We Envision

  • A nation where every person feels connected to community and supported to thrive.
Equipping Hope Builders


Schools & Safaris: Resilience in Action, Africa, July 2020

“As we strengthen others, we strengthen ourselves. In collaboration with trusted partners, our professional development trips are designed to grow your resilience through deep rejuvenation, connection with other extraordinary worldmakers, soul enriching experiences, and meaningful opportunities to serve communities in need.” ~Mollie Marti, CEO, National Resilience Institute Our 7 day African adventure focuses on learning…

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Resilient Leadership: Creating a Culture of Resilience

Date And Time: Mon, 1 July 20198:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT Location: CRST International Mount Mercy Graduate Center1650 Matterhorn Drive NortheastCedar Rapids, IA 52402 Get Direction – View map The objectives for this training are to help participants grow leadership skills, embrace true collaboration and a dedication to workforce resilience, and cultivate cultures of…

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What We Do & Why We Do It

Who We Are

Who We Are

The question for communities across the country is becoming not whether adversity will strike, but when. Inspired by the tragic loss of young lives, the National Resilience Institute began as a grassroots community resiliency project. Its mission was to stop the loss of life and to find proven solutions to build more resilient kids, families, and communities.

What unfolded was a five-year quest that took us across the country and around the globe in search of evidence-based skills and tools that empower people to prepare for, adapt to, and grow through traumatic disruptions with strength.

We invite you to join us on our journey as we continue our mission to research, educate, and advocate for a more resilient nation.

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What We Do

Put simply, we help the helpers. In order to build a more resilient nation, we help guide those that are dedicated to strengthening others and supporting people impacted by trauma.

We facilitate multi-disciplinary collaborations to create innovative solutions that equip resilience builders to grow strength in themselves and those they serve.

Our evidence-informed programs translate the language of science into practical tools that grow human resilience.

Why We Do It

The National Resilience Institute wants individuals and communities to feel prepared and empowered to respond to these challenges with resilience and strength. Through our collaborative research, education, and advocacy, we innovate solutions that grow human resilience. It is our hope to put skills and tools into the hands of those who need it most, the helpers, to create a world in which everyone can thrive.

Building Resilience

Our Impact

Connecting and Equipping Human Resilience Builders

Resilience Resources


Recent Posts


A powerful double duty event!

Last month, Joint Base Andrews (JBA) held its annual Wingman/Shipmate Day by hosting the National Resilience Institute’s 6th annual Resilience Summit. This is the first time that JBA brought this type of programming on to base and we are honored to partner in efforts to grow resilience and reduce military suicides. We also are grateful for the gracious hospitality shown to us – including a tour of Air Force Two…

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An Invitation to Resilient Leadership

A few years ago, Robert Near, a Veteran working for HealthWest in West Michigan, held a workgroup for CEOs, directors, administrators, and other leaders within his community.  The objective was to facilitate conversations like Peter Block recommends in his book Community: The Structure of Belonging. This is a process of working through issues in a facilitated manner with the goal of raising awareness and solving problems.    As most community…

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