What: COVID-19 has changed the world in which we live and work. Leaders and front-line healthcare professionals alike are facing new and more complex challenges as we adapt to a rapidly changing environment of care, while the level of uncertainty and ambiguity continues to grow. We are forced to make more difficult decisions, work in new ways and care for our own families, all while motivating our workforce to stay the course. So how do we collectively cultivate resiliency in order to remain strong and thrive while in stressful conditions, particularly when connection to others must be made from a distance? In this webinar, we will hear from three professionals to explore the dynamics of COVID-19 and how we can continue to support the development of our best selves as leaders through crisis. We will also learn about a model of peer to peer support developed to support Chinese healthcare professionals, and an upcoming opportunity to virtually build resilience together.
Who Should Attend?
Healthcare leaders, community leaders, leaders of front-line workers, and others involved in the COVID-19 response
- Understand the conditions necessary to cultivate resiliency as leaders and thrive through crisis.
- Learn about an innovative model to provide peer to peer support utilizing social media developed for Chinese healthcare professionals fighting the virus at the front line in Wuhan.
- Learn about “Stronger Together – Resilience Circle,” an opportunity to virtually build resilience through mindful gratitude practices
Cyra Perry Dougherty “Perry” is the founder and CEO of Rootwise Leadership , where she serves as the lead coach, consultant, facilitator, and teacher. With more than 15 years of experience working with global executive teams in the entrepreneurial, public, and social sectors, Perry enriches cutting-edge leadership and organizational development theory and practice with a deep understanding of the power of awareness, creativity, storytelling, and play. She pursues her work with transformation as both means and end.
In addition to her work with Rootwise Leadership , Perry is an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , founder of The Collective Leadership Certificate Program , a Senior Partner at Still Harbor , ordained interspiritual minister and spiritual director. She is also founding Editor of Anchor magazine and Editor of The Anatomy of Silence , Red Press 2019. At home, she is a mother to three, ages 3, 10, and 15, a meditator, and a writer. Get in touch with Perry directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pu Cheng, M.D., FAPA is the Inpatient Director at Meridian Health Services and a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Muncie Indiana. He received his medical degree from Shanghai Medical University and has been in practice for more than 10 years.
During the crisis of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, Dr. Cheng led a team to immediately assemble a team of 45 credentialed mental health workers from the USA, Canada and Australia, dedicated to peer-to-peer support for first line Chinese healthcare professionals who were fighting this epidemic crisis. They employed intervention techniques, via a novel method of social media, and received a good response. This innovative approach can have wide acceptance, is ideal for rapid response, and is suitable in situations where communication is done at a distance and due to a highly contagious epidemic. This model also faces some unique challenges previously unknown. It has the potential be further developed into a widely-adopted and easily modifiable model that can be applied immediately to fight what is now global pandemic.
Shannon Mong, PsyD is passionate about making it easier for healthcare leaders to achieve their goals. An experienced consultant, she engages leaders and teams to solve complex problems in rapidly evolving environments. Shannon’s career spans multiple industries and clients — beginning in media and educational technology leadership before becoming a licensed psychologist. A former direct service provider and program administrator in the public behavioral health system and leader in a large provider organization, Shannon knows the challenge of managing day-to-day work while fostering innovation.
As a Principal at HMA, Shannon’s focus is on guiding system transformation and healthcare optimization initiatives from initial concept to full execution. Areas of expertise include: improving outcomes of high utilizer populations, integrating physical health and substance use into behavioral health, value-based care, leadership and team development, stakeholder processes, strategic planning, and workforce development. A certified facilitator and conference presenter, Shannon also leads workshops to enhance organizational wellness.