Colin Lord

Camp Counselor

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

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: African 50

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.


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

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