Building Resilient Communities

Building Resilient Comms

If you are part of a ministry or an outreach these scenarios might be familiar to you.

  • Have you ever felt overwhelmed or have had trouble being on the same page with everyone?-
  • Have you felt that the members in your organisation are going in different directions?-
  • Has your ministry or organisation been able to stay on course?

The workshop teaches participants to apply collaborative and contextually sensitive approaches to enhance social connectedness and resilience in communities and organisations.

Core training principles include:

(1) work in the context of a strong and supportive organisation;

(2) appreciate the complexity of the systems with which they are engaging; and

(3) be open to the possibilities for healing and transformation.

The program utilises a combination of didactic presentations, hands‐on interactive exercises, case studies, and experiential approaches to organisational team building and stress management.

About the Trainer
rodge leilis

Rogelio P. Lelis, Jr. earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2012 from the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU), where he was also a lecturer in the undergraduate program of the Department of Psychology from November 2013 to May 2017. He is an affiliate of the ADDU Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS) since 2012, the community engagement arm of the Department of Psychology. In the last four years, COPERS has given him increased responsibility to handle special projects on themes of major concern to the Center including psychoeducation, disaster response and emergency management, peace education, peace psychology, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, among others. Highly trained for post-disaster Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Lelis delivers MHPSS interventions and psychosocial services to a diverse population in times of disasters – both human-initiated and natural disasters.

Lelis is particularly interested in culturally-appropriate applications of social psychology for peacebuilding and conflict resolution. He is an international fellow of the KAICIID International Dialogue Center in Vienna, Austria, and an affiliate of the UK-based A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY), a global youth-led movement promoting peace and coexistence. Lelis has launch several peace education projects in the recent years.

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