Learning ways to be creatively resilient is crucial during times of change

Martin Seligman father of Positive Psychology says, “Failure is one of life’s most common traumas, yet people’s responses to it vary widely. Some bounce back after a brief period of malaise; others descend into depression and a paralyzing fear of the future.”

While resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity, creativity is the ability to be generative and to produce something new. To be creative is to be inherently resilient.

Resilience training objectives

This course is designed to offer practical skills in building resilience for individuals, teams, and organizations using a coach approach to learning and development. How might you benefit from disorder, obstacles, unexpected events and change? Learn processes, and practices to help you and your team to not only withstand stressors but to survive and thrive.

Seligman's PERMA model

Seligman’s PERMA model


This course draws from a diversity of perspectives to building creative resilience including: Stoicism, Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and the Arts,

Strategies for Promoting Workplace Flourishing

This course will teach you techniques to increase each of the 5 building blocks of PERMA that enable flourishing to help you build resilience — personally and within your team or organization. Research has shown significant positive associations between each PERMA building block and physical health, vitality, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and commitment within organizations (Kern, Waters, Alder, & White, 2014). Each of these building blocks is learnable and measurable. 

Resilience training: topics and activities

  • What is resilience and why is it important?
  • What are the key characteristics of resilience?
  • Assess your team using the VIA strengths assessment
  • Identify qualities of a resilient team
  • How to create psychological safety
  • Learn field-tested practices in developing mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
  • Identify processes that will keep your team engaged and productive
  • Explore possibilities and big picture ideas with your team
  • How to find meaning, hope, and opportunity during times of turbulence

Resilience training outcomes:

  • Develop building blocks for mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
  • Identify processes that will keep your team engaged and productive
  • Map out your pathway for building resilience: What new habits you will commit to, what you will try out, who will be your learning partner, and how you choose to be accountable.

Find out more about creative resilience skills training your organization.

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