PMI Sydney Chapter

Recap of Events

Recap of PMI Sydney Chapter Morning Event: 16 June 2020 - Team Resilience – Creating the next edge in project delivery

Team Resilience – Creating the next edge in project delivery


The PMI Sydney Chapter is privileged to have Silvia de Ridder, Managing Director of Unconscious Potential presenting an interesting topic, ‘Team Resilience - Creating the next edge in project delivery’.

Silvia de Ridder


Silvia works with organizations in the areas of leadership, people, and team development. and has partnered with PMI for the past 10 plus years delivering professional development programs.

Omer, the Director of Events facilitated this session and gave an overture of the presenter and PMI Sydney upcoming events along with important announcements from Ben, the President of the PMI Sydney Chapter.

Silvia started the presentation with the understanding of the word ‘Resilience’ and diving deeper into it. There are 7 elements of Team Resilience: Robust, Resourceful, Perseverance, A Culture of Self Care, Capability, Connected, and Alignment.



Silvia explained that resilient teams are robust enough to manage their role effectively yet agile enough to respond to and be the leaders in change. For performance to be sustained over the longer-term, team challenges need to be managed while preserving employee wellbeing. Resilience enables sustainable performance.

Silvia’s presentation also touches on the need to collectively re-group as a team as new obstacles emerge, to identify a team's capacity to deliver, identifying and accessing internal and external networks and support, understanding and managing the changing needs of stakeholders and tracking the learnings for the team to use post-COVID-19.

There were many interesting and impressive questions from the participants which were answered in detail by Silvia. A total of 20 participants joined this session.

TeamResilience Participants


At the end of the presentation, all participants were moved into smaller breakout rooms to share their thoughts, experiences and to discuss the strategies they are enacting to support the resilience of their teams or projects at this time.

PMI Sydney Thanks Silvia for delivering an inspiring and zealous presentation and hopes to collaborate more in the future.



PMI Sydney Events Team

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