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Reflect and Rebuild: Cultivating Positive Growth and Resilience Post-Pandemic
Thursday, July 29, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Host: University of Maryland Alumni Association
Cost: Free to attend

Research conducted by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence LLC found that 2020 was the most stressful year people have ever experienced in their working lives. What is more, many professionals are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety related to re-entering the world. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity and the tools to reflect on how the pandemic affected you professionally and personally and to build practices for positive growth and continued resilience as we re-emerge from COVID-19. 

Passionate about empowering women, Jessika Portney is an executive & leadership coach and founder of Journey On. Jessika has worked in the field of leadership development for over a decade, supporting leaders of all backgrounds and tenures. In addition to her work with private clients, Jessika coaches and facilitates leadership development training programs for non-profit organizations and government agencies. Her approach to leadership has been informed by the cross-cultural experiences she’s sought out: pursuing a graduate degree and teaching English in Rome, facilitating Fulbright fellowships for mid-career leaders from 90 different countries, and implementing USAID projects for Egyptian women pursuing a STEM education.

Jessika obtained an M.A. in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations from St. John’s University in Rome, Italy. She is a 2008 alumna from the University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated with a B.A. dual degree in Communication and Italian Language & Literature. 


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