Online Workshop

Building Your Resiliency 

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About this Online Workshop

There’s an old saying, "you know how well the roof has been built only when it rains." We have all been facing significant changes over the past months. Some people have adjusted and learned how to cope with these new stresses. Others may find themselves still struggling in this new normal. Facing loss of motivation and difficultly adjusting to working from home, many are finding themselves feeling as though they have more time than they know how to effectively fill.

Resiliency is the key to resisting the negative impacts of stress and learning to rebound from prolonged stressful events. Most people already have a sense of what resiliency is, and now more than ever, our coping skills and resiliency will be tested. Join us in this six-part virtual workshop, where we will expand on your current resiliency skills and intercept the negative impacts of living through a pandemic. Complete with a skills-building manual, this interactive virtual workshop aims to develop and enhance your current resiliency and support you in reducing your current stress levels.

NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual workshop, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.

Learning Objectives

  • Readying yourself for resiliency building
  • Regulating your stress-induced arousal
  • Rapid relief techniques to calm your stress and induce calm thinking
  • The art of mindfulness
  • Practicing self-compassion
  • The importance of artistic expression
  • Building your self-esteem to enhance your inner strengths
  • Bringing balance to your day and finding lost motivation
  • Transitioning your mind to optimism and locating your positive, hopeful mindset

Who Should Attend?

Any staff or managers in a human, social, or community services organization.

Format and Duration

Four, three-hour and two, two-hour online workshops over the course of two weeks.

Workshop Dates and Registration

All sessions in Eastern Standard Time.

There are currently no upcoming dates scheduled for this workshop. If you would like to enquire about bringing this virtual workshop to your organization or staff, please email


  • Members: $350 + HST

  • Non-Members: $455 + HST

  • Non-Member Education Level 1/2: $365 + HST

Bring This Workshop to Your Staff

OMSSA can work with you to deliver this workshop to you and your team in an in-person format at a time that works for you. We can also customize the content of each workshop to meet your specific needs. Contact OMSSA's Director, Education Christie Herrington to learn more about bringing this workshop to your staff. 

Technical Requirements

OMSSA will be hosting this virtual workshop using Zoom, an online, interactive platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet

Participants will be expected to join the workshop via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:

  • a webcam or built-in camera

  • a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones

We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise. 

System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.

About the Facilitator

Megan Phillips is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working in multiple roles within community and social services. As a former Case Worker and Manager with Ontario Works, as well as a Concurrent Disorders Specialist in a community mental health program, Megan utilizes her additional award-winning experience in instructing post-secondary education to bring captivating, illustrative, relevant, and humorous educational seminars to a variety of non-profit agencies and organizations.

As an experienced presenter, Megan has dedicated herself to the educational advancement and enhancement of her fellow colleagues and community professionals in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Burnout, Resiliency Building, PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Working with Clients with Multiple Barriers.