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June 20th 2019 sees the first major Conference on Mental Toughness which will take place in Manchester, England.

As a concept Mental Toughness has gained global recognition as one of the most important concepts in people and organisational development. Importantly this is a well-evidenced concept supported by a mass of academic research (80+ papers) as well as practitioner applications which demonstrate real and sustainable value. This is particularly true in coaching and leadership development and impacts on wellbeing, performance, agility and aspirations – all interrelated.

There is a vital interplay between what is observed in the practitioner world and what is found in the academic world. Uniquely the conference brings these two elements together.

Inputs around the integrity of the concept and its future direction are provided through Professor Peter Clough, Dr John Perry and Dr Kostas Papageorgiou who are amongst the thought leaders around the Mental Toughness. Peter Clough, of course, is regarded as the “founding father” of the generic concept.

Dr John Perry

Dr Kostas Papageorgiou

Prof Peter Clough


Together they will provide insight into what is emerging and how this will influence and impact upon people and organisation development practice. Much of this will have a direct impact on leadership development as well as wellbeing. There will bean opportunity for delegates to raise questions. This is a real CPD opportunity to be at the leading edge of a key concept.

At the same time, the conference will feature leading practitioners who will present case studies illustrating the impact of the Mental Toughness concept in their work in Coaching, OD and HRD.

A perfect blend of the theoretical and the practical.

This first conference is deliberately limited in size to enable delegates to be able to engage fully with speakers and other delegates. Space is limited and, since announcement 10 days ago, we are already getting a steady stream of booking (from as far away as Australia!!).

So early booking is important – not least whilst the early bird discount applies.

Book your tickets here (Early bird tickets available until March 15th)

We look forward to seeing you in June.