1) Have students pair up and brainstorm a bullet list written on the board: What does it mean to be adaptable? What are some situations in your professional career where you might need to practice adaptability? When have you had to adapt to major changes in your current job? What are some character traits that make you more adaptable? How does being adaptable affect your personal life?
2) Engage students in a discussion based on their responses, writing pertinent responses on the board.
3) Focus on:
a. Dealing with job loss b. Dealing with a new job in a new career field c. Dealing with changing responsibilities in a current job d. Needing to move (possibly to another country) for a job e. Necessity of open-mindedness, rationality, curiosity, and flexibility f. Dealing with personal crisis g. Dealing with personal demands of being a working adult, or a working parent, or a working adult child of an aging parent h. Dealing with commitments to volunteer organizations, churches, charities, or neighborhood associations