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.


Course Dates

Dunedin 30 January 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin
Queenstown 29 April 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Nugget Point Hotel, 149 Arthur's Point Road, Queenstown


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

NZTE Voucher

This workshop has qualified the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA1009

Small and medium size 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. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

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