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Build Personal Resilience


  • May 19-20, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $1900  (#25308)   FULL
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM
  • Aug 24-25, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $1900  (#25309)   REGISTER
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM


Resilience is adapting well to sources of stress and adversity. It is often described as our ability to “bounce back.”

Today each of us is experiencing extraordinary demands on our Personal Resilience: How can we possibly find ways to bounce back in such a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous)?

During this 2-day course we explore:

  • Why Resilience Skills are more effective in our VUCA world than Stress Management.
  • Which Resilience Skills can be practiced and improved.
  • The small behavioral steps which can make a big difference in Personal Resilience.
  • How my Personal Resilience both supports - and hinders - Resilience in others.

We use a personalized, practical, skills-based approach to enhancing awareness and development of Personal Resilience skills.

The course is grounded in the latest, evidence-based research and best practice. We avoid the panaceas of ‘pop’ psychology.

How You Will Benefit

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Assess your own Personal Resilience by focusing on the effectiveness of your Coping process rather than on your Stress outcomes.
  2. Practice behavior changes related to your own Optimism, Emotional Intelligence and Connections as paths toward enhancing your own Personal Resilience skills.
  3. Determine which Resilience behavior adjustments and insights offer you the greatest personal benefits in adapting better to sources of stress and adversity.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for experienced supervisors, managers, and non-supervisory professionals (typically GS12-GS15).


Unless the course is listed as RESIDENTIAL, lodging and meals are not included in the tuition.