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Developing a Culture of Resilience

Our conference is part of the "Sample of SIIC" program presented by:

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Intercultural Communication Institute

Cultivating Resilience In Times of Nonstop Change

One-Day Conference – Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Presented by: Michelle Atlas and Glen Fahs, PhD

Join us in Beautiful Portland, Oregon

As cultures intersect in life and at work there is often an imbalance between creating a cohesive identity and respecting differences. Core to resolving such issues is resiliency — an attitude that our reactions to circumstances can be skillfully managed — and that making the best from the worst is essential. One fundamental difference in perspective is whether we are controlled by luck, fate, and powerful others or whether we can individually or collectively make important differences. Resiliency experts believe that, whatever the context, we need to reject victimization and view the future as closely linked to the present. This session will clarify the meaning of resiliency in our lives, our societies, and our organizations, and specify practical ways we can foster a spirit of resiliency amid disruptive change. Focusing on the work of Dr. Al Siebert, the Resiliency Center team will involve you in assessing how you handle disruptive change and loss, and important differences individually or collectively.

Designed For:

Change agents, consultants, facilitators, leaders, and negotiators who want to master disruptive change and loss with in-depth resiliency application and skills.


  • Understand the five levels of resiliency and the factors affecting workforce resiliency
  • Apply the eight principles of resiliency
  • Identify skills for developing a high level of resiliency
  • Demonstrate skills to master major resiliency challenges

Learning Activities:

  • Clarify the meaning of resiliency in our lives, our societies, and our organizations
  • Discover the essentials of cultural context resiliency in the High-Low Cultural Context assessment
  • Discuss case studies where people have overcome obstacles that would overwhelm most individuals because they believed they could
  • Explore the five levels of resiliency, including a self-assessment
  • Specify practical ways to create a spirit of resiliency amid disruptive change
  • Explore how to invite others into resilient thinking and behaving


Glen Fahs photo Glen Fahs, Ph.D., is a trainer and consultant in adult education and organization development, and has been a long-time participant in the Summer Institute. He has led departments in the public and private sectors and trained thousands of managers who want to improve productivity and rise to the next level. Glen is the primary facilitator for the international Al Siebert Resiliency Center. Glen provides Training and Organization Development services for Cascade Employers Association, which serves nearly 500 organizations annually. Dr. Fahs has taught for 12 colleges and universities in the fields of management, speech communication, human resources, and education.

Michelle Atlas photoMichelle Atlas is the owner of Trust Change Coaching and Training. She is a certified Resiliency Trainer and transformational coach who helps leaders in the federal government and higher education, as well as private individuals to strengthen resilience and effectively navigate hardship and change.

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