PI announces The Resilience Series, two brand new online workshops for leaders in crisis

April 20, 2020
4 minute read

We’re all facing this crisis together, and we all have to adapt our behaviors, our strategic priorities, our operating models, and our team dynamics. Change is never easy, but when you have a framework, tools, and expert advice, you can be resilient and lead through any storm.

The Resilience Series is a pair of workshops we built from the ground up with current events in mind:

  • Leading in Crisis 
  • Team Building Through Change 

Read on to learn how these two workshops can help you survive this downturn—and, ideally, thrive in the recovery phase. 

Leading in Crisis workshop

Here are five quick facts about PI’s Leading in Crisis workshop:

  • It’s for executive teams. 
  • The ideal group size is 6-10 people. 
  • It’s 100% virtual.
  • It’s 90 minutes long.
  • It leverages talent optimization and the PI platform.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  1. Adapt how you lead: In a crisis, most leaders lean on their natural behavioral strengths. For example, if you’re a high-patience individual, you’re probably leaning into that as much as you can to survive right now. But there are situations where execs can overuse their strengths to the detriment of the company. This part of the workshop will teach you to control your overused strengths to demonstrate resilience.
  2. Realign operations: You’ve made the difficult decisions and you’ve altered your business strategy in response to the crisis. You might even have a revised employee population following a reduction in force. Now you’re busy realigning and relaunching operations accordingly. This part of the workshop will help you understand who has the behaviors and talents to drive forward your most critical initiatives.
  3. Unfreeze your people: Even if you and the rest of your senior team are offering your best selves as leaders, you’ll still have people who are feeling fear and uncertainty—so you’ll need to rekindle their productivity. This part of the workshop will teach you to maximize the motivation and productivity of your people.

click to see the crisis survival toolkit

Team Building Through Change workshop

Here are five quick facts about PI’s Team Building Through Change workshop:

  • It’s for critical teams (e.g., a director and their team).
  • The ideal group size is 8-10 people.
  • It’s 100% virtual.
  • It’s 90 minutes long.
  • It leverages talent optimization and the PI platform.

In this workshop, your critical teams will learn to:

  1. Adapt team dynamics: In a crisis, teams are inclined to over-rely on strengths. As a result, the team may be lacking the versatility to adapt to the crisis. For example, a team of high-dominance individuals may have too many ideas and not enough follow-through. This part of the workshop will teach participants to control their overused strengths and stretch themselves to develop new strengths.
  2. Relaunch the team: It’s very likely that the team may have new team objectives, driven by the executives’ shift in strategy. It may also have new or lost teammates. This part of the workshop will teach participants to address any behavioral misalignment between the team and the new crisis priorities—so everyone can move forward effectively.
  3. Collaborate through change: Many teams are struggling to adapt to a fully- or partially-remote workplace. This part of the workshop will help participants get unstuck and move forward in the new environment.

Stay resilient to emerge even stronger.

Resilient companies can survive any crisis—some can capitalize on unforeseen events to emerge even stronger. But success depends on your ability to realign your organization and lead your people to execute new strategic priorities. Are you prepared to bring your best when your people need it most?