February Meeting – “Still Looking For Normal”

  • February Technical Meeting
     February 6, 2023
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Still looking for normal?

The long-term anxiety, depression and disruption of the past two years has provided clarity to many and confused/traumatized many others and sometimes both simultaneously.  Join us for our February meeting, as our speaker, Jason Haglund, discusses how the psychology of how the pandemic impacted us and will likely spur long term changes in our communities and workplace(s).  The changes experienced to our routines, rituals and thinking have long term implications.  We will coach participants in strategies to prevent burnout, manage the ongoing feeling overwhelmed and promote emotional wellbeing.  Additionally, we will challenge you to promote and implement meaningful mental health literacy strategies in your workplace and community.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss how the pandemic and other disasters experienced over the past two years emotionally impacted you and/or your employees/friends/family
  • Participants will be coached on strategies to prevent burnout, manage feeling overwhelmed and chronically exhausted by engaging in healthy activities that rejuvenate us emotionally.
  • Assess your ability to promote mental a meaningful mental health literacy strategy in your workplace or community


Jason Haglund, MS, CADC Bio

As owner of Haglund Consulting LLC., Haglund provides behavioral health subject matter expertise, public policy analysis and executive coaching based in Story City.  Understanding the uniqueness of rural Iowa, Haglund strays beyond his professional experiences and draws upon the lessons he has learned from his own multigenerational family farm.  As co-owner of Boone County based Hickory Grove Family Farm, Haglund is the 5th generation to continue the family farming tradition.  Keeping up with the constant evolving pace of science, technology, and management of uncertainty can be overwhelming.  Haglund understands first hand juggling all of this is required to own and operate a technology informed, financially viable, sustainable family business.  This unique perspective affords Haglund to lead engaging, relatable discussions on topics such as stress management, emotional wellness and burnout.

Date: Monday, February 6th, 2023

Time: Lunch: 11:30 am, Meeting at 12:00 noon

Where: IAMU Building (Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, – 1735 NE 70th Ave., Ankeny, Iowa 50021)

Lunch Menu: BBQ pork, mac-n-cheese, salad, cookie, and beverage

Cost: $11.00 credit card ($10.00 with cash discount at the door)


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Venue:   IAMU

1735 NE 70th Ave, Ankeny, Iowa, 50021, United States