in scoping our volunteer management needs for a more positive volunteer experience workflow. His high efficiency in meeting milestones at each session, along with a heart to go the extra mile for us has allowed better clarity on where GUI's priorities need to be (especially with limited resources) by identifying the most critical functions. We are thus now able to communicate these needs clearly to lead to the next course of action. Thank you, Emmaus!
Thank you for the professional service rendered to better improve our operational efficiency. Your ability to understand our culture and challenges makes our partnership productive. By offering your years of experience in volunteer consultancy, it also allows us to raise our overall volunteering experience.
I have a wonderful experience working this Volunteer Management Project with Emmaus Team. Before we begin the work, my heart was heavy as I felt and think it's going to be tough as I don't even know where to start from. Emmaus has made the whole process so simple and showed us a Process Map on how are we going to take the first step to begin the journey and how's going to end the journey. I'm very thankful for their experience and professional expertise in the area that guided us through the project smoothly. I'm so happy to see the end result and what we have created together. It was a success and I'm truly enjoyed the training provided by Emmaus Team to complete the whole project with our organization. Thank you Emmaus Team and wishing you all the best - continue to fuel good to many organization that need your service.
It has been a wonderful experience working with Emmaus Strategies. I am impressed with the level of commitment, attentiveness and professionalism of the team. I'd gladly recommend Emmaus Strategies for their strategic volunteer partnership consultancy service.
Emmaus provided excellent consultancy services to us in our journey to create a volunteer management framework for our organisation. They adapted and customised projects for our specific needs and were very responsive to our queries and feedback in co-creating solutions to our challenges. James is an excellent trainer and passionate about his work. Both James and Sharon walked the extra mile to help us in our volunteer management journey. I would highly recommend their services to any organisation that is seeking to professionalize their volunteer management processes.
Keen to chat more about how we can journey with you to help build your volunteer programme? Contact us today.
We provide training for volunteer partnership staff to develop and grow their organization’s impact through effective volunteer partnerships. The training will cover the 5 key elements of effective volunteer programmes:
- Planning & Resourcing
- Marketing & Recruitment
- Onboarding & Training
- Partnership Management
- Programme Management
Great coverage of what we do as VMs and brought up any areas that processes can be improved in our organizations.
A very eye opening training.
The trainers kept lessons close to real life experiences. Skills taught are very transferrable.
Had a great time learning through engaging activities!
Well planned and insightful learning experience.
The many opportunities to share and learn from each other
Group work, allowing us to be engaged and apply what we learn to deepen our understanding of the topics.
A great learning platform with like minded partners on a similar mission.
Relevant to my everyday work
Overall it's good. Really in-depth explanation about each topic and (there were also) opportunities to network and exchange ideas with other volunteer managers.
Open sharing of ideas and strategies
The networking session and learning from the sharing with all..
Having support networks (of people who are doing same roles) & role playing was effective!
… hands on practice on the concepts
… the discussion, networking and sharing of ideas and feedback.
Very interactive and engaging
Systematic approach to develop VM (Volunteer Managers); keeps me grounded and focused
Structured and comprehensive.
It is very practical and relevant to our daily day to day operations and these topics help to improve the process and efficiency of overall volunteer management.
… all topics that have been covered… are very interesting and useful for my work knowledge and understanding the depth of volunteer management.
Thoroughness and interactive learning
The workshop was comprehensive in helping us think through key areas of volunteer management. Engaging, great pace and mix of activities to learn as a team! Thank you Emmaus Strategies for helping us improve the way we partner with our volunteers.
James delivers a professional and convincing case for volunteer management and the strategies for it. He provides helpful perspectives and tools for managers and focuses on real outcomes. The activities and ideas are relevant and can be immediately applied. Definitely a go-to consultant! 5 stars.
We were inspired to pause and think out of the box for Volunteer Management for social enterprises . It was a (course that had a good) combination of HR / Marketing / Strategy that we usually learn in corporates but might miss our for chariities .. which we should not.
It was not monotonous. There were discussions, games, role-plays, videos etc
Structured, informative and interactive.
Interactive yet not intimidating 🙂 Great job!
The course structure and framework are well-planned and covered at a pace I can follow.
Keen to chat more about how we can capacity build your staff for effective volunteer partnerships? Contact us today.
We provide training services to help social service volunteers be effective helpers. This 2 half-day training covers the 5 essential habits of:
- Understanding Our Service Users
- Helping with many hands
- Knowing thy self as a helper
- Employing effective helping skills
- Going the distance in Helping
Keen to chat more about how we can journey with you to help build your volunteers’ capabilities? Contact us today.
Modelled after the Poverty Challenge, the simulation is a specially designed experiential activity to help those going through the activity to better understand families in need and the various challenges they may face. It aims to help participants:
- gain awareness and appreciation of the various social and family issues that families in need may face,
- recognise how every individual and family have varying levels of resources, and
- understand the impact the issues faced by each individual family members and the impact it may have on the whole family unit,
- realize that individual family members have resources they can bring to overcome family issues, and
- understand that resources a family may have goes beyond financial resources but includes individual coping capabilities, relational, time etc.
The poverty simulation was useful to place us in the shoes of people's lives that we would have otherwise never encountered.
Well prepared, well facilitated. Balance of seriousness and fun. Lots of sincerity.
I like the real life examples shared which give me a brief idea of what those in need are facing.
Interactive and fun. Learn social concerns and concepts in an enlightening and impactful way through play.
(e) Strategic Volunteer Partnerships Resources
You are welcome to review our resources on strategic volunteer partnerships.
Contact us for more information.
Keen to chat more about how we can bring the simulation to you? Contact us today.