Business and operational leaders are faced with unprecedented volatility, uncertainty and risk. Rapid technical, economic, social and political change is the norm. To ensure that our organization is resilient at the strategic level you must be able to plan and operate with resilience and agility at the individual level. The key is to accept change as an opportunity to excel. We can help you organization develop and reinforce resilient employees, organizations and system capabilities with the forethought to respond dynamically within today's climate, in an effort to seize new opportunities, mitigate risk and achieve results. Watch RBLPs' video to learn more.
Recruit and onboarding of resilient personnel is important, but we also empower our clients to train and retain resilient personnel though certified programs.
We can train individuals to build resilient organizations and train entire organizations to tear down operational silos by integrating cross-functional teams, processes, and systems required to execute at speed, scale and precision for maximum impact.
What We Offer
Building and Leading Resilient Teams Certificate Program
Who Should enroll?
This continuing education certificate program is tailored for middle managers, and it is also open to front-line supervisors who are eager to progress in their careers.
How is the program delivered?
The program is delivered in seven weekly learning modules requiring 6 hours of student preparation and 3 contact hours of instructor-led group discussion per module. Individual student preparation includes reading assignments and reflection questions.
What will you learn to do?
You will learn how to raise morale in the workplace by creating a positive climate for people to work in as well as boost teamwork by developing cohesion among team members. You will be able to improve employee motivation and commitment by providing purpose in the workplace and help solve problems by facilitating team learning. Finally, you will learn to enhance the organizations' ability to change and compete by supporting organizational learning.
What is the total investment?
This certificate program requires 63 hours (42 hours of student preparation and 21 contact hours of instructor-led group discussion) of your time. The program cost is $1400.
Meet the instructor, Josey Huffman!
Josey Huffman, a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, epitomizes the essence of resilience and leadership. Now serving as a Master Resilience Trainer at Strategic Resilience Group LLC, he applies his extensive military experience to teach and inspire resilience in both individuals and teams. His journey in the Army, marked by perseverance and adaptability, has instilled in him a profound understanding of how to overcome adversity. This experience is the cornerstone of his teaching philosophy, where he emphasizes the importance of mental fortitude, strategic problem-solving, and the ability to thrive in challenging environments. In Avon Lake, Ohio, Josey is not only recognized for his professional achievements but also for his active involvement in the community. His passions for golf, fishing, coaching baseball, and hunting are integral to his approach to resilience, highlighting the significance of patience, strategy, and continuous improvement. At Strategic Resilience Group LLC, Josey is dedicated to developing and delivering training programs that enhance team cohesion, foster mental toughness, and cultivate adaptive leadership skills. His hands-on, practical approach to teaching resilience makes his sessions both engaging and highly effective. As he embarks on this new chapter post-retirement, Josey's commitment to guiding others in building resilience is unwavering. His goal is to empower people to not only face challenges but to emerge stronger and more capable.
What You Will Learn
Create A Positive Climate
When morale is low, performance suffers. When morale is high, performance can soar. Climate is about the shared perceptions and attitudes of teammates. Your team’s climate can change quickly, for better or worse, based on your actions and the actions of teammates. You will be taught how to raise your team’s morale by creating a positive climate for people to work in. The result will be more flexibility, creativity, and openness to new ideas. Positive emotions help people cope with stress. Teams that work in a positive climate are better able to bounce back from adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.
Analyze team climate
Treat people with respect
Keep the team informed
The best measure of a team is how well it performs under pressure. When the going gets tough, the tough get going…by working together as a team. This maxim holds true for front-line teams, executive teams, and all other teams in between, including yours. You will be taught how to boost teamwork by developing the cohesion of your team. The result will be more supportive and dependable relationships. Developing cohesion enhances well-being, reduces stress, and enables your team’s creativity and collective decision-making. Cohesive teams in the workplace are better able to bounce back from adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.
Analyze team cohesion
Organize people to work in teams
Promote trust between team members
Ensure mutual respect
Create A Positive Climate
When your people have a sense of purpose for the work that they do, they are more motivated and committed, You will be taught how to provide purpose in the workplace by challenging people to be their best. Most people are looking to grow personally and professionally. You should challenge each person on your team to learn new skills. You should challenge the team to learn new collective skills together. You can also provide purpose by helping your team understand how their work supports the organizations mission. When people have a sense of purpose at work, they are better able to bounce back from aversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.
Analyze individual purpose
Show genuine concern
Empower decision making
Keep people focused
Facilitate Team Learning
When people work together as a team, they create shared experiences that they can learn from. As a leader, you are expected to facilitate this experiential learning process. Learning is how teams solve problems and overcome challenges. You can lead the learning process by ensuring that your team is constantly reflecting on tis past and present experiences to assess performance and find ways to improve. As your team develops new ideas for improvement and change, you will need to approve and prioritize those ideas. Most importantly, its your responsibility to make sure that these ideas get put into action, tested and validated. Some ideas will work; some will not. Either way, team learning has occurred.
Analyze team learning capacity
Orient on team goals
Encourage constructive dialog
Build new mental models
Support Organizational Learning
Organizations that cannot learn are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. Gaining a competitive advantage is hard. Maintaining a competitive advantage is even harder. To survive and compete over time, organizations must be willing and able to learn and to change. In fact, without learning, there can be no change. This is true for individuals, teams, and organizations of all types. And just like individuals and teams, when an organization bounces back from adversity, learning is how it adapts and grows. Resilient organizations are learning organizations. In learning organizations, leaders at all levels build and lead resilient teams.
Analyze organizational learning capacity
Promote a shared vision
Foster knowledge emergence
Ensure knowledge diffusion
Completing this program in Building and Leading Resilient Teams satisfies the education/training requirement for all three levels of RBLP® leadership certification exams. If you are interested in sitting for a certification exam, please apply here.
The RBLP® series of certification exams are administered by the Resilience-Building Leader Program only. Completing a program of instruction does not guarantee a passing score on any exam administered by the Resilience-Building Leader Program.
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