379 Beyond Survival: Best Practices for Personal Readiness and Resilience
This interactive session will be facilitated by two long-standing faculty in the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. The discussion focuses on best practices for working in this COVID-19 environment of uncertainty and ambiguity. The interactive seminar with present relevant knowledge and tools for going beyond merely surviving to thriving in the context of global pandemics, civil protest, outreach to underserved communities, wildfires and the daily challenges of county government.
The significant uncertainty in county government calls for a combination of survival skills coupled with connecting to deeply human values. We are, at the very least, human beings being human. The interactive session, with small group discussions, will suggest best practices for “Deep Survival,” moving to the concept of being “Antifragile” while staying authentic to our personal values and unique selves. The faculty draw on proven approaches for helping you and those you work with in county government, and the communities you may be working with to:
- identify what staff are looking for,
- understand how professionals experience ambiguity,
- share information and connect with others,
- develop processes for questioning assumptions,
- learn self-care, mental discipline tools,
- stay effective while working through adversity, and
- identify and carry forward lessons learned.
The session is designed for participants to develop their own individualized game plan for applying the discussion to their work, as well as to learn from other participants.
Instructor: Laree Kiely, Ph.D. is president and CEO of We Will, Inc. and professor at the USC Marshall School of Business. Dr. Rich Callahan, Associate Professor of Management, University of San Francisco.