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    What About Me- My Wellbeing and Self Care

    Date: January 25, 2022, 10:00am – 11:30am
    Oregon SHRM
    $25 SHRM Members/ $35 Non-SHRM Members
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    Join Oregon SHRM for a SHRM Foundation Fundraiser and Presentation with Karen Tyler- What about Me? My Well-Being and Self-Care

    About this event

    While fulfilling the roles on our jobs, and, as we care for and meet the needs of those we serve, we sometimes forget or struggle to pause and take care of ourselves. After long hours, day after day, as we pour out, our well-being (i.e. emotional, physical, mental, intellectual, occupational, spiritual etc.) becomes compromised or neglected. Subsequently, we fail to consistently engage in self-care, neglect to live in the moment and struggle to experience joy, peace and a healthy well-being.


    In the world we live in today, things have shifted and continue to be fluid. We tend to continue and operate “the way we used to,” when in fact, there’s a “new normal” which requires a shift in how we do the work we do. The first shift and transition is to continually pour into ourselves as we become as well as maintain being revived and rejuvenated. This then allows us to maximize our performance as we meet the needs of others and the needs of our organizations.


    Take a moment out of your “busy schedule” as you create time for yourself to hear and learn more about pausing to focus on you, on your well-being and the need for continuous self-care as you:

    • Explore various pillars of your own well-being while caring for yourself

    • Become aware of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma, all which are symptoms of compassion fatigue (professional trauma is very prevalent as we carry out responsibilities)

    • Honor yourself as you embrace work life balance while adapting to your “new normal”

    • Include “you” in the work you do as you create a self-care plan


    “It may not mean me first, but it has to mean me too” (Author Unknown)





    Karen serves as a catalyst for transformation, growth and development. She is passionate about journeying as well as working in collaboration and partnerships with others. Karen is founder and CEO of KDT Global Consulting where she serves individuals, couples/families, and groups/organizations as they evolve and grow. With zeal, Karen partners with, assists, and equips them through the process of making healthy choices, creating and implementing strategic plans. Karen also serves as a torch that ignites possibilities while empowering and mobilizing others as they explore various perspectives along their journey. As individuals and organizations journey to new heights and new horizons, Karen champions and provides support each step of the way.


    Karen earned her Bachelor and Masters of Social Work degree at Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served within the social and human service arena for nearly 30 years while working as a case worker, a supervisor, assistant program manager and director. Karen fosters workforce and leadership development. She is fluid in the area of the trauma, compassion fatigue, motivational interviewing (MI) and the Safety Intervention and Permanency System Model (SIPS). She provides coaching, facilitation and training focusing on program development.


    Karen has served individuals, schools (primary and secondary education), child welfare agencies, human service agencies, and private organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Oregon and Nevada. She currently works at University of Nevada Las Vegas and serves as a coach, facilitator, trainer and adjunct professor. She is also a co-author of a number one best seller, “Let the Daughters Arise.”


    Her life balance entails the fulfillment of spending time with her family and friends, and attending gatherings or special events. She enjoys spa days, watching movies, having fun, playing games and skating. After walking the journey of being a widow, she then later experienced a divorce, which led her to a path of being a single parent, a co-parent and she is now happily married with her third marriage. Karen adores her husband, father, mother, four siblings, and she enjoys her journey of family inclusion of a blended family of nine (four adult children, two teenagers and three grandchildren).