Resilience and Coping with Stress Program

Resilience is not just a skill, it's a necessity. That’s because life doesn't slow down just because you're under stress. In fact, stress can come from various aspects of work, from looming deadlines to interpersonal dynamics. This workshop offers you a toolkit of practical strategies aimed at building resilience managing stress for better performance and overall wellbeing.

Program Summary

Discover what triggers your stress and learn how to deal with it constructively. Spanning two half-day sessions, this program equips you with practical techniques to manage stress and improve your resilience. Through interactive discussions, small group activities, and practical exercises, you'll build crucial skills and leave with a personalized resilience action plan.

Target Audience

  • Professionals who face high work volumes or tight deadlines
  • Professionals struggling with work-life balance
  • Professionals navigating office politics or challenging interpersonal dynamics
  • Anyone interested in improving resilience and wellbeing in the workplace

Available formats

This program can be delivered in-person and online.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what resilience is
  • Learn how to use four strategies for building resilience:
    • Managing Your Energy
    • Reframing
    • Switching from Negative Self-Talk to Constructive Self-Talk
    • Leveraging personal values
  • Create an action plan and gain support from peers

Classroom Training

Virtual Training

This program covers the same material as the in-person version.


Two half-day sessions. It can also be delivered in a single one-day session.

Learning Methods and Tools

This program centers on experiential learning and uses a wide variety of group exercises for applying and practicing skills including:

  • Pre-work self-assessment assignments for reflective learning
  • Real-world scenarios for group discussions
  • Pair, small group and classroom discussion
  • Role plays and real plays to practice coping strategies
  • Personal action planning

Pre-program work

Complete a managing personal energy self-assessment and a self-reflection assignment about your current stressors.

Session 1 Topics
  • What is resilience?
  • Understanding stress
  • Distancing oneself from unhelpful emotions and thoughts
  • Manage and replenish your energy
Session 2 Topics
  • Check-in: Progress and effort sharing
  • Reframing
  • Leveraging personal strengths and values
  • Resilience and storytelling