Virtual Get-Together: Building resilience in times of crisis - Montreal
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”, once wrote Charles Dickens, describing a time of despair and suffering on one hand, and joy and hope on the other. Can we really turn a crisis into an opportunity? Some of history’s most famous leaders showed us those true heroes are not born but forged in crisis, by triumphing over adversity and helping others emerge stronger.
“What does not kill me makes me stronger”, said the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, accurately portraying the picture of resilience. How can we build resilience when facing a global or personal crisis? Can resilience be learned? If so, what are the strategies and the skills we need to build up in order to move through adversity? What defines those who thrive despite adversity?
Join ASW Ambassador Victoria Vidal for a 90-minute live online conversation and share your personal thoughts and experiences on the best ways to face tough times and prepare for the better days to come.
Should you need more insights on resilience, please check some of the thought-provoking readings and videos at the bottom of the event page in the 'Food for Thought' section.
Please note that this video call will be limited to a maximum of 80 guests in order to provide you with the best experience! Your meeting link will be found directly on the ticket. You can access the link without installing the Zoom app and it can be used on both your laptop and mobile device. Should you have any issues, please find our Zoom instructions here.
65 members and guests from 31 cities attended
The following readings and videos will provide you with in-depth perspectives and insights about the topic to be discussed during the event.
The three secrets of resilient people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWH8N-BvhAw
How to cope if the worst came to the worst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZFAGBZ-zxI
What the ancient wisdom says about the art of resilience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-UQYo1YabY
Five science-backed strategies to build resilience: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_science_backed_strategies_to_build_resilience
How iconic entrepreneurs dealt with hardship: https://medium.com/the-mission/turning-crisis-into-opportunity-5-ways-to-deal-with-hardship-40d75b5fc456
Viktor Frankl: The resilience of a survivor of concentration camps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlC2OdnhIiQ
What to expect during the virtual meeting?
- This event is an interactive virtual discussion where anyone can prepare around the topic by following the information and links below.
- All attendees will be offered the opportunity to have their say on the topic being discussed, should they wish so.
- In the case of a large number of participants, we will create small groups in breakout rooms to optimize their experience.
- Closing: back to the main room, we will sum up the key points and takeaways that have been discussed.
Meaningful Conversations is an interactive discussion designed to engage in self-reflection, explore answers to profound questions in all relevant areas of life, helping build awareness, understanding and genuine interactions.
This virtual get-together provides a structured, safe and respectful space fostering deep connections through a process of a balanced debate where we’ll be sharing ideas and knowledge on meaningful topics. It will help us learn from each other’s diverse, enriching perspectives and life experiences, thus, enhancing our world views.
Moreover, it will be held in a friendly and relaxed setting. So, pour yourself a drink, settle in and enjoy!
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