Special Morning 90-Minute Mini-Intensives
Breakout Session and Workshop Presenters
|Session Type/Presenter||Session Description|
|Choose from four 30 to 45-minute TedX style oral presentations, best-practices sessions, and/or round-table discussions||New in 2017, the Conference Planning Team invited executives, managers, leaders, coaches, researchers, human resource professionals, and practitioners to submit proposals for sharing their strengths, tips, tools, and expertise regarding building and cultivating resilience at the individual, team, and/or organizational level.
These 30 to 45-minute TedX style oral presentations, best-practices sessions, round-table discussions, and/or interactive sessions are sure to ignite conversation and knowledge-sharing around leadership and resilience.
|Chia-Chia Chang, Partnership and New Opportunity Coordinator, NIOSH Total Worker Health in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||Opportunities in Worker Well-Being
New challenges face management and human resources as employment patterns change, new technologies are introduced, and workplaces evolve. A holistic, integrated approach is needed to comprehensively enhance worker well-being. Organizations can target upstream barriers by improving the nature and design of jobs and work itself. Looking at policies such as compensation and benefits, task scheduling, and autonomy can create innovative interventions. Because work is a social determinant of health, creating healthier jobs can create more resilient organizations. However, how will we know when we have improved worker well-being? NIOSH and RAND developed a model for worker well-being. This session presents the progress in this research. The session discusses the multidisciplinary literature review and key conceptual issues in the development of a worker well-being survey. Upon completion, the survey will allow organizations to understand the well-being of their employees and how to create a culture that will lead to well-being.
Kanu Kogod, Ph.D., MCC, President and Founder, Bridges in Organization, Inc.
Sheila Diggs, MSOD, PCC, Bridges Associate
|How Resilient Leaders Handle Cultural Collisions
This session will be co-presented by Kanu Kogod and Sheila Diggs
To be a resilient leader is to be flexible enough to question opposing opinions and beliefs and to more skillfully take into account why others think the way think. When my idea of reality and yours conflict, that is a cultural collision. Differing notions about everyday reality and how the world, people, situations ought to be rather than what is, set the stage for cultural collisions. Unstated expectations and assumptions are often the basis for action, even though I, the assumer, cannot always articulate why I think the way I do. I might say, “It’s just the way it is.” In this best practices session, we present a model that describes why cultural collisions occur and the impact on social relations. To demonstrate how to mitigate the power of cultural collisions, we will lead activities that allow us to move into messy conversations with greater resilience, safety and respect.
|Cathy Salit, CEO, Performance of a Lifetime||Developing Resiliency – Building a Stage for Collaboration, Creativity, and Growth
As a leader in a stressful, uncertain, and constantly changing world, success depends on your ability to be flexible and responsive, build strong relationships with colleagues and customers, and support your team(s) to grow in new and collaborative ways. In other words, you need to be — and help others to be — resilient. And resiliency, Cathy Salit says, is a performance, one that you can learn, create, and develop with others. In this engaging and interactive presentation, Salit — CEO of Performance of a Lifetime and author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work — will share the approach to learning and change that has enhanced the resiliency and transformed the work of executives and teams from leading companies all over the world. Salit will show how tapping into your innate ability to improvise and perform — “being both who you are and who you are becoming” — can help you embrace change, handle stress, and jump-start collaboration and growth.
|Dr. Nancy Freeborne, GMU Health Administration, Adjunct Faculty||Social Support’s influence on Team Strength, Team Energy, and Team Creativity via enhancement of Team Members’ Neuroendocrine Biological Systems
Stress and stress hormones in individuals can detract from team creativity and productivity. Team leads and team members need to comprehend how affecting individual psychobiology can improve teamwork. Participants attending this session will learn about stress and non-stress hormones; how hormones are influenced by psychosocial factors such as “social support”; and how ignoring psychobiology can damage teams. In this session, the neuroendocrine system will be briefly described and research will be presented to show that enhancement of this system helps promote resiliency and creativity in team members, ultimately enhancing team energy and outcomes. Session participants will learn tools for strengthening their teams by focusing on social support; improving social integration; and by recognizing and improving individual team member’s social networks so as to increase team resiliency.
|Special "Un-Conference" Sessions||Also new in 2017, conference attendees can choose to participate in one or two special "un-conference" sessions focused on attendee-driven 'big ideas,' discussion questions, and opportunities for sharing best-practices around building resilience at the individual, team, and/or organizational level.
These less formal sessions are meant to ignite conversation and knowledge-sharing among conference attendees and promote engagement.