Presenter: Andre Piazza, Octanage

Achieving a successful career demands hard work and resilience, especially at the beginning. This Career Development Summit will provide strategies for young or future professionals to overcome difficult periods in their careers.

Professionals are becoming aware that the journey to success increasingly includes moments in which reality does not match expectations. Recent Neuroscience findings shed light on how humans process those situations and open the door for us to act confidently and compassionately grow when faced with the inevitability of failure.

  • Can we mature our individual and collective emotions to where we process these situations more freely, learn in the process and come back willing to perform better as a team?
  • What if we could increase our ability to bounce back stronger from these situations?

This interactive, two-way presentation will challenge participants to do just that.
You’ll learn:

  1. Defining failure and learning
  2. The Neuroscience findings on how humans learn
  3. Strategies to connect and influence others: the SCARF model
  4. The Drama Triangle: 3 roles we often use to tell stories ... and the issues involved in those narratives
  5. How cognitive reappraisal can improve individual and team's ability to connect and learn
  6. Leading change using these constructs: failure, insights, patterns, lessons, commitments
  7. A step-by-step process to make all these things happen, graciously

The summit is open to all attendees of the Fall Meeting. However, space is limited and preregistration is required. Register here


  • Isabel Gessner, University of Cologne
  • Monica Jung de Andrade, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Maia Mombrú, Universidad de la República
  • Maria Eugenia Perez Barthaburu, Universidad de la Republica-CURE