Building Personal Resilience: Optimism


Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm



Building Personal Resilience is a suite of workshops designed to help you strengthen your resiliency by learning and practicing cognitive science-based tools and techniques that foster greater “bounce-back” ability. You will experience how a positive and agile mindset, combined the ability to self-regulate, will bolster your capacity to communicate, manage conflict and act in productive ways in the midst of challenge and stress. You will have opportunities to explore your ingrained thinking habits and will learn how to adopt a resilient mindset.  You will leave each workshop with greater self-awareness and a few key behaviors that will result in positive outcomes across all areas of your life.

About the Optimism Workshop:

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the definition of optimism, and its undeniable connection to resiliency. In fact, social scientists consider optimism, to be the engine of resiliency. You will see first-hand that optimists are highly skilled at seeing situations as they actually are, moving quickly to identify the root cause of the problem, and moving forward to create and execute plans that lead to improved outcomes.


  • Define resiliency​
  • Gain awareness of your level of optimism​
  • Practice skill building strategies 
  • Create a specific action plan for increasing your resiliency​    

Audience: All Harvard employees
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

Additional information: This program contains are 4 individual workshops.The ideal order to take the workshops is Optimism, Mental Agility, Self-Regulation and Connection.While it is recommended that you take all 4 sessions in the order outlined, you can attend sessions that you determine will be the most valuable to your individual skill development needs. 

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