Disruption is the new normal. Unpredictable situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic have forced organizations to rapidly adapt to new realities. Teams are now faced with new challenges around productivity, technological capabilities, communications, crisis management, mental health and more.
What can critical situations and extreme environments teach us about resilience in times of uncertainty?
A speaker who has experienced real life on fake mars would know. Dr. Shawna Pandya has a growing resume in space research and bioastronautics. From simulated space missions underwater to commanding a simulated Mars mission to her work as a physician, Dr. Pandya draws on a unique mix of experiences to show audiences how tho thrive in times of uncertainty. Audiences will embark upon a riveting online journey into the upsides of isolation, and how these lessons will help us stay resilient, productive and productive during extreme situations. Audiences will go from isolated to inspired, and walk away with insights that they can apply to their daily operations towards their own resilience and productivity.
• Leadership and teamwork techniques to use in suboptimal times.
• How to build psychological resilience and coping skills.
• Innovative approaches to optimize productivity and operations in times of uncertainty.
Shawna Pandya shares her stories of success and failure, and how that’s helped her build resilience. There’s so much to be learned from the times that things didn’t go your way. She knows you can be hard on yourself in a way that is destructive… or a way that is constructive. You can learn to reframe your experiences and have gratitude to help you move forward. Dr. Pandya shares the value of setting goals, taking steps to reach them, positive self talk and mental rehearsal, and self control. She encourages – It’s never too late to reach higher.
Being a leader doesn’t mean being at the head of the pack barking out orders. It means stepping back and seeing how things play out and really knowing your team inside out. Because reaching goals includes enlisting others in a variety of roles, in addition to focus, organization, decision-making ability and commitment.
From flying cars to 3D printers, the world is a fascinating place, and there is a role for everything and everyone who wants to contribute! In this talk, Dr. Pandya shares her experiences in the STEM fields, from space to medicine to technology, including her time at the International Space University, training as a physician in neurosurgery and general practice, to founding a company based on a challenge to positively impact 1 billion people in 10 years using accelerating technologies, and training as a citizen-scientist astronaut. She delves into the programs and platforms that helped her get to where she is today, sharing insights and lessons learned along the way.
Drawing from her experiences in medicine, space, Silicon Valley and martial arts, Dr. Pandya explores emotional intelligence as the mortar between the bricks; a key facet of nuanced leadership, crucial for building and leading effective teams and creating successful outcomes.
The world we live in is changing at an exponential pace. Drawing off her experiences as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and from her time at Singularity University, Dr. Pandya explores emerging trends and technologies, offering up tools and exercises fostering innovation, disruption, and ‘big-picture’ thinking.