This seminar will also include a free copy of Jacqueline Mansell’s publication: Resilience: A choice for everyday living
Being an elected Member can be tough: the public profile, credibility and expectations placed upon elected members are numerous, requiring the maintenance of high levels of energy and performance. Carrying out multiple roles and working with a variety of people and managing a variety of different roles and situations (not to mention getting the ‘work-life balance’ right) requires resilience.
Personal resilience is about maintaining a sense of wellbeing, being mentally strong, effectively meeting different demands and performing at one’s best on behalf of individuals, communities as well as being an effective leader. This is a very practical seminar that will provide each participant with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected member.
This will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity for discussion and sharing experiences.
- Describe what it means to be resilient
- List the circumstances that undermine resilience
- Examine the effects of reduced levels of resilience
- Recognise the causes and effects of generalised stress
- Use the power of the mind
- Identify appropriate behaviour when dealing with others
- Strengthen personal resilience
- Recognise and set goals to handle those situations which may cause personal difficulty.
9.30 Registration. Refreshments upon arrival
What is resilience?
Circumstances that undermine resilience
The effects of reduced levels of resilience
11.30 Morning Break (20 minutes)
11.50 Generalised stress
Reacting to situations
13.00 Lunch (45 minutes)
13.45 Relationships and interacting with others
Strategies to strengthen resilience