Resilience in the Workplace
Workshop Series: Putting Resilience into Practice in the Workplace
Resilience is the capacity to survive and thrive in the face of stressors and shocks. Learn what that means in real life, and how to become more resilient as individuals, organizations and communities. Learn about key concepts of resilience such as passive survivability, social capital and social equity, and business continuity. Learn how to deploy the Building Resilience process in your projects using real world examples.
Building resilience means planning for change in ways that make you better off now. By leveraging and linking the work organizations are already doing on sustainability, risk management, emergency preparedness and business continuity, you can create new opportunities that improve the public good and the bottom line. USGBC-LA Building Resilience-LA program has developed a methodology for busting silos and unleashing potential of buildings, organizations and communities so that they can adapt and thrive no matter what disruptions come their way.
This half-day workshop introduces the concepts of resilience through local case studies, including some from Metro. Participants learn how to create opportunities in their work environment for these ideas to be introduced and take hold. This workshop gives an overview of the concepts that are shared in more depth through the introduction to resilience workshop series.
Heather Rosenberg, Director, Building Resilience-LA Program at USGBC-LA
Heather Rosenberg is a USGBC Ginsberg Fellow and leader of Building Resilience-LA, a USGBC-LA program that brings resilience to the building scale. She recently led the development of Building Resilience-LA: A Primer for Facilities. With more than 15 years working on the leading edge of green building and sustainability, she is co-author of the USGBC report "Social Equity in the Built Environment," co-authored the core curriculum for USGBC's Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, and writes and blogs extensively on issues of social equity and resilience. An ecologist by training, Heather formerly served as a principal at CTG Energetics, where she worked on sustainability projects in buildings, communities and local governments. She was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the City of LAâs Innovation and Performance Commission, and serves on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Resilience Panel-Social and Economic Committee and the USGBC Social Equity Working Group.