Bouncing Forward: Resilience in the Face of Change | Mini-Video Series with Dennis Hoiberg

Dennis Hoiberg, Lessons Learnt Consulting

Dennis Hoiberg, Lessons Learnt Consulting

In late November through Mid-December, the Northern Crops Institute hosted Dennis Hoiberg of Lessons Learnt Consulting, Melbourne, Australia. Dennis is an expert in resiliency, stress management, and dealing with change in rural and farm economies. Dennis has over thirty years working in rural environments in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, places that are no strangers to extreme weather, market, and financial risks. Building resilient communities with the ability to manage change is an important component of building strong agricultural communities with a value added mindset.

During his visit, Dennis had the chance to visit with over one thousand individuals and conducted over twenty different presentations; spreading his message of HOPE (Habits, Optimism, Planning, Enacting) with a blend of science, humor, and real life experience.

“The receptiveness of the people, the willingness of people to listen to my message, and the willingness of people to share their experience, highlighted the need for the message.” Said Hoiberg.

With the help of NDSU Ag Communication, NCI collaborated with Dennis to produce an 8 part mini-video series, "Bouncing Forward: Resilience in the Face of Change", with the hope of spreading his message across the country.

Dennis’ trip was made possible with financial help from AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Minnesota Wheat, Minnesota Corn, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Bouncing Forward: Resilience in the Face of Change Mini-Video Series

Part 1: Three Great Lies

Part 2: Planks of Resilience

Part 3: Developing Effective Habits

Part 4: HOPE Model

Part 5: Key Messages

Part 6: Four Great Questions

Part 7: What is Your Why

Part 8: You Gotta Do