When challenged or distressed, resilient people find a way to make things work.


“A gram of prevention is worth a tonne of cure.”

The problem

Are you getting tired or not sleeping well? Are your relationships with others being affected? Are you reacting to situations rather than responding? Do you have time or resource management issues? Do your staff complain about feeling burnt out? These are all signs of low resilience… Almost everyone will struggle at times to cope with stress or adversity.

An international survey by workplace provider firm Regus found 60 per cent of New Zealand respondents were seeing more stress-related illnesses at work, such as headaches and panic attacks. A third said they were having difficulty sleeping because of work worries and a quarter were worried about losing their jobs.

When times are tough we have two choices: we can find a constructive way to deal with the situation and solve the problem or we can ignore it and hope it will go away.

Resilience refers to how we deal with adversity, set backs or disappointments.

Your personal resilience and your team members’ resilience is important in maintaining productivity, staff retention and very important in everyone’s life/work balance.

One of the latest amendments to the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 includes occupational stress as a workplace “harm” or “hazard”. If found to be in breach of the Act, employers may be fined up to $500,000 and/or receive up to two years’ imprisonment. It is your legal responsibility to manage your staffs’ stress levels.

The Academy Resilience course shows you how to understand what you need to build your own resilience and resilience in your staff.


What am I going to learn?

If you are a leader and manager who would like to understand what you need to build your own resilience and resilience in your staff then this workshop is for you. You will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the signs and symptoms of low resilience that can affect physical, mental and emotional wellbeing

    Measure your Resilience Quotient today;see if you have the qualities of a highly resilient person
  • Understand the stress response and signs and stages of stress that people experience when resilience is low
  • Identify the causes of low resilience at work/home and issues in your workplace that may be contributing to low resilience for you and your staff
  • Have an introduction to personality types and how they influence our resilience
  • Receive a questionnaire to help you assess your own resilience and the resilience of your staff/team members
  • Gain ideas on what to do next to build your own and your teams’ resilience


“Personality profiling helped me to communicate with other people from all parts of the industry, I learnt how to adjust my approach to suit.“
-Tamati Parker, Arrow International

“I gained good insight about myself and others and how to react when we are stressed.”
-James Adams, Spark


Why choose The Academy Resilience?

It’s enjoyable!

Engineers and construction professionals generally have extensive education and experience in technical subjects. Sooner or later we find ourselves in positions of management and leadership without the required formal training in ‘people skills’. Start engaging the right hand side of your brain in this dynamic workshop.

Immediately applicable…

You will learn preventative skills that will prevent staff burn out and result in staff retention. The New Zealand construction industry has a “wall of work” on the way for 2015 and onwards. We give you practical and immediately applicable resilience building strategies; the very next day you can instigate what you’ve learnt.

Designed for you…

The ACE Resilience course benefits anyone who is involved in the team. Resilience identification and building is a skill-set that is best for team leaders and managers but also benefits everyone as it teaches you to understand and deal with stress.

Presented by an industry leader…

Saranya is an Organisational Development Consultant specialising in Leadership, Team Development and Resilience. She has 30 years experience as a successful trainer, coach and change agent with a passion for improving communication and relationships in the workplace.

Saranya co-developed and tutors on the ACE Diploma of Managerial Excellence in Engineering and Construction. She teaches the Myers Briggs Personality Profiling, Managing Change, Leadership Skills and Communication Skills Modules.

Saranya specialises in helping people develop resilience. Her work with resilience started in 1988 when she worked as a trainer and stress consultant for the offshore oil industry in Aberdeen, Scotland. She delivered resilience building programmes and helped start the first Scottish Employee Assistance programme with PPC Ltd offering counseling and stress management courses to organisations throughout Scotland

She currently runs her own Management Training Consultancy and is an Associate Trainer for The Academy of Constructing Excellence.