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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Self-Care for Nonprofit Leaders: Building a Culture of Self-Care at Your Organization


Wednesday, July 22, 2020


10:00am - 11:00am - Webinar (BigBlueButton Web Conferencing)

Webinar: $10

About this session: This is the second in a three-part series about self-care for nonprofit leaders. You are not only an organizational leader, but also the leader of staff who, like you, have been through a lot in the past several months. How can you best support staff during times of national crisis, but also during times of personal crisis while also honoring the self-care traditions of other cultures in the office? How can you develop a culture that helps employees manage mental and emotional stress before it becomes a physical problem and before it impacts your work, the work of others and the work of the organization overall? There is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution.

Who Should Participate:  All Staff

About the Presenters:  Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-founder, i.c. stars and Reverend Kim Crutcher, Interfaith Minister and licensed mental health counselor (MAPC, LCPC)

Sandee Kastrul is president and co-founder of i.c.stars. Founded in 1999, i.c.stars provides opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that limits inner city youth. Through training in technology, leadership and business skills, i.c.stars prepares change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology for high-level careers in information technology (IT) and community leadership. As a speaker, Sandee is an engaging and inspiring storyteller drawing the connections between creativity, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. As the founder of a nonprofit and social enterprise, Sandee discusses the powerful result of optimism and raising standards for our communities with a unique perspective on capitalism and civil rights. Sandee has been working in education and transformation for over two decades. Her career in education has included focused work on cross-curricular integration strategies, diversity training and curriculum development. She worked as a teacher and consultant from early childhood classrooms through adult education affording her a wide perspective in effective project-based learning techniques, leadership development, reverse mentoring and asset-based pedagogy.



Reverend Kim Crutcher is an Interfaith Minister and licensed mental health counselor (MAPC, LCPC). Using evidence-based therapies, a trauma-informed approach and culturally sensitive frameworks, Kim offers supportive psychotherapy for individuals and groups. For over twenty years, she’s shared insight, prayer ritual, song, and the creative process as an artist and as a folk healer for those seeking change on multiple levels.

Kim credits her most important learning to the years (20+) spent as a classroom teacher for both children and adults. Now, she brings that experience and passion into unique training experiences for organizations and teams who are investing in transformation. Bringing her craft as an artist into the work she offers support for growth in the areas of conflict resolution, the creative process, improved communication skills, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. As both counselor and coach, Kim also works with organizations in crisis and transition to address grief and trauma, and to manage critical incidents both emotionally and strategically. 















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