Resilience Ready: Stop Surviving and Begin Thriving - Metro DC Chapter ATD - Personal Capability Application

  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 29


This event aligns with the Personal Application of ATD's Talent Development Capability Model.

A global study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence found that 78% of professionals (from front-line employees to the C-Suite) reported that mental health was negatively impacted by the pandemic. But even as the world attempts to return to a new normal, there is still great cause for concern. In a global study of full-time employees by the Limeade Institute, 100% of respondents had some level of anxiety about returning to work, and less than one-third of individual contributors responding felt strongly supported by managers and leaders in improving well-being.

Whether of global scale or the daily operational disruptions that arise, a crisis creates uncertainty, extraordinary anxiety and stress. The result? You have difficultly shifting psychologically, emotionally, and productively. According to the American Institute of Stress, the impact of stress costs organizations as much as $300 billion each year in higher absenteeism, higher health care costs, and higher turnover. Failure to respond constructively and effectively in an environment of constant change and challenge increases the likelihood of potential negative long-term effects.

Based on her new book, Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises, Vivian will introduce the keys to power-up your resilience, minimize stress and overwhelm, and thrive into the future. Be Resiliency Ready!

Join Vivian for this hands-on, interactive workshop as she lays the groundwork to:

  • Inspire a shift in mindset to the possibilities in your present and future, recharging your courage to move forward in an increasingly volatile environment.
  • Examine how the 5 Resilience Ready Principles --- Perspective, Purpose, Perseverance, Partnership, Praise --- can empower your wellbeing and capacity to Thrive.
As this will be an interactive session, please ensure you have a Google account so you can use Jamboard, a collaboration tool. 

Recognized as one of Engagedly’s Top 100 Global HR Influencers of 2021, Vivian Blade is a sought-after leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world’s top brands, to build better, more resilient workplaces, equipping leaders to solve the pressing burnout, turnover, and workplace culture challenges your company is struggling with right now.

Her impact is felt as a frequent keynote speaker, and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching, and corporate consulting. She also works in academia as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, and Project Management for the University of Louisville College of Business.

Vivian is the author of four books, including the Amazon #1 best-selling book Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises, and Influence in Talent Development, which was published by ATD Press in November 2021.

She has also been a contributor to other books published by ATD Press, Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love, and Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges.

In addition to her work with ATD Press and speaking for state chapters, Vivian is very active with the ATD international organization. She has served on the ATD International Conference & Exposition Program Advisory Committee, has presented at the International Conference, has presented a number of webcasts, was featured just last week as a guest on the ATD Accidental Trainer podcast, and a number of her articles are featured on She is also a member of the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter.

Zoom credentials will be provided in the confirmation and reminder emails.  If you do not receive them, please contact as soon as possible.

In order to ensure an environment where participants are able to be vulnerable and share potentially personal experiences, this program will not be recorded. We appreciate your understanding.