Professional Development

Can you ‘teach’ staff to be more emotionally resilient?

You may know someone like this at work: optimistic and resilient, they appear to bounce through challenges drawing on an internal strength that helps them work through problems they encounter at work. Always hopeful and positive about the future, they treat stressful events as a “one-off” situation, appearing to have a built-in buffer that protects them against both ordinary and extraordinary events. Perhaps this is even you.

This sort of emotional resilience is often considered innate. But can it be taught?

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Our Top 10 posts of 2015

We’ve worked to bring you the best and most innovative ideas, case studies, opinions and resources on how to recruit, train and retain the very best people for the not-for-profit sector – and we hope you’ll be able to take away some great advice to apply to your organisation. Here are our ten most popular blog posts from 2015!

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6 steps to improve your staff training – and increase staff retention too

Even with the knowledge that training and development can have a massive impact on your staff and organisation’s performance, being able to invest time and money in it can still be a challenge for many NFP organisations. In this post we explore the big question of “how?” for NFPs that want to take the next steps.

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How beyondblue can help your NFP create a mentally healthy workplace – for next to nothing

Poor mental health costs Australian workplaces around $11 billion per year in lost productivity. But, taking steps to improve the mental health of staff at your organisation might be far easier (and more affordable!) than you think. Thanks to a new initiative from beyondblue, NFP workplaces across Australia have the opportunity to tackle mental health […]

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Breakfast event: Leading people down the path of change

The not-for-profit sector in Australia is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. From government funding cuts to sector-wide restructures and government pressure for mergers, managing change is something virtually unavoidable for NFP leaders and HR professionals. So how can you not only cope, but thrive, in this environment of limited resources and constant change? The […]

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NFPs could increase their impact by prioritising staff learning: new research

How do you prioritise professional development in your organisation? It’s not always easy to find the budget for training and development of staff, but according to new research on Australia’s NFP sector, failing to invest in this area could be significantly affecting your organisation’s success and impact. Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) […]

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