Resilience Education (ResEd)

A practical, interactive, and scientifically sound educational and organizational development process.

The Resilience Education professional development seminar consists of three workshop sections for educators, helping professionals, leaders and business people who want to build a strengths-based organizational focus or who are working with young people.  Our workshops focus on the Resilience Education process, your subject area and how to integrate and apply what you learn. Additional training, consultation and evaluation are available to custom fit with your organization’s business practices or special needs. CERD’s team of nationally renowned practitioners is eager to respond to any questions you may have. We look forward to making you and those you work with a part of CERD’s Resilience experience.

ResEd is unique. Conventional teaching methods promote an approach that assumes something is wrong and needs fixing. This merely addresses symptoms, not the larger issues. We believe that if an individual’s inherent strengths, interests and unique capacities are emphasized through awareness in the day-to-day, moment-to-moment experiences of life, genuine learning and development can grow and even flourish.

ResEd is groundbreaking. It is not simply an “add on” program. Resilience Education is designed to become a part of you; to function in the background. We work with each CERD client to cultivate and bring together two parts of human interaction – the power of each person to make decisions, and the information around which those decisions are made.

ResEd engages people. We work on the specific means of using people’s hearts and minds to co-create and participate in the development of a healthy, democratic learning group or community. This community is built with professionals who both cultivate and model CERD’s process of lifelong learning. Our approach draws from several disciplines not often considered together as part of education and human services: Human Development, Physiological Psychology and Educational Psychology.

“Engaging my students in activities that support their strengths and interests as a way into learning helped them to achieve far beyond basic standards of accountability. At the same time, I also found myself moving out of burn-out and into my own genuine professional development. CERD’s Resilience Education has shown me how much students can learn and how meaningful being a lifelong educator and learner can really be.” –Kathryn Perrigue (Los Angeles Unified School District)