Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity: How RDNs Can Thrive Amidst the Unknown

Sunday, October 18
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157528

Associations, corporations, teams, and individuals operate in an environment that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, or VUCA. This environment can be overwhelming, resulting in significant disruptions. RDNs and NDTRs are no exception to the impact of a VUCA world in their personal and professional lives.
The session will explore external factors from the organizational and psychological aspects of VUCA to professional and personal implications for RDNs and NDTRs. The session will weave together VUCA principles, including preparedness, anticipation, evolution, and intervention, with an understanding of the key techniques of strategic planning, decision making, risk mitigation, change management, and problem solving. Ultimately, participants will leave with a better understanding of how to thrive in a VUCA world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity characterize our current and future environments.
  • Identify the principles to successfully navigate a VUCA world.
  • Gain practical insight and apply the techniques for RDNs and NDTRs to thrive in a VUCA world.

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.2.3 Demonstrates insight into personal expertise
    and limitations.
  • 3.2.2 Participates in professional and personal
    development activities for career growth and skill
    enhancement.
  • 3.1.1 Identifies strengths and opportunities for selfimprovement and improvement in others.

    Moderator(s)

  • Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity: How RDNs Can Thrive Amidst the Unknown -

    Rebecca Kelly, PhD, MAE, RDN, FAND

    Element Health, Inc.

  • Speaker(s)

  • Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity: How RDNs Can Thrive Amidst the Unknown -

    Rory Pace, MPH, RD, FAND

    Corporate Director of Nutrition Services

    Satellite Healthcare

  • Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity: How RDNs Can Thrive Amidst the Unknown -

    David Ballard, PsyD, MBA

    Organizational Consultant

    Independent, United Kingdom