Education Workshop

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Tentative Schedule

The conference is free, but everyone must pre-register so we know how many box lunches to order.

Choices for box lunches are:  turkey, ham, roast beef, and vegetarian

The conference schedule is:

8:30 AM Register and Refreshments

9:00 AM with opening devotion

9:15 – 10:15 Session I. Compassion Fatigue

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Session II Resilience

11:30 – 12:00 Table talk

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 – Session III Dealing With Difficult People

1:45 – 2:00 – wrap up and closing

The plan is for this to take place in Trinity’s church basement.

Being Prepared! is the theme for this IDE Education Workshop being held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids on August 17, 2020. School administrators, teachers, directors of early childhood centers, and pastors are welcome to attend as the topics of Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, and Dealing with Difficult People are discussed.


Our presenter is Dr. Bev Yahnke is the Executive Director for Christian Counsel. Previously, she has served as Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin. Early in her tenure at CUW, she was named as “Faculty Laureate”  for excellence in teaching.  Yahnke has also received the University’s “Dettmann Award for Dedicated Service “.


Dr. Yahnke worked for 20 years in private practice at the clinic she founded, Christian Counseling Services in Milwaukee.  CCS was devoted to providing care for clients of faith, including church workers and their families. Yahnke has written numerous articles about psychology, education and faith, and is a frequently invited speaker for clergy and educator conferences at home and abroad.