Building Resilience and Sustained Optimal Performance

Learn practical strategies for improving both resilience and sustained optimal performance. Reap the benefits for work, life satisfaction, increased confidence and optimism and improved mental wellbeing.

  • Identify the ways in which improved resilience and durability will improve your work and life performance and mental wellbeing.
  • Identify practical tools, skills and the confidence to sustain optimal performance in the face of any challenge.
  • Identify more effective and productive responses to stressors and approaches to challenges.
  • Develop a range of immediately implementable strategies and techniques for your needs and situation.
  • Prepare an individual action plan for identifying challenges and building personal resilience to productively manage them.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Why is resilience useful to you and how can you implement it more deliberately?
    • Understand the universal process for growing confidence, resilience, durability and greater personal performance.
    • Strategies and tools for developing personal confidence including; identifying and replacing unhelpful thinking with positive proactive thinking and self-care.
    • Practical approaches to applying and practicing resilience strategies and selecting techniques that work best for you.
    • How to develop your own personalised plan for developing resilience, durability and personal confidence.
  • Should I attend?

    Suitable for professionals at any level looking to develop resilience, durability and personal confidence in the workplace.

  • How will I benefit?

    This intensive course is an enjoyable introduction to resilience and durability delivered by a former sniper, diver and counter-terrorist operative with the elite SA Police Special Tasks and Rescue (STAR) Group.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain an individual with improved focus, motivation, and ability to respond effectively to stressors.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

Available course dates:

  • Monday 23 September 2024 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

    Course Start Date: Monday 23 September 2024 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide

    Derrick McManus

    Ex-SA Police Special Tasks and Rescue (STAR) Group; Cert IV Training and Assessment
    Derrick is a very experienced corporate trainer having worked all around Australia, in the USA and New Zealand. Derrick specialises in developing people for success. Utilising his extensive history of challenges and success and elite specialisation within his life generally and then STAR Group (where he was a Sniper, Diver and Counter-Terrorist operator) he uses real life scenarios that participants can relate to making training interesting and relevant.
    Derrick has worked for almost 20 years across almost every industry – finance, manufacturing, accounting, risk-management, education, hospitality, sales and auditors, both in the public and private sectors.
    As Past President and Board Member of the National Speakers Association of Australia Derrick’s brings a further depth of knowledge and experience in adult education to the training role. Derrick’s training style is practical and pragmatic, he provides technical skills and knowledge and also ensures success by building the confidence, courage and capacity of participants.

    Schedule number: 8435
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$810.00
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