Kate Carnes & Helen Wieczorek

Intended Audience: Department of Health and Human Services employees. Preference in enrollment for the individual classes will be given to those enrolling in the Certificate Program.

Credit: .6 CEU's


The American Psychological Association defines “resilience” as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as an ability to recover from or adjust easily to change or misfortune. Research shows us that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary, and that people commonly demonstrate it; yet the current economic climate presents factors that challenge each of us, regardless of our respective lines of work.

In this program participants will focus on the potential for personal burnout and will learn the answers to such questions as who is and who tends to be most resilient and why. The program offers a four-step process for building resiliency amid increasing demands. Topics will include clarifying personal missions, identifying the values behind motivation, surviving change and managing time, energy and stress.

The process of developing resilience is a personal journey. Participants will complete individual assessments and will leave the program with personal action plans developed during the session.

This program is one choice of 3 elective programs for the Leadership Development Certificate.