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Become an advisor on building resilience and optimising performance

Aimed at those looking to make a real impact, our course equips you with the strategies and accreditation needed to lead with confidence in a rapidly changing world. Get ready to transform your leadership approach and empower those around you to thrive under pressure. 


96 hrs


15 - 25 people


None required





In today's fast-paced world, resilience is key to success, and the demand for experts who can foster this skill in others is soaring. Professor Andy McCann's Leading Resilient Performance course is designed to meet this need, offering the skills and knowledge to enhance resilience and performance in both individuals and organisations. Ideal for anyone aiming to significantly impact their team's resilience and navigate through challenging times, this course prepares you to lead with confidence and adaptability.


Leading Resilient Performance is not just about enhancing your own resilience; it's about unlocking the potential in others. Through this programme, you'll learn how to apply scientifically validated research to support individuals in your organisation or team, guiding them towards realising their full potential. This course empowers you to become a catalyst for positive change, enabling you to lead by example and foster an environment where resilience is viewed as a cornerstone for success and growth.



This course is tailored for individuals seeking formal accreditation in the field of resilience, aiming to qualify as leaders who can effectively guide and support resilience development at various organisational levels. Whether you work at the team, operational, or strategic level, our qualifications at Levels 3, 5, & 7 are designed to match your professional needs. Ideal for those committed to fostering a resilient culture within their organisation, the course offers the tools and knowledge necessary to impact policy and personal development meaningfully.


This course stands out and is brought to life through the real-world expertise of our Guides. They bring their personal experiences of resilience into the classroom, fostering lively discussions around your unique challenges and situations. This hands-on approach ensures the strategies you learn are grounded in practical reality, enriching your journey towards resilience. With our Guides, you'll discover how to apply resilience in tangible ways, turning theory into action for both personal and professional growth.



We can run this event exclusively for your team and tailored to your needs, or we have a number of open events that individuals and small teams can book on.


For organisations seeking to cultivate resilience and leadership capabilities across their teams, our 'Optimising Human Performance Leaders’ course offers bespoke solutions tailored to your unique needs. We understand the importance of developing people who can guide resilience and performance strategies effectively. By partnering with us, your organisation will benefit from a programme designed to elevate your people’s resilience skills at the team, operational and strategic levels. Schedule a call or contact us to discuss your needs.



Our Leading Resilient Performance course can also accommodate individuals and small teams eager to master resilience leadership. Whether you're looking to achieve a formal qualification for yourself or to upskill a small team, this course is a gateway to becoming an effective leader in fostering resilience.


FAQ:the programme

What are the differences between the OHP courses offered?

OHP 1 is a 2-day non-certification course focused on personal application, with an option to pursue certification later. OHP 2 is a full 4-day certification course available at levels 3, 5, or 7, with an additional workbook day option for extra support. OHP 3 offers bespoke training tailored to organizational needs.

Can I attend OHP 2 without completing OHP 1?

Yes, OHP 2 is a stand-alone certification course, and prior completion of OHP 1 is not required.

Can I get certified in OHP 1 if I decide to pursue certification later?

Yes, there is an option to complete a follow-up 2-day course for certification after completing OHP 1.

What levels of certification does OHP 2 offer?

OHP 2 offers certification at levels 3, 5, or 7 through DARKSWAN’s partnership with Professor Andy McCann and DNA Definitive and caters for the various stages of professional development and role within your organisation.

Is there support available for completing the coursework for OHP 2?

An optional workbook day is offered at an additional cost to aid in coursework submission.

Are there any prerequisites for attending the OHP courses?

There are no specified prerequisites; however, an interest or background in the subject matter may enhance the learning experience.

What are the options for businesses interested in OHP courses?

Businesses can opt for the tailored OHP 3 course or have any OHP course delivered at their workplace. Contact us to discuss customization options.

How can I book a course?

Individuals or small groups can book directly through our website. Organizations should contact us via email or schedule a call to discuss specific needs.

What if I need to cancel my booking?

You can reschedule to another date without additional cost or request a refund, subject to a 10% administration fee if cancelled more than 14 days before the course. Cancellation fees increase as the course date approaches.

How frequently are courses run throughout the year?

Courses are run periodically throughout the year. Please check our website for the most up-to-date schedule.


Where are the OHP courses delivered?

Courses are delivered at our headquarters in Chilmark, near Salisbury. For organizations, we offer the flexibility to run courses at your preferred location.

What equipment should I bring to the course?

Bring comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities, including a waterproof jacket, and a notebook and pen or an electronic note-taking device. Power outlets are available for charging devices.

Is accommodation provided or arranged for course participants?

We do not arrange accommodation but provide a list of nearby options. Participants wishing to camp on-site must indicate this during booking and are responsible for their own food and equipment.

How does the camping option work for course participants?

Participants opting to camp must bring their own camping gear and food. Basic ablution facilities are available on-site.

Please contact us if you have further questions or would like us to tailor a programme to your specific needs

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