Riding the Crisis Roller Coaster: Positioning Yourself Emotionally Amidst Volatility
Date and Time:
Sep 17 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Note: Event start time is Central Time (CT).

Prof. Koehn will be interviewed by Manuel Cuevas-Trisán.


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Nancy Koehn, Ph.D.

Historian and James E. Robinson Chair of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Manuel Cuevas-Trisán

Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Northwestern University

Riding the Crisis Roller Coaster: Positioning Yourself Emotionally Amidst Volatility

Advice | Character | Connection | Covid-19 | Family | History | Leadership | Mental Health | Psychology | Relationships | Stress | Well Being

Covid-19, the massive economic fall-out from the pandemic, the campaign for justice and equality, and the upcoming national election are more than seismic events with enormous practical implications. All of these happenings also have a huge impact on our emotional well-being: day-to-day and over the weeks, months and now, seasons.

FAN is proud to welcome back Nancy Koehn, Ph.D., one of our most compelling speakers on the topic of crisis leadership. Her 2017 FAN talk on her book Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times was riveting, dynamic, and keenly astute, and it stirred the hearts and minds of those present. Prof. Koehn also appeared at a July 2020 FAN webinar that was a powerful, incisive exploration of managing self and others during a pandemic.

For this webinar, Prof. Koehn will talk about the emotional challenges and possibilities of the crisis, the critical importance of tending to our emotions as well as our physical health during this moment, and a series of easily accessible tools and behaviors we can each use to be more resilient, connected, empathic, empowered, disciplined, and sure-footed. She’ll offer advice and examples of how to position yourself emotionally in the midst of volatility – becoming grounded, agile, ready for what is coming, empowered, and focused.

Prof. Koehn is an historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robinson chair of Business Administration. She writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Harvard Business Review Online. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Prof. Koehn earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government before taking her MA and Ph.D. in History from Harvard.

Prof. Koehn will deliver a 30-minute presentation, and will then be joined by Manuel Cuevas-Trisán, vice president and chief human resource officer at Northwestern University, for a Q&A session. Prior to joining NU, Mr. Cuevas-Trisán was lead employment counsel and chief human resources officer at Chicago-based Motorola Solutions. He has also worked at the Puerto Rico law firm of McConnell Valdés and served as judicial clerk at the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals.

NOTE: This event suitable for youth 12+

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all FAN webinar events. This event will be recorded and available later on our website and YouTube channel.

BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Prof. Koehn’s book Forged in Crisis from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Prof. Koehn and Mr. Cuevas-Trisán that will start immediately after the webinar.

NOTE: The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt from The Book Stall. Please look for it!