Building Capacity for Resilience as a Leader

As MSU continues to advance a culture of high performance, leaders will need to be increasingly resilient to the steady stream of challenges, struggles and setbacks that are a natural part of the work we do. 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 and high performance.
  • 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 consistently high performing leader over time.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017


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


Lisa Laughman




Nisbet Building, Room 10

East Lansing, MI