Personal and Organisational Resilience

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Date of event: 12 November 2019
Event ends: 12 November 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Personal and Organisational Resilience


This event will look at resilience from a human and behavioural perspective and it will review what individuals and organisations can do to become and remain resilient during the toughest of times. We will discuss current trends towards marketplace chaos and the implications of the increasing pressure to do more with less – in effect, organisations trade on the ‘art of the unreasonable’.

We will deconstruct what the best performers are able to do to help themselves and their people to stay engaged and ahead of the stress curve, and we will hear from senior leaders who have grappled with this issue in their organisations. The event will help you to understand your own physiological and behavioural blueprint for future resilience and you will leave with a plan of action to create change for yourself and your organisation.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

  • Been brought up to date on the current state of play regarding the pressure and pace of change and investigated the effect that this is having on modern organisations
  • Discovered what the best do to cope – at a personal and an organisational level
  • Been presented with organisational models that allow you to assess your own organisation in terms of its ability to be resilient
  • Learned from those who have managed to build resilience into their own personal ways of working and about what their organisations have done to remain resilient within the turmoil of change
  • Assessed what roles process and human factors play in the context of managing permanent change
  • Debated the dilemma that success makes us inflexible and discussed tactics to ensure we remain agile
  • Deconstructed the critical role of engagement, enabling you to leave with a model for assessing engagement levels in your organisation
  • Gained a better understanding of the neurological underpinnings for achieving resilience
  • Developed the ability to calibrate your relative levels of stress and understood the physical ramifications of staying ahead of the performance curve.

Event Content and Delivery Style

Chris Matchan and Kevin Money will lead the day using a blended-learning style of taught input, case studies and behavioural models, providing you with plenty of time to assess these in your own situation. As a result, the day will be highly interactive.

Who Should Attend?

Directors and senior managers who wish to gain insights into the issues surrounding our ability to create and sustain resilience. Those who are trying to help their people understand resilience across the whole organisation will attend, as will individuals who simply have an interest in the areas of stress and change.


This primary theme is LEADERSHIP and the secondary theme is ENGAGEMENT.

It is relevant to the development of Change, Stress, Resilience, Psychology, Behaviours, Values, Identity, Reputation.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Professor Kevin Money

Kevin Money

Kevin Money is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of Henley’s John Madejski Centre for Reputation. Kevin teaches on the MBA programme and Henley’s flagship Advanced Management Programme in the areas of reputation, responsibility, teams and leadership. Kevin is also Director of the Positive Psychology Forum – an organisation that applies advances in psychology to help individuals and organisations improve their performance through a process of reflection on success and failure. Interventions include high-performance coaching, organisational and personal 360-degree feedback and behavioural mapping.

Chris Matchan

Chris Matchan

Chris Matchan is a visiting executive fellow at Henley Business School. His background is in senior human resources roles at corporations such as Fujitsu, Diageo, CitiBank, the Pentland Group and Korn Ferry and, as such, he has worked within the areas of change and resilience for many years. His research interests lie in the areas of talent, organisational capability, stress and resilience, employee engagement and the neuroscience of change.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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