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19 Jun
​Managing in Uncertainty: Virtual FSDP Workshop
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops, Virtual

Target Audience

Staff, Faculty

Website

http://www2.hr.pitt.edu/FSDP/

University Unit
Office of Human Resources
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​Managing in Uncertainty: Virtual FSDP Workshop

In the opening chapter of M. Scott Peck’s very famous book “The Road Less Traveled,” drawn from his experience as a psychotherapist, he offers this: “Life is difficult. This is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” That life is uncertain is not a new or novel idea, and certainly in the Age of COVID-19 that truth has been brought home in alarming ways, as we sit and wait, feeling helpless, and occasionally hopeful. But still, we meet each day somehow, with a certain dread, but also some sense of gratitude. It is that capacity for duality, that enables us to carry on somehow.

All of us, if we had our way, would prefer the comfort of certainty. To be sure, it is less challenging, but it is also rare. The fact is that most of us live our lives day in, day out, with ambiguity, contradiction, inconsistency, doubt and uncertainty as our companions. So how do we still manage to get out of bed each day?

In this final workshop of the series, we will consider how we might better live and manage in a world in which uncertainty is a given. Both professionally and personally, it means finding a balance between optimism and realism, and understanding that uncertainty is a fundamental part of decision making. And although we might not become its’ master, we might minimize the prospect of becoming its servant.

Presenter: Paul Klein, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration 
  Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This program will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the registration link below.

Who Should Attend: Faculty, and staff who supervise the work of other staff

Register for this session.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP) will be modified to ensure the health and safety of the entire Pitt community. All in-person workshops will be suspended with some adapted to be presented virtually.

Dial-In Information

This workshop will be presented remotely using Microsoft Teams. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date. Please register at www2.hr.pitt.edu/FSDP.

Friday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

​Managing in Uncertainty: Virtual FSDP Workshop

In the opening chapter of M. Scott Peck’s very famous book “The Road Less Traveled,” drawn from his experience as a psychotherapist, he offers this: “Life is difficult. This is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” That life is uncertain is not a new or novel idea, and certainly in the Age of COVID-19 that truth has been brought home in alarming ways, as we sit and wait, feeling helpless, and occasionally hopeful. But still, we meet each day somehow, with a certain dread, but also some sense of gratitude. It is that capacity for duality, that enables us to carry on somehow.

All of us, if we had our way, would prefer the comfort of certainty. To be sure, it is less challenging, but it is also rare. The fact is that most of us live our lives day in, day out, with ambiguity, contradiction, inconsistency, doubt and uncertainty as our companions. So how do we still manage to get out of bed each day?

In this final workshop of the series, we will consider how we might better live and manage in a world in which uncertainty is a given. Both professionally and personally, it means finding a balance between optimism and realism, and understanding that uncertainty is a fundamental part of decision making. And although we might not become its’ master, we might minimize the prospect of becoming its servant.

Presenter: Paul Klein, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration 
  Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This program will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the registration link below.

Who Should Attend: Faculty, and staff who supervise the work of other staff

Register for this session.

---

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP) will be modified to ensure the health and safety of the entire Pitt community. All in-person workshops will be suspended with some adapted to be presented virtually.

Dial-In Information

This workshop will be presented remotely using Microsoft Teams. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date. Please register at www2.hr.pitt.edu/FSDP.

Friday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Target Audience

Staff, Faculty

University Unit
Office of Human Resources