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The Resilience Dividend:
The Payoff of Learning How to Bounce Back


David Hunnicutt, PhD, Principal
David Hunnicutt Int'l LLC


Physical Courage Keynote



Resilience is the ability to rebound after a setback or failure–and it might just be the single most important characteristic anyone can possess. But why do some people bounce back when it comes to conquering adversity and others give in? Fortunately, the new science of change is revealing amazing answers to this question—answers that were once thought to be inexplicable. In this groundbreaking second session, participants will be immersed into the fascinating world of resilience and discover how to harness its power. Drawing from the latest research, this session will captivate your attention in learning more about what it takes to prepare your people to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Learning Objectives:
  • Resilience Clarified: What resilience really is and why it’s essential to you and your workplace.
  • Resilience Personified: The tangible benefits of resilience demonstrated in one of the greatest case studies of all time.
  • Resilience Declassified: The 3 specific keys to building resilient employees and the significant outcomes you can expect to experience.


This program is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEUs) through NWI and NCHEC, and pending approval for SHRM.

Keynote Biography: 

When it comes to helping leaders create meaningful and enduring change, David Hunnicutt is one of the nation’s best. Driven by an ardent passion for building cultures that work, he has helped leaders from all walks of life create change–especially when that change is hard.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Hunnicutt has delivered more than 500 keynotes for some of the most notable organization and conferences in the country including the United Nations, The London Stock Exchange, Union Pacific Railroad, John Deere, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Motors, Notre Dame University, the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, the National Chamber of Commerce, the Department of the Navy, Stanford University, ConEdison, Johnson & Johnson and many, many others.
David Hunnicutt’s opinions and expertise have also appeared in such news services as the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Bloomberg Business Week, CBS News, Reuters and the Boston Globe.
Prior to establishing his own consulting and training firm, David was the CEO of WELCOA for twenty years. Under his leadership, WELCOA became one of the most respected business and health organizations in the country. Today, David is concentrating his energies on training the next generation of leaders through his newest initiative, Great At Work®.

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