Welcome to the Umbrella E-Training Modules for IRD

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Hi everyone

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to begin working through these resilience modules developed by Umbrella.

Building our resilience is important in helping us cope well, feel good and stay connected to other people. In Corporate Integrity and Assurance we have made building and strengthening our resilience a priority for all of us as we transform as an organisation.

These modules have been designed to provide us with a tool box of things you can use to build and strengthen your resilience.

A key learning for me, as I worked through these modules with the Corporate Integrity and Assurance Leadership Team, was to make sure that I take the time every day do things like mindfulness techniques.  I find this is a good way to refresh my thinking and relax.

I hope you enjoy these modules as much as I have.  I look forward to hearing from you how you’ve begun to strengthen your resilience with the new tools and techniques you have learnt and are using.

Kind regards


Mary Craig
Deputy Commissioner Corporate Integrity and Assurance

About the Modules

[pms-restrict subscription_plans=”3652″]These modules have been designed to equip you with practical tools to build resilience in both at work and in your personal life.

There are eight modules in the programme and each one takes between 15-25 minutes to complete. They are interactive and fun, with individual exercises to help the transfer of learning. Each module has an action plan that can be downloaded to provide participants with a framework and reminders to put the skills learnt into practice.[/pms-restrict]

Who are Umbrella?

[pms-restrict subscription_plans=”3652″]Umbrella strives to make a positive difference in the workplace by using our specialist psychology skills to enhance wellbeing and create high performance.  They tailor services for both business as usual and organisational change. 

Umbrella’s tikanga is to bring the science of what works for people, teams and organisations into action in the workplace. Umbrella achieves this by partnering with organisations at three levels:

The inherent interconnections between these levels determine that resilience is not only an individual characteristic but also a group quality.  A strong team will provide an environment that fosters and supports individuals to enhance and maintain their resilience.

We know that people with stronger resilience:

• show greater flexibility and creativity
• see change as less threatening, and therefore are more adaptable
• make more positive judgements about others
• get sick less often.

When combined at the team level, higher levels of individual resilience help the team as a whole to bounce back and to thrive under pressure.[/pms-restrict]