Metro DC Chapter ATD: How to Stay Resilient in a Crisis

  • 16 Apr 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 86


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Building and maintaining resilience is one of the best ways to prepare for a crisis, particularly Black Swan events like COVID-19 that come out of nowhere. Resilient people and teams are adaptive, innovative, and collaborative, just what we need in a crisis.

The current global health crisis may last for several months. The continuous stress and trauma we are experiencing can erode the resilience of even the best-prepared individuals and teams. If you want to thrive during a prolonged crisis, resilience must be a priority. Focusing on crucial resilience practices will minimize burnout and protect against some mental health disorders.

In this session, resilience expert Beth Payne will introduce participants to resilience principles and help them recognize when they have low resilience. She'll provide practical tools that can be used during a crisis to maintain individual and team resilience.

Beth Payne is a retired U.S. diplomat and 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 Affairs Resilience, where she designed resilience tools and resources for foreign affairs professionals across the U.S. government.

Ms. Payne served as a Foreign Service officer 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