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Courageous Self Care

Nurturing your capacity, your career, and your self-compassion with Dr. Emilie Socash

October 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm


What does it mean to be courageous in self-care and self-compassion…and why does this matter today? In this lively and interactive session, Dr. Emilie Socash will lead attendees through an experience in which we jointly craft a new perspective on self-care and the end results that we ultimately all want surrounding our personal capacity and our potential careers.

This session will be structured into three segments:

  1. The origins of self-care and self-compassion…and why we need a better way to activate around each.
  2. How we can think of our future self in terms of “capacity,” recognize our personal be-do gaps and reordering our thinking using the be-do-have model.
  3. The impact that our career aspirations have on the self, and how to hack this for the good.

This session is designed for professionals at all levels of experience, whether new to the nonprofit sector or established in the field. The time together will be spent in active reflection, inclusive contemplation, and interactive learning. In the midpoint of the session, Dr. Socash will share a brief introduction to the Merit® Nonprofit Professional Development platform specific to the conversation surrounding capacity.

Dr. Emilie Socash, here in glasses and a black t-shirt, will present Courageous Self Care as a partnership training with MNA.

Presented by Dr. Emilie Socash

Emilie is the founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Help Center, which she founded in 2018 after working in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. She holds a masters in nonprofit management and a doctoral degree in organizational and leadership psychology, and her doctoral dissertation focused on psychological factors related to donor behavior. In 2021, her company launched the Merit Nonprofit Professional Development platform, an online capacity-building system that is designed just for nonprofit teams, which now supports over 100 nonprofits (and the thousands of people who work at them) nationwide. She has published two books on personal mission statement development, and works to use her words to improve the world.  Emilie is an avid traveler, reader, and believer in the power of people to make great things happen. 

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