Resilience In The Face Of Uncertainty - An Online Course

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Like anyone else, when you face difficult circumstances, uncertainties understandably loom large. Significant life events often create more questions than answers: applying for a job, losing one, sitting exams, relationship break ups and the passing of a loved one for example. Challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic similarly.

Our resilience governs how we respond to these. It explains why we bounce back from setbacks quickly in some instances whilst get stuck in others. For that reason alone, understanding it is a pretty important quality to have.

But what is resilience precisely, do we have a shared understanding of it? Do you have to be taught it or does it already exist inside you? How do you know when it’s present or absent? And if your resilience increased, even by a small amount, how might that alter your approach to a challenge you’re facing at the moment?

The goal of this course is to help you find answers to these four critical questions.

Course structure: two parts

Part 1: Understanding Resilience

Part 1 consists of The Resilience Workshop, hosted by Roger Martin and Paul O’Connell and lasts for 3-hours. We’ll discuss what resilience means for individuals, we’ll debunk some myths about the best way to learn it, and help you discover why, at times, it seems it’s unavailable and what brings it back to the fore.

You can register for the Workshop here.

Part 2: Resilience In Action

This is where you will explore how your own resilience helps you tackle a real-life challenge of your choice. It consists of four online activities which will be available for 14 days after the Workshop. These are:

  • The Daily Reflection:

Each day you’ll receive a video, audio or written communication from the facilitators. The intent behind each is to deepen your understanding of resilience so that new thoughts of your own emerge about your challenge and possible new ways forward.

  • The Questions and Insights Group:

For the facilitators and course participants only, this will be a confidential place on Facebook or LinkedIn in which to ask questions and share news about progress and difficulties with your challenge.

  • The Check In:

An hour-long Zoom call, 7 days after Workshop, to talk about what has emerged so far on the challenge you want to make progress on. This will include areas where people may still feel stuck.

  • The Regroup and Review:

This is the final Zoom call that will take place 14 days after the Workshop. Its purpose is to bring everyone who opted into Part 2 together to share what they’ve learnt about resilience and its impact on their real-life challenge.

Who is it for?

The course is for anyone aged 16 and above. Those invited to attend are either known to us or are family members, friends and colleagues of participants who have worked with us on other tailored programmes we run for clients. It will be of particular help to those who:

  • Are curious about what their resilience consists of and what causes it to fluctuate

  • Get somewhat anxious when their attention is drawn to an uncertain future

  • Can’t yet see a way through challenges these unprecedented times are presenting.

When and where does it take place?

Part 1:

The Resilience Workshop is scheduled for April 21st from 2pm to 5pm.

Part 2:

The Check-In takes place on the 28th April from 2pm – 3pm.

The Regroup and Review is on the 5th May from 2pm – 3pm.

All sessions will take place on Zoom which is available on PCs, tablets and phones. Depending on how many people register we may add more at a later point.

How much does the course cost?

Nothing. We do not want money to be a barrier to your participation if you feel the course would benefit you. It’s our small way of doing what we can in the name of public service at this extraordinary time of lockdown and much uncertainty.

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