04-08 December 2023, Budapest, Hungary

04-08 December 2023, Budapest, Hungary

22 - 26 January 2024, Palermo, Italy

22 - 26 January 2024, Palermo, Italy

19-23 February 2024, Izmir, Turkey

19-23 February 2024, Izmir, Turkey

25-29 March 2024, Malaga, Spain

25-29 March 2024, Malaga, Spain


EmpowerED Educators: Mastering Stress, Sustaining Passion

This comprehensive 5-day training program, titled “EmpowerED Educators: Mastering Stress, Sustaining Passion,” is designed to equip teachers and headteachers with the essential knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to effectively handle stress and avoid burnout in the dynamic field of education. Through a balanced blend of interactive sessions, real-world case studies, and practical activities, participants will explore the multifaceted nature of stress in the education sector and develop personalized, sustainable techniques to enhance their well-being and resilience. By the end of this course, educators will emerge empowered, motivated, and equipped with a robust set of skills to navigate the challenges of their profession while maintaining their passion for teaching and leadership.


Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

-Gain an understanding of the concept of stress and its causes in the education profession.

-Recognize signs and symptoms of stress and assess their personal stressors.

-Learn stress management techniques and develop an initial stress management plan.

-Differentiate between positive and negative coping strategies.

-Practice mindfulness and relaxation exercises.

-Acquire time management skills and self-care practices.

-Engage in effective communication under stress.

-Understand the concept of burnout and its stages.

-Explore the importance of setting and maintaining professional boundaries.

-Create work-life balance plans.

-Identify and address risk factors for burnout.

-Understand the concept of resilience and its role in the education field.

-Enhance problem-solving skills.

-Learn best practices in stress management and burnout prevention.

-Reflect on the training program and its impact on their stress management skills.

-Set specific, measurable, and achievable goals for stress management and burnout prevention.

-Understand the importance of peer support networks in maintaining well-being.

Objectives of the Course:

- Define stress and its impact on teaching and leadership.

- Identify common signs and symptoms of stress.

- Conduct a personal stress assessment.

- Explore effective stress reduction strategies.

- Develop an initial personal stress management plan.

- Distinguish between positive and negative coping strategies.

- Practice mindfulness and relaxation exercises.

- Demonstrate effective time management and goal-setting.

- Develop a personal self-care plan.

- Practice effective communication techniques under stressful conditions.

- Define burnout and recognize its stages.

- Develop strategies for setting and maintaining professional boundaries.

- Create a personalized work-life balance plan.

- Identify and address risk factors for burnout.

- Explain the importance of resilience in education.

- Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.

- Share best practices for stress management and burnout prevention.

- Engage in peer support networks.


- Working cooperatively

- Learning in an interactive and international environment

- Examining and Simulating case studies,

- Learning based on experiential training

Target Group:

- Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.


Before the course,

-Before the course, participants will complete a pre-course questionnaire to gauge their experience and background in teaching and training.

-Additionally, they will prepare a presentation reflecting their current teaching methods


- A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

- A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.


1st Day

Session 1: Introduction to Stress

Welcome and icebreaker activities

Definition of stress and its causes

The impact of stress on teaching and leadership

Session 2: Recognizing Stress

Signs and symptoms of stress

Self-assessment: Identifying personal stressors

Group discussion and sharing experiences

Session 3: Stress Management Techniques

Stress reduction strategies

Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques

Developing a personal stress management plan

Session 4: Case Study

Analyzing a case study of a teacher experiencing stress

Group discussion on effective stress management

2nd Day

Session 1: Stress Coping Strategies

Positive coping strategies vs. negative coping strategies

Mindfulness and meditation exercises

Role-play: Practicing effective communication under stress

Session 2: Time Management

Time management tips for educators

Prioritization and goal setting

Activity: Creating a daily/weekly planner

Session 3: Self-Care Practices

The importance of self-care

Strategies for self-care in the teaching profession

Sharing self-care best practices

Session 4: Group Activity

Small group discussions on personal coping strategies

Sharing experiences and insights

Developing a group self-care plan

3rd Day

Session 1: Understanding Burnout

Definition and stages of burnout

Identifying the risk factors

Group discussion on personal experiences

Session 2: Setting Boundaries

The importance of boundaries in preventing burnout

Tips for setting and maintaining professional boundaries

Role-play: Practicing boundary-setting scenarios

Session 3: Work-Life Balance

Achieving work-life balance as an educator

Strategies for time management and stress reduction

Group activity: Creating a work-life balance plan

Session 4: Case Study

Analyzing a case study of a headteacher who experienced burnout

Group discussion on preventive measures


4th day

Session 1: Resilience Skills

Introduction to resilience

Developing resilience in the education field

Building emotional resilience through mindfulness

Session 2: Problem Solving

Problem-solving techniques for handling challenging situations

Role-play: Solving common teaching or administrative challenges

Group discussions on effective problem-solving strategies

Session 3: Best Practices

Sharing best practices for managing stress and avoiding burnout

Guest speaker or panel discussion with experienced educators

Q&A session

5th day

Session 1: Creating an Action Plan

Reflecting on the training program

Identifying personal goals for stress management and burnout prevention

Setting specific, measurable, and achievable action steps

Session 2: Peer Support

Encouraging peer support networks

Group discussions on how to support each other in managing stress

Creating a supportive school environment

Session 3: Feedback and Closure

Feedback on the training program

Sharing insights and takeaways

Closing remarks and certificates distribution

Overview of the course program

Evaluation of the course program

Filling the feedback forms

Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate


*This course can be modified as a 7-day course if participants demand it.