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Livestream: Paula Davis on "Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience"

5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EDT livestream

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Date: Wednesday March 31, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Paula Davis, Founder & CEO, Stress & Resilience Institute; Author

In Conversation With: Julie McCarthy, Professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: "Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience" (by P. Davis for Wharton School Press, March 16 2021)

On March 24, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream on March 31 from 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EDT.

Location: Online
Cost: $29.99 + HST per person (includes the link for the livestream and 1 paperback copy of "Beating Burnout at Work")
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Book Mailing: Starting April 1, paperback copies of Beating Burnout at Work will be shipped to paid registrants.

Please note: The stated registration fee for this event only applies to customers residing in Canada and the U.S.A. If you are registering for this livestream from outside of these countries, please contact regarding your registration as shipping fees vary depending on your location.

Book Synopsis: A first-of-its-kind, science-backed toolkit takes a holistic approach to burnout prevention by helping individuals, teams, and leaders build resilience and thrive at work.

Burnout has become one of the most talked about workplace topics, and its impact is far-reaching. The 24/7 pace of work, constant demands, and scant resources can easily put busy professionals on a path to burnout, a cycle that has only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Burnout affects the health and well-being of the entire organization, yet most attempts to help focus on quick-fix strategies aimed at individuals. Something is missing.

In Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience, Paula Davis, founder of the Stress & Resilience Institute, provides a new framework to help organizations prevent employee burnout.

Davis’s research-driven, fast-reading, and actionable book is the first of its kind to explore a new solution to the burnout problem at work: a comprehensive approach focused on building the resilience of teams of all sizes. Davis argues that teams, and their leaders, are uniquely positioned to create the type of cultures that are needed to prevent burnout.

In Beating Burnout at Work, Davis shares stories from her work coaching, teaching, and training leaders and teams of all sizes, and she explores:

  • How she navigated her own burnout as a lawyer, and how that led her to study burnout and launch a business with the aim of helping organizations and their employees become more resilient;
  • How teams and leaders can utilize simple, science-backed strategies to create cultures that promote resilience and well-being and reduce burnout;
  • How the Mayo Clinic, one of the most renowned medical centers in the world, has developed a powerful model to reduce burnout in its organization;
  • How organizations dealing with high-stress challenges, including the US Army, work to increase resilience in a systemic way; and
  • How the German company trivago is piloting a new approach to work amid COVID-19 in order to increase team connection and resilience

Solving the burnout puzzle requires a systemic approach. In Beating Burnout at Work, Davis offers an actionable method to help leaders create cultures of well-being and resilience in their organizations.

About Our Speakers: 

Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level.

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-graduate training, Paula was selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Penn team trained resilience skills to more than 40,000 soldiers and their family members.

Paula is the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience, which is about burnout prevention using a teams-based approach.  It is published by the Wharton School Press at the University of Pennsylvania.  Beating Burnout at Work has been nominated for best Spring 2021 book by the Next Big Idea Club, which is curated by Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Malcom Gladwell, and Daniel Pink. 

Her expertise has been featured in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, and many other publications. Paula is also a contributor to Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.

Paula is a two-time recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Paula’s website is, and you can reach her directly at

Julie McCarthy is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour area at Rotman.

Julie’s research examines strategies that individuals can use to build resilience, reduce stress, and achieve success in their work and home lives. She also studies how organizations can ensure that their policies and practices are viewed favorably by job applicants and employees.

Julie is the Associate Chair of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Management at UTSC and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Her work is published in leading academic journals and she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her research contributions.

Julie’s work has also been featured in several prominent media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Financial Post, CBC, CTV, and Macleans.

In the corporate sector, Julie has collaborated on research initiatives, training programs, performance management systems and selection tools on behalf public and private corporations that include Deloitte, Microsoft, TMX, Rogers, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canadian Department of National Defence, among others.

Questions:, Daniel Ellul, (416) 978-6119 

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