Planners’ Picks – October 20, 2020

Planners’ Picks: 
A collection of resources from CSN planning committee members worth mentioning

Today’s PP focuses on resilience and motivation. We hope you find these resources helpful!


Rubberband Resilience: More Stretching, Less Snapping

CommUNITY Well-Being session, October 22nd @9:00am

In a time when so many of us are stretched to our full capacity (and some of us are near the snapping point), how do we strengthen our ability to be more resilient? What are the tangible ways to increase our ability to recover from challenges? In this brief overview put on by Theresa Kim of the Learning and Talent Development group at UW-Madison, we will cover six variables that are shown to increase resilience. With each variable, specifics will be given for strengthening that variable. An Extension Guide will also be provided if you would like to explore further with your team, or group of colleagues. Register for this session now — it is live on Thursday @9:00am.

Use Internal Communications to Motivate Your Employees

In what has been a world-changing, paradigm-shifting year, it’s safe to say that employee morale has suffered profoundly as a result. So, how can we use our internal communications to motivate, inspire and push our workforce onwards and upwards?

Resiliency: The Secret to Optimal Edge Performance

Resiliency is the hot topic these days – If you are having trouble managing your stress and it’s affecting the way you deal with your team, check out this podcast by Debbie Vyskocil, a High-Performance Coach and Neuroscience Specialist. She is an expert on resiliency and self-care and offers some very specific techniques on coping with the uncertainty of everyday life. It will change the way you deal with your teams, both at work and at home.

The Best Leaders Know How To Be Mirrors

Metaphorically speaking, we are all mirrors, affected by the environments that we’re in, the people with whom we interact, and everything and everyone that comes into our lives on a daily basis. And without knowing it, we reflect back out what we encounter, what we see, and what’s right in front of us. Amy Blaschka says you should be the kind of mirror that when somebody looks at you, what they see reflected back to them is full of encouragement, support, goodness, and positivity; all those things that I think all of us would hope to see when we look into the mirror.

Thrive@UW-Madison: Managing Stress and Finding Vitality at Work

Stress can move us toward goals and motivate us. In excess, it can be harmful to our health and prevent us from becoming the best versions of ourselves. In this three-part course, you will learn strategies to regulate the central nervous system (Part 1), reframe thoughts (Part 2), and solve problems that cause stress (Part 3). Registering once will give you access to all parts. This is a self-paced module offered through LTD.

The Essentials of Theory U

We live in a time of massive disruptions. It is a common reaction to this change to organize, reward, and promote selfishness. We are “collectively creating results that (almost) nobody wants.” Theory U begins with our blind spot. Too often we don’t factor in our interior condition. “We can see what we do (results). We can see how we do it (process). But we usually are not aware of the who: the inner place or source from which we operate.” The question for leaders is “How does our blind spot show up in our leadership?” Learn more here about the seven ways of attending to and co-shaping the world.