Understanding resilience and how to manage individual stress requires an examination of what makes people move from a state of high stress to a state in which the mind and body operate at their best. By utilizing course content and activities, you will learn to assess your current level of stress and gain useful tools and practices to manage it. The role that mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude play on the human psyche will also be explored, and you will learn practices focusing on each of these. As a participant, you will probe strategies to combat fatigue, anxiety, and anger, while exploring the building blocks of resilience and renewal using a model called the holistic self.
Through this course, you will:
• Learn greater workplace effectiveness through utilization of learned stress reduction techniques
• Develop an understanding of resiliency and how you operate at your best
• Gain relational techniques that will help reduce stress and allow for positive work and life relationships
• Learn practices that help catch emotional triggers before they create a state of detachment
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.
Jim LoPresti, Ph.D., PCC, Founder, CohereUs Consulting Int'l
Jim LoPresti, Ph.D., has worked in both corporate and academic worlds, blending practice and theory, for over thirty five years. He brings proven expertise to his clients in executive coaching, negotiation skills/conflict resolution, leadership through story-telling, resilience and stress management, team building, senior management alignment, introducing and leveraging change, and cultural transformation. With a strong foundation in emotional/social intelligence, he successfully incorporates right and left brain methodologies and neuroplasticity into highly analytical business environments to help inspire “big picture” perspectives.
LoPresti has worked with a broad range of audiences, such as “C” suite executive leaders, senior and middle managers, front line workers, and executive MBA and undergraduate students. Some of the industries where LoPresti has employed his consulting and facilitation skills include large multinational and medium size corporations, private equity firms, academia, information technology, construction, pharmaceuticals and health care, and government. Some of Jim’s clients include: Comcast, Johns-Manville, Century-Link, RJ Reynolds, Sanofi/Adventis Int’l, SAP, UCAR, Oracle, Colorado Dept. of Higher Education, and the National Science Foundation.
LoPresti holds a doctorate in literature from the University of Denver and is a certified professional coach through the International Coach Federation. He was a major contributor to both the first and second editions of Management: A Focus on Leadership by Annie McKee for Pearson/Prentice Hall. Currently, he is a senior instructor at the Business School of the University of Colorado Denver, as well as an independent management/leadership consultant.