How to Build Leadership Resilience

803 enrolled on this course

Discover the resilience skills needed to succeed as a leader and help your team navigate difficult times.



3 weeks

Weekly study

2 hours



Define resilience in the context of leadership

Demands on leaders are rising, making resilience critical.

On this three-week course from Nottingham Trent University, you’ll develop strategies to thrive, not just survive, in challenging times.

You’ll examine what resilience means and its impact on effective leadership.

Learn how to maximise opportunity through leadership resilience

Whilst most resilience training focuses on adversity, resilience can also be a reaction or result of positive events.

You’ll learn how protective factors and resilient qualities can enable the pursuit of goals, helping you identify opportunities for personal and organisational development.

Develop coping strategies for managing stress and adversity

Leaders must balance organisational achievement and employee wellbeing and these demands often come at a personal cost.

You’ll identify common stressors in leadership contexts and learn practical strategies and tools including the Perceived Stress Scale to help manage responses to stress.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to increase your awareness of the neurological and biological impact of stress, and recognise stress indicators in yourself and others.

Model resilient behaviour using practical leadership strategies

Reflecting on your own experiences, you’ll identify resilient behaviours. Collaborating with fellow learners, you’ll explore different perspectives on resilience and develop good practices.

Equipped with a range of practical resources, you’ll end this course having increased your resilience skill set. You’ll have the tools and confidence to address challenging situations as an effective and adaptable leader.


How to Build Leadership Resilience

803 enrolled on this course

3 weeks

2 hours per week

Digital certificate when eligible

Introductory level

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for leaders or current and aspiring leaders who want to expand their knowledge of resilience in the context of effective leadership and management.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Suzanne Ross

Senior Lecturer in Executive Education at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. Founder of 2thrive Consultancy and a qualified experienced Executive Coach.

Who developed the course?

Nottingham Trent University

With over 40,000 students and staff spanning five university sites, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest and most influential higher education institutions in the country.

Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Business School’s (NBS) purpose is to provide research and education that combines academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.

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