Upcoming Webinar – January 29, 2021 – Dr. Francis Battisti, PhD

by Avila Institute Staff

January 6, 2021


The Resilient Leader: Guiding Your Organization in
Times of Crisis and Change


Speaker: Francis Battisti, PhD


Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

As we enter into 2021, many of us are searching for ways to sustain ourselves as we continue to navigate life in a pandemic. This webinar is geared towards the leaders of healthcare teams who need some encouragement and advice as they continue to lead their teams through the everchanging protocols that come with COVID- 19 and its unpredictability.

As a leader within your team, a key responsibility is to lead with a resilient, affirmative mindset. Through this webinar, you will learn ways to better understand and assess individual team members' readiness for change. Drawing from the principles of Resilience theory, participants will also better understand the importance of creating a resilient, life-enhancing culture and the activities that help us do that. The following topical areas will be covered during this webinar:

The following topics will be covered in this program: 
  • Psychological impacts of ongoing crisis and isolation
  • The Six P’s of Resilience
  • Principles of a resilient leader management style
  • A Plan of Action for implementation

Please note that this livestreamed webinar is a repeat of the December 10, 2020 livestreamed webinar.

Learn more about Dr. Francis Battisti, PhD: 

Noted educator, speaker, psychotherapist, consultant, and author, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, offers individuals and organizations a pathway to explore their potential and move toward desired transformation. His national reputation in the fields of healthy aging, motivation, health enhancement, and conflict disposition are manifest in his work with numerous corporations and major healthcare organizations, as well as governmental committees. His presentations have been offered throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.   

Dr. Battisti was the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer and Full Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Broome Community College, where he was the 2011 Recipient of the State University of New York Distinguished Professorship for Service and a 1989 Recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a member of the State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Academy. As a Full Professor he taught courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theory and Practice, and Introduction to Social Work and Welfare, which motivated many of his students to continue their studies as Social Workers and Psychologists.   

Dr. Battisti maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over thirty years, treating individuals and couples. He also has consulted to long-term care communities throughout the United States. His emphasis now is in community responses to mental health needs and how to address them.   

Francis has been recognized by “The Morning Knights Toastmaster Award” for Excellence in Communication and Leadership as well as The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter as the honoree of the “Memory Makers Award, “for his efforts to make the Southern Tier a better place to live and work. He is also the recipient of “The David Malcom Award”, in recognition of his Exemplary Service to the Homeless. Francis is the author of Checchino: A Father & Son Journey Toward Dusk and co-author of Tomorrow’s Weigh…The No-Diet Way to Lose Weight. His articles include: “Leveraging Workforce Research to Attract, Manage, and Retain High-Performance Employees”, “Harnessing the Diversity and Power of Your Team! Developing and Sustaining Highly Effective Teams Ensures Your Competitive Edge”, and “Advancing the Bottom Line and Service Quality via a Culture of Employee Retention.”   

Dr. Battisti received his Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University. He lives with his wife, Dr. Helen Battisti, in Upstate New York and is an avid believer in pursuing one’s passion.


Participants may be eligible to earn up to 1.0 continuing education hours based on attendance. This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours by NAB (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards)/ NCERS (National Continuing Education Review Service). Program approval #20211209-1-A72341-DL.

DOMAINS OF PRACTICE: 20.12, 50.18, 50.19.

Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0265. Participants can earn 1.0 Contact Hours.

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