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RBLP in the News


Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) is pleased to announce our new partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stout

As an RBLP® Authorized Education Partner, the University of Wisconsin–Stout is now teaching our Building and Leading Resilient Teams curriculum that prepares supervisors, managers, and senior managers to sit for the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® series of leader certification exams. Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s comprehensive, career-focused Polytechnique University. Their students, faculty, and staff use applied learning, scientific theory, and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state’s economy, and serve society. Read More

Learn more about the University of Wisconsin–Stout.


Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) is pleased to announce our new partnership with the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology

As an RBLP® Authorized Education Partner, the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology is now teaching our Building and Leading Resilient Teams curriculum that prepares supervisors, managers, and senior managers to sit for the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® series of leader certification exams. The College of Biomedical Equipment Technology (CBET) is a majority Veteran-owned and operated private college offering Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) and Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) training at the certificate and associates degree levels. Read More

Learn more about the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology.


Humber Launches New Certificate in Building and Leading Resilient Teams

“Leaders need to know how to pull a team together to respond quickly to changing circumstances, and even more importantly, convert adversity into opportunity,” says Frank Cappadocia, dean of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) at Humber. “Employers in all industries increasingly look to leaders that can build and lead resilient teams to ensure their organization’s short and long-term success in today’s highly competitive landscape. Here at Humber, we are dedicated to teaching learners these invaluable skills.” Read More


Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) Announces a New Partnership with the University of Charleston

“The University of Charleston is dedicated to innovation, and we recognize that with change can come adversity,” says Dr. Martin S. Roth, President, University of Charleston. “The partnership with RBLP enables us to help leaders learn to navigate adversity, positioning themselves for success in any industry or economy. Strong leaders with advanced skills and certifications are increasingly important in our ever-changing world.” Read More


Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on The EdUp Experience Podcast with Dr. Bill Pepicello and Mathew Jacobson

In this episode, YOUR guest is Dr. Gene Coughlin, Founder/CEO of The Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP). YOUR guest cohost is Mathew Jacobson, Founder, Ducere Global Business School! YOUR guest host is Dr. Bill Pepicello, former President at the University of Phoenix & host of EdUp Insights! YOUR sponsor is The Alliance for Innovation & Transformation (AFIT). How are resilient teams built & led? What skill turns a job into a career? What does Gene see as the future of Higher Education? Read More

RBLP in the News podcast with Dr. Bill

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


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 Tales of Leadership podcast with Joshua K. McMillion.

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


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 Real-Resilience Podcast with Matthew Lostaglia

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


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


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


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