About this Program
Developed through a collaboration between Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of South Australia, Enhancing Resilience is a comprehensive professional learning program that aims to build staff capacity to embed resilience into the higher education context.
This multidisciplinary program looks to develop agile and resilient staff who have a shared understanding of resilience, see the value of building student resilience, and have the capabilities to model and teach resilience and embed resilience in curricula.
The learning outcomes of the program include:
- Enhance your understanding of resilience and leadership
- Enhance the resilience of your students (and yourself)
- Develop your capabilities to lead curricula change
- Develop an action plan, and where relevant, develop this plan into a scholarly project
To facilitate its flexible delivery and broad adoption, the program consists of five core and two optional modules that focus on resilience, leadership and management. Peer coaching and mentoring are also included to facilitate sustainable change. The program culminates with participants’ developing an action plan to embed resilience in curricula and/or co-curricula student experiences. All program resources, including a comprehensive guide on how to facilitate the program, are available on this site.
Definition of resilience
Resilience is a dynamic process of positive adaptation in the face of adversity or challenge. This process involves the capacity to negotiate for and draw upon psychological, social, cultural and environmental resources.
The project team would like to acknowledge the contribution of our project manager, research assistants, administrative assistant, external evaluator, members of the expert reference group and other project contributors listed below.
Project Manager: Michelle Donaldson
Research Assistants: Alice Carter (Curtin University), Millie Watson and Sarah Edney (University of South Australia), and Omar Abdelrahman (Queensland University of Technology)
Administrative Assistant: Sandie Pritchard
External Evaluator: Dr Helen Flavell
Expert Reference Group: Professor Ian Shochet, Nigel Gribble, Michelle Rogers, Dr Keri Moore, Dr Sue Beltman, Dr Gillian Hatt, Dr Julie Howell Dylan Heywood (Curtin Student Representative), Jordan Piggott (Curtin Student Representative), Evangeline Fenech (QUT Student Representative), Ali Dulfika (QUT Student Representative), Ellen Messenger (UniSA Student Representative) and Isobel Waters (UniSA Student Representative).
Other project contributors: Mandy Miller (Instructional Designer), Andrew Reid (Programmer), Andrew Taylor (Graphic Designer, Web Developer) and Mick Tate (Cartoonist).