A resilient person is equipped for the volatile, uncertain, complex and uncertain (VUCA) times we live in.
Resilience is a relatively new idea that has slowly developed as a field of research since the 1950’s. Over the past decade, the use of the term has accelerated and is now widely used in a number of fields including technology, finance, ecology, disaster preparation and people.
In the human dimension, resilience is widely sought in business as a key factor that supports leaders and people to maintain productivity while leading good lives. In schools, resilience is a key theme. Some suggest that the future of education should be based on Resilience, Reason and Responsibility.
Learning to deal with change
In this program, we will learn how resilience applies to dealing with change. We will learn how to define and explain the concept and then how to apply this to better understanding ourselves (insight), Then we will explore mastery – how we manage our bodies, our emotions, and our minds. If we can manage ourselves we can be more present, assertive and agile within a changing environment.
Then we will explore the interpersonal aspects of resilience. We will learn how to understand and influence others more effectively. This includes learning about behavioral styles, resolving conflict and developing a flexible approach.
Finally, we will explore how to create a fulfilling career, be authentic and make a contribution to your world.
A science-based approach
As we work through this material, we must respect that the science is vast. Hundreds of expert researchers devote their lives to just tiny aspects of the material we will cover. Our intention over this workshop is to develop a clear understanding and an ability to apply these ideas in very practical ways.
We also believe that it is important to be able to explain these ideas and practices to those who you work with and those you love.
The objective is to find the right way for participants to include these practices, in an appropriate and achievable way, into their lives.
We will approach each concept from three perspectives:
First, WHY?: Why is this concept important and what are the benefits?
Second, WHAT? Understanding the basic science, models and evidence?
Third, HOW? What can I actually do to make a difference?
This last part is the most important aspect of resilience. At the end of the day it comes down to what you will do. The challenge will be to find the right way for you to include these practices, in an appropriate and achievable way, into your life.
This programme is ideally delivered in half, full or multiple day formats. We recommend participants have completed a Resilience Diagnostic assessment.