• What is resilience?
  • Building resilience
  • How resilient are you?
  • Resources and skills for building resilience
  • Theory into practice
  • Taking action
  • Reflect on your personal resilience
  • Understand how to nurture and improve it
  • Focus on finding positives and learning in adversity
  • Better cope with uncertainty and ambiguity of change
Who Should Attend

Those who are seeking to improve their personal resilience – to remain positive when dealing with difficult situations, and to keep an eye on the big picture in challenging situations.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

Work with colleagues from across government to refresh and develop your personal resilience. Learn new skills and apply useful tools at work. Increase your understanding of the critical role of personal resilience in the constantly changing environment of the public sector.

Learn about our speakers

John Peake

Chartered Manager (Fellow) - Consultant
Centre for People Development

John was a member of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) between 1975 and 2008. He served in senior management roles at the rank of Inspector and later Superintendent. His service was hallmarked by leadership in a number of challenging continuous improvement and change management projects across different service areas. John for the last five years of his career was Officer in Charge of the Centre for Leader Development.

Through his 33½ years SAPOL service, John established himself as a highly regarded criminal investigator. He provided leadership and managed complex investigations into a diverse range of criminal offending as well as fraud, corruption, equal opportunity, workplace injury and Code of Conduct issues.

John’s current and recent engagements include developing, delivering and assessing a range of management and leadership course activities and industry senior management coaching.

Upcoming course availability

In person

November 2022

Wednesday, 23 November 2022


1 half day, 9:00am-12:30pm (8:45am registration)

Contact us for alternate duration and delivery style options

Competency framework
First Line Manager Common/Core (ASO2-ASO5)
Middle Manager Common/Core (ASO6-ASO8)
(this is provided as a guide only)

Workbook, resources, morning tea and refreshments

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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Personal Member $315
State Government Employee Member $350
Corporate Member $360
Non-Member $395

This course is also available for in-agency delivery, please contact us for further information.

  • “The presenter provided multiple practical strategies for attendees to use. In addition, the handbook provides the capability for follow-up strategies.”


    SA Police

  • “The presenters were engaging, knowledgeable and inclusive of everyone.”


    Education Department