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Coping with uncertainty and change: vital resilience skills every organisation needs

A masterclass for leaders
9.00am to 4.00pm, Wednesday 28th July 2021 in Auckland — REGISTER NOW

Facilitated by Dr Denise Quinlan & Dr Lucy Hone, Directors of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience

Our sell-out Resilience Masterclass comes to Auckland

Following on from our sell-out event in Christchurch, we are excited to announce our next Resilience Masterclass will be held on 28th July in Auckland.

Join Lucy and Denise to learn the key things leaders need to know to build resilient teams that can go the distance.


9.15Sustainable high performance: Staying strong and connected through challenging times.
Dr Lucy Hone, Dr Denise Quinlan, Kim TayNew Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience.
10.45Morning Tea
11.15Case Study 1: Implementing wellbeing at work.
Chloe Stewart-Tyson & Kristy Matthews share insights on Beca’s wellbeing work (Presentation followed by Q&A)
Building Psychological Safety & Avoiding Burnout through Resilient teams.
Paula Davis
Stress & Resilience Institute, USA.
1.30Case Study 2: The Griffin’s Wellbeing Journey.
Deanne Schoeman, The Griffin’s Food Company (Presentation followed by Q&A)
2.00Job crafting for resilience: transforming work in just 15 minutes a day.
Dr Denise Quinlan & Kim Tay, New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience.
2.30Why the Employee Experience matters for good times and bad.
Mary Kennett, Kennett Consulting (Presentation followed by Q&A)
3.00Afternoon Tea
3.20Turning Insight into action: Planning your next steps
Dr Lucy Hone & Dr Denise Quinlan, New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing
& Resilience


Organisations that harness basic human motivation, and promote psychological safety, achieve both increased resilience and sustainable higher performance.


“An incredibly practical course and I have come away with a lot of useful ideas.”

“A wonderful event that utilised a range of different lens and perspectives to create a fuller picture of resilience. The topics discussed were easy to understand and we immediately thought of ways to implement them.”

[Christchurch Resilience Masterclass participants]


Don’t be a dinosaur when it comes to promoting resilience in your workforce – watch this video of Denise and Lucy describing common burnout myths.

When: Wednesday 28th July 2021; 0900 to 1600

Where: Westpac, 16 Takutai Square, Auckland CBD

Price: $550 + GST + booking fee

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Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing

A positive, life-changing experience
Next intake commences 17 November 2021 in Christchurch, New Zealand

Facilitated by Dr Denise Quinlan, Director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience

Take your career to the next level with our most popular multi-day course, a recognised qualification in the science of optimal performance and wellbeing.

The Diploma comprehensively covers important wellbeing topics such as strengths, resilience, optimism, creativity and excellence. It also shows how research-based practices can be applied to a wide range of professional roles including coaching, leadership, organisational development, human resources, health and safety, healthcare and public policy.

“The best professional development I have done. I absolutely loved every minute! I found my tribe and know my passion is on the right path. Thank you so much!!!” Natalie Fraser, Mental Skills Coach and Athlete Life Advisor

“The training was incredible. It has given me such a strong foundation on which now to complete the assessments and continue my learning throughout the year. The course is engaging and so relevant to my life and profession.” Caroline Black, Wellbeing Lead, Education

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Key Benefits Of This Unique Course

Flexible, self-paced learning completed within a year

Comprehensive, university-level content tailored to the workplace

Practical tools you can apply for immediate results

Powerful personal development activities and coaching

Can be converted to NZQA on completion

Dr Denise Quinlan presents the Diploma in partnership with The Langley Group Institute.

Dr Denise Quinlan is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding facilitator and speaker who has inspired and supported hundreds of Diploma students on this personal and professional learning journey for many years. 

Translating complex research into usable, practical strategies, whilst always staying true to the science, Denise is equally at home with senior corporate executives, scientists, engineers, and marginalised groups. Her humour and honesty allow her to create environments where participants can fully engage and contribute.

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“Denise is a fantastic facilitator, patient, knowledgeable, humourous, and inclusive. The content was fantastic and I found the mix of activities kept me engaged. Overall, a fantastic course, high quality content, world class facilitation, great venue, well worth the investment, thank you!”
Belinda Wherle, Group Strategic Co-ordinator, Apparelmaster Group

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“Denise is awesome. Words are not adequate. Distillation of knowledge, holding of space, compassion and respect for every individual human. Thank you!!”

“The course gave a great balance of challenge, relevance, feedback and enjoyment. Denise was such a great source of knowledge – thank you!”