RBLP in the News
Recent College and University Partnerships
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Announces A New Partnership With Suffolk University Center for Continuing & Professional Education
“Automation and AI, remote work, growing dependence on cross-functional project teams, and an increasingly diverse workforce can provide companies with challenges but, if harnessed purposefully, these dynamics create powerful opportunities for gaining and maintaining competitive advantage,” says Dee Masiello, Director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education, Suffolk University. “Today more than ever, organizations need people who have strong analytical and problem-solving skills but are also empathetic and agile in the face of constant change. The RBLP program helps individuals at all levels of their careers build the unique skillsets necessary to confidently lead through the complexities of businesses today.” Read More
Suffolk University Course Page
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Announces New Partnership with Gordon State College
“I am delighted that Gordon State College is launching a new certificate program for our community. In today’s ever-changing work environment, the ‘new normal’ has put unbelievable stressors on everyone.” says Simonia Blassingame, Director of Continuing & Professional Education at Gordon State College. “Unfortunately, not everyone has the tools they need to be more resilient. As a senior Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience, I know that building positive climates, keeping team cohesion, and facilitating team learning will not happen without intentionality. Our new certificate program will be a real asset across many different industries and at every level of employment.” Read More
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Announces A New Partnership with Western Kentucky University
“The workforce has drastically changed and continues to change at a rapid pace, and we have learned that the 20th-century idea of leadership is ineffective at best and detrimental at worst for teams. RBLP delivers a next-level mindset, an inside-out approach that equips leaders to meet the needs of a 21st-century workforce,” says Derek Olive, the Director of Continuing & Professional Development at Western Kentucky University. “We are thrilled to partner with the RBLP team to provide this game-changing perspective that, when implemented and supported, is poised to pay dividends for the organizations we serve.” Read More
Western Kentucky University Course Page
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Announces New Partnership with Albany Technical College
In today’s ever-changing work environment, sound leadership has never been more important. With our focus on providing continuing and professional development that focuses on supporting lifelong learning within our community, we are thrilled to be partnering with RBLP to help us continue to do that.” says Matt Trice, VP of Economic Development at Albany Technical College. “RBLP complements our other Leadership Certifications in Lean Six Sigma and Project Management and truly offers a ‘turnkey’ for organizations looking to enhance team environments and effective leadership.” Read More
Albany Technical College Course Page
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) partners with Avila University for a new Leadership Program.
“Leadership is something that is really at the forefront of professional conversations today so it’s great to collaborate with the RBLP team to bring their training to Avila University. With our diverse student base and our commitment to the wider community, it’s clear that this program will help re-enforce the work we’re doing to serve our ‘Dear Neighbor’ and be Kansas City’s university of access.” Andy Jett, Ed.D, Dean of the College of Professional Schools at Avila University. Read More
Avila University Course Page
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Partners with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
“The past two years have demonstrated the need for organizations to adopt agile practices, implemented by leaders who maintain a unique skillset to weather adversity under rapidly changing markets. Once again, as uncertainty rises in economies around the world, the need for resilient leadership comes to the foreground of organizational survival,” says Dr. Edwin Blanton, Ph.D, Assistant Vice Provost for Corporate Initiatives & Business Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio. “We are excited to partner with the RBLP team to bring future-focused leadership skills training to San Antonio. This collaboration will provide our diverse business community with a program aimed at preparing leaders to thrive in changing and challenging environments.” Read More
University of Texas at San Antonio Course Page
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Partners with Georgia Southern University
“Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education has always championed working professionals in our local communities and across the country, and we know the Resilience-Building Leader Program holds immense value not just for our team but for business leaders and industry experts as well,” shared Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., Division of Continuing Education Program Manager. “We are honored and thrilled to be an Authorized Education Partner with RBLP to provide essential, top-notch exam preparation for Georgia’s workforce and beyond.” Read More
Georgia Southern University Course Page
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Partners with Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP)
“It is a pleasure for the School of Education and its world-class leadership program to partner with RBLP and its groundbreaking research and training on the much-needed topics of Building Resilient Teams and leadership,” says Farzin Madjidi, Associate Dean of Education at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. “We are excited about this partnership and hope that we are able to leverage the work already done in the field to bring greater awareness around inclusive leadership and what that looks like in practice.” Read More
Pepperdine University GSEP Course Page
Other RBLP Press Releases
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) approved for GI Bill® Funding.
Resilience-Building Leader Program, the nationally recognized series of leadership certifications for front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders, today announced approval for GI Bill® Education Benefits Funding. The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide funding reimbursement for the RBLP, RBLP-C, and RBLP-T certification exams under Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35, & 1606.
“I am especially proud of this achievement. As a veteran myself, I used my GI Bill® education benefits to earn graduate degrees in both business and education. Here at RBLP, we are looking forward to certifying members of the military veteran community in Building and Leading Resilient Teams.” – Dr. Gene Coughlin, Founder/CEO at RBLP. Read More
Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Partners with Learn In
“Leadership skills play a critical role in an employee’s upskilling journey,” says Yael Gilboa Kaufmann, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of Learn In. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Resilience-Building Leader Program as a partner. Their commitment to developing leadership skills for individuals at companies across industries and roles brings strength, agility, and flexibility to organizations and their employees.” Read More
Recent CEO Podcast Appearances
Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on the Tales of Leadership podcast with Joshua K. McMillion.
Dr. Gene Coughlin is the Founder and CEO of Resilience-Building Leader Program. As the CEO, he is responsible for establishing and promoting the vision, purpose, mission, and core values of the company. He has dedicated himself to creating a worldwide community of practice committed to Building and Leading Resilient Teams. Dr. Coughlin earned his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Read More
Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on the Real-Resilience Podcast with Matthew Lostaglia
Can we function as a team the same way in 2023 that we did in 2013, 2003, or even 1993? Can we build teams using the same principles in 2023? With all of the chaos amid the technological marvels we are experiencing it can be hard to get back to the basics and remember that no matter what, at the end of the day, we are just people. We are just people living together, working together, communicating, and striving to make the world a better place. Dr. Gene Coughlin and I discuss how we can continue to build resilient teams, perhaps stronger than ever before even as we progress forward into the great unknown. Learn more about Dr. Gene Coughlin’s program – Resilience Building Leader Program – RBLP. Read More
Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on the Mission First People Always podcast with Dr. Mike Patterson.
Welcome back to the Mission First People Always Podcast! In this episode, we have a conversation with a scholar who has not only studied building resiliency on teams as an academic discipline but who has quite literally, proven to be a fearless leader in the trenches. Dr. Gene Coughlin is a Marine Corps officer and combat veteran (We love our veterans on the Mission First People Always Podcast and we sincerely thank them for their service). He has also worked in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations to witness the value of resilience firsthand. Read More
Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on the Management as a Liberal Art Podcast with Dr. Robert O. (Rob) Kirkland, Ph.D.
Interview with Gene Coughlin, Founder/CEO at the Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP). Gene talks about his background and his work with RBLP and how it relates to MLA. He also speaks on how RBLP partners with colleges, universities, leadership coaches, and training companies to build a worldwide community of practice committed to the idea of building resilient teams. Read More