Online course in Business & Management

Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive

Learn how to become more resilient in your personal and professional life.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Extra benefits From $69 Find out more
  • Accreditation Available More info

Develop your professional resilience

In a fast-paced world facing complex global challenges, resilience is no longer just a desirable skill – it’s a crucial one. Having a high level of professional resilience enables you to thrive in the face of stressful conditions of contemporary work and life.

In this course you will learn about the capabilities, skills and self-care practices that contribute to resilience. This will enable you to build your resilience so you’re ready to meet challenges at work, at home and other areas of your life.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsMARCUS O'DONNELL: Money, terrorism, identity theft, climate change, these are some of the things that keep people awake at night according to a recent UK survey. Another survey from the American Psychological Association found that more than a third of American workers experienced chronic work-related stress. And one in four Canadians say they've left their job due to stress. These statistics are no big surprise. We all feel stress and anxiety. But we also know remarkable people who seem to thrive no matter what life throws at them. What's the secret to being so resilient? I'm Marcus O'Donnell from Deakin University. And in this free, two-week course, we'll explore how we can all become more resilient, investigate how resilience contributes to career success.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsWe'll discover the role networks and relationships play in building resilience. Most importantly, you'll produce your own resilience plan. There's no big secret to resilience. It's a set of practises. And it's something we'll learn to build together. Resilience is something we all need in our everyday lives. It's not the prerogative of special people. So I really hope you'll join me in this course about building professional resilience.

What topics will you cover?

  • Overview of resilience and why it’s important
  • Steps to becoming more resilient
  • Building resilient capabilities and skills
  • Building resilient self-care practices
  • Building resilient values and engagement

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Define and explain resilience
  • Apply resilience frameworks to your professional career
  • Create your own personal resilience plan

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking for guidance on developing their resilience.

Who will you learn with?

Marcus O'Donnell

Marcus O'Donnell

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) at Deakin. He has worked in the media & health industries, & his research includes digital learning, contemplative pedagogies, & student resilience.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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