Metro DC ATD Dinner Program: Build Your Resilience with the Five Key Resilience Factors

  • 25 Sep 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn at Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22203
  • 25


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How do you respond to the unpredictable? How do you handle stressful situations? Sometimes in life and your career, things don’t go as planned. Resilience helps you thrive despite surprises, stress, and other challenges. In today's world, there is no shortage of reasons for adversity: you might have a toxic boss, you may have been passed over for your dream job, or you're struggling with workplace discrimination. For some, this is an equation for burnout or withdrawal. Resilient people face these types of challenges with motivation, optimism, and creativity.

The good news is that resilience can be cultivated and strengthened. In this session, resilience expert Beth Payne will introduce five key resilience factors developed by the U.S. Department of State to help U.S. diplomats build and maintain their resilience. She will teach practical skills and tools to help you quickly bounce back or even grow from setbacks, trauma, and high stress. 

Presenter: Beth Payne

Beth Payne, a member of the ATD Metro DC Chapter, is a resilience expert who helps people succeed and avoid burnout despite chronic stress and adversity. In 2016, she created the U.S. Department of State's Center of Excellence in Foreign Presenter Bio: Affairs Resilience, where she designed resilience tools and resources for foreign affairs professionals across the U.S. government.

Ms. Payne served as a U.S. diplomat from 1993 until 2016 with assignments at the U.S. Embassies in Senegal, Rwanda, Israel, and Kuwait and as the U.S. Consul General in Kolkata, India. In 2003, she opened the Office of the U.S. Consul in Baghdad, Iraq, where she received the State Department's Award for Heroism.

In addition to providing resilience training services, Ms. Payne hosts a weekly blog that offers practical tips on how to build and maintain individual and team resilience and how to be a Resilience Leader. Check out her blog at and subscribe to benefit from weekly resilience and self-management tips, resource suggestions and more.