This document is a slide deck used by Doug Walker during his “Leading in a Time of Crisis” webinar. The webinar recording can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/415084430
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Confident leadership in the time of crisis is crucial for the survival of organizations facing difficult and uncertain times. Although some factors in response and recovery to a crisis are out of a leader’s control, there are ways to manage uncertainty using five basic elements known to support immediate and long-term “resilience”. How leaders in AISA schools communicate, conduct themselves and manage their mental wellness during times of risk and crisis can have a significant impact on how their school community reacts and responds, which in turn impacts the overall long-term health and wellness of a school community. The leadership must understand that communication, in and of itself, is an effective mental wellness intervention. Also managing one’s mental wellness, and how they conduct themselves will also influence whether their leadership is strengthened or diminished throughout a school community’s response and recovery to the large-scale impact of COVID-19.
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