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FREE WEBINAR – What it means to be a Mental Toughness Practitioner

27/07/20 @ 09:00 - 10:00 BST

Mental Toughness has emerged as one of, if not the most important, factors in people and organisation development today. Being an accredited practitioner in the MTQ both enhances your professional development as well as opening up a world of opportunity…

Join us for a FREE WEBINAR to hear all about the launch of the new online Mental Toughness Licensed User Training programme. This has been updated to reflect the upgraded, 8-factor model of Mental Toughness and world-renowned measure, the MTQPlus.

Are you a coach, looking for high-quality tools to take your offering to the next level?
Are you a senior leader wanting to understand how to be more effective and develop a better culture?
Do you work in people development were finding new ways to optimise everyone’s contribution is key?
Are you looking for a robust, well-evidenced and highly respected tool to measure something you didn’t think you could measure, their mindset?
Are you interested in answering the WHY question – WHY people act the way they do?

If the answer is YES to any of the above then this is the webinar for you.

REGISTER HERE FOR 27th July @ 9am

REGISTER HERE FOR 29th July @ 2pm

The 1st August 2020 will see the eagerly anticipated launch of the upgraded, high quality, easily accessible online Licensed User Training for the Mental Toughness Questionnaires (MTQ).

This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what it means to be an accredited Mental Toughness Practitioner. You will hear from AQR’s CEO himself, Doug Strycharczyk as well as other practitioners, not just about the programme, but their experiences of using the Mental Toughness framework in the real world.

About the online Licensed User Training Programme

Delivered online through 22 modules of highly interactive content, this sought-after accreditation will enable Licensed Users to:
• Understand Mental Toughness and its implication or performance, behaviour 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 stress, pressure and challenge.
• Understand how the measure can help to develop individual and organisational performance.

You will hear from –

Doug Strycharczyk (CEO, AQR International) – 27th & 29th July
Darren Whysall (Head Coach, Barclays UK) – 27th July
Anthony Taylor (CEO, ThreeFifty9) – 29th July

With guest appearance from…

Professor Peter Clough (Professor of Psychology, Huddersfield University) – 27th & 29th July the originator of the 4C’s framework of Mental Toughness, who will go into some detail about the academic rigour behind the model. There are now over 80 research papers which support the concept.

Speaker Bios

Doug Strycharczyk is the CEO of AQR International – Founded in 1989, AQR is now recognised as one of the most innovative test publishers in the world working in more than 80 countries. AQR established its reputation as a thought leader in mental toughness. Doug has worked with Professor Peter Clough for 25+ years to define Mental Toughness and to create the world’s leading measure of Mental Toughness, the MTQ. Doug is now recognised as a leading authority on the application of the framework to the worlds of work, education, and coaching.

Darren Whysall is a highly qualified and experienced Executive Coach, Coach Supervisor, Trainer and Facilitator with more than 25 years’ experience of working with people in high-pressure roles e.g. Armed Forces UK, Education, and Financial Services. Combining current studies for an MSc in Business and Strategic Leadership with qualifications in Education, Training, Coaching, and Supervision has helped Darren develop the insight and passion for helping individuals and teams identify their unique qualities and attributes in order to improve well-being, build capability, enhance team working and growth.

Professor Peter Clough really needs little introduction. Whilst at the University of Hull, Peter initiated a programme of work which led to the development of the 4Cs concept for Mental Toughness – published in 2002 and now comfortably the most widely adopted description of Mental Toughness globally.
Since that time, he has collaborated with researchers all over the world to examine the concept further and to identify links to important aspects of work and life – his name appears on around 50 peer-reviewed papers. By inclination an applied psychologist, his work has always focused on real-world issues. In recent times, together with long term collaborator Doug Strycharczyk and Dr.John Perry, Peter has been instrumental in taking the Mental Toughness concept to the next level.

Anthony Taylor runs ThreeFifty9, a mental skills consultancy that specialises in equipping people and teams with the mental skills needed to thrive in today’s world. We focus on developing personal and leadership performance through mental toughness, EQ and changing the story around mental health. He is the author of Tips From The Top – The Secrets of How to Successfully Navigate Middle Management.

What is Mental Toughness?

Mental Toughness is an aspect of our personality that determines how we deal with stress and pressure, and how we can see change as an opportunity to grow and develop. It describes the mental responses that every person adopts in everything they do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, mindset, resilience and grit.
Mental Toughness is universal, applicable in many walks of life. It has a particularly appropriate application in dealing with adversity, setback and crisis and doing so positively.
Global research shows that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:
• Performance – explains up to 25% of the variation in attainment
• Positive Behaviour – more engaged, positive and “can do” attitude
• Wellbeing – more contentment and better stress management
• Aspirations – more positive about opportunities and open to learning
In short, in an age of unprecedented complexity, turbulence and change, our mental toughness matters.


REGISTER HERE FOR 27th July @ 9am


REGISTER HERE FOR 29th July @ 2pm


09:00 - 10:00
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