Wednesday | 1:55 – 2:40 p.m.
Strategic Alignment

“Resiliency” and “agility” are often discussed yet rarely understood in the context of implementing these skills within organizations. Companies increasingly recognize the need to evolve the organization in order to grow, or at least keep pace in a climate where innovation is critical to success—or even survival. But your people don’t know how to unlock their potential.

Why? Human brains aren’t naturally wired to deal with or initiate change. Our cognitive biases hold us back from adapting to the most common disruptions thrust upon us. They also stop us from inciting the kind of innovative thought that ultimately benefits our organizations and ourselves. Fortunately, research has proven we can retrain our brains to be more resilient and agile at any age and stage in our career.

What will you learn?

  • What it means to be resilient and agile and why it’s critical to develop these skills
  • Strategies to change individuals’ behavior to positively impact the entire organization
  • How other companies have employed successful resiliency and agility training


Casey Mulqueen, Ph.D., Senior Director of Learning & Development, The TRACOM Group
Dr. Casey Mulqueen is often asked to define “resilience” and “agility” and describe their impact on organizational effectiveness. As the architect behind the Adaptive Mindset learning series, he helps connect research and theories to practical, actionable training concepts. Dr. Mulqueen’s work has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Fast Company. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology and the International Association of Applied Psychology
David Collins, President & CEO, The TRACOM Group
David’s insights on breakthrough research related to brain function compel us to think differently about how we design training, and how we conduct actionable learning that helps people discover their hidden barriers to higher performance. He has facilitated resiliency and agility training programs to audiences around the world. David oversees a full suite of social intelligence solutions at TRACOM, has co-authored the “SOCIAL STYLE & Versatility Facilitator Handbook,” and is frequently requested as a guest speaker by associations, businesses and universities.