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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations"

  • 07 Jun 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Topic: Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations

Description:  Today’s workplace is characteristically frenetic and uncertain, so much so that there is even a well-know acronym to describe it – VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.) How is it possible for leaders to thrive in such circumstances?  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 your self and in those you lead, and examine how resilient leaders build more resilient organizations. 

During the session you will have the opportunity to take a Resilient Leadership Self Assessment and utilize an organizational survey to evaluate your own organization’s current level of Resilience.   You will leave with a couple of key practices you can master and share with others, and a renewed sense of optimism about your capacity to build a more resilient self, a more resilient team, and a more resilient organization.

Presenter:  Bridgette Theurer

Bridgette 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. Bridgette’s clients have included large corporations such as Marriott and Sodexo USA as well as numerous small businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises. 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 published a new book (Resilient Leadership 2.0: Leading with calm, clarity and conviction during anxious times”) available on Amazon. She has been coaching and consulting in Washington, DC area for over 25 years and is a certified Somatic Coach from the Strozzi Institute.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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