R2 Resilience

R2 Resilience Expert Training Course

Presented by Dr. Michael Ungar

Course Overview

Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled series of workshops, Dr. Ungar will inspire participants to shift their focus from people’s problems to their capacity to cope with adversity by becoming more rugged and better resourced, an approach Dr. Ungar and his team call R2 Resilience©. Participants will develop expertise in how to nurture resilience with individuals, families, organizations and their communities.

Eight topics will be covered that reflect three decades of Dr. Ungar’s work as a clinician and community developer, as well as build on lessons learned from his research on five continents.


A four session R2 Resilience expert training program with Dr. Michael Ungar covering 15 hours of instruction. Training will be held virtually via Zoom, once per week, over a four week period. Sessions will be recorded and made available to participants*.

* Participants must attend at least two of the four live sessions if they wish to receive a certificate of attendance. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review at their convenience.

Next available course:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Toronto / New York time) February 15, 22, March 1, 8 – 2023

$575.00 CAD

Available Discounts:
10% discount for organizations enrolling more than 5 participants.
50% discount for students.
50% discount for participants from low and middle income countries.

Please contact us at rrc@dal.ca to obtain your special single use discount code.

What Participants Will Learn

Certificate Available

Upon completion of the course and four short assignments, a certificate will be provided so that participants can apply for continuing education units.

In addition, participants who complete the course and the assignments will be eligible to access training materials developed by Dr. Ungar and his colleagues at the Resilience Research Centre and use these in their own work with individuals and communities.

Course objectives

Who Should Attend?

The workshop will be of interest to: (1) anyone working in human services, including mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists and addictions counselors, community developers, human resource professionals, life coaches, and medical professionals in fields like nursing and occupational therapy; and (2) individuals with an interest in resilience as a tool for personal and social transformation.

Some of the R2 Resilience program affiliates:

Dr. Michael Ungar

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. In 2022, Dr. Ungar was ranked the number one Social Work scholar in the world in recognition of his ground-breaking work as a family therapist and resilience researcher. That work has influenced the way human development and organizational processes are understood and studied globally, with much of Dr. Ungar’s clinical work and scholarship focused on the resilience of marginalized children and families, and adult populations experiencing mental health challenges at home and in the workplace. In addition to providing consultation to international NGOs like the Red Cross and Save the Children, government agencies in more than a dozen low, middle, and high income countries, and educational institutions at all levels of study, Dr. Ungar’s research has also influenced the HR and corporate social responsibility initiatives of Fortune 500 companies like Unilever, DHL and Cigna.

Dr. Ungar’s work emphasizes how to use the theory of resilience to increase both individual and institutional agility during crises, with numerous organizations having adopted his concept of resilience as a negotiated process that enhances wellbeing and social responsibility. He is the author of over 250 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and 17 books. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.

To view a sample of Dr. Ungar’s work, please go to his website www.michaelungar.com.

Dr. Ungar’s Recent Works

Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success
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Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs: 20 Skills to Build Resilience (2nd Edition)
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Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change (OPEN ACCESS Edited Volume)
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What Works: A Manual for Designing Programs that Build Resilience (Free Download)
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Blog: Nurturing Resilience – hosted by Psychology Today www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/nurturing-resilience

R2 Workshops

Join Dr. Ungar and members of his team for a masterclass in resilience where you will discover the R2 approach and how to build resilience in your organization, business, school or community. The events can be tailored to all kinds of meetings, from a 1-hour keynote or webinar to a multi-day onsite workshop.