CLE2.1: Developing Resilience

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This course represents a resilience experience, where participants will develop resiliency or bounce-back ability with a strong emphasis on personal resilience. After completing a resilience assessment in which they explore their protective factors, they will be guided through a process for developing the capacity to become more resilient.


Course Coordinator: Eileen Arnold
Course Facilitator:Anwar van der Schyff

Anwar van der Schyff

Anwar’s background is in organisational effectiveness, change management and coaching, working in various industries including higher education. He has worked extensively in a multinational environment across the globe i.e. Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific. His key focus is in overseeing projects and interventions that he has designed, and he has facilitated various interventions at executive level, relating to change management; organisational design, culture and climate; coaching and mentoring; HR upskilling interventions; leadership & accelerated development programmes; and the design of assessment tools and methodologies. Anwar is an Integral Coach, certified with the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Anwar works with both individuals and teams/groups, using coaching as a means of affecting change. He has facilitated the Resilience workshop on the CHEC CLE programme for the past two years and also facilitates the programme at UCT, UWC, CPUT and in a few leading corporates. He also lectures at UWC in the Organisational Psychology department, in the Master’s and Honours programme, and has guest lectured a module in change management in the MBA programme at the Stellenbosch business school.

Anwar studied at the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape and the Gordon Institute of Business Science and holds qualifications in the following areas: Honours Industrial Psychology; Advanced Business Management & Leadership Management programme – graduated top of class – (Gordon Institute of Business Science) and a certified Integral Coach (ACC), – UCT Graduate School of Business, Centre for Coaching. Advanced Strategic Management – University of Leuven (Belgium) methodology. He is a registered ENNEAGRAM Practitioner – ABILENE Group Consulting.