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June 8th Human Capital Impact Forum

In partnership with the HR Certification Institute®, Helios HR brings you The Human Capital Impact Forum, where C-level executives and HR leaders come together to learn, collaborate and adapt human capital programs that support business growth. This forum provides content, connections, and conversations that will be catalysts for change.

June 8, 2018 Agenda

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM: Introductions

8:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Building Resilience in Times of Change with Pete Ronayne


Building Resilience in Times of Change

People today are experiencing extremely high levels of stress in the workplace. And organizations are trying to do more with less, further increasing employee workloads. With no end in sight.

In fact, leaders are discovering the impact of pushing themselves and their teams harder than ever: health and well-being suffer. As a leader, you need to learn how to ensure both high performance AND sustainable well-being for yourself and your people.

The Challenge of Change method is an approach to building individual and organizational resilience for the long term. It is based on 30 years of academic research and its methods are firmly evidence-based. At its core, it helps people understand the difference between pressure and stress.

In this workshop, filled with insights from the Center for Creative Leadership’s latest book, Work without Stress: Building a resilient mindset for lasting success, you’ll discover that while pressure is inevitable, stress is something we create. With stress, we can learn to let it go.

As a participant, you will:

  • Understand the difference between pressure and stress in your own life.
  • Learn how stress is created and how resilient people avoid it.
  • Explore the results of your personal resilience profile, outlining your approach to dealing with pressure.

About Pete Ronayne

Before joining the Center for Creative Leadership, Pete spent 15 years as a dean and senior faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, Virginia. While at FEI, he directed the flagship Leadership for a Democratic Society program, launched FEI’s Center for Global Leadership, and co-founded the institute’s “NeuroFed” program on neuroscience and leadership. He also led a significant expansion of experiential leadership programs for public sector executives, creating innovative partnerships with The American Shakespeare Center, The US Holocaust Museum, Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School, and the University of Virginia Art Museum.

Pete has worked across the full range of the Federal sector, designing and delivering programs and presenting in the areas of neuroscience and leadership, leading change, global leadership, leading across generations, and the future of public service and governance.

A Senior Faculty member and Portfolio Manager at the CCL, Pete’s multidisciplinary background and experience serves the Center in his design and delivery responsibilities for open enrollment and custom programs, and various Global Solutions clients, with a focus on public sector leadership and organizational development.

Pete earned a Ph.D. in International Affairs from the University of Virginia and has a B.S. in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University. He also participated in a certificate program offered jointly by the NeuroLeadership Institute and Middlesex University.

Pete is an adjunct professor and advisory board member at several leading universities and institutes. He speaks extensively on neuroscience and leadership as a keynote presenter and speaker at conferences and leadership meetings.

Pete co-edited The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work, a collection of essays on values-based and collaborative leadership in the public sector. He co-authored Biography of an Ideal, a history of the US Civil Service, and he is the author of Never Again: The United States and the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide since the Holocaust.