2024 Keynote & All-Conference Plenary


Keynote & All-Conference Plenary

Keynote – Thursday, 1:45PM

Disrupting Burnout with Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson, EdD


According to the Gallup Panel Workforce Study from February 2022, 76% of professionals report experiencing some level of burnout at work.*  The prevalence of burnout and overwhelm within your team impacts team performance, employee engagement, and ultimately the camp experience.

In this keynote, Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson (lovingly known as Dr. PBJ) will offer a practical framework for overcoming overwhelm, compassion fatigue and burnout in the workplace.  Specifically, participants will:

  • Identify the personal impact of working through sustained crisis,
  • Evaluate themselves against the continuum of burnout,
  • Understand the elements of disrupting compassion fatigue and burnout for themselves,
  • Apply the framework to relieve stress, increase focus, direct department activity, and create plans for serving your camps as well as each other, and
  • Use new understanding to implement a new approach to self-care that is sustainable and effective.

This session will include remarks from ACA, New England leadership, awards, and a dynamic keynote.

About Dr. PBJ:

Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson, known in her community as Dr. PBJ, gives educators the strategies for accomplishing purposeful work without burnout.

Dr. PBJ is an educator of almost 25 years and an Executive Coach for more than 10 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Education Administration, served in executive leadership at colleges and universities, and facilitates leadership training as a faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership.  Dr. Jackson worked in higher education at many levels, from student assistant to President’s Cabinet and is the recipient of several professional awards and accolades.

Dr. Jackson founded EduCare Training and Consulting, LLC out of a purpose pouring in to those who pour out so much. Much of her work is specifically focused on equipping and refreshing educators.  Compassionate work can carry a high price tag:  your mind, body, spirit and relationships may be in distress as you serve the needs of others.  Dr. Jackson leads her community to serve well without paying an ultimate price.

Dr. PBJ is the creator and host of the Disrupting Burnout podcast as well as the author of the newly released book, Disrupting Burnout: The professional woman’s LIFELINE to finding purpose.

Visit Dr. PBJ’s website for more information.

All-Conference Plenary Session – Saturday, 9:00AM

Details coming soon!

This session will include awards and engaging all-conference presentations.


*Stephanie Marken and Sangeeta Agrawal (June 13, 2022). K-12 Workers Have the Highest Burnout Rate in the U.S. Retrieved from https://news.gallup.com/poll/393500/workers-highest-burnout-rate.aspx

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