In November 2020, the MA in Professional Communications students participated in a series of guest lectures on Democracy and the Media.
We are grateful to our guests, Dr. Richard Davis, Brigadier General Janzen, Dr. Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Dr. Peter Malachy Ryan, and Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes for their very informative presentations and opportunities for further discussion.
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of being an effective problem solver and having the ability to quickly adapt and pivot in the face of the unknown.
Today, there is a greater need than ever for an increased tolerance for ambiguity and for the capacity to generate insight that will support us as we navigate through these uncertain times. If we are to emerge to a new normal with collective insights and better ways of being, we need to build our resiliency and communication skills.
COVID-19 has introduced a new level of stress to all organizations, with so many of us adjusting to a new way of living and working. Many people, while feeling stressed and struggling to find a new work/life balance, will resort to common, but unsustainable, coping practices such as working harder and longer.