2020 Virtual Seminar 2: Leading Through the Storm

Leading Through the Storm


Friday, May 22nd from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

In this virtual session designed specifically for leaders, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe explores what staff and teams need in order to get through uncertain and difficult times. Drawing on her resiliency framework, Hanley-Dafoe explains how to promote and foster resilient practices within your staff and organization and cultivate a workplace culture of community, connection, and engagement that promotes productivity and purposefulness. Hanley-Dafoe will present current research on stress and performance and explain how leaders can mediate distress.

Audiences will learn:

  • How to identify and address stress behaviour compared to misbehaviour
  • Tactical strategies for moving people through the stages of change with goal setting.
  • How to use this moment to create the “big opportunity” and make significant, sustainable, and meaningful change.

- CAHI members = $85
- Non-members = $100


Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Hanley-Dafoe’s keynotes provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.

As the senior educational developer for the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Trent University, Hanley-Dafoe focuses on providing professional development for the teaching community and cultivating student engagement. She is committed to finding innovative solutions for creating positive learning relationships and environments for both students and teachers. Hanley-Dafoe has also been a psychology instructor and researcher at Trent for more than 13 years.

Hanley-Dafoe’s work is inspired by her interest in resiliency and wellness including the intersections of stress, optimal challenge, navigating change, goal-setting, and personal alignment.