Standards of Resilience Training

Our standards of resilience are research-based skills essential for thriving in work and life. We believe that when individuals focus on the internal work, the external spaces around them will thrive, which is why these skills focus on helping individuals build cognitive flexibility, collaboration, emotional awareness, vulnerability, mindful self-compassion, and empathy. 

 

We have developed models for training individuals in these skills that can be adapted to an organization's needs. Our primary training method is a train the trainer model that empowers individuals within the organization to be the champions and trainers for their peers. We believe this is how you create lasting impact. 

Staff Culture Assessment

New research is showing that 93% of teachers report experiencing high levels of stress on a daily basis (Herman, Hickman-Rosa, Reinke 2018). We also know that we are losing approximately 270,000 teachers every year for reasons beyond retirement (National Center for Education Statistics). What has plagued us beyond these numbers, though, is how to fix the stress and end the burnout.  

We believe that the first step is understanding, which is why our Staff Culture Assessment is aimed at helping you determine which of the six organizational stress barriers are most problematic for your organization and identify practical steps to build relational trust can help remedy these stress barriers. 

Become a Resilience Champion School

Research has shown that the "one-and-done" approach to professional development is not effective and cost-prohibitive. Our Resilience Champion program takes a different approach; utilizing the strength of your teachers and the unique culture of your building, we build a program that equips a core group of your teachers to be the Resilience Champions in your school. These educators practice the skills of resilience, learn how to teach our core skills and protocols, and then build a strategic plan of how to bring those core skills to their peers. We believe that this approach, empowering peer-to-peer learning, is not only transformative for the individual teachers but for your entire school as well.

One of the main causes of burnout is unhealthy collaborative dynamics within the culture of the workplace. In particular, within education, when educators feel isolated from their peers and administrators, they report higher levels of stress and frustration. Our approach to collaboration is to bring people back together on a human-level and teach the skills necessary to have a healthy relational culture.

We believe that there is great power in understanding how our brains respond to stress; we also believe that we can collect tools to respond to that stress in healthier ways. Mindfulness, as a practice, is ancient, but recent scientific research is showing how these ancient practices can be adapted to address our professional stress. 

Empathy requires more than our ability to relate to our students or peers or colleagues; it requires that we are in tune with our own stories which allows us, therefore, to recognize the stories of others. Our approach to empathy begins with a focus on understanding what we each bring to the table, so that we can proceed to reach across that table and listen the stories of others. 

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"Mentoring is a process of becoming, not an unimpeded march to perfection." - Max DePree

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