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Building and Leading Resilient Teams

Course Curriculum


Why is it important to build and lead resilient teams?

Because in any organization, getting the work done can be hard. Sometimes, it can be really hard. Resilient teams thrive in challenging environments because they can overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together.

Leaders build resilient teams by creating a positive climate, developing cohesion, and providing purpose. Building resilient teams makes team learning possible. Team learning is the foundation of organizational learning and change.

Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) is the credentialing body for the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® certifications. Our mission is to certify leaders that know how to build and lead resilient teams. Our certification exams assess your factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) of these leader competencies.


Building and Leading Resilient Teams

Curriculum Modules 1-7

Module 1 Lesson: Raise morale in the workplace by creating a positive climate for people to work in.

Module 2 Lesson: Boost teamwork by developing cohesion among team members.

Module 3 Lesson: Improve motivation and commitment by providing purpose in the workplace.

Module 4 Lesson: Increase the team’s ability to solve problems and overcome challenges by facilitating team learning (part 1).

Module 5 Lesson: Increase the team’s ability to solve problems and overcome challenges by facilitating team learning (part 2).

Module 6 Lesson: Enhance the organization’s ability to change and compete by supporting organizational learning (part 1).

Module 7 Lesson: Enhance the organization’s ability to change and compete by supporting organizational learning (part 2).

The Building and Leading Resilient Teams curriculum is designed to “flip” the classroom. Outside the classroom, students complete reading assignments and answer reflection questions about their unique leader/follower experience. Inside the classroom, students participate in an instructor-led group discussion of the leader tasks and supporting concepts.

For instructor-led courses, each curriculum module requires six hours of student prep and three contact hours with an instructor based on a class size of 10-12 students. Instructor contact hours may be reduced to two hours per module for a class of 5-6 students or one hour per module for 1-2 students.

Self-study students preparing for RBLP leader certification should discuss the leader tasks and supporting concepts with friends or colleagues. Our Exam Prep Study Tool is optional but highly recommended to augment self-study (RBLP only) or instructor-led training for RBLP, RBLP-C, and RBLP-T certification.


RBLP® Leadership Certifications


Get RBLP Certification

RBLP is our core leader certification for supervisors and people seeking a supervisory position.

Self-study exam prep option!

Curriculum modules 1-3

1.5-hour oral exam

Get RBLP-C Certification

RBLP-C is our leader certification for managers and people seeking a management position.

Instructor-led exam prep required.

Curriculum modules 1-5

2.5-hour oral exam

Get RBLP-T Certification

RBLP-T is our leader certification for senior managers and people seeking a senior management position.

Instructor-led exam prep required.

Curriculum modules 1-7

3.5-hour oral exam


How are the leadership certification exams administered?

Our certification exams are administered orally by exam administrators via video conference. No special software downloads are required.

We administer oral certification exams because leadership knowledge can be tested more effectively by oral exam than by written examination. Our exam administrators hold doctoral degrees and have 20+ years of leadership experience.

What types of knowledge do the certification exams assess?

The Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® series of leader certification exams assess factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural (how) knowledge in applicable leader competency domains.

  • Factual knowledge is knowing what terms and ideas mean. You will gain competence in this knowledge dimension by learning applicable definitions, meanings, and specific details. The key terms and ideas covered in each module provide the foundation for understanding associated concepts.
  • Conceptual knowledge is knowing the interrelationships among key terms and ideas. You will gain competence in this knowledge dimension by learning how key terms and ideas function together to form a concept; by learning classifications, categories, and principles; and by learning theories, models, and structures. The concepts covered in each module provide the foundation for understanding associated leader tasks.
  • Procedural knowledge is knowing how to implement processes and carry out procedures. You will gain competence in this knowledge dimension through your experience implementing subject-specific skills, techniques, and methods; through your experience determining when to use appropriate procedures; through your experience discovering or revealing something through detailed examination; and through your experience making judgments and decisions based on given criteria and standards. The leader tasks covered in each module are essential to building and leading resilient teams.

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