Program

Building resilience.

A personal resilience program that helps participants master the mental fitness toolkit used by elite performers in sport and business to excel under pressure and recover from setbacks.

Flexible

Building resilience can be delivered in formats ranging from a series of virtual instructor-led modules, to a half-day in-person session to a 4 month blended learning journey.

Learning that sticks

Rooted in the science of behaviour change, Building Resilience fosters self-awareness and strong habits through assessments, deliberate practice and spaced repetition.

World-class faculty

Learn about performance under pressure from experts at the front of the room and guests like Hayley Wickenheiser and Johann Koss brought in by video.

Perform, recover, grow

As organizations seek to move quicker, adapt faster and initiate disruption rather than respond to it pressure and set-backs are inevitable.

 

Building Resilience is aimed at giving participants a toolkit of inner skills to navigate their high pressure realities. They learn skills for maintaining an optimistic and healthy perspective through difficult times, methods for managing and sustaining energy for optimal performance, how to access and use mental imagery to enhance resilience and a strategy to remain engaged during challenges. These inner skills transform the stress and pressure inherent in moving forward into a growth experience.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the sources of pressure in their lives and the strengths they have to draw on through the Resiliency Map self-assessment.
  • Become more mindful and aware of the choices they have under pressure.
  • Learn to carry more energy through the week by reducing wasted energy and improving their ability to recover
  • Appropriately focus their priorities to establish a sense of control and reduce ‘noise’.

Meet the facilitators

  • Kara Stelfox

    Kara is a biofeedback practitioner who is an expert on the mental and physical aspects of human performance. Learn more

  • Garry Watanabe

    A corporate lawyer who became an elite swim coach before pursuing a degree in Sport Psychology - Garry is a true renaissance man. Learn more

  • Karyn Garossino

    Karyn is an Olympic figure skater with a Master's Degree in psychology and adult education - and boundless enthusiasm. Learn more

  • Jacques Charuest

    Jacques Charuest has thirty years of Human Resources experience, working with, and for, organizations of all shapes and sizes. Learn more

  • Dane Jensen

    Dane is the CEO of Third Factor, teaches in the MBA and EMBA at Queen's, and writes broadly on resilience, collaboration and leadership. Learn more

Upcoming events



UNC Executive Education

Transform your relationship with pressure in our flagship 6-week Building Resilience program delivered online, in partnership with UNC Executive Education.

Nov 2 - Dec 17, 2020 — Register

Building Resilience When it Matters Most

Learn practical techniques for staying even-keeled through high pressure and setbacks in this half-day program delivered in partnership with Queen's Executive Education.

Dec 7, 2020 — Register

Maintaining Motivation Through the Pandemic

Learn practical techniques to keep people motivated through the troughs in this half-day program delivered in partnership with Queen's Executive Education.

Dec 3, 2020 — Register

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