Schedule - September 10, 2019

8:15am-8:45am

Registration & check in

9:00am

JOY MILLER, PHD, LCPC, CEO-RESILIENCY 2019, Introduction of morning speakers and objectives

9:00am-9:30am

SURVIVORS, THRIVERS AND RESILIENCY- JOY MILLER PHD, LCPC. An introduction to terminology, definitions, characteristics and the relationship of resiliency in the realm of positive psychology.

9:30am-10:30am

#CHILL SO YOU CAN DEAL: GRASS GROWS THROUGH CONCRETE-BRYAN ROBINSON, PHD. #CHILL isn't just something you do. It's a mindset- a way of remaining resilient in the busy world we live in- a way of coping with hardships, obstacles, and unexpected frustrations- when everything around you refuses to cooperate with your wishes and desires. Dr. Robinson will lead you to what he calls the state of #CHILL and take the mystery out of finding balance and maintaining a sane life without stress.

10:30-10:45

BREAK

10:45-11:15

STRATEGIC RESILIENCY ACTIVITIES (interactive)

11:15-12:15

LOOKING UP: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON RESILIENCY-MICHELLE SULLIVAN Michele is a highly viewed TED TALK speaker born with dwarfism, who, in spite of being looked down upon by others, learned to look up: to lead with an elevated view of others, a philosophy that landed her at the helm of one of the world most prominent philanthropy organizations and ultimately changed the course of millions of lives. While Michele's height presented challenges that are different from those most have experienced (including uniquely humorous moments), it allowed her to develop resiliency and "grit" literally and figuratively throughout her life. With inspiring style, she offers unique strategies for resiliency which attest to the fundamental role one's perspective plays in becoming a resilient person.

12:15-1:15

LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)

1:15-1:30

INTRODUCTION AFTERNOON SPEAKERS & OBJECTIVES

1:30pm-2:30pm

THRIVING WHILE SURVIVING: USING HUMOR TO ENHANCE YOUR RESILIENCY- MONICA PARKER Parker will focus on the powerful use of using humor to enhance resiliency. In life, just like the weather, there are sunny days and rainy days. But when the occasional tsunami arrives, resilience is the undercoating that we need to protect ourselves. Parker explores strategies for resilience and flexibility that we all need to make it through those moments when the unexpected comes our way.

2:30pm-2:45pm

BREAK

2:45pm-3:00pm

STRATEGIES & TECHNIQUES & PERSONAL ENHANCEMENT: RESILIENCY ACTIVITIES

3:00pm-3:45pm

A SURVIVOR'S REFLECTIONS ON RESILIENCY-FRITZIE FRITZSHALL, President Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center. Ms. Fritzshall is one of the few remaining Auschwitz Concentration Camp survivors and is internationally known for her work with Holocaust studies and it promises to be a powerful view of survival and resiliency. Fritzie literally stood at the entrance of the Auschwitz gas chamber and fate intervened. We will explore her reflections on survival, resiliency and the powerful strategies for endurance. Included in this presentation, participants will be part of the first downstate presentation of the immersive holographic Holocaust survivor experience. Our presentation will also include a live interactive demonstration of the ground-breaking "hologram" permanent exhibition in "real-time" sponsored through the technology of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center.

3:45pm-4:00pm

Closing remarks, evaluation, announcement of speaker for resiliency 2020 and CE distribution.

6.0 hours