PWN Stockholm: Resilience and grit in leadership

23 March 2020 18:00 - 21:00 Folkuniversitetet, Room 520

There is a lot of discussion about how to be successful in challenging situations. Nowadays, both resilience and grit are seen as key points in personal development and professional performance, and in consequence, are crucial to achieve personal and team performance, effectiveness, leadership and success.

We all experience challenging situations during our lives, personal and professional – but how we deal with them is what makes the difference. When we know how to build resilience, grit and keep a healthy level of optimism during the most challenging situations, it becomes easier to consistently maintain a high performance level and succeed even in the face of adversity.

This two-part workshop is an introduction on how to get started on your own journey to become more resilient. The first part will focus on personal drives, motivations and goals, while the second part will cover the basic tips on how to build resilience and grit.

About Irina

Irina is a microbiologist by training, with a PhD and post-doc in medical sciences from Karolinska Institutet. Originally from Honduras, Irina was a permanent faculty member at the National University of Honduras before moving to Sweden. With more than 15 years of international experience in the field of infectious diseases, both in the public healthcare sector and in academia, Irina has discovered how fundamental resilience and grit have been for her journey as a woman in STEM.

Irina had a pause from her career to focus on her personal and professional development, inspiring others by sharing her learnings and ongoing journey in building resilience, grit and positive thinking. Recently, she started to work as a Junior Expert at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and is an active member of Loki-Toastmasters International and PWN Stockholm.

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About This Session

This after-work is part of the learning track: Personal and Professional Development. 
The workshop format provides practical and hands-on experience to help members learn new theories. 
Light refreshments are provided. 

PWN Learning Tracks 2020

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Career Planning
  • Engaging Men


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Event details

Folkuniversitetet, Room 520
Kungstensgatan 45
113 59 Stockholm
Member price
SEK0 per attendee
Non-member price
SEK150 per attendee
Other details
18:00-18:15 Registration & mingle
18:15-19:15 Seminar (1st half)
19:15-19:30 Break
19:30-20:30 Seminar (2nd half)
20:30-21:00 Wrap-up and mingle
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