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Focus on the Future 2022

Focus on the Future 2022


Focus on the Future 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Convention Center, located at 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Mt. Zion, IL  62549. Lunch will be provided. This event is free to attend.

This event will spotlight the results of the recent Unmet Needs Survey. The unmet needs identified in the survey will be ranked and analyzed. In addition to its use for MCMHB, many social service organizations use the results of the Unmet Needs Survey to bring much needed grant dollars into our community.

In the afternoon, guest speaker Olga Phoenix will be presenting Thriving You: The Essential Blueprint to Resilience, Wellbeing, and Vicarious Trauma Prevention. Education, mental health, and medical professionals often change lives, eliminate human suffering, and help children and families thrive. But ongoing exposure to the trauma of others, and as a result, stress, burnout, and vicarious trauma become unintended consequences of these professions.  Strategic resilience is the key to lasting personal and professional wellbeing, as well as the primary tool for vicarious trauma prevention. Her presentation will explore practical strategies specifically selected to empower and inspire you to successfully integrate your newfound resilience, wellbeing, and vicarious trauma prevention kit into your life. Participants may attend only the guest speaker portion, either in person or via Zoom.

To register for Focus on the Future, please click here

Olga Phoenix - Guest Speaker

Olga Phoenix

Olga Phoenix, MPA, MA is the world’s leading resilience and vicarious trauma prevention expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author. Featured widely in media outlets such as Women’s Health, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Popsugar, and Positive Psychology, she has been setting the standard in the US and abroad since 2007 when it comes to highly customized, solutions-packed events, keynotes, trainings, and courses that educate, empower, and inspire action.

Olga is the creator of the Self-Care and the Resilience Wheels– some of the most searched, downloaded, and media-covered wellbeing tools worldwide. She is the best-selling author of the “Victim Advocate’s Guide to Wellness: Six Dimensions of Vicarious Trauma-Free Life”- the book with readership in over 20 countries, and a motivational speaker at the Elite Speakers International.

Equipped with bountiful energy, passion, humor, and cutting-edge research, Olga delivers powerful content, strategies, and tools that banish burnout and vicarious trauma, foster workplace wellbeing, build resilient teams, and dramatically transform the overall quality of life in her education, healthcare, nonprofit, government, and corporate clients.


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Unmet Needs Survey Results Presentation and Discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker - Olga Phoenix
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Event Wrap Up
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