Building Capacity for Resilience as a Leader

Leaders need to be increasingly resilient to the steady stream of challenges, struggles and setbacks that are part of our work. Our success depends on our individual and collective ability to bounce back when things don’t go as planned, gain important new knowledge from failures, and respond quickly and effectively when we need to chart a new course. Leaders can dramatically improve their effectiveness by gaining a foundational understanding of healthy psychological functioning and developing practical skills to increase their level of personal and professional resiliency.

This seminar will introduce participants to the skills necessary to:

  • Recognize when you have been thrown off balance.
  • Engage in a set of grounding practices that allow you to regain your balance and perspective; allowing you to respond in the moment with wise, value guided behavior.
  • Process and navigate difficult and sometimes derailing emotions.
  • Identify and avoid thoughts, reactions, and behaviors that are a barrier to effective leadership.
  • Facilitate accountability in self and others.
  • Increase credibility, integrity, and trust with members of your team.

Increasing your resilience and psychological flexibility will allow you to operate from a high quality state of mind and be a consistent leader over time.

Participants must enroll via EBS to indicate payment method and to ensure we have an accurate count for materials and food.


Friday, October 23, 2020


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Lisa Laughman, MSU Office of the University Physician




1407 S. Harrison Road, Room 10

East Lansing, MI