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Building Resilient Leaders, Developing Resilient Teams Masterclass

Friday, July 16, 2021 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Lipscomb University - Austin Center 7640 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78752 AND online

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Masterclass Description
As we emerge from long months of isolation, frustration, and stressful modifications to our daily lives, we need resilience for ourselves and for our work community to flourish in a post-pandemic world.  Resiliency begins with each of us and can extend to those around us, building stronger teams, deeper work relationships, and sturdier mental health. 

Join our experts and published authors, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Snyder, for a one-day, interactive, in-person event to develop the necessary skills and tools you need to move from surviving to thriving.

$225 ($550 value)

This masterclass is a seven-hour event led by world-class industry experts at an affordable price. The cost for a typical, interactive event like this runs in excess of $550, but as an introductory offer, the tuition for this class is only $225, a 60% discount.  In addition, each attendee will receive a gift copy of Dr. Thompson’s Book, “Warrior 21, A 21-Day Practice for Resilience and Mental Health."

What You'll Learn

  • Actionable tools and takeaways that you will be able to apply immediately in your professional role and day-to-day life.
  • Expert wisdom to thrive in challenging work environment
  • Practical skills to restore workplace relationships
  • Proven pathways to build resilient organizations
  • Sensible practices to overcome burnout
  • Specific techniques to reduce stress
  • Tailored tools to increase mental and physical health

Who Should Attend
If you have found yourself exhausted, frustrated, or burned out, you are not alone.  The skills learned during this event will promote better health for yourself and for your team and are applicable to any field, any person, and any team, particularly:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executives
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Educators and Administrators
  • Human Resource Officers
  • Ministers and Staff
  • First Responders

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Real Resilience: The Science & Practices
It is an understatement to say we are in stressful times as we begin to emerge into a “new normal” with the COVID-19 pandemic professionally and personally. Additionally, and regardless of your profession or role in crisis situations, conflicts, or disputes, your work can become draining both cognitively and physically. 

Without proper coping strategies, this can lead to fractured and broken relationships, negative stress, sleep issues, and diminished mental and physical health.

It is therefore necessary to first and foremost look after your own well-being and health. That is not selfish either, looking out for yourself is smart and the hallmark science-backed resiliency practices.

Join us for this interactive session to get insight into neuroscience research and learn practical resilience practices you can start using today. Positive mental health is something we all deserve, so let’s work on enhancing our resilience.

Speaker: Jeff Thompson, PhD, Professor at the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University

Cultivating Workplace Resilience
Numerous studies show that job stress is a major source of stress for American adults, and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades. The changing face of the workplace during the pandemic has posed even more challenges to employees and organizations. 

Research also demonstrates that workplace stress can negatively impact physical and mental health, relationships, productivity and can lead to burnout.   

The good news is that there are specific behaviors, skills and strategies that can help individuals, workgroups and organizations learn to bounce back from stress.  Building resiliency can be used as a preventative measure that can mitigate the harmful impacts of workplace stress. 

In this workshop, participants will learn the factors and traits that lead to workplace resilience and explore a specific skill set that will allow them to not only bounce back, but to thrive in challenging work environments.  

Speaker: Dr. Betty Snyder, Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Betty Snyder is a licensed clinical psychologist and currently holds a leadership position at Meru Health where she provides training, supervision, evidence-based treatment and organizational development strategy.  

She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine, Lipscomb and Southern Methodist Universities where she teaches courses in communication, mediation, psychology of conflict, culture and gender, peacebuilding and neuroscience.  In her previous position, she was Director and Associate Clinical Faculty for the Center for Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program at SMU for 10 years.  

In addition,  Dr. Snyder has a consulting practice where she delivers training, dialogue facilitation, coaching and professional presentations globally in both corporate and non-profit settings.  Her areas of specialization include behavioral health, resiliency, conflict engagement, mindfulness, communication and diversity.

Jeff Thompson, PhD is a Professor at the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University and an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is also part of Columbia University’s Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression.

Dr. Thompson is also a current 18-year veteran detective in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) serving as the mental health and wellness coordinator. 

Additionally, he is also a volunteer crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line and an instructor at NYU.

Dr. Thompson’s work in crisis communication, mental health, suicide prevention, and resilience has been shared with a global audience and his work has been published in both academic and professional publications. 


8:30 – 9am Registration/Morning Refreshments
9 – 9:10am Welcome Address
9:10 – 10:40am Resilient Leaders

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Afternoon Part 1
11 – 12pm CEO Panel Discussion
1 – 2pm Resilient Teams

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Afternoon Part 2
2:15 – 3:15pm Resilient Culture
3:15 –  4:30pm Interactive Session
4:30 – 5:15pm Networking Event