Colin Lord

Camp Counselor

A Pandemic, A Tornado, and a Bombing: Lessons Learned From Managing A Team Through 2020

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 1

mental health
soft skills
work-life balance

2020 was a long year for everyone. It was even longer in Nashville, Tennessee. The week before the COVID-19 shutdown, an EF-3 tornado moved through downtown. Nine months later, a bomb went off in the same area. Until March 2020, my team worked in person in the heart of downtown Nashville. The day before the tornado hit, we kicked off a challenging multi-year project. None of us knew our kickoff dinner that night would be the last time we were all together in person. There isn’t a book or a guide about managing a team through a pandemic, a tornado, and a bombing. I don’t claim to have all the answers. Some things worked, others not so much. We’ll discuss lessons learned from a truly strange and unsettling year in this talk. I hate that these things happened. But two years later, our team has found positives out of it.


There are no prerequisites for this talk. Everyone has had their own unique 2020 experience.

favorited by:
Colin Lord Noah Jenkins Katherine Sanders Sharon Cichelli Paige Niedringhaus