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Developing Personal Resilience

1-day course.

Course Objectives

To enable delegates to take the challenges and changes of the modern workplace in their stride, and increase their ability to take on new challenges.


This training has been developed to meet a demand that was originally identified by colleagues, coaching clients and people on fast-track career paths.  By proactively embedding resilient behaviours and learning to recognise and respond positively to stressful situations people are more able to deliver high performance over the long term.   


Resilience is the ability to withstand pressure and recover quickly from setbacks. Extensive research has identified 10 resilience factors that can be grouped into mental, physical, emotional and personal dimensions.  Personal resilience can be improved through training and practise.

Key Benefits

As a result of fully participating in the course delegates will know how to

  • Stay calm under pressure.
  • Improve health and wellness for sustainable performance.
  • Create an optimal state for performing in challenging situations.
  • Embrace changes at work and in life.
  • Overcome setbacks and maintain their self-belief.
  • Improve productivity through better prioritisation and focus on high value activities.
  • Provide a shared language and framework to make discussion about resilience ‘acceptable’.
  • Put their learning into practise in the workplace by creating their own personal action plan during the course.

Training Style

The course is interactive and contains a variety of group and individual exercises, including case studies, personal reflection and action planning.

Who is it for?

Developing Resilience is suitable for anyone in an organisation; it is especially beneficial to anyone experiencing change, balancing multiple roles, travelling extensively or preparing for promotion. You might find this Wheel of Resilience useful to consider how you score on 10 resilience habits.





Key Content

  • Resilience and its impact on performance.
  • Dimensions of resilience: mental, physical, emotional, personal.
  • Ten resilience factors (realistic optimism, facing fear, moral compass, spirituality, social support, resilient role models, physical fitness, mental fitness, empathy, values and beliefs).
  • Personal resilience self-audit.
  • Managing expectations and saying 'no' constructively.
  • Burnout – the warning signs.
  • Taking action.

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  • This course is available as Open Training If no dates are listed please email to be notified when new dates become available.
  • All our courses can be delivered at the client’s preferred venue (e.g. workplace or local hotel)


The content and examples can be tailored to meet your organisation's specific requirements.

Contact us to book or find out more

Every client’s needs are different. We offer a flexible delivery model and collaborative approach to deliver a complementary solution that integrates with your leadership strategy and existing training portfolio. Find out more in Services, or Contact Us to enquire about tailoring courses to meet your needs, master classes, webinars, open courses, bespoke training or broader leadership development solutions.

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Our approach

Our high quality instructor-led leadership training:

  • Delivers practical, actionable skills and behaviours
  • Informs and encourages dialogue to interpret ‘best practice’ into ‘future practice’
  • Focuses on the person, their growth and maximising their potential
  • Emphasises performance, effectiveness and solutions
  • Joins the dots between executive vision and front-line delivery

Actionable insights

  • Delegates are encouraged to question, discuss and challenge the material whether they are newly recruited graduates or members of the board.
  • All our trainers are current practitioners in their field and have cross-industry experience so delegates are ably supported to derive their own context-specific insights and action plans.


Angela's turnaround and programme management skills are exemplary. She gained the confidence of the board and led 11 work streams to a successful go-live. Angela is professional, capable, approachable, resourceful, and calm under pressure.
- Mark Trumper, previously senior manager at Accenture now NHS

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