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Friday, September 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Story Catchers™: Creating Cultural Transformation Through Meaning and Purpose

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In today’s health-care environment, nurses face an increasing amount of stress that can negatively impact the work environment. Creating an optimal work environment involves a culture shift on the organizational, team and individual level, with the individual level representing the most important level of change required. Indeed, “without individual change, there is no change,” as “cultural transformation starts with personal transformation.” 1   On an individual level, healthy work relationships begin with recognizing our most authentic self and learning to identify our sense of meaning and purpose in the world. When we learn to value ourselves and our unique contributions to the greater good, our work becomes a vehicle for self-expression, rather than a chore. When we identify our own sense of meaning and purpose in the world, we build our inner integrity, our inner core which allows us to freely participate in a higher purpose. A shared higher purpose builds team strength, enhances camaraderie, increases intergenerational trust, and promotes a healthy cultural environment. We will base our presentation on Story Catchers, a workbook that leads individuals through a journey of personal growth, resulting in greater self-understanding, relational intelligence and the ability to discover meaning and purpose in any circumstance. Story Catchers™ is derived from THRIVING FROM WITHIN®, a meaning-centered model of health and wellness. When used within a team setting, Story Catchers™ encourages change on an individual level and promotes a positive cultural shift through shared higher purpose, ultimately benefitting the individual, the team, the organization, patients and their families. 1 Parisse-Brassens, J.(2018). The three levels of change required to shift culture. Retrieved from https://www.humansunergistics.com/blog/culture-university/detils/culture-university/2018/08/07/the-3-levels-of-change-required-t0-shift-culture

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Kathryn Hoffmann, MSW, LCSW

Chief Program Officer, Institute for Life @ Care
Kate Hoffmann, Chief Program Officer, Institute for Life & CareKate has served as clinical director of a counseling agency and as program director of a youth mentoring organization, as well as supervising many graduate counseling students. She has presented workshops on a variety... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Aspen I, II