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Building Resilience for Work/Life: A Workshop for School Staff: May 2023


Friday, May 19, 2023 - Friday, May 19, 2023

9 AM - 3:30 PM

Online via Zoom  

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Resilience is not just a buzzword. It’s an actionable process that can help you to manage stress and adversity.

The past couple of years have been challenging for the workforce, especially for teachers and school staff. According to a 2021 report from the Human Early Learning Partnership, 80% of teachers reported that their mental health had “slightly” or “significantly” worsened since March 2020. The well-being of all school staff has been affected negatively due to the pandemic. With that in mind, the goal of the “Building Resilience for Work/Life” workshop is to provide a solid foundation for all staff who work in schools to start an intentional resilience journey that can change their lives for the better. 

This one-day workshop for school staff is based on the R2 Resilience© framework and its 52 evidence-informed protective factors that can improve personal resilience. Participants will also take a deeper dive into key protective factors: empathy, gratitude, hope and optimism. Through guided learning, individual exercises, on-line interaction, and small group exchanges, staff will develop useful knowledge, skills and attitudes that can help improve resilience.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify protective factors that can be used to improve resilience
  • List personal strengths and areas for improvement
  • Explain how empathy, gratitude, hope and optimism strengthen resilience
  • Apply different strategies to help improve resilience

Workshop Schedule:

  • 9:00-9:15 Introductions
  • 9:15-10:30 R2 Resilience© Framework
  • 10:30-10:40 BREAK
  • 10:40-12:00 Empathy
  • 12:00-12:30 LUNCH
  • 12:30-1:45 Gratitude
  • 1:45-1:55 BREAK
  • 1:55-3:10 Hope and optimism
  • 3:10-3:30 Debrief

About the Facilitator

Kevin Chin
, Ph.D., is an Educational Psychologist with more than 20 years of valuable contributions in the not-for-profit sector. He is currently working as a Manager of Resilience, Health and Well-Being in Victoria. Committed to supporting others on their journeys to better health, he has earned certifications as an R2 Resilience© Facilitator, an EQ-i 2.0 Practitioner in emotional intelligence, and a Canadian Mental Health Association Psychological Health and Safety Professional. In 2019, he relocated to Victoria from Toronto with his wife and two sons, and they are all grateful to be living on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking people, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

The price of this workshop is per-person. This workshop is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of participants. 

This training will be taking place via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to join the session.