Leading With Compassion

Understand the difference between burnout, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue.

About This Event

Addressing burnout, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue—we hear these concerns every day from nonprofit leaders who are asking what can I do to help? Join us Friday, December 16 to hear from two practitioners who will share perspectives on how to talk about an uncomfortable topic in helpful ways, and give you permission to fold up your Superman/Wonder Woman cape as you learn some new tools to try out whenever you need them.

Thank you to JPMorgan Chase for sponsoring CNM’s 2022-2023 Lunch & Learn Series.

Who Should Attend: This event is open to nonprofit Executive Directors, CEO’s, staff, volunteers, and board members of nonprofit organizations looking to serve Los Angeles County communities.


Dr. Marcia Wilson – Senior Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management

Marcia brings over 30 years of experience and training in program development, program and community evaluation, clinical social work, emotional and psychological education models, diversity training, and community outreach. Her evaluation work includes conducting participatory and mixed methods research on various youth and young adult development programs in primarily low-income communities of Los Angeles. As a trained and licensed therapist, Dr. Wilson is knowledgeable of trauma-informed practices to guide and inform evaluation and participatory data collection methods. She also has extensive experience (over 30 years) teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of research methods, statistics, program, and community evaluation, practice, and social policy, as well as drafting evaluation reports and recommendations. Marcia holds a BA in Sociology, Masters of Clinical Social Work, and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Hillary Johnson, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, A Thousand Joys

Throughout her career, Hillary has created and advocated for powerful learning environments for learners of all ages. Over the past 25 years, she has taught students ranging from kindergarten to doctoral students, as well as adults in professional and community-based settings. Hillary has a multi-faceted perspective on our education system, developed via her work with district schools and central offices, charter schools, and educational resource centers. She is the lead author of The Aspen Institute’s publication:This Time, With Feeling: Integrating Social and Emotional Development and College- and Career-Readiness Standards. She graduated with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 


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