If there’s anything 2020 taught us, it’s that resilience is key to not just surviving but ending up on the other side of a challenge better because of it. Resilience is the ability to cope with a crisis and return to a state of calm effectively and efficiently. Resilient people have the strength and personal resources to handle difficulty and navigate stress with ease.
In this program, we will discover science-based strategies to build this vital skill in individuals and teams and see how it takes you from merely coping, to positively thriving in the face of professional and personal challenge.
By the end of the session, OD practitioners can expect to:
- Gain an appreciation for the latest science on resiliency
- Increase your resilience as an individual and for your team, during times of change and uncertainty
- Receive tactical tools to recover faster from difficulty and lead others to do the same
About the Facilitator – Matt Whiat
As a co-founding partner of Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute, Matt consults with organizations of all types and sizes around the world. Drawing on his previous 20 years of leadership experience as a former US Air Force Officer, he helps organizations create cultures where people feel valued and drive performance. Matt believes an organization’s customer/client experience will not exceed their employee experience and this direct linkage between culture and performance is at the core of his work.
Previously, Matt held roles in the United Nations to bring peace to Liberia, West Africa, working with NATO partners for operations in Afghanistan, running Air Force Basic Training (boot camp), US Military business representative in Saudi Arabia, and service on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon advising the Secretary of Defense on national security issues.
Originally from Southern California, Matt’s undergraduate work is in industrial engineering and he has graduate degrees in international relations, finance and management.
Areas of focus from the OD Global Competency Framework addressed in this program: Credible Strategist, Informed Consultant
The Global OD Competency Framework™ defines five different areas of OD Competency. Each competency area includes three specialties. For more information about each competency, read more on the National OD Network web site here.