Mental Toughness: The Key to Performance, Well Being & Positive Behavior

  • 11/29/2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
  • webinar


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Presented by ICF NY and ATD

MENTAL TOUGHNESS: The Key to Performance, Well Being & Positive Behavior

Presenter Doug Strycharczyk

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CCEs – 1.0 Core Competencies


Guests:  $30

Members:  $20 


Mental Toughness is an aspect of our personality that determines how we deal with stress and pressure, and how we can see change as an opportunity to grow and develop. It describes the mind-set that every person adopts in everything they do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience and grit.
Mental Toughness is universal, applicable in many walks of life, and in everything we do, including transitions, managing change, leadership, career management, attainment and retention. At an organizational level it describes a key element of culture.

“A personality trait which determines, in large part, how people respond to challenge, stress and pressure, irrespective of their circumstances.”
Clough & Strycharczyk

Global research shows that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:

• Performance – explains up to 25% of the variation in attainment
• Positive Behavior – more engaged, positive and “can do” attitude
• Wellbeing – more contentment and better stress management
• Aspirations – more positive about opportunities and open to learning

In short, in an age of unprecedented complexity, turbulence and change, our Mental Toughness matters.
Drawing upon the very latest global research and his own extensive international experience working within the corporate and education sectors, Doug Strycharczyk will provide an overview into to this important area.

Participants will:

Understand the theory underpinning Mental Toughness and why it is important
Identify the four key components – 4 Cs: Control, Commitment, Challenge & Confidence
Learn about assessment measures and how to develop Mental Toughness
Receive their own complimentary Mental Toughness assessment and report, outlining strengths and areas for development

This event is co-sponsored by ATD NYC.


Doug is a leading authority on the assessment and development of mental toughness, mindset and resilience in individuals and organizations with extensive experience (in 80+ countries) in the application of mental toughness into every sector - particularly the worlds of work, education, young person development, health and well-being.

Doug is the CEO of AQR International. Founded in 1989, AQR is now recognised as one of the most innovative (and fast growing) test and HR product development organizations in the world. He works closely with Professor Peter Clough (considered the leading academic authority on mental toughness internationally) to define and create the world’s leading measure of mental toughness.

Doug’s work has been featured on BBC Television. He has co authored four books including Developing Mental Toughness, Developing Young people for the 21st Century, Developing Resilient Organizations and Developing Employability and Enterprise. Doug has also co-authored chapters with Professor Clough in a number of leading books, including Psychometrics in Coaching, Leadership Coaching and Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents.

Doug holds a first class honours degree in Economics. He is currently working on his PhD, which will take the mental toughness model and measure to the next level. This work will involve examining the neuroscience behind mental toughness.

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