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Achieving Your Leadership Potential with Mental Toughness - ONLINE

Realizing your potential requires focus and leveraging your strengths in combination with curiosity about your areas of weakness and the courage to address them. Enter mental toughness – the ability to successfully manage challenges to perform at the peak of your abilities. Mental toughness includes self-awareness, grit, maintaining a positive mindset, confidence, resilience and an unwavering commitment to your goals. In this four-week blended online course, learn how to grow your mental toughness in order to unleash your potential – as a leader at work and elsewhere in your life.
Facilitator: Kellie Garrett
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the core elements of mental toughness: control, confidence, commitment and challenge
  • Understand their strengths and areas for development regarding mental toughness
  • Build a personalized plan to grow their mental toughness
  • Develop skills to realize their potential

Students will be expected to:

  • Complete short assessments pertaining to grit and resilience.
  • Attend weekly interactive, virtual 90-minute webinars.
  • Participate in a weekly, asynchronous online discussion forum to share insights on the learnings and comment on others’ posts.
  • Engage in individual reflective practice, such as journaling.
  • Read short articles and other resources.
  • Create a personalized plan to grow mental toughness.

Week 1: The elements of mental toughness, emotional control/life control and self-awareness.
Week 2: Commitment: goal orientation and achievement focus; and Challenge: learning from setbacks, openness to change and resilience.
Week 3: Confidence: belief in abilities and interpersonal confidence
Week 4: Implementing your plan: practices to grow your mental toughness

Learner Effort:
2-4 hours per week

Delivery Method:

Synchronous sessions:
Each week, a 90-minute synchronous session will be held. Fridays, 1 pm to 2:30 pm PT.

A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: