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  • Resilience K-cafe presentation Phillipa Bayley 170909

    1. 1. Resilience Bristol Knowledge Café September 2009 Philippa Bayley
    2. 2. A disclaimer…
    3. 3. What is resilience? The ability to dance with whatever life brings - Bob Stilger
    4. 4. Resilient….hmmm Nimble Resourceful Creative Flexible Adaptive/adaptable Positive Forward-looking Community/people Bounce back
    5. 5. What is resilience? The ability to dance with whatever life brings - Bob Stilger “… pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again…” adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats and stress capacity of a system to undergo change and still retain its basic function and structure
    6. 6. Who is it important for? Individuals Families Communities Cities, regions, nations… Species and ecosystems
    7. 7. Can we build resilience? Personal resilience and community resilience are closely intertwined - Bob Stilger <ul><li>Are they the same thing? </li></ul><ul><li>Which comes first? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do it? </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Building individual resilience: </li></ul><ul><li>A resilient person: </li></ul><ul><li>Thinks well of themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Trusts others </li></ul><ul><li>Regulates their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains positive expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes intellectual and emotional intelligence in problem solving </li></ul>
    9. 9. “… resilience is an ongoing interaction between nature and nurture, encouraged by supportive relationships…” Froma Walsh <ul><li>Making meaning of adversity </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining a positive outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Finding purpose beyond self, family and trouble through spiritual convictions </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience therapy - Angie Hart, University of Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to “bounce up”, not just bounce back </li></ul>
    10. 10. Building community resilience: <ul><li>Built from the bottom; built into the fabric of the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>experiential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Empowerment of individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personal development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open communication </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Collective genius” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Involve unlikely partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>our own resilience is not enough </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Building resilient systems </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>“ Resilience Thinking” </li></ul><ul><li>Managing, rather than building resilience </li></ul>Resilient social-ecological systems have the potential to sustain development in a manner that does not lead to loss of future options. Resilient systems provide capacity for renewal and innovation in the face of rapid transformation and crisis.
    12. 12. <ul><li>Properties of resilient systems </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Work with natural cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Modular (vs. over connected) </li></ul><ul><li>Tight feedbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, experimentation, change </li></ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystem Services </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>A few further thoughts: </li></ul><ul><li>We Can Do That Around Here (Annie Hudson) </li></ul><ul><li>Common themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Positive outlook - flexible optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Communication/community </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment - agency, mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Coherent narrative - shared or individual </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>Context dependent - no one-size fits all

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