Personal development

Building resilience in times of change

Our world is fast-moving and fluid. Research has proven that resilience is a crucial skill that will help you thrive in the face of increasing complexity and demands, and successfully navigate change.

1 day

Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT

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Building resilience in times of change


£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat


Our world is fast-moving and fluid. Research has proven that resilience is a crucial skill that will help you thrive in the face of increasing complexity and demands, and successfully navigate change.

We live in a fast-moving world that is characterised by change, increasing demands and complexity. To successfully sustain performance criteria and thrive amongst these challenges, we need to become more resilient in our thinking, our leadership and in our approach to problem solving. Resilience is your competitive edge, your ability to bounce back in the face of adversity.

When we are under pressure, resilience is the key capability that helps us control our thoughts and emotions and sustain good health. Self-awareness is a key factor in resilient performance. Through practical discussion and instructor-led content, you will gain a better understanding of your daily energy curves and stressors, and how to manage them. You’ll learn how to increase performance and productivity in the face of organisational, team and project change, tight deadlines and additional responsibilities.

A new study from leading job board CV Library surveyed over 300 top UK businesses and concluded that the key skills that employers require include adaptability (71.5%), resilience (57.5%) and being able to balance your work and personal life (29.2%).

Furthermore, according to a 2018 survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, ‘74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope’ and a recent Acas YouGov poll of 2,000 adults found that ‘two-thirds of employees have felt stressed and/or anxious about work in the last 12 months’.

This makes resilience an essential component of your personal and professional development, and your competitive currency in our global economy.

Who should attend?

New engineers and those who lead and manage teams, and anyone who wants to take responsibility for their health and performance in order to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.

How will I benefit?

  • Know how to perform better under pressure, including how to manage your energy
  • Increase mental toughness, flexibility, self-belief, and well-being
  • Develop better prioritisation, stronger boundaries, and sense of purpose
  • Have discovered your ‘assertiveness profile’ and understood its impact on resilience
  • Understand the value of a growth mindset and how to get the best from others
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Understanding resilience; why we need it, the stress curve, your daily energy peaks, self-awareness and how to build mental toughness and resilient thinking
  • How to leverage the 6 Keys of Resilience to increase personal and professional performance; sense of purpose, taking control, positive mental attitude, determination, connecting with others and looking after yourself
  • Personal effectiveness; strategies to adopt better time management, work/life balance, assertive behaviour, manage interruptions and achieve goals
  • Developing resilient teams; team communication and collaboration, including getting the best from others using targeted communication and engagement strategies

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Building resilience in times of change.

  • Alison Roberts

    Alison Roberts

    Alison has over 30 years’ experience in training, coaching and mentoring, having won three awards working with individuals and global organisations to improve their people and business performance.
  • Andy Weber

    Andy Webber

    Andy is a professional facilitator with over 15 years of experience in coaching, mentoring, consulting and delivering training.

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