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Resilience Strategies for Success Overseas (MQ502)


This foundational course is designed to proactively meet the needs of foreign affairs community members, including employees, family members, and members of household, for foreign affairs community resilience training. This one-day workshop takes a practical approach and explores the need for resiliency, the meanings and definitions of the term, develops strategies to increase resilience to thrive in an internationally mobile lifestyle.

Participant Feedback:

"I think this subject is very important to our line of work in Consular Affairs. I liked how the workshop included the video panel which included three psychologists (social, biological, and clinical) and one Buddhist monk. This was very interesting and put things into perspective for me."

"It was a good mix of practical ideas and the philosophy behind them. I really like the activities that got us to make our own plans or contribute individual ideas because different things work for different people."

 

Course Dates and Times
30 October 2014     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
21 May 2015     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
12 August 2015      9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration
This is a tuition-based course.
Tuition for non-State participants: $225

Virtual Resource Table

The following links and documents represent materials made available at the resource table during the class.

Department of State Employee and Family Services

Learn More About Resilience

Personal Resilience Activities for Your Daily Routine

High Stress Assignments

Recommend Reading

  • Bryson, Debra and Hoge, Charise. A Portable Identity: A Woman's Guide to Maintaining a Sense of Self While Moving Overseas. Transition Press International, 2005.
  • Seligman, Martin. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being. Atria Books, 2012.
  • Seligman, Martin. The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. Mariner Books, 2007.

 

The information provided is FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.


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