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Increasing Your Leadership Resiliency

Live Online Program



$1,200, Early Registration Rate $1,000
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During times of rapid change and uncertainty, leaders at all levels need to build resilience while handling difficult situations. In this program, you will reflect on personal roadblocks to change, develop skills for overcoming barriers to action, and practice skills for interacting in high-stakes situations.

Time to complete: 8 hours
Live sessions: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET
Content includes: Activities, community discussion and learning resources
This program is for leaders at all levels


Overcoming Barriers to Change

Change is an inherently uncertain process. Leaders who bring structure, support, and coherence to this process are invaluable. In this session, we will use the Immunity to Change (ITC) framework to learn an actionable model for growth and development – one that transforms lives, teams, and even organizations. ITC was designed to bring clarity to that personal and collective growth by:

  • Identifying areas that are due for a positive change
  • Setting actionable goals to achieve that change
  • Uncovering hidden, limiting assumptions
  • Applying this learning in an individual and team context

Fear as Fuel

Fear is an untapped resource and the foundational element of bravery. It is also one of the most compressing emotions, creating internal barriers that block us off from confidence, growth, and joy. In this session, we share compelling data on fear and bravery and guide you on how to use fear as fuel for action. Through guided exercises and interactions, you will:

  • Reflect on the personal fear and failure triggers that hold you back
  • Set concrete goals using a growth mindset framework
  • Learn how to build a sustainable internal system of fear management

Handling Difficult Situations

Given the current business climate, leaders have been thrust into an uncertain environment where they need to handle multiple difficult situations daily. This session prepares leaders for high-stakes interactions when they need to handle objections and resistance to their ideas.  Participants will learn and practice the top nine influencing skills along with ways to disagree with diplomacy, manage a room with dissenting viewpoints, and handle surprises.  Participants will:

  • Practice positive framing and assess individual triggers
  • Learn techniques for staying calm and controlled in difficult moments
  • Create an action plan for remaining resilient in difficult situations


Regular Registration Rate: $1,200

Early Registration Rate: $1,000

Group discounts are available. Contact Meredith Courtney to learn more.



  • "This was one of the best leadership sessions I think I have ever attended!" 

  • "This Course was very valuable and the takeaways will help in my work and home life. I was able to interact with multiple women from different backgrounds and work environments; this made this course so real in a way that my concerns were real to others as well."

  • "I learned a lot of great tools to help organize my thoughts and dig deeper to understand the root of my struggles/barriers/fears."

  • "I loved talking with so many strong, powerful women from around the world. I'm excited about how we all return to our jobs this week, with the fuel of this training."

  • "I thought this was a fantastic course and it exceeded my expectations of what could be accomplished on Zoom! Thank you so much!"

  • "I am glad I made the time and kept the commitment to this course. The format is accessible and incredibly user friendly. You take the time to do the extras that make it easy for us to learn - which is why Smith is an exceptional institution promoting leaders of the world!"

  • "The speakers were fantastic, and loved the experience and energy that they brought to these every day challenges that we face in any workplace environment. I loved the takeaways and tools we can use after the course."

Experience level
All levels
Program Contact

Meredith Courtney

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