Building Resilience When It Matters Most - Virtual
3.5 Instructional Hours

Building Resilience When It Matters Most - Virtual

Stay even-keeled through high pressure and setbacks

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Building Resilience When It Matters Most - Virtual

About the program

As a leader, your ability to stay resilient through setbacks and be predictable under pressure is the number one predictor of how your team will weather the storm. Resilience is a muscle that can be built - we can get better at recovery and handling pressure. And, now is the perfect time to build the muscle.

In this program, you’ll learn practical techniques used by everyone from executives to elite athletes, Navy SEALs, and trauma surgeons to stay even-keeled when it matters most. 

In this program you will learn:

  • Choices you can make to enhance your resilience
  • The connection between mindfulness and mental strength
  • How perspective and optimism impact resilience
  • Strategies to carry energy through the days and weeks
  • How to leverage imagination to support recovery and performance

Dynamic virtual classroom

Participate in the program from anywhere. Our virtual classroom combines live, interactive video instruction with breakout sessions, panel discussions, and expert Q&A.

Who should attend

This program is designed for anyone who is facing pressure in their professional or personal life.

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CCDI Partnership


Smith School of Business is an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Personal benefits

This program will help you better navigate pressure, regardless of the source. You’ll leave with strategies to:

  • Translate pressure into growth and use challenging situations to your advantage
  • Recover more quickly when you get knocked out of your comfort zone
  • Perform to your potential when it matters most
  • Stay healthier through pressure
  • Emerge from high pressure periods without regret

Organizational benefits

Organizations will benefit from facilitating their leaders’ development. They will see:

  • Higher productivity in the midst of challenging times
  • Quicker recovery and more resilience in the face of setbacks
  • More even-keeled leadership and therefore stronger employee engagement
  • Greater agility in the face of change and pressure

The program covers the four key choices you can make to enhance your resilience:

  • The vital role of mindfulness in fostering resilience – and how to build moments of mindfulness into your day
  • How perspective impacts resilience – and a practical process for reframing adversity and tapping into the power of optimism
  • How to manage your inner thermostat to preserve energy through the days and weeks
  • The role that imagination plays – and how to align your mental ‘game film’ with the movies that support recovery and performance

Dynamic Virtual Classroom

Participate in the program from anywhere. Our online learning platform combines live, interactive video instruction with breakout sessions, panel discussions, and expert Q&A.

Our learning platform is fully encrypted, allowing you to connect securely from home, office or anywhere in between.

Virtual programs are designed to fit within your schedule, allowing you to learn new skills and immediately put them to work.

Session Leaders

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.

Garry Watanabe started out his career as a lawyer and spent five years developing his corporate experience in the competitive world of law. During this time Garry came to realize that his passion for coaching and developing others was overtaking his desire to be a lawyer. This passion drove Garry to obtain his Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology and seek out coaching opportunities. Garry spent the next ten years as a national level coach, first directing programs at Carleton University and then heading to Southern California to coach in the most competitive swimming environment in North America. He now focuses on applying the principles of coaching, mental fitness, and challenging conversations to a wider range of performers in his work with Third Factor.

Upcoming Sessions

Session Date Nov 24, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Location Virtual Classroom
Program Fees $725 CAD (plus applicable taxes)

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