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Leading Under Pressure and In Crisis: The Practice of Adaptive Resilience

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The Institute of Public Administration is pleased to announce details of a special one-day workshop that will introduce you to the science and practice of adaptive resilience. ‘Adaptive Resilience’ draws upon the psychology and the physiology of stress and resilience and engages the role of positive emotions, the relationship between your conscious and subconscious mind, and the physiology of coherence (autonomic flexibility and balance).

Over this one day workshop, we will explore how to effectively handle issues regarding stress, health, relationships and performance. Introducing the ‘Adaptive Resilience Cycle’, we will present a number of exercises that will enhance your self-knowledge, your capacity to manage crisis and challenging situations and to develop your leadership skills.

The highly effective and practical techniques will help you to reduce the negative impact of stress and to develop resilience, your capacity to stay healthy, be well and perform at your best under pressure and in crisis.

The techniques introduced, are based on research in the fields of neuroscience (autonomic nervous system dynamic & activity of the brain), neurocardiology (heart rate variability training), mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as positive and motivational psychology.

The exercises deepen your capacity to stay calm, appreciative and confident in challenging situations, creating and maintaining physical and emotional balance, health, good judgement and decision making as well as sustainable performance in crisis and under pressure.

Further information about the workshop and Dr. Peter Gruenewald, MD is available here.

Dates, Venue and Fee

Date: 13 June 2014

Venue: Institute of Public Administration

Fee: The cost of this one day workshop is €250. Fee includes attendance at the workshop, lunch and refreshments each day.

Workshop Leader

Dr Peter Guenewald, MD will lead this workshop.

Peter is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Adaptive Resilience. He is an associate fellow at Oxford University SAID Business School, and a medical Advisor to Human Research Institute, Weiz, Austria, a research institute for applied Medical Chronobiology, Stress and Sleep Research. He conducts workshops and coaching/training for individuals and organisations in developing (leadership) resilience, as well as managing stress, health and performance.

Peter is a contributor to the IPA Leadership Challenge Programme for Senior Public Servants and has worked extensively with Senior Civil Servants in the UK and the Republic of Ireland; Aspirant Directors of Public Health and Leaders in Children Services. He also works as a General Practitioner in the English NHS (Bristol) and in private practice (London). He is author of the book, ‘The Quiet Heart. Putting Stress in its Place.’ Floris Books, 2007.

Bookings / Enquiries

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 2403666 | Fax: (01) 6689135


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