Building Resilience.

Mindset Classroom.

Building Resilience is a virtual programme made up of nine modules that you can work through at your own pace, when it suits you, in the comfort of your own home. Through a series of videos that bring the lessons to life, and a workbook to help you reflect on the learnings and commit to the actions you will take, you'll learn how to nurture your resilience so you can thrive when the going gets tough. 

Now more than ever, we need to be resilient. The global pandemic has been a harsh reminder that the only constant in life is change. And we need to find a way to not only cope with it, but thrive amongst it. The reality is that we are all, by our very nature as human beings, resilient. But we do need to understand how to switch it on and develop ways to nurture our resilience stores.

In the rural villages where The Hunger Project works, our village partners show us every day what resilience looks like. We see people who have been living in hunger and poverty for generations taking action to overcome obstacles and create better futures for themselves, their communities and generations to come.

Building Resilience contains the tools that our village partners use to remain resilient in the face of adversity, and stories that will inspire you to rethink what you're truly capable of.

Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.

Mary Holloway

How is Building Resilience different?

We don't just give you the theory. We provide practical tools that will enable you to take action. 

It’s all well and good knowing you aren’t living to your full potential, but often we’re held back because we don’t know what we can do to change that. We’ll provide you with practical tools that will help you to show greater resilience in the face of a challenge so you can thrive no matter what life throws at you.

We use inspiring real life examples that you can relate to. 

At the core of this course are the insights that we share. We explore what resilience looks like through the lens of some of the worlds most unlikely leaders. People who, against all odds, are shifting beliefs, moving beyond their current limitations and creating significant change in their own lives and the communities they live in. You’ll be challenged to rethink what you're capable of when the going gets tough and inspired to be the person you want to be.

This is personal development that creates social change!

Profits from our Building Resilience classroom funds the work we're doing to sustainably end hunger and poverty. By taking part in this programme, you’ll be unlocking your own potential while also enabling our village partners to become self-reliant so they can lift their communities above the poverty line for good. Help us create a world where everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthy, fulfilling and dignified life!

What you'll get out of Building Resilience.

Discover what resilience looks like for you.
Become aware of how your mindset is impacting your resilience.
Explore a range of practical tools that will help you build your resilience to find a 'Resilience Prescription' that works for you.
Inspiration and motivation from real stories of courageous people who are overcoming adversity and creating change.

Programme details.


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Section 1: Understanding resilience.

Section 2: Understanding mindset.

Section 3: Resilience building strategies.

  • Mind | Body.
  • Pause and reflect.
  • Focus on what's missing.
  • Progress not perfection.
  • Your Federation.
  • Power of purpose.

Section 4: Resilience prescription.


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It's up to you how quickly you want to work through the nine modules, but we recommend that you do one module a week so you can reflect on what you've learnt and practice the tools covered off in that module.


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The registration fee is $50 per person, with proceeds going towards our work empowering people to end their own hunger and poverty.

Meet the author.

Lisa Gunnery joined The Hunger Project after witnessing the work of The Hunger Project in India first hand. Meeting our village partners transformed her view of capacity, capability and possibility. This experience led to a career change and a commitment to playing a part in the end of global hunger.

Lisa became the CEO of The Hunger Project NZ from November 2015 - October 2017, a Board Trustee, and took up the Country Director role in November 2019.

Prior to The Hunger Project, Lisa had a long corporate career within the insurance industry both in New Zealand and internationally.

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