Building Resilience


We know technology skills are critical, but there are so many other skills that are critical as well. As we look to the future, it’s important for all of us to learn how to manage through times of change while continuing to grow in ways we’re proud of. We define resilience as the ability to handle challenges, bounce back smarter and stronger, and thrive in the face of stressors. changing demands and opportunities. Hear about IBM’s approach to resilience, including strategies and insights. Leave with a personalized checklist designed to help you be more resilient!

Who is it for?

This session is great for parents, educators, high school students, and professionals alike!

About the presenters

Sallyanne Oettinger leads the enterprise-wise Resilience program at IBM, which takes a data driven, behavior science based, human centered approach to helping IBMers thrive in times of change and rise to meet the call for transformation. She also oversees global Learning Design and Development, a team that develops learning solutions that helps build the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to deliver value for clients, drive growth of the business, and support engagement and performance among teams. Prior to this role, Sallyanne served as Chief of Staff to the HR Vice President for Leadership, Learning and Inclusion, and was the Talent and Operations Leader for a digital transformation team within IBM’s Digital Business Group. Before  joining IBM, Sallyanne served in various leadership roles in digital learning transformation, design, and higher education. She started her career in HR consulting, working with clients such as Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, and Stanford University. Sallyanne graduated from Boston College with a B.A. English.

Elizabeth Huttner-Loan joined IBM in July 2019 as a Senior Learning Designer. She is the lead designer on the Be Resilient portfolio and has also worked on projects related to Positive Leadership Edge and SAIL. Previously, Elizabeth was a Digital Learning Lab Fellow with the MIT Office of Digital Learning and served as Senior Manager for Online Course Development for the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. She designed and managed MOOCs pertaining to educational transformation and educational technology. Elizabeth values creating meaningful online educational experiences with an emphasis on active learning. She holds a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College and an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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