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Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe to present keynote, Leading Through the Storms, at THRIVE: AMC’s 50th Annual Convention & Trade Show

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

AMC is pleased to announce the keynote presentation in its lineup for THRIVE, the 50th Annual AMC Convention & Trade Show.

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will presentLeading Through the Storms. Her keynote presentation is sponsored by Farm Credit Canada.


In this session designed specifically for leaders, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe explores what staff and teams need to get through uncertain and difficult times. Drawing on her resiliency framework, she explores how to promote and foster resilient practices within your staff and organization and cultivate a workplace culture of community, connection, and engagement that promotes productivity and purposefulness. Hanley-Dafoe will present current research on stress and performance and explain how leaders can mediate distress.

Audiences will learn:

  • How to identify and address stress behaviour compared to misbehaviour.
  • Tactical strategies for moving people through the stages of change and uncertainty.
  • How to use this moment to create the “big opportunity” and make significant, sustainable, and meaningful change.
  • How to hold space and lead difficult conversations.
  • How to incorporate life with work integration practices to sustain leader wellness.

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness

Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness. Her keynotes provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.

Hanley-Dafoe’s work is inspired by personal experience. She learned resiliency from the ground up as someone who has experienced significant obstacles throughout her life. This, combined with more than 16 years of university teaching and research experience, makes Hanley-Dafoe’s work both accessible and relatable while providing realistic and sustainable strategies for understanding and practicing resiliency and wellness.

Hanley-Dafoe is also the author of the award-winning and bestselling book, Calm Within the Storm, which outlines a powerful and achievable path to everyday resiliency. It won the 2022 Silver Nautilus Award in the Psychology/Mental and Emotional Well-Being category.


Join us at THRIVE!

This speaker session, along with six more speaker sessions, a panel discussion, AMC’s Annual General Meeting, Trade Show, and two evenings of fun and entertainment, are all part of THRIVE: AMC’s 50th Annual Convention and Trade Show, a two-day event exclusive to AMC members. THRIVE takes place December 6th and 7th at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, AB.

Don’t miss out – register today to attend!

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