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Leading with resilience during a time of collective grief (Session 1)

  • 20 Jul 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
  • Zoom

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Leading with Resilience during times of Collective Grief

“Perhaps the greatest irony of the pandemic is that not only has it caused a great collective grief, it has largely denied our collective grieving, at least in person. There is a possible upside: We are all talking about loss, which brings a solitary process into the open.”

Leif Hass, MD

COVID19 is not yet predictable.

The medical profession is still learning.

The strain mutations are a cause for anxiety.

The first vaccines may not be effective against the new strains.

Elizabeth Gilbert talks about our need to understand that we are in a marathon, during which we require greater self-care and management of our emotional quotient.

What does all of this mean for us in our world of work?

What is our shared experience? What has provoked creativity? What has caused grief?

What does it mean to be a leader and to lead during times of collective grief?

Join Leadership Coach Dr Helena Dolny from Love, Legacy, Dignity, for this workshop, covering two key topic areas::


1. Adversity in a Pandemic

Acknowledges our ongoing context – our ‘normal’ life crises that are exacerbated by the pandemic.

Reviews the essential ingredients of maintaining physical and emotional well-being and provides tools to plan and support the self-monitoring of your personal well-being.

Being able to lead and collaborate with others requires that we ourselves begin from a place of strength

2. Grief – no design

Reviews how COVID19 has brought more than loss of life, grief is amplified and expanded through not only the loss of loved ones, but also loss of opportunities, loss of dreams, loss of freedom of movement, loss of physical connectivity.

We share learnings and tools from grief research and counselling that we can use to support ourselves and others – especially at this time when social distancing has deprived many of the comfort of exchanging last words in person or the undertaking of important rituals.  

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