BUILDING A BURNOUT-PROOF WORK CULTURE: Infusing Meaning & Preventing Burnout in a COVID-19 World & Beyond

Wednesday 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Session Description

Stress, burnout, turnover, and interpersonal conflict are occurring at epidemic levels within the workplace. As organizations manage the new demands and uncertainty of business in a COVID-19 reality (and beyond) it is more important than ever to infuse meaning, gratitude, and support into your work culture. In this virtual) presentation, burnout & meaningful work expert, David Shar uses the power of story, humor & interactivity highlighting the latest research in Industrial / Organizational Psychology to explore tactics and benefits of creating a supportive and mission-driven workplace culture.


David Shar, SHRM-SCP, MPS – I/O Psycholog, PhD candidate – Business Psychology

President of Illuminate PMC, David is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. David combines decades of leadership experience with the latest psychological research to help attract, retain, and motivate top talent.

David holds his master’s in industrial / organizational psychology and is a current doctoral candidate in business psychology where he is studying the interaction between meaningful work and burnout.

David is NOT your typical academic – as a scientist / practitioner translator, David makes leadership theory & business psychology accessible, implementable, and fun through the use of humor and storytelling.