The COVID-19 pandemic is putting new and unforeseen pressures on everyone. The pandemic has taken a profound psychological and emotional toll on us all. In this regard, behavioral and social science researchers have identified some strategies to help us deal with our fears, and even rise to the challenge of supporting others during this unprecedented time.
Quality Enhancement Cell organized a number of training sessions for the faculty and students of CUST during this pandemic. These training sessions were organized aiming to equip students and faculty for online classes, and to motivate them to fight pandemic. In this continuation, QEC arranged a seminar titled “Pandemic and Human Resilience” for the faculty members of CUST on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The seminar was arranged with the support of Biosciences department. Presenter of the session was American trainer, Mr. Sean G. Kaufman, CEO and Founding Partner of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions (B-BIS, LLC) USA. Sean G. Kaufman has several years of experience in the fields of behavioral management and modification, organizational development, crisis and risk communication and emergency preparedness in public health and business organizations. He has served on the Board of Commissioners at the National Center for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), was a trustee for the Professional Development for the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), and Past-President of the Georgia Federation for Professional Health Educators (GFPHE).
The seminar was attended by around 50 faculty members from all the departments of CUST. The session offered insights and tips on how to tap your inner resilience during the current pandemic. The trainer explained how to cope and help others cope with the grief, stress, and anxiety caused by COVID – 19 pandemic. He shared some effective strategies to help us deal with our fears, and even rise to the challenge of supporting others during this unprecedented time. The seminar was very beneficial, where the participants actively interacted with the presenter and asked questions. All the participants appreciated the trainer for his effective session. Dean QEC, Dr. Amir Qayyum acknowledged and appreciated the presenter for taking out time for such an effective session. He also thanked Biosciences department for their support in arranging this seminar.