Webinar Recording - Shining the Light on the Dark Side of the Pandemic: The Personal and Professional Impact to Our Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health

  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Online
Webinar Recording 072621: Shining the Light on the Dark Side of the Pandemic: The Personal and Professional Impact to Our Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health (Member)$0.00  
Webinar Recording 072621: Shining the Light on the Dark Side of the Pandemic: The Personal and Professional Impact to Our Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health (Non-Member)$195.00  
Webinar Recording 072621: Shining the Light on the Dark Side of the Pandemic: The Personal and Professional Impact to Our Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health (Member) $0.00
Webinar Recording 072621: Shining the Light on the Dark Side of the Pandemic: The Personal and Professional Impact to Our Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health (Non-Member) $195.00


The pandemic affected everyone, but the impact was felt in different ways.  While the procurement profession focused on the disruption to the supply chain and transitioning to a remote work environment, the individuals in our community have struggled in relative silence.  Whether trying to adjust to the imbalance in the home/work life, feelings of isolation, fears of the unknown or stress over the health of loved ones, we have all had to deal with our personal challenges while still striving to provide support in our professional life.  This incredible panel of experts in mental health, leadership and procurement speak about the darker side of the pandemic's impact to our emotional, physical and mental well being.  The panel will shine a light on topics affecting our colleagues, our staff, our friends and family in an effort to create awareness, remove the fear and stigma, and provide insight in how to care for ourselves and others who may be struggling in silence.


What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

1.  Identify impacts from the pandemic on our personal and professional mental health
2.  Create awareness of mental and emotional health issues in self, colleagues, friends and family, and understand how to care for self and others
3.  Identify new skills in approaches to leadership focused on love and care for self and others


Presenter Bio(s)

Marcheta Gillespie, President of NIGP Code and Consulting, is a dynamic international speaker, professional consultant and trainer, and experienced thought-leader with 30 years in the procurement profession. In 2021, Marcheta become the President of NIGP Code and Consulting Services. She is the former Director of Procurement at the City of Tucson, leading one of country’s most highly acclaimed procurement organizations. Retired from government service, Marcheta now works with public and private industry helping them transform procurement operations. Previously, Marcheta served as the Consulting Program Manager and has spent over 17 years as a Senior Consultant.
As a passionate advocate for the procurement profession, Marcheta possesses a broad and deep range of expertise in numerous areas of public procurement best practices, professional development and leadership. She is the 2019 Albert H Hall recipient and the 2017 Distinguished Service Award recipient, the highest and second highest honors bestowed upon individuals by NIGP in the public procurement profession. Marcheta is a former Chair of the UPPCC Governing Board, was the 2013-2014 President of NIGP and served on the NIGP Board of Directors for 10 years. She now serves as Vice Chair for the NIGP Mentorship committee and has authored several NIGP courses.
Cathy Simonds is a retired public procurement professional with over 40 years of experience, Cathy has found a new passion working in the mental health industry.  After volunteering for 6 years in the field, Cathy now works for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in South Dakota-Rapid City. Pursuing her passion to create awareness, and helping others navigate the mental health path, Cathy brings her own personal experience in the field based upon a son and brother who live with mental health conditions. Cathy’s experience drives her to advocate, educate and support families and others living with mental illness, supporting family members with mental illness, and working to remove the stigma and misunderstanding in the community surrounding mental health.

Dr. Maria Church, CEO of Government Leadership Solutions specializes in organizational culture design, change agility, strategic off-site facilitation, and leadership development based on her 25-year career with local government,
Fortune 500, non-profits, and academia. Maria holds a doctorate of management degree in organizational leadership and currently teaches for several universities.
Dr. Church is the author of Love-Based Leadership: Transform Your Life with Meaning and Abundance, the upcoming book A Course in Excellence: 21 Spiritual Lessons on Leadership, Love, and Miracles, and co-author of best-selling book, Answering the Call, has started a movement to revolutionize the workplace with a shift from fear to love. She has been featured on radio shows, television interviews, and in magazines. Maria writes a weekly newspaper column on leadership and hosts an online leadership series, Dr. Maria TV. Splitting her time between Scottsdale and the canyons of Southern Arizona, Maria continues to work with high-performing organizations and is working on her next book.
Shara Turner, LPC, MSC, NCC, Eagala, Clinical Director at Sabino Recovery As Clinical Director at Sabino Recovery, Shara brings a unique perspective and skill set as she has spent the last nine years in public health working with individuals dually diagnosed with a variety of substance use and mental health disorders, complex trauma, and extreme environmental and social inadequacies. The challenges faced in this arena have provided her with a strong base of practice in diagnosis, treatment, and case management.
The breadth and depth of her experience extends to crisis counseling, utilization management and coordinator of a level I psychiatric facility. Most recently Shara served as lead therapist and clinical supervisor of an 18-bed residential facility. At the helm, she developed and led an intensive outpatient equine program which proved to markedly decrease recidivism to level I hospitalizations over a six month period. In addition to attaining licensed professional counselor certification, she is certified by Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) and versed in a variety of therapeutic modalities including DBT, CPT, and CBT. Shara’s passion lies in stepping away from the stigma of diagnosis and treating the individual, utilizing an integrative and holistic approach

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

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Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm ET on the day of the webinar.


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information.