Resilience Training: Simple, Effective Life Strategies to Manage Stress in the Changing Workplace
In the wake of this global pandemic we’re reminded that change is ongoing, plans get unraveled, and expectations aren’t always met. As coronavirus updates dominate the news, many of us are facing disruptive changes we’ve never experienced, or even imagined. For many, a plethora of distressing feelings have emerged: anxiety, worry, fear, frustration, sadness, anger, panic, helplessness, uncertainty, skepticism, confusion, stress, and even loss. And, of course, these feelings don’t just linger in the pit of our stomachs. They ripple out and impact how we behave, how we treat others, even how we see the world. These are all valid and understandable responses to a disruptive event, such as a global pandemic, especially when elements of such an event are new, unknown, or unpredictable, and unclear. The question is not how can we avoid difficulty and stress? That’s nearly impossible to do. Rather, the question is: How do we face this crisis and recover from it? How do we find new footing in our work lives, social lives, and mental and physical health?
Research has found that the single most important factor for adapting to change is the degree which individuals demonstrate resilience – the ability to absorb high levels of change and maintain their high levels of performance and well-being. When resilient people face the ambiguity, anxiety and loss of control that accompany change, they tend to grow stronger from their experiences rather than feel depleted by them. While we can’t make the current uncertainty go away, what we can do is to positively manage the stresses we’re experiencing.
The focus of this webinar is to help people understand how change affects them and what they can do to better anticipate and adapt to the changes that are occurring today and in the future. The good news is that, even if you're not a naturally resilient person, you can learn to develop a resilient mindset and skills.
- Identify the 5 essential characteristics of resilient people
Learn 9 tips to deal with the uncertainty and anxiety in a changing world
Review the 5 questions you need to ask yourself to rise above a difficult situation
Recognize the role of emotional intelligence in dealing with the stresses of change
Utilize a variety of stress management techniques to build your personal resilience
Understand the factors that create the lack of resilience and how to overcome them
Discover how to move from the fear zone of change to the learning zone to the growth zone
About The Speaker:
Marcia Zidle is a board-certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps organizations leverage their leadership and human capital assets. She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits. She brings an expertise in social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and retention; personal and organization change management.