The Resilient Leader

15 Core Skills for Building Resilience
3 day course delivered in 1/2 day sessions (x6).
All our courses can be delivered cost-effectively in-house, tailored to meet your organisation’s needs.
Are you looking for easy to use techniques to keep your energy and resilience high in a demanding leadership role?
Here are 15 skills you can easily learn and practice to deal with challenging situations and people every day while feeling full of energy, motivation and solutions.

Who should attend this course?

The ‘Resilient Leadership: 15 Core Skills for Building Resilience’ is a 3 day programme, delivered over 6 half-day sessions via Zoom.  Each session focuses on three core skills.  This course is suitable for any manager, supervisor or team leader who is dealing with a variety of challenging situations, people and roles that require greater resilience and mental toughness.

It is also suitable for new and aspiring managers and supervisors who want to develop themselves in readiness for a leadership role.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course.

Dates of next course:

Dates:22nd September 2023
6th October 2023
27th October 2023
10th November 2023
24th November 2023
8th December 2023
Time:0900 - 13.00
Cost:£245 per person

To book your place on this course, please click the ‘book now’ button below.


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    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?


    By the end of this 3 day (6 x 0.5 day) course , delegates will have developed, and know how to maintain, a more resilient mindset.  They will achieve this by:

    • Exploring the resilient mindset, developing a greater understanding of resilience and mental toughness
    • Self-assessing own resilience and mental toughness against the 15 core skills and creating a development plan for building resilience
    • Spending time to understand each of the 15 core skill, its role in building a resilient mindset and developing a strategy to implement each skill in your own leadership role
    • Having access to a toolkit for each core skill including self-assessment, development plan, strategies and techniques and knowing how to practice nd develop each skill over time
    • Knowing how to develop greater resilience throughout the team by role modelling resilience and establishing a resilient team culture using proven methods


    Course Overview

    Session 1. The Resilient Mindset
    • Mental toughness & resilience
    • Introduction to 15 core skills
    • How resilient are you?


    Session 3: Core Skills – Forward Motion
    • Harnessing control for mental toughness
    • Striving for progress with positivity
    • Applying a growth mindset


    Session 5: Core Skills – When It Goes Wrong
    • Preparation determines mindset
    • Accepting what you cannot change
    • Dealing with & learning from failure
    Session 2: Core Skills – Setting the Foundation
    • Toughening your mind with patience
    • Developing perspective for a clearer picture
    • Acquiring precision of thought with focus
    Session 4: Core Skills – Emotional Fortitude
    • Maintaining a stable emotional state under pressure
    • Self-awareness & self-validation
    • Tenacity: knowing when, where and how


    Session 6: Core Skills – Staying Still
    • Detaching from the rigours of leadership
    • Knowing when and how to be still & calm
    • Gratitude to bring togetherness and performance

    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 23 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    He is a highly experienced ILM practitioner, having established his first Approved ILM Centre in 2005.  Since then, he has successfully delivered ILM accredited programmes in Leadership & Management, Coaching and Mentoring and Train the Trainer to a wide range of clients across the sectors and hundreds of learners.

    Nigel enjoys a 100% success rate in guidling learners to achievement of ILM qualifications.  He has been able to achieve and maintain this record through a diligent understanding of ILM specifications, assessment and quality assurance requirements and working to exceed all requirements.  He is also a former ILM External Quality Assurance Consultant with over 10 years’ experience.

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056


    Twitter: @etimes2ltd

    Client Testimonials

    “All training was clear, precise and well communicated.  Time was taken to help make you understand the task or project and make you see it from another point of view”

    “Nigel is a fantastic trainer, great knowledge and experience of course.  He really helped me overcome nerves/fears while training” 

    “The activities really put the information into context and in some cases allowed me to apply it back to my work situation almost immediately.”

    “Nigel’s ability to speak around the content was excellent, he is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in this area.”

    “Nigel has spent a lot of time preparing the course content. Hands down it was the best presented course I have been on and it had all the tools including ‘Nigel’s School’ as a back-up which I thought was outstanding”


    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.

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