Resilience in a crisis: part of the Dean’s Series ‘Business As Unusual’

Wednesday 15 July 2020
10.00am – 11.15am (BST)

Crises are caused by events beyond anyone’s control. Resilience is the capacity to survive them. What does that mean in practice? What kind of leadership gives leaders and their organisations greater resilience? How do individuals find in themselves the clarity, stamina and focus to keep going? 

This event will explore the human capacity required to weather extreme volatility and change. What do any of us need to survive, to adapt and to endure? 


Margaret Heffernan produced BBC radio and television programmes for 13 years. Since then, she has run five businesses in the US and UK. She is the author of six books, including Wilful Blindness and UNCHARTED: How to map the future together. Margaret is also a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath.

Panel participants

Geoff McDonald has had a truly global career most recently as Global VP at Unilever. Geoff is now a global advocate, campaigner and consultant in addressing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace and Co-Founder of the Minds@Work network

Veronica Hope-Hailey, University of Bath Vice President for Strategic External Engagement and former Dean of the School of Management. Veronica has worked for over 20 years on issues around leadership of strategic change in organisations with her most recent research focussing on employee engagement, and trust and trustworthiness.

Chris May is CEO and founder of digital healthcare specialists Mayden. He has three passions: using data to improve health outcomes, helping those around him to thrive, and chocolate. He’s currently focussed on mental healthcare and building a business based on agile working practices and self managing teams.

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