Mental Toughness and Resilience Workshop - Pan Professional Event

The University of Law - Chester
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
8:30 am – 11:00 am

In conjunction with other professional bodies in Chester, we are pleased to offer our members access to this free to attend workshop and opportunity for networking with other local professionals.

  • Speaker: Doug Strycharczyk from AQR International

  • Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019

  • Timings: 8:30am for registration, breakfast and networking, 9:30am presentation / workshop, 10:30am further networking, 11am close.

  • Venue: The University of Law, Chester, CH3 7AB

Members of the local institute may attend for free and we would welcome you to invite a professional connection from the following professions to also attend:

Accountants, Solicitors, Insurance & Financial Services, Property (Estate Agents) and Banks

Places will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop overview

Mental toughness is a practical and well evidenced concept which brings valuable insight into how people and organisational development. It’s about how effectively individuals deal with stress, pressure, opportunities and challenge. It describes the mindset that every person adopts in everything they do. Published research and case studies from around the world show that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:

Performance – explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals

Agility - Positive Behaviour – more engaged, more positive, more “can do”, dealing well with change

Wellbeing – more contentment, better stress management, less prone to bullying

Aspirations - more ambitious, prepared to manage more risk

Where most personality concepts address “how do I respond when things happen”, Mental Toughness describes why we respond the way we do. Mental Toughness can be measured by the Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ).

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to explore one of the most fundamental aspects of people development today. The offer provides delegates with Genuine Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – you will learn something new - and a thought-provoking and highly-interactive session covering the following:

The changes for professions in the 21st Century – dealing with a VUCA world

What is Mental Toughness?

The key to understanding Mindset and Attitude – why it is so important?

The 4C’s framework and the 8 factors

Building Self Awareness

The evidence


  • The University of Law, Chester Centre,
  • Christleton Hall, Pepper Street,
  • Christleton, Chester,
  • CH3 7AB
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at