Technical Program is subject to last minute changes. The latest program will be published in the Onsite Program. Any changes after printing date will be posted onsite.
Technical Session Descriptions
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2018
Cultivating Resilience Under Pressure
Findings from brain science and organizational research align around the idea that when we feel better, we think better. Under stress, we are less primed for connection, collaboration, creativity, and strategic thinking. And yet, as demands constantly outpace our capacity to deliver, we’re often called on to deliver optimal results under suboptimal conditions. In Public Works, where work impacts the well-being of entire communities, the pressure is on.
Within this context, resilience becomes a critical competency—not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of our colleagues, staff, communities we serve, and loved ones. Incredible developments in neuroscience research over the last several decades have enabled a greater understanding of how resilience practices such as mindfulness and gratitude—both individually and organizationally—have a significant and lasting impact on our well-being and our capacity for creative thinking, productivity, efficiency, empathy, focus, and more. Lizza Robb, MSW
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2018
Douglas County: Tragedy Does Not Define Us
Brian Prawitz is the owner of BP Media Solutions in Downtown Roseburg. Brian is a community leader in Douglas County, and not just because he is a Roseburg City Councilor. He is dedicated to his community and brings a broad range of experiences through 20 years of previous work in radio broadcasting and his involvement with several local non-profits.
Brian has been involved with the UCC Strong movement and will about the Umpqua Valley: Tragedy Does Not Define Us.
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