Fostering Resilience in the Workplace

NWCOHS Continuing Education Programs partner with the UW Foster School of Business Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST) to help individuals and organizations boost resilience in the face of COVID-19.

July 1, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, socialize, and work. Organizations and individuals are presented with unprecedented adversities as we adapt to changing best practices, adopt new processes, develop new training, and strive to protect the health and safety of our workforces and communities. Challenges with health, safety, and economic fears impact us as many continue to work from home, while others do their best to work safely in their essential roles. 

The new partnership between NCOHS and the Foster School of Business, Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST) will launch an alliance focused on a safe, healthy, and thriving workforce, supported by evidence based leadership and team development programs. Today’s current events intensifies the need to enhance and increase resilience capability for adapting to a rapidly changing workplace.

"The new relationship with CLST is very exciting, and allowing us to expand our subject matter expertise in leadership especially during these challenging times. Our leaders must have the skills to direct and engage the workforce to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace- now more than ever" says Continuing Education Programs Director, Nancy Simcox, MS. "For me, the greatest discoveries always have come from peaking over the boundaries of other disciplinary thought, and that is one of the most important things for any leader’s development, including all of us in CLST" adds Bruce Avolio, PhD., Executive Director, CLST.

The premiere professional development tool to emerge from this alliance is a series of two live, virtual workshops designed to help participants understand what they can do to increase the resilience of their organizations, their resilience as a leader, as well as their personal well-being. 

These workshops and the lessons to be learned in them, are based on research conducted around the globe in a broad range of organizations and cultures. The learning outcomes are focused on promoting hope, efficacy, optimism - also known as positive psychological capital - and well-being for individuals and organizations with the ultimate goal of fostering a higher degree of safety in the workplace.

"The research and practices on positive psychological capital reinforce what I could see to be true after over 20 years of experience working in organizations and teams in the technology sector. This is that psychological capital can be developed and can be transmitted to others to cultivate a culture of shared purposed" says course instructor Molly Breysse Cox, PhD., Faculty, CLST. "More importantly, these practices need to be integrated and embedded into how we operate on a daily basis and should be considered strategic assets for fostering safety in the workplace."

These two 2-hour premiere workshops, delivered via live two-way video conferencing, will take place on July 7, 2020 and July 8, 2020.

CLICK HERE to learn more, or to register today.