- April 5, 2013
- 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
*This workshop occurs over a series of three Fridays*
March 1: Design Patterns for Undefended Software Teams
March 8: The Power of Clarity: Leaving the Assumption Warehouse
April 5: Resiliance Dynamics: Riding the Waves of Change.
About the Workshop
"Blessed are they who are flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape."
What separates those who cope well with change from those who do not? Resilience. Because of how fast things are changing, resilience is arguably the number one skillset that people and teams need to develop. Can resilience skills be learned? Yes.
2.5 million+ years have wired human beings for surviving, not thriving. Most of us go into survival mode many times a day without even knowing it, especially around uncertainty and change. When we go into survival and defensive reactions are triggered, we get dumber and don't cope well. Our resilience is nowhere to be found.
Resilience Dynamics (RD) is about maintaining maximum intelligence (and minimum defensiveness) in the face of stressors without going into doom and gloom or fits of anger. RD provides the skillset for people and teams to keep evolving over time by changing their product or services, adapting to the current market, and/or creating new markets with new technologies. RD integrates the latest brain science, psychology of thriving, cognitive psychology, cybernetics, and change management systems.
- Recognize the difference between external triggers and internal reactions
- Develop your prefrontal cortex: the CEO of resilience
- Do very specific, easy practices to become more resilient
- Course correct early
- Use the power of neural plasticity to change unskillful habits
- Activate specific adaptive, feel good hormones in your body
- Harness the power of relationships to increase your resilience
- Reduce burnout and stress
- Increase your capacity to bounce back after unwanted and unexpected disruptive change