Course Description

Whether you are a business or sales professional, a leader of a public or private sector organization, a performing artist, or an athlete or coach, performing under pressure is crucial for success. Regardless of the task, pressure can diminish your judgment, attention and ultimately your performance. The inability to manage pressure is one reason why skilled people fail. Based on recent research from neuroscience, leadership studies, and sport psychology, this interactive session will deal with both the physical and mental aspects of pressure and stress. We will explore the mindset of high performers and present several practical solutions to pressure situations. You will create a personalized action plan to help you be your best when it matters most. 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between pressure and stress.
  • Recognize and avoid mental traps that diminish performance
  • Demonstrate how to be composed under pressure and deal with negativity and self-doubt.
  • Practice several pressure reducing and mistake recovery strategies.
  • Understand how to self-regulate.
  • Understand the” choking” process and how to avoid it.
  • Develop a long-term mindset for success.


This course can be used as elective credit for those enrolled in the Leadership Development Certificate.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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