Presented by Joelle Monaco, MBA, Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Cultivating Resiliency is an interactive training where participants will have an opportunity to explore self‐care and wellness from a strengths‐based perspective, including understanding stressors, building resiliency, and self‐ compassion, and managing change. 
Through this training, participants will: 

  • Develop an understanding of resiliency and its connection to our personal experiences. 
  • Explore topics of stress and emotions and their impact on resiliency. 
  • Develop strategies to reduce stress, promote self-care, and cultivate resiliency.  

This program has been submitted for one credit hour through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

About Joelle Monaco, MBA:

Joelle Monaco HeadshotJoelle is passionate about educating others from a People First Principle, an organization's people are their most valuable asset — each with their own experiences, assets, and purpose. Joelle’s expertise expands over ten years in organizational development; she possesses extensive experience in planning, directing, and training enhancements for both individual and organizational success.

Joelle is the Director of Outreach & Business Engagement for the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS). Joelle oversees MHANYS Workforce Development & Outreach Program within the Capital Region and across the MHA Affiliate Network. This statewide initiative is designed to improve the employment opportunities for individuals living with mental health challenges. This is achieved by creating dialogue and educational opportunities for employers about the importance of understanding mental health in the workplace and as part of workforce development.

In addition, she oversees the Capital Region Project AWARE Grant supported through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Through this grant, Joelle trains individuals to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges. Since 2016, Joelle has trained over 1,400 individuals in Mental Health First Aid.

Joelle received her MBA and BS in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University at Albany, New York.