From Surviving to Thriving: Your Journey to Career Resilience

Here's something you've probably noticed – layoffs are on the rise, and lately, it seems like everyone's switching jobs more than ever. Layoffs happen all of the time. Instead of worrying if it will happen to you, a better strategy is to focus on building your career resilience. In this session, Brenda L. Peterson, The Layoff Lady, shares her strategies for building career resilience and guides you through three strategies to help you position yourself to pivot,boost your opportunity readiness, and plan for likely contingencies just in case your employment situation changes drastically.

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Career Resilience is an activity we cannot continue to put on the back burner.


Stepping out of 2023 and into 2024, our work environments have shifted right before our eyes. What might be driving this transformation? A whirlwind of tech innovations, economic rollercoasters, and a workforce that’s redefining what it needs and wants by the minute. 

The sands are shifting. 

And here’s something you’ve probably noticed too – layoffs are on the rise, and lately, it seems like everyone’s switching jobs more than ever (just take a scroll through LinkedIn). The L&D industry is seeing a shift as professionals move between roles and organizations more often than in previous years. Not to mention companies being in a constant state of rightsizing, delayering, and downsizing… basically, it’s a game of corporate musical chairs.

Let’s face it, the concept of a linear career path is rapidly becoming obsolete for everyone, including L&D.

Within this context, career resilience emerges as a critical attribute for L&D professionals. Defined as the ability to adapt to change, overcome challenges, and bounce back from setbacks, career resilience is no longer just a desirable trait but a necessity that cannot be overlooked.

Welcome to “From Surviving to Thriving: Your Journey to Career Resilience,” a transformative workshop designed for L&D professionals eager to future-proof their careers in an increasingly uncertain job market and workforce. This workshop is being hosted by the “Layoff Lady” herself, Brenda Peterson! 

In this interactive session, we will tackle the crucial elements of career resilience, equipping you with the strategies and tools not just to survive but thrive in the face of rapid industry changes. Our focus will be on practical, actionable steps that you can implement immediately to strengthen your professional standing and adaptability.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Opportunity Readiness: Prepare yourself to seize opportunities as they arise and determine the main characteristics of career resilience.
  2. Contingency Planning: Develop the skill of contingency planning for your career. This session will guide you through three core strategies for building opportunity readiness.
  3. Planning for a potential reduction in force: What are seven factors that may indicate your employer could be considering a reduction in force (RIF), and what actions you need to take.

What you can expect:

Expect to leave with a personalized strategic plan that puts you in the driver’s seat of your career, equipping you to actively prepare for future opportunities and navigate the shifts and changes of the industry.

This workshop is designed to be highly interactive, with practical exercises, group discussions, and personal reflection. Our goal is to provide actionable insights and tools you can apply immediately to strengthen your career resilience. As L&D professionals, you are accustomed to supporting others in their learning and development. This workshop is an opportunity to focus on your growth and helping you adapt to career change. 

[Note: Be ready to engage, share, and grow in this dynamic setting. Spaces are limited – secure your participation early to join this empowering journey!]


Can’t be there live? We’ve got your back! 

Simply by registering to attend this “Learn Something New” workshop, you will receive the following:

✅ Follow-up email with resources and extra goodies

✅ Copy of the video recording

✅ Copy of the chatbox transcription

✅ Copy of the full session transcript


aptd/cptd pre-approved provider for eligibilitly and recertification points


This program will earn you 1.5 APTD/CPTD certification or recertification points!

May 15 2024

11:00 am CDT - 12:30 pm CDT

From Surviving to Thriving: Your Journey to Career Resilience


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