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Coaching Community of Practice - "Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations"

  • 05 Dec 2017
  • 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Davis Community Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd,, Bethesda, MD 20817

Coaching Community of Practice

Topic: Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations

Description:  How is it possible for leaders to thrive in frenetic, volatile, and uncertain organizations? What does it take to call forth our own best thinking day-in and day-out, let alone to call forth the best efforts of those we lead, coach or consult with? In this interactive session, we will share what it means to be a Resilient Leader – one who can face these challenging times with an increased measure of calm, clarity and conviction. Together we’ll explore how to develop this capacity in yourself and in those you lead, and examine how resilient leaders build more resilient organizations. You will leave with a couple of key practices you can master and share with those you lead and coach.

Presenter: Bridgette Theurer 

Bridgette Theurer is a partner in Resilient Leadership LLC, and the co-author of the book, Missing Conversations: 9 Questions all Leaders Should Ask Themselves. She specializes in coaching senior and emerging leaders in organizations facing rapid growth and change. Recently she partnered with Bob Duggan and Jim Moyer to design and deliver a wide-scale leadership development program for senior leaders at the Food and Drug Administration based on the Resilient Leadership model. Bridgette and Bob have recently written a new book (Resilient Leadership 2.0: Leading with calm, clarity and conviction during anxious times”) due out in December. Bridgette is a certified Somatic Coach from the Strozzi Institute.


December 5, 2017 – Tuesday
6:40 pm Greeting and Networking, Program begins 7:00 pm (Sharp) - 9pm

Location: Davis Community Library6400 Democracy Blvd,, Bethesda, MD 20817. Tel: 240-777-0311

Directions: http://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/davis.html

RSVP Info: If you want to attend please RSVP by email to Peggy Linden, Coaching CoP co-leader, at peggy.linden@gmail.com. 

We are changing the way we run the Coaching Community of Practice.  Those who receive notice they are on the attendance list will pay $6.00 by PayPal to reserve their place.  We will not be offering refunds.  We ask that cancellations be at least 48 hours in advance so we can contact those on the waiting list and give them sufficient notice to attend.   

This change is necessary for two reasons:

1) To ensure we have sufficient funding to continue this program.  Room rental fees are charged by Montgomery County twice a year with specific reservation dates, and to cover additional meeting expenses.

2) We want a sufficient number of attendees as participants.  In addition our presenters provide their valuable knowledge and experience at no cost so we want to provide an ample audience.

We had 24 cancellations or no-shows for the recent program on November 7th.  Many people cancelled at the last minute, even a few hours before the program began.  This situation does not give those on the waiting list the opportunity to attend in their place.  While we did have some who had emergencies such as a flat tire, or were ill, we also had some who had to work, didn't want to drive in the rain, or just forgot.  We understand that emergencies occur, but we cannot continue the program without a mechanism to assure funding.  Despite the rain and traffic there were 22 people who attended the November program and 8 people still on the waiting list. 

We prefer cancellations at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so we can contact those who are on the waiting list.  If necessary, last minute cancellations are appreciated so we can do the appropriate room set-up. 

We tend to receive more than enough responses to fill the room within just a few hours.  In order to balance who attends we delay notifying those on the attendance list for up to a week to include those who have not attended recently.  We also encourage new members to attend.  We apologize if you do not get on the attendance list each month and hope you understand that we want to include more members, not only those who responded quickly.  We limit our sessions to 30 attendees as we sit in a circle to encourage full participation.  RSVP only if you want to attend, no need to send 'regrets.'

Please let us know if you are a new member or have not attended the last three or more sessions (April through October).  We often receive more than twice the number of requests for attendance than we can take.  We are very grateful for your interest and support. 

You will receive notification within the next seven days about whether you are on the list to attend or on the waiting list.  Also, please include the phone number where you can be reached if we need to contact you the day of the meeting. 

Be sure to check your email for any updates if the weather is challenging or for any other changes that evening. 

The waiting  list is for those who are willing to contact Peggy on the day of the session to fill cancellations.  We often are able to accommodate those on the waiting list.

Policy for people who are “no-shows”:

Since we have terrific programs scheduled, we want to provide an opportunity for as many attendees as possible.  To enable us to fill openings please email Peggy at least before 10 a.m. the day of the meeting, Tuesday,  if you will not be able to attend so she can contact those who email to fill openings.  From now on those who are 'no-shows' will  be placed on the waiting list for future meetings until we have openings.  If you contact Peggy after 10 a.m. she may still be able to fill your place.

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