• 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

Chris Ryan

BEd, GradDipBusAdmin, CIVTAA, PracCert Mediation CIArb
Centre for People Development

Chris has held a diverse range of roles in his career, both in Australia and internationally. He has successfully led learning and development projects that have enhanced both individual and organisational capability, including in his role as national manager for industry based national apprenticeship mentoring programs.

Chris has extensive management and leadership experience across many industry sectors including Defence, Banking, Aged Care and Mining.

He has certifications in several physcometric tools, is a practicing mediator and is highly regarded for his interpersonal skills and a practical approach to learning and development.

Upcoming course availability

In person

June 2022

Wednesday, 08 June 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