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Speaker Select Event - How to Build Resilience—Tools for leadership, innovation, and empowerment
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When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Where: ADP
One Penn Plaza
23rd Floor
New York City, New York  10119
United States
Contact: NYC SHRM

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New York City SHRM's

Speaker Select Series Event featuring Gerry Valentine


How to Build Resilience—Tools for leadership, innovation, and empowerment

Why does adversity cause some people to break, and others to break records?


We live in a tremendously challenging business climate; with change, uncertainty and disruption at every turn. But, some people show remarkable resilience—they make change and uncertainty work in their favor. Some leaders can build resilience into their teams, and they inspire their people to overcome setbacks. And, some resilient companies innovate their way through challenge and disruption, while their competition stumbles.


This workshop will unlock the secrets of resilience. You will learn how to become more resilient yourself; how to inspire resilience in teams you lead; and how HR can become a change agent to build a culture of resilience across your organization.


Gerry Valentine, Founder of Vision Executive Coaching, provides the tools for building resilience—tools for leadership, innovation and empowerment. You will learn why building resilient cultures is a unique value-add that HR professionals can bring to their companies, and how to discuss that value-add with senior leadership.


During this interactive session, participants will learn: 

1.       The fundamentals of resilience.

2.       How to change your perspective on challenges, and how to avoid the self-defeating cycle that defeats most people.

3.       What science has discovered about resilience, and how to put those lessons to work.

4.       How companies can unlock innovation and empowerment in challenging times.

5.       The leadership capabilities that create resilient cultures.


This workshop will also provide HR professionals with specific techniques to contribute to their organizations’ strategic goals; tools to establish strategic relationships with key individuals in their organizations; and ways to influence organizational decision-making.


This session will provide 1.5 HRCI / SHRM credits related to Leadership and Communication.



Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 8:00-10:00 AM (Networking, with light breakfast items until the presentation starts at 8:30 a.m.)

Location: ADP – One Penn Plaza, 23 floor, New York, NY 10119

Cost: $25 to members, $50 to nonmembers (an additional $10 fee for at-the-door registration)

Photo identification may be required to enter the building.

This program will be submitted for 1.5 HRCI and SHRM PDC credits


Registration Process:

NYC SHRM members can log in with your SHRM ID at Guests can register and pay $50 to attend.

Please contact Jennifer White, VP of Programs, at or Andrea L. Granville, MBA, Chair of Speaker Select Series, at



Gerry Valentine is founder of Vision Executive Coaching where he advises corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and entire companies. He specializes in building resilience, overcoming setbacks, stepping up to new opportunities, and creating cultures that prosper in the face of challenge. Before launching his business, Gerry enjoyed a long and successful career with some of the world’s most respected firms—like American Express and Pfizer Inc. He has led multi-million dollar lines of business across many areas. Gerry holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from New York University.  He’s also taught executive leadership at the Colorado State University School of Professional Studies, and he has been a TEDx Speaker. Watch Gerry’s TEDx talk at:


Learn more about Gerry at: Follow him on LinkedIn at: or on Twitter: @gerryval


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