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Webinar: 2020 Leadership Series - Focus in the Midst of Chaos
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Join us for the second session of our 2020 Leadership Professional Development Webinar Series - Focus in the Midst of Chaos - designed to help us during this global health crisis and as we emerge to shape our shared future.

When: Thursday, April 23rd
10am PT/1pm ET
Where: Virtual, On-line
United States
Presenter: Jessica McGlyn - President, Catalynics

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** Because of the strong interest in this event, we expect the live webinar could fill the available attendence seats.  However, all registrants will receive the webinar recording and related resources.**  


These are turbulent times. At ISSP we are committed to our offer — providing peer-to-peer connection, learning, and inspiration in support of you, our community, and in support of the important work we are advancing collectively. This webinar will help you to develop focus so that you can work on what matters most and with high quality. Focus is a skill we can all cultivate. And it is essential to maintaining a work-life balance.


Even in normal times, we sustainability professionals typically confront competing priorities and disruptions as we manage change across our initiatives. Maintaining focus can be challenging. In times of crisis, it can be even more difficult. 

The learning objectives for this webinar are to:
  • Understand the benefits of focus and what gets in the way
  • Know how to create an activity filter based on what’s most important
  • Learn tools and approaches to reduce and eliminate energy and attention leaks
  • Learn how to create space for  focused “deep work”
  • Learn how to organize your schedule to optimize your focus

In the spirit of generosity during this challenging moment, we are making this a free offering to all.   ISSP members will have first access to live attendance and participation in an on-line discussion forum.  However, all registrants will receive the webinar recording and related resources.  



Jessica McGlyn is President of Catalynics, a consultancy with the mission to help organizations develop and implement strategy, partnerships, and leadership skills to achieve environmental and social goals. Catalynics uses the tools and approaches of leadership development, coaching and design thinking to enable social impact professionals and organizations maximize their impact. Some of Jessica’s clients include DuPont, UN Environment, USAID, Conservation International, PepsiCo, Enviva, World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund.

Prior to Catalynics, Jessica was Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) North American office. In that role, she engaged global corporations from over 20 industry sectors in sustainable development programs and policy initiatives. Jessica has also served in several corporate engagement and policy roles at World Wildlife Fund. She began her career as an environmental and sustainability specialist with International Paper Corporation.

Jessica is an ICF Associate Certified Coach and certified in leadership coaching through American University. She is also certified in Everything DISC and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Assessments. She is a certified ISSP-SA Sustainability Professional and the ISSP Mid-Atlantic regional coordinator. She serves on the Board of IUCN North America. Jessica holds a Masters in Forest Science from Yale University.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys surfing, rock climbing, hiking, weight lifting, yoga, biking, and writing fiction for fun. 



ISSP credential holders will earn 0.5 CEUs for attending this webinar.