WIN Society Summit 2024
2024
September 18 - 20
Windsor Court Hotel
New Orleans, LA

Lawyers are experiencing burnout at record rates because they 1) think feeling exhausted is part of the job, 2) don’t have time to figure out what to do about it, or 3) don’t know where to start to prevent it. Achieving success and experiencing joy don’t have to be mutually exclusive. This program will help you realize that you can have both. 

This highly interactive session, provides a roadmap to help you to: 

  • Understand and avoid the three components of burnout 
  • Break free from negativity and embrace a joyful mindset 
  • Identify your personal values to guide life decisions 
  • Discover you “most joyous” strengths to enhance work satisfaction 
  • Embrace hobbies to help you unplug and recharge 
  • Understand the critical role of stress and sleep in maximizing performance 
  • Foster healthy relationships and distance yourself from toxic connections 
  • Rejuvenate with guilt-free “ME” time every week. 

You will leave this session with 1) an accurate view of burnout and ways to mitigate or avoid it, 2) best practices and tips from others for how to manage the daily pressures of legal practice, 3) a deeper understanding of personal priorities and needs, 4) action steps that you can take to feel more fulfilled in work and life. 

 

Program Agenda

  • Wednesday September 18, 2024
  • Thursday September 19, 2024
  • Friday September 20, 2024
6:00p - 9:00p

Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the Windsor Court Hotel

8:00a

Group Breakfast

9:00a

Understanding Burnout and Survey Discussion

Burnout is a concept that has been studied since the 1980’s. Most people think that burnout is all about exhaustion, which is only partially true. Burnout can also involve cynicism and inefficacy. This segment will give participants a full understanding of what burnout entails and how it manifests. 

9:30a

An Overview of The Joychiever Journey and True Self Stops

Many high achieving individuals believe they must have success before they can have happiness. Productivity, discipline, determination, sacrifice and perseverance become the norm, and joy is postponed until goals or milestones are achieved. Unfortunately, the dark side of achieving—feeling stuck, stressed, exhausted, anxious and depressed—can feel like destiny. 

10:15a

Discussion: True Self Stop

With the surveys in hand, participants will break into small groups to discuss the results of their surveys and realizations they may have at this point in the program. Discussion will be guided by a set of table questions. 

10:30a

Refreshment Break

10:50a

True Self Stop Mini-Dive: Values Village

Values are the undercurrent upon which an individual makes all decisions—career, job, partner, free time, family, etc. Yet, most individuals have little to no clarity of what their values actually are. This mini dive segment will explore how values operate in a person’s life utilizing scenarios and provide participants the opportunity to complete the Work Values Inventory (see appendix). There will also be time to share reactions to their inventory results in small groups. 

11:20a

True Self Stop Mini-Dive: Strengths Mountain

Everyone is good at something (or even many things). Each time a person uses a skill, there is a burst of positivity. But two problems can occur: 1) There can be a lack of clarity of which of those strengths the person actually enjoys, and/or 2) There isn’t enough opportunity to use those most enjoyed strengths on the job. In fact, 51% of workers say they use their strengths “about once a week.” 

12:00p

Group Lunch

1:00p

True Self Stop Mini-Dive: Body Beach

Without a well-functioning body, there is no life; so, therefore, there is no joy. Stress management, sleep and exercise are key activities in keeping the body humming so our lives can be thriving.  This mini dive will involve a “panel of their peers” to discuss common stress, sleep and exercise issues and techniques or hacks they use to work on them. 

1:45p

True Self Stop Mini-Dive: Relationship Harbor

Relationships are a key driver for longevity and joy. In fact, a 85-year study from Harvard shows that “good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.” While there is an entire industry about find the right “love” relationships, less effort or thought is afforded to friendships and the impact they have on your joy levels. The key is to cultivate friendships that are joy-inducing rather than joy-robbing. In this mini dive, we will share 7 components of great relationships and enable participants to evaluate 3-5 of their “inner circle” friends. 

2:10p

Key Takeaways / End Day One

6:00p

Group Cocktails and Dinner at Arnaud's

8:00a

Group Breakfast

9:00a

Ask & Give Ritual

In the large group, each participant will submit an “ask” for a professional favor, support, or assistance, as well as a “give” she can offer to address another’s request.

10:00a

Action Planning Sessions

Participants will create an action plan for steps they want to take moving forward. They will also identify a Joychiever accountability partner with whom they will schedule monthly or bi-monthly follow-up meetings.

10:45a

Refreshment Break

11:00a

Large Group Debrief

11:45a

Closing Comments

12:00p

Adjourn