Last updated June 2, 2024

These adaptability training course materials are for corporate and freelance trainers to run workshops on developing adaptability skills both at work and in one’s personal life.

Adaptability, in these materials, is the ability that individuals have to not only adapt to change but also thrive in changing circumstances.

What’s Included in These Training Materials

Adaptability training course materials

✔ 32 PowerPoint Growth Mindset PPT slide deck (includes tutor notes on each slide)

✔ 38-page Trainer’s Handbook

✔ Participants’ workbook (which includes a list of suggested readings for future reference)

✔ Course documents (including sign-in sheet, course evaluation sheet, and course outline)

✔ Course certificate (printable to hand to participants)

✔ Three handouts for class exercises (including scenarios and an adaptability skills action plan template)

✔ Pre-course preparation guide

✔ A PDF guide with suggestions on how to adapt the activities for teaching the course online, if you ever need to.

You can use these adaptability training materials to deliver training to adults, either in person or remotely (using tools such as Zoom or MS Teams).

These adaptability training course materials are suitable to teach employees at all levels, including managers and team members, how to develop their adaptability skills in the workplace.

In addition, you can also use these training materials to help individuals develop adaptability skills in their personal lives and in every area of their lives.

Documents are delivered using MS Word, PDF (in case you do not have MS Word), and PowerPoint (PPT) – fully editable so you can adapt the material to your specific needs.

Examples from the Adaptability Course Materials

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Why Would You Want to Offer a Course on Adaptability if You Are a Trainer?

Being able to adapt to change has always been an invaluable skill, but even more so in today’s business and social environment where changes happen more often and more unpredictably.

Many organizations need to adapt and be nimble and, as a result, they need their managers and employees to also adapt to the changing business environment.

On an individual level, adaptability can support people’s well-being by increasing their resilience and enjoyment of life.

So, adaptability skills can be a great addition to your teaching portfolio as a topic you can offer your clients.

You can add adaptability to a series of workshops you can offer that revolve around well-being such as resilience training course materials, growth mindset and stress management.

A module on adaptability can also be a good addition to a series of training courses on interpersonal skills such as emotional intelligence, collaboration and trust building, as well as leadership skills such as problem-solving and strategic thinking.

These adaptability training course materials are a great tool to help you deliver a successful workshop on this invaluable skill set.

Adaptability vs Change Management

Just a quick note on adaptability vs Change management.

Adaptability differs from change management, as change management refers to a process managers use to help businesses and employees successfully adapt to change.

You can find the Change Management training materials here.

Benefits of Adaptability Skills in Life and in the Workplace

Adaptability is the ability to adjust to change by being open to new ideas, challenges, approaches and circumstances.

As such, it can be extremely beneficial for individuals, as being adaptable can improve your:

  • Resilience – this is the ability to recover from life’s setbacks and thrive in spite or even because of them. Adaptability applies to every change in life, not just adversities, but being adaptable can help you be more resilient as it gives you an extra tool to help you recover faster.
  • Relationships – being adaptable entails being open to other people’s perspectives and needs, which tends to strengthen your relationships with them.
  • Life satisfaction – being open to novelty and challenges, can lead you to embrace more opportunities in life.
  • Career – adaptability can help you stay relevant by wanting to embrace new skills, knowledge and ideas, which can only help your career.

So, adaptability is a great skill for individuals to have but, likewise, there are benefits for a company or organization to have adaptable employees.

An adaptable workforce can provide a company with better:

  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and problem-solving
  • Productivity
  • Learning and development culture

These adaptability training course materials are designed to help you, as a trainer, coach or HR manager, deliver effective training courses to help employees, managers and individuals develop their adaptability skills and adjust successfully to change.

What to Expect

This ready-to-use and downloadable corporate training package provides content for a session lasting 2 hours or 1/2 a day (depending on how much time you wish to spend on activities) and it is:

  • Fully customizable and editable
  • US English & British English compatible
  • Downloadable immediately
  • Can also be adapted to use for online teaching and training in virtual classrooms.
  • and you will own the rights to edit and reuse it for as many of ‘your own courses’ as you wish.

Why Buy Off-the-shelf Editable Adaptability Training Course Materials?

Whether you are running your training online or in person, there are several benefits of buying ready-to-use corporate training materials, including if providing training courses to improve adaptability.

  • You save a lot of time. We have already done the research, created a lesson plan with the activities, and designed the materials (such as PPT slides and handouts).
  • You can edit the materials as you like to adapt them to your audience and add your logo.
  • The materials are yours to keep and use for your own courses as you wish.
  • The training materials are available for you to download instantly as soon as you buy them.
  • Our training materials can be adapted for teaching as an online course if needed, using platforms such as Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Who Are These Adaptability Course Materials Intended for?

You will find these adaptability training course materials useful if you are any kind of professional who is in charge of training adults, such as:

  • A freelance trainer who trains employees in a corporate environment.
  • A life coach or a mental health specialist who runs workshops on life-improving skills for individuals.
  • A training and development manager or an HR leader who is in charge of helping employees adapt to changes in the workplace.

Who Could Benefit from Attending Adaptability Training Programs?

  • Employees who are faced with changes at work, which they may find challenging. Help employees improve adaptability and flexibility
  • Team leaders and line managers who need not only to develop their own adaptability skills but also understand what adaptability entails, so they can help their team members develop these skills
  • High-level managers and leaders who also at times might be struggling with adapting to change and being open to new challenges
  • Any individual who would like to improve their ability to deal with changes that often happen in life

Course Duration

  • This adaptability courseware has enough content to run either a 2-hour or a 1/2-day workshop.

How long you can make this course depends on how much time you want or are able to allocate for discussions and activities. The materials contain various activities that can be run quickly or you can decide to give your participants more time to delve into each discussion in more depth.


Open level, suitable for those who are new to the topic of adaptability, as well as for those who would like to refresh their knowledge.

Aim and Objectives

The aim of these adaptability course materials is to help participants understand what adaptability entails and how they can develop their adaptability skills both at work and in their personal lives.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

✔ Recognize what adaptability is and what it involves

✔ Identify and implement strategies to develop adaptability

✔ Set up an action plan to develop their adaptability skills

Delivery Method

These adaptability training course materials are designed to be led by a trainer, either for teaching in person or online (in a synchronic way) using tools such as Zoom or MS Teams.

We believe that adults learn best when they are actively involved, so these materials contain various activities that include discussions and scenarios, to help your participants stay engaged.

Topics That Are Covered Include:

  • Definition of adaptability
  • Difference between adaptability and other related concepts such as resilience, change management, flexibility and problem-solving
  • Benefits of adaptability
  • Barriers to adaptability
  • Areas of adaptability and adaptability-related skills
  • Three-step adaptability process
  • Self-awareness
  • Change of perspective
  • Strategizing and acting
  • Adaptability action plan that encourages participants to set SMART goals

American & British English Compatible

Suitable for both American English & British English styles.

  • We have avoided any words that can cause confusion between American and British English styles such as soccer/football.
  • We have used terms that are common in both and we have used the American style for a few words where a ‘z’ rather than ‘s’ is used i.e. materialize.

Happy Customers Include

Companies who but our PowerPoint slides and trainer notes

Price to Buy

GBP £89 (approx. USD$109) for the full adaptability trainer’s package, ready to download instantly!

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Dr Valeria Lo Iacono