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Resilience for a VUCA world

CIPD Kent Branch

Thursday, 11 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Resilience for a VUCA world

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Resilience for a VUCA world

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Resilience has become a 'hot topic' as the demands of working with uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and volatility are compounded by speed and resource constraints.  Organisations are demanding performance under pressure, allied to constant adaptation.  If resilience is to be seen as more than a synonym for stress management it is important to understand what we mean by resilience and what 50 years of research has established that is relevant to HR practitioners.


In this session Carole Pemberton will consider the degree to which resilience is genetic or learnt, and separate out the preventive power of resilience from the regaining of resilience.  She will position resilience as an outcome of the availability of individuals to access a range of qualities.  She will identify the key contributors to resilient performance and provide an opportunity for participants to consider  their own resilience.  She will consider  relevance of developing resilient behaviours at the individual, team and organisational level.



Dr Carole Pemberton has led her own consultancy for 20 years.  Prior to this she worked for a UK Business School and a major consultancy.  She now works as an executive and career coach, developer of coaches, coach supervisor and author.  She is Visiting Professor in Business Coaching at the University of Ulster and a Fellow of the CIPD and the Career Development Institute.  Her doctoral study looked at the process of regaining resilience after career setback.  She is recognised for the depth of her understanding of resilience and her most recent book Resilence Coaching (McGraw Hill) was nominated as Coaching Book of  the Year. She coaches widely across the private and public sectors, and her client work includes working with UNICEF leaders in war zones where resilience is a prerequisite of dealing with complexity and uncertainty while facing physical danger.

She is the co-author of the CIPD High Performance Toolkit and in 2017 is launching with the Institute of Future Leadership an online programme in Resilient Leadership.


 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be plenty of parking available on site and the business school can be reached by public transport


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Melanie Moore (Kent CIPD Event Co-ordinator) on 01227 656322 or or text on 07768 294912 

Do you have questions about Resilience for a VUCA world? Contact CIPD Kent Branch

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Kent Business School
University of Kent
Parkwood Road
CT2 7PE Canterbury
United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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