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Keynote Speaker - Lance Burdett - Warn International

Keynote Speaker - Lance Burdett - Warn International

Adapting to Adversity


- Understand how our brain stores, processes, and retrieves information.
- Manage uncertainty, adversity, and change.
- How to help others help themselves.

Topics will include:
- Understanding our brain – With a negativity bias consuming up to 80% of our memory, this increases the effects of fight-flight-freeze that leads us to worry & catastrophise. Talking, reading, and writing overcomes this automatic process.
- The impact of ongoing changes – Managing uncertainty reduces overthinking. Managing emotions reduces the impact of negative events in your life. Handling change and dealing with unwanted behaviours of change; multi-tasking and procrastination.
- Debriefing negative events – Three methods of debriefing to reduce the impact.
- Intervention to help a colleague – Identify when a colleague is struggling and how to safely guide them to help that is less confrontational than other suggestions.
- Managing personal stress – Understanding why we tend to help others more than ourself, how to switch off after a busy day, and ways to get a better night’s sleep.

- Reduced stressors.
- Increased motivation.
- A resilient workforce.


About the Presenter:
Following a successful career in construction, Lance Burdett spent 22 years in the NZ Police, 13 as a crisis negotiator. He brings experience training in New Zealand, Australia, England, and the USA with the elite units of police, prisons, emergency services, the military, and the FBI.

Lance has a Master of Arts majoring in Terrorism, Safety, & Security, a Diploma in Policing, a Diploma in Business Studies, and is completing a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. He is a published author of the bestselling books – Behind The Tape 
and Dark Side of the Brain – with a third book on managing anxiety due in August 2024. Lance also makes regular media appearances.

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