Building Resilience for High Performing Teams (LPHR06)

Course overview

Leaders play a key role in developing a culture which creates team resilience and assists employees to work at their best. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed. This half day workshop (plus half day follow up), facilitated by consultant Sue Read, will provide participants with practical strategies for building resilience in self and others. In particular, the following fields of research will be utilised:

  • Neuro-plasticity and brain based training research
  • Strengths based psychology
  • Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Positive Organisational Scholarship

Sue Read is a trained psychologist with a focus on assisting individuals and organisations to attain optimal health through building resilience, addressing workplace conflict and prevention and management of stress-related symptoms.

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Who should attend

This course is designed for senior academic and professional leaders, level C/8 and above.

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Clearly recognise the physiological, psychological and behavioural consequences of chronic and sustained stress and how these can impact on work performance, productivity, team morale and health
  • Exercise the brain to train for peak cognitive performance and recovery
  • Identify the key factors that influence and improve resilience in self and others
  • Apply strategies for dealing with a difficult working environment, including dealing with change and peak work pressures
  • Utilise practical strategies for recovery of mind and body
  • Develop individual self-care plans to assist participants to ‘switch-off’ when they can so that they can ‘switch-on’ when they have to

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • Key areas where managers can assist to buffer employees against challenging work environments and support them to sustainably work at their peak
  • Developing a supportive leadership style to assist in developing a care and concern culture
  • Setting clear boundaries and having conversations early to develop a safe and effective  working environment
  • Self-assessment of management style to identify any factors that may be improved for enhancing team resilience
  • Methods for building supportive and professional working relationships
  • Identifying when staff need assistance, particularly identifying work related warning signs and symptoms
  • Understanding how to coach for resilience, improve skills in demonstrating empathy and manage self in relation to others

When can I attend

  • 6 June 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

      PLUS associated follow up half day workshop on 20 June 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

  • 24 August 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

      PLUS associated follow up half day workshop on 31 August 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

*NB: Please note delegates must be available for both half day workshops


$370 per participant (2 x half day workshops)

For non-attendance/cancellation of a course with fees, the following charges will apply, unless the registrant nominates a colleague (who meets the eligibility criteria for the course) to attend in their place.

a. Notification of cancellation received within 0 – 5 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to 100% of course fees

b. Notification of cancellation received within 6 – 10 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to 50% of course fees

Please note for non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilities, reasonable evidence will be required to waive the non-attendance fee.


A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code