Hoplite Resilience Center currently offers in person educational services for military, veteran, first responder, and health care organizations.
Resilient Leadership (16 Hours): Focuses on building an organizational culture of resilience through training first line supervisors and leadership.
Psychological Body Armor™ (8 Hours): Focuses on building a personal culture of resilience through training small group of individuals.
At this time, we offer both courses as discreet training events that can be done in person at an organization’s facility anywhere in the United States. In the near future, we will offer a wider curriculum both in person and via online and APP formats.
To schedule a class for your organization, please fill out the form below.
Our nonprofit organization is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and their families who have served, and may continue to serve, this nation through their service in the military, emergency services, and emergency hospital care.
We seek initial funding with the commitment to launch a viable, sustainable, scalable, and ethically based program of educational services to our constituency of military members and first responders. Also, we are committed to establishing a platform for the provision of clinical services.
The Hoplite Resilience Center’s initial educational curriculum is made possible under license with Dr. George S. Everly, Jr.
Dr. Everly serves on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Loyola College in Maryland. We are fortunate to partner with Dr. Everly in two capacities: 1) by utilizing his field-tested curricula (described below), and 2) having him serve as a senior advisor to the Center on the subject of human resilience.
Rather than incur the formidable expenses associated with creating our own proprietary curricula, we have chosen to enter into an initial strategic agreement with Dr. Everly to utilize under a license for use two educational programs previously developed and field tested by him. This content has been taught nationally and internationally as freestanding workshops, as well as, components within larger educational curricula. The curricula are 1) Psychological Body Armor™ (PBA) and 2) Resilience Leadership.
This agreement will in no way restrict the Center's ability to develop wholly owned educational offerings in the future.
Hoplite will work to tailor both courses to best fit the desired need and impact for an organization. We can adjust length of courses, frequency, scope, focus topics, etc. to best meet an organization’s desired outcomes. Lastly, we recommend conducting a working group with an organization to fully understand its needs and objectives.
PSYCHOLOGICAL BODY ARMOR™ (PBA):
The argument may be made that the single most common reason for great potential to fail to translate into great achievement is the lack of resilience in the face of adversity. We all know of people, sports teams, and organizations that had great potential, but never gained the achievements that their respective aptitudes would have predicted. Simply stated, the purpose of this offering is to enhance PERSONAL RESILIENCE. We plan to teach the course over one-day or eight one-hour sessions either in person or virtually in a largely asynchronous environment (with pre-planned opportunities for interaction).
The course shall be taught by one of our resilience behavioral health certified instructors. The course focuses on teaching individuals resilient behaviors and strategies that help build the two interacting factors of resilience: 1) preventive resistance (immunity), and 2) reactive resilience (the ability to rebound from adversity). This notion of two-factor resilience is the essence of Psychological Body Armor™ and is that which makes this construction of resilience so unique. PBA can be applied to people, sports teams, communities, and organizations. Our aim is to help participants strengthen their resilience for the uphill climb ahead.
RESILIENCE LEADERSHIP - BUILDING AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE OF RESILIENCE:
Organizations most likely to survive and prosper in times of adversity possess an "organizational culture of resilience.” Research has shown that resilient organizations that have created an atmosphere of trust have: 74% less stress, 106% more energy, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer sick days, 76% more interpersonal connectedness, 29% more life satisfaction and sustainability.
The concept of Resilient Leadership was developed by Dr. Everly and published in his book of the same name. It has been referenced in the Institute of Medicine's 2013 monograph on building a resilient workforce. Its primary goal is to train managers to become leaders and to foster an organizational culture of resilience in whatever group of individuals they supervise. We plan to teach the course over a two-day period, or eight two-hour sessions either in person or virtually in a largely asynchronous environment (with pre-planned opportunities for interaction). The class will be taught by one of our resilience behavioral health certified instructors. The course specifically focuses on teaching strategies and best practices to develop resilient frontline leaders.
Ultimately, resilient leadership supports creating a culture of readiness and resilience that assists members of an organization to withstand crisis and adapt to and rebound from adversity, both in chronic and acute situations. Our goal is to help participants build resilient leadership skills and foster positive organizational growth.