Navigating Stress & Change in the Workplace: Kick-off Event for Be Well, Be Safe Week

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Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will be joining us virtually with a keynote on navigating stress and change in the workplace. All participants who join will be entered into a random draw to receive Robyne's book, "Calm within the Storm." 

If registering on the day of the keynote, please email to request the meeting link. 

Overview of the Talk

The events over the last year have been an incredible test. Our existence has been stripped down to the essentials. We are in a global fight to protect and manage our health. This global crisis will change the world forever, and each of us will inevitably be transformed by the experience. This event will be taught in future history classes! As with all seasons and events of challenge, how we respond is crucial. In this remote learning event, I will present my work on resiliency that includes the five core competencies from a global perspective. I will discuss how to best navigate personally and professionally in times of uncertainty through stress performance, targeted focusing and value alignment. The information is researched informed, readily available, and is grounded in wise practices. My aim is to facilitate knowledge mobilization that is relatable, accessible, sustainable and realistic. The information presented here may not be radical, but it is ultimately practical for the everyday resiliency and overall well-being.

About the Speaker

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Hanley-Dafoe’s keynotes provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.

As the senior educational developer for the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Trent University, Hanley-Dafoe focuses on providing professional development for the teaching community and cultivating student engagement. She is committed to finding innovative solutions for creating positive learning relationships and environments for both students and teachers. Hanley-Dafoe has also been a psychology instructor and researcher at Trent for more than 13 years.

Hanley-Dafoe’s work is inspired by her interest in resiliency and wellness including the intersections of stress, optimal challenge, navigating change, goal-setting, and personal alignment.

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