Mental Strength & Resilience

Start date: 23 October 2020

Duration: Friday 9.30am-12pm

Location: ONLINE

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Non-Member €70 / Member €49

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This Mental Strength & Resilience course is intended to engage participants in meaningful dialogue around the subject matter of resilience and well-being. This course provides participants with a toolkit that allows them to figure out new ways and coping mechanisms to bounce back when times get hard.

This course facilitators provide topics, case studies and exercises to stimulate debates and use probing questions to uncover what is really important to participants and what they may wish to speak about in the space provided within the context of the workshop

Learning outcomes

This course aims to better equip individuals with the skills to build resilience, to work more collaboratively and positively engage and tackle the daily issues that life throws at them.

Create the Great in You facilitate a learning experience where everyone learns from their peers and participants are actively encouraged to engage with our facilitators by speaking up and voicing what is important to them. Thus creating a healthy work life balance.

Who is the course for

Our resilience course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain better understanding, control and balance in their working and home lives


  • Introductions
  • Grounding Exercise
  • Social Contract
  • What is resilience?
  • Group Exercises
  • Open discussions
  • Team work
  • Case Study(Pre-work)
  • Break out rooms
  • Feedback & Findings
  • Wrap Up – Reflections and Q&A

Trainer Profile

Create the Great in You was founded in 2015 by Mark following on from his Level 8 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Social Care from Dundalk Institute of Technology. He was awarded the President’s Prize by Dundalk Institute of Technology from President Denis Cummins for his “Contribution to the Community and to the Life of the Institute”.  In 2016 he co-authored a paper which was represented in Milan at the ESA European Sociological Educational Conference.

Mark has over 10 years’ experience working with organisations, educational bodies and communities where he has gained insight into the variety of challenges which people face in different environments.

In 2019 Mark was awarded a certificate of completion by the Timoney Leadership Institute & San Telmo International Institute’s (ALP) Advanced Leadership Programme. In association with IESE School of Business Navara and Harvard Business School Boston.  Also in 2019 Mark spoke at the 3Arena Dublin with the Cycle Against Suicide Student Congress (Positive Vives Super Lives) event where he represented the students of Ireland in front of a live audience with over 7,000 students teachers and eductors in attendance.

in 2020 Create the Great in You achieved National recognition by winning an “Investing in Children’s Award” for his work in Secondary Schools where young people felt their voice was heard and through dialogue on our programmes it created change within the parfticipants involved on many levels.

Mark is currently undertaking studies to become a qualified coach under the supervision of Ailbhe Harrington (Coaching Develoment). Their highly-regarded coach training courses are accredited by the International Coach Federation, the only globally-recognised professional coaching body.

The aim of Create the Great in You is to equip people with interpersonal skills which they can incorporate into their daily practice with the common goal and shared vision of reaching their true potential.


Applications Closing on Oct 22nd 2020