Building Resilient Teams




Why should you care about building resilient teams?

As long as teams are organized properly, you’re okay, right?

Well, not exactly.

Here’s how to build your team’s resilience skills, so your teams will be equipped to face the challenges they encounter in the workplace and keep coming back to learn more from you.

How To Create A More Resilient Team

The whole process of building resilient teams can feel overwhelming, complicated, and so frustrating.

Of course, we’ve all been there.

But getting the tool you’ll need to build resilient teams doesn’t have to be difficult.

This building resilient teams tool is designed to enhance the skill set of all types of teams.

If you are a manager, supervisor, team lead, business trainer, or coach responsible for managing and supporting a team of people, this building resilient teams tool is for you.

And, it is designed to offer you considerable benefits.

To illustrate:

  • You can add your own logos to deliver this training tool as your own.
  • You will save hours in development time.
  • Receive a tool developed by subject-matter experts.
  • You can instantly download all training source files (Powerpoint, Word, PDF).
  • You can deliver this content where, when and as often as needed.

Practical advice, case studies and handouts are included for each of the eight standalone building resilient teams modules of this training course.

Benefits Of Building More Resilient Teams

Fostering resilience skills enables your teams to appreciate the importance of resilience in the workplace.

Your course participants will possess an increased capacity to cope with various types of change within teams. And respond more positively to adversity and challenges in their teams.

Course participants will develop a greater sense of control, improved self-esteem, and purpose contributing to positive mental health and well-being of the individuals and their teams.

Building resilient teams also promotes heightened job satisfaction, increased productivity, improved workplace performance and greater organizational commitment.

The organization will also benefit from greater team cohesiveness, lower conflict levels across and within teams, reduced absenteeism, and improved organizational team cultures.

Target Audience

This building resilient teams course is designed to enhance the skill set of all categories of teams in the workplace.

This building resilient teams tool will target the needs of:

  • Line staff and team members that wish to develop a greater sense of control, and improved self-esteem, motivation and purpose within the organization.
  • Line staff and team members seeking to develop greater positive mental health and well-being skills.
  • Managers looking to further develop their leadership skills by understanding how to promote and support resilience within their teams.
  • Human resources professionals charged with promoting well-being and resilience skills in the workforce.

Course Outline

Our psychologists, health promotion, and business professionals have designed these sessions to be as easy as possible to deliver.

The building resilient teams tool is divided into four core self-contained modules.

And, each module can be delivered in a 40-60 minute standalone session.

Session I – Understanding Resilience

Explore how resilient the members of your team are. And, discuss the characteristics of resilient individuals, teams, and organizations.

Session II – Change Management

Share a simple model of change management.

Session III – Taking Control Of Change

Discuss how your team can take more control of change.

Session IV – Our Resilient Team

Explore where your team is currently at as a team. And, what areas of improvement they can now approach with greater resilience.

Optional Modules – Building Resilient Teams

Four additional standalone and optional modules can be used to deliver the resiliency skills of your team.

Optional Session I – Setting Goals.

Create resiliency in your team by preparing to set and achieve their goals.

Optional Session II – Emotional reactions to change.

Help your team increase their resiliency skills by understanding how we all react to change.

Optional Session III – Urgency versus importance.

Instruct your team on the difference between urgency and importance.

Optional Session IV – Overcoming procrastination.

Develop resiliency in your team by helping them to overcome procrastination.

About The Author

Catherine Fitzgerald, M.A. is a health promotion specialist, training professional, educator, and entrepreneur. Catherine received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies and a Masters in Health Promotion from University College Cork. Catherine is also the co-founder of Oak Innovation.


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