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APSMA HK: Sink or swim - building personal resilience at work and beyond

  • 12 May 2016
  • 12:30 - 13:45 (CST)
  • EY Office, 22/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong
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  • For members of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals Australia and New Zealand (APMP ANZ) chapter

Registration is closed

Why is it that some people thrive in the face of challenge and adversity, while others panic and withdraw into themselves? 

In a world driven by uncertainty, large-scale organisational changes and the impact of 24/7 connectedness mean we need to find new ways to cope with an increasingly demanding lifestyle and higher pressure in the workplace.

Resilience is recognised as an important trait for individuals to be able to cope with these conflicts and enable them to thrive under pressure.

Resilient people are known to be more flexible when adapting to new situations, and able to spot opportunities and identify resources to support them at challenging times.

Studies have found that resilience involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.

In this workshop Simon Holliday, learning and development specialist, will share how we can create strategies to build our own personal resilience.

The workshop will include the following:

  • What is resilience?
  • The importance of resilience in the workplace
  • Case studies from marathon swimming: examples of resilient habits and behaviours
  • How can we develop our own resilience?

Who should attend?

Professionals from all industries who would like to develop their own personal resilience.

Please note this event is limited to 50 attendees. Prior registration is required, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the presenter:


Simon Holliday has over a decade of learning and development experience in corporate and professional services environments across EMEA and APAC. During his time at international firms Simon has designed and delivered courses that help people get better at what they do. He has worked mainly with lawyers, accountants, bankers, insurers, and IT and marketing specialists. 

Simon is an accredited coach and public speaker (through Toastmasters International), and is currently studying an MSc in psychology. In August 2011 Simon swam across the English Channel; and in May 2014, he swam from Hong Kong to Macau, breaking the world record. 

Simon is also the Founder of Splash, a swim school for Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong. Splash provides free learn-to-swim and water safety courses for foreign domestic workers on their one day off.  It has since expanded to other targeted communities who may not have access or financial resources for swim lessons. Taught by experienced coaches in a supportive group setting, Splash swimmers learn an important life skill while developing confidence, resilience and well-being both in and out of the water.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016
Time: 12:00pm registration. Session starts promptly at 12:30-m until 1:45pm 

EY Office, 22/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong

Pricing: Members:  Complimentary
Non-members:  HK$400 | $AU70

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