Guest Lecture on Resilience in Management by Prof. Dr. Charlotte Förster (Chemnitz University of Technology)

21.05.2024 | 20:10

On May 20, 2024, almost 100 participants gathered on the Zoom platform to attend a highly anticipated guest lecture by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Charlotte Förster from Chemnitz University of Technology. This event, organized as part of the joint project “Educational Bridge Chemnitz-Lviv 2024” under the program “Digital Ukraine” of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, brought together bachelor’s and master’s students from the Management programs, as well professors at Ivan Franko Lviv National University.

Professor Förster, a renowned expert in European Management, shared her profound insights on a topic of immense relevance: “Resilience in Times of Crisis: Insights into the Resilience of Individuals and Organizations.” The lecture was particularly relevant given the ongoing war in Ukraine, offering valuable perspectives on how to build resilience in the face of instability caused by the Russian invasion.

The lecture was specifically organized for master’s students in the course “Economic Security and Crisis Management” (Assoc. Prof. Kokhan M.O.) and bachelor’s students in the course “Organization Theory” (Assoc. Prof. Vyklyuk M.I.) of the educational program “Management of Organizations and Administration.”

The session saw active participation and lively discussions among students. Students engaged in a deep discussion on the personal traits that help individuals remain resilient during crises. They shared their own experiences and reflections on the personal qualities that bolster their resilience. Furthermore, the conversation extended to exploring what situations can foster resilience and how organizations can support the development of personal resilience. Students and Professor Förster exchanged views on practical strategies that organizations can implement to nurture a resilient workforce.

Professor Förster’s expertise in organizational resilience and leadership in European management research provided the attendees with a robust framework for understanding and enhancing resilience both at individual and organizational levels. The lecture was not only an academic enrichment but also an inspiring call to action for all participants, encouraging them to develop and strengthen their resilience in these challenging times.

We are deeply grateful to Professor Dr. Charlotte Förster for her insightful presentation and for taking the time to engage with our academic community. Her willingness to share her knowledge and experience has left a lasting impact on all who attended.