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Thriving in a Crisis? An Audience with Dr John Perry and Professor Peter Clough

June 29 @ 12:00 - 13:00 UTC

Hosted by AQR’s CEO, Doug Strycharczyk, this is a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with Mental Toughness global thought leader’s Dr John Perry and Professor Peter Clough. They will talk you through the 8-factor model of Mental Toughness; each of the 4C’s and all 8 sub-factors, with a particular focus on how to thrive in a crisis – never has Mental Toughness been so relevant.You will then have the opportunity to ask your questions in an open forum.

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

About Dr John Perry…

Dr John Perry is Head of Psychology at Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. For several years John has been a core member of the team which has continued the development of the mental toughness concept and has been central the work carried out to establish the reliability of the concept. John has published many papers on Mental Toughness often in collaboration with Peter Clough and Kostas Papageorgiou.

John has also led the exploration of specific aspects of Mental Toughness and a variety of applications – including new insights into understanding stress management, directed forgetting, etc all of which have direct implication for practitioners.

A popular and accomplished speaker, John will add his insights into the development of the Mental Toughness concept address issues such as evidence-based practice as well as the applications in stress management.

About Professor Peter Clough…

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.




June 29
12:00 - 13:00 UTC
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