Lead your people to thrive

People with a strong sense of purpose in their work have an intrinsic motivation that can carry them through many challenges. However, this strength of purpose offers upsides and downsides for one's resilience, defined as the ability to cope and thrive through adversity. 

Leading for Resilience provides you with the tools to strengthen the ability of your dedicated team members to sustain their efforts by increasing the fulfilment of their psychological needs. 

This evidence-based course explores the psychological needs of purpose-driven employees and the success factors of resilient organizations, offering practices for leaders to adopt right away. Learners will complete a personal resilient leadership plan to download upon completing the course, so they can put their new ideas into action.

An interactive experience

  • 100% online

    Leading for Resilience is a self-paced online course, delivered through the program portal with engaging video presentations and interactive exercises.

  • Personalized Resilient Leadership Plan

    Engage in interactive exercises to create your own personalized Resilient Leadership Plan to download as a take-away.

  • Evidence-Based

    Concepts and practices are founded in peer-reviewed research in organizational psychology.

  • Certification

    Receive a certificate in Resilient Leadership to boost your qualifications.

  • Tools to Apply

    Adopt a resilient leadership approach that fits your own leadership style.

Course curriculum

  1. 3
    • Adversity

    • Element #1: Intention

    • Self-Reflection: What is your intention?

    • Element #2: Determination

    • Self-Reflection: What are you determined to create?

    • Element #3: Flexibility

    • Self-Reflection: Where can you flex?

    • Rate Yourself on the 3 Elements of Resilience

  2. 4
    • The Secrets of Resilient Organizations

    • Rate Your Organization

    • 3 Orientations to Work

    • Evaluate Your Orientation to Your Work

    • 3 Types of Commitment to Work

    • Evaluate Your Commitment to Your Work

  3. 5
    • 3 Psychological Needs

    • Evaluate Your Own Psychological Needs Fulfillment

  4. 6
    • The Motivator Manager

    • Evaluate Your Management Style

    • Develop Your Motivator Manager Plan

  5. 7
    • Where Are You at Now?

    • Congratulations on Completing Leading for Resilience

    • Download Your Personal Resilient Leadership Workbook

Invest in your own development

Grow your career with the skills to lead others anywhere in work and life

Program Team

Co-Founder and Coach

Geoff Urton

Geoff is a Certified Leadership Coach and not-for-profit executive who is committed to empowering others to meet their full potential in life. Geoff’s purpose is for people to be confident and fulfilled in what they do, and to know they are valued for their contributions. Geoff has an MSc from UBC, is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, and was recognized as a Vancouver Island Top-20-Under-40. He is grateful to live with his wife and two boys in Victoria, BC on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking people of the Esquimalt and Songhees nations.

Co-Founder and Coach

Adrian Liem

Adrian is a Certified Organizational Coach (COC, ACC) who is driven to help people find meaning and fulfillment in all areas of their lives. He brings an integrated approach to people and team development that draws on his background in psychology and education, his professional experience as a digital team leader, his volunteer experience coaching elite-level athletes, and his own passion for living an active lifestyle. Adrian is a second generation Canadian born to Chinese-Indonesian parents and is grateful to live in Vancouver, BC on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.