Title: The New Abnormal: Leading In a Strange Global Landscape
Abstract: These are indeed strange times and there is risk in calling it a ‘new normal.’ Loss of community, loss of personal freedom, loss of life should never be normalised. But given the new landscape, how do we lead? In this topical presentation that pulls from psychology, neuroscience and sociology, Monica shares those elements of leadership that need to change to balance the crisis, and those elements that remain and have become even more Important.
Monica brings to the table a vast knowledge of navigating and communicating organisational change. An international speaker and presenter, she is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and has appeared on BBC Worldwide as an authority on workplace strategy.
Beginning her career as a museum exhibition designer for the Wolfsonian in Miami Beach, she has a solid foundational knowledge of people-centred design. Her work as a homicide investigator defending death row inmates for Florida's Department of Justice brought her a more intimate appreciation of the impact of environment on mental health and behaviour.
Monica studied design at the University of Miami and received her MSc (Distinction) in Sustainable Management from Queens University Belfast with a specialism in using data analytics and social science in predictive behaviour.