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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 9, 2003

Nonprofit Management Academy Offers Seminar On Avoiding Burnout

The Nonprofit Management Academy has announced the next seminar in its monthly series. "Avoiding Burnout through Time and Stress Management Techniques" will be presented from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18 at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union at 825 Mormon Trek in Iowa City.

This seminar will focus on work overload, a common problem among managerial and professional staff in nonprofit organizations. The training will focus on how to control workload pressure through effective time and stress management techniques. In the stress management session, participants will address the symptoms of work related distress, the characteristics of stress-resistant personnel, the organizational factors contributing to stress and develop a personal approach to reducing stress.

In the time management session, participants will examine their top time-wasters, establish guidelines for handling their discretionary time and focus on key time management principles and techniques.

Trainers for the session are Jude West, professor emertius in the UI College of Business and co-director of the Iowa Nonprofit Center, and Paul Retish, professor in the UI College of Education.

The fee for the seminar is $40, and CEU credits are available.

The Nonprofit Management Academy is a joint project sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and the UI Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, Iowa State University Extension, Kirkwood Community College, the Iowa Women's Foundation and the UI Community Credit Union.

To register for the training, or for more information, call Paula Lichtenstein at 319-337-2145.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Monique DiCarlo, 319-335-1486,; Writer: Linda Kroon