Building Individual Resilience

Personal Development

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This interactive session will provide you with the techniques to help you develop your individual thinking and emotional resilience, help control your unconscious reactions, become more understanding of pressures and how best to respond to them and to develop your own coping skills.  Learn self-awareness to develop your own skill after identifying the warning signs or triggers.


Those wanting an opportunity to explore what resilience involves and develop their own skills in this area

Those interested in learning about how identifying and developing their own coping capability in themselves and others.


  • The role resilience plays in health and life outcomes - links with the mind and body
  • How you can build your own resilience and those of others - some simple starting pointers
  • Understanding some key concepts - trigger points, warning signs, hassles and uplifts
  • Navigating a swamp when we find ourselves in one
  • Self-awareness, self-discovery and plan development to build your own resilience


One Day


Jonathan Black

Jonathan has experience consulting to both public service and private industry across a broad range of industries including health, aviation, retail, manufacturing, local and central government, financial services, education, and hospitality. He also spent over eight years as a psychologist with the New Zealand Police and is a qualified police negotiator.

His expertise has been sought in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong, in addition to advice delivered throughout New Zealand.

Jonathan’s professional portfolio includes considerable experience in conflict management, investigation processes, risk assessment, interpersonal communication, job stress, expert evidence, occupational health systems, training, public speaking, leadership and research.

He has managed staff in the past, lead project teams, and served as a senior HR advisor in a large corporate.

As a qualified organisational psychologist he brings valuable experience to clients as a behavioural scientist, respected expert speaker, and published author of Knee Deep in the Swamp: Understanding and managing conflict at work (2009). He brings experience in management and leadership that adds valuable practical knowledge and understanding of real and common human resource and workplace problems.


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$ 630.00 + GST for members
$ 895.00 + GST for non-members


This workshop has qualified with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund programme
Event reference OSEA1009

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor go to


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