Academics Batten X Forging Fortitude: Building the Skills to Thrive in Adversity Forging Fortitude: Building the Skills to Thrive in Adversity June 9-10, 2022 / 8:30am–2:30pm Daily CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA REGISTER Back by popular demand, the Batten School is thrilled to once again offer a custom leadership workshop for UVA coaches interested in developing and teaching resiliency. “Forging Fortitude: Building the Skills to Thrive in Adversity,” led by Batten professor Tim Davis, is scheduled to be held in person for those who have been vaccinated. This workshop is specifically designed to help UVA coaches develop personal-professional resilience skills and to teach those same skills to student-athletes. Over the course of four days, participants will be guided through an exploration of key scientifically-supported skills of emotional resilience — competencies that help people bounce back from setbacks and disappointments, whether athletic, personal or otherwise. These are many of the same skills that support psychological thriving and wellness, including: building close connections with others (including players and fellow coaches), taming toxic thoughts, introductory mindfulness and meaning-making. The workshop will take place Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10, from 8:30am–2:30pm each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Program Fee $1,500 (This workshop is eligible for reimbursement by UVA's Education Benefits) Instructor Tim Davis, Director of BattenX Leadership Coaching and Executive Development, Associate Professor of Public Policy, and certified leadership coach Program Type Leadership Development Workshop Credential Certificate of Completion from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Mode of Instruction In-person Timothy L. Davis Tim Davis is an associate professor of public policy and the Director of Leadership Coaching and Executive Development for BattenX. A clinical psychologist, Davis helps students, executives and teams increase their effectiveness by building resiliency, strengthening community and expanding self-awareness. At Batten, he teaches courses on team leadership, group dynamics and emotional resilience. Read full bio Related Content Timothy L. Davis Batten Clinical Psychologist Offers 6 Tips for Parents of New College Students News Batten's Tim Davis advises parents to put down the phone, stop texting their kids and give them the space and permission to struggle and build their own new, supportive networks in college. Coaching UVA’s Coaches News In his new course, Batten professor Tim Davis is helping Cavalier athletic coaches tap into the psychology of resilience.