Change: Loss, Opportunity and Resilience Online Course
This is a free online course that helps you understand change and its effects on you. When you understand how change affects you, you can respond to it in a more proactive way. This gives you more control and stability in your life.
Through this course, you will:
- Learn about common responses to change and why it's important to move beyond viewing change only as a loss to seeing it as an opportunity.
- Understand how you usually respond to change (reactively or proactively) and why it’s important to strive for a more proactive response.
- Become familiar with the Stages of the Grief Cycle and how you may have experienced these stages when faced with unexpected, negative change in your own life.
- Identify some ways (strategies), as well as related goals and actions, to build your capacity for resilience.
This course takes about an hour to complete. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate.
How do I get started?
You can gain immediate access. For this course, your computer will need the following:
- Access to the internet
- Adobe Reader (available as a free download)
- Adobe Flash Player, version 8.0 or newer (available as a free download)
- Internal or external speakers (audio scripts are available within the course as an alternative)
The course is free and does not require registration. You can access and return to the course as often as needed.
Looking for a take and teach lesson? The following lesson plan can be used with job clubs and other in-person gatherings. It helps reinforce the ideas of the course and gives participants the opportunity to apply what they have learned.
The materials in this online course were created and/or adapted by Sharon M. Danes, Extension Specialist and Professor — Family Social Science, with assistance from Research Assistants Dung Mao and Weiyang Xie. For more information on this course, contact Sharon Danes (firstname.lastname@example.org; 612-626-9273).
Growing Up Resilient Webinar — Recorded webinar for parents and parent educators that discusses what resilience is and how we can build resilience in children.