MTQ Licensed User Training

8 Hours

  • Understand Mental Toughness and its implication for performancebehaviour and wellbeing.
  • Be confident about using the MTQ measures with individuals and organisations in handling feedback.
  • Understand its wide range of applications – in education, the workplace, social settings, health etc.
  • Understand how Mental Toughness can help individuals to deal with stresspressure and challenge.
  • Understand how the measure can help to develop individual and organisational performance.

Introduction to the MTQ Licensed User Training

An overview of the key outcomes of the programme, what Mental Toughness is and the myths about Mental Toughness.

10-15 Minutes.

Module 1: Defining Mental Toughness

This module covers the definition of Mental Toughness.

15-20 Minutes.

Module 2: Origins of Mental Toughness

This module covers the origins of the concept of Mental Toughness.

20-25 Minutes.

Module 3: Applications of Mental Toughness

This module covers what Mental Toughness can deliver and its application.

30-35 Minutes.

Module 4: Control

This module covers the description of the Control scale and the two sub-scales of Control.

1 Hour.

Module 5: Commitment

This module covers the description of the Commitment scale and the two sub-scales of Commitment.

50 Minutes.

Module 6: Challenge

This module covers the description of the Challenge scale and the two sub-scales of Challenge.

50 Minutes.

Module 7: Confidence

This module covers the description of the Confidence scale and the two sub-scales of Confidence.

1 Hour.

Module 8: Mental Toughness - A Summary

This module is a summary of what the programme has covered so far.

5 Minutes.

Module 9: Independent Evidence for The Mental Toughness Model

This module examines the independent evidence for the model of Mental Toughness and provides information on the main areas of research around Mental Toughness.

10-15 Minutes.

Module 10: Current Thinking

This module examines the current (and future) thinking related to the Model of Mental Toughness whilst providing an overview of the findings of key authors and journalists.

20-25 Minutes.

Module 11: Psychometric Measures

This module covers what psychometric measures are and what makes them reliable.

30 Minutes.

Module 12: Relationship with Other Concepts

This module examines how Mental Toughness is related to other key concepts in the world of business, education and sport.

40-45 Minutes.

Module 13: Stress Management

This module looks at how Mental Toughness has helped our understanding of stress, its management and the application of Mental Toughness to peak performance.

15-20 Minutes.

Module 14: Using The MTQ Measure

This module provides information on the principals of test administration for the MTQ and provides examples of typical behaviours.

10 Minutes.

Module 15: Handling Feedback

This module will show you how to prepare for feedback and what procedures to follow when handling it.

20-25 Minutes.

Module 16: Developing Mental Toughness

This module covers a range of techniques for developing Mental Toughness.

45 Minutes.


A look back at what we have learnt about Mental Toughness, its application and development.

5 Minutes.


  • Developing Mental Toughness Book Sample Read
  • MTQ User Manual
  • MTQ Technical Manual
  • The Mental Toughness Licensed User Training Programme Recommended Reading List
  • Sample Feedback Reports

Doug Strycharczyk


Doug is the CEO of AQR International – Founded in 1989, AQR is now recognised as one of the most innovative (and fast growing) test publishers in the world working in more than 80 countries.

AQR established its reputation initially as a leader in Team Building and leadership development. Doug’s work has been featured on BBC Television where Prof John Adair described the material as “highly effective”

In recent years, Doug has worked with Professor Peter Clough to define mental toughness and to create the world’s leading measure of mental toughness. Doug is now recognised as a leading authority on the application of mental toughness to the worlds of work, education, sport as well as social applications. His expertise is focused on helping organisations develop performance, increase retention and employee engagement and more effectively dealing with issues such as bullying and the impact of change.

Doug has more than 30 years expertise in a variety of Line, HR & Consultancy roles with a number of blue-chip businesses. Doug’s areas of expertise also include Organisational Development, Senior Management/Leadership Development and Top Team Assessment.

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