• October 11-15, 2021* 
  • 11am - 1pm Eastern // 8am - 10am Pacific
  • This week-long course meets daily (Monday-Friday) through the week of October 11th at the same time and Zoom space.


  • Individual: $695
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $595 each

To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Invoice form


  • Participants must have their own copy of Onward.
  • Participants must also have their own copy of The Onward Workbook.
  • Both books are NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the books on their own before the start of the course.


This week-long experience will support you as you navigate any time of year and invite you to join together in community to boost your resilience. Together, we will explore the most essential strategies of resilience—strategies drawn from Onward and The Onward Workbook and combined in new ways. 

Each day, we will meet in community to explore and experience a combination strategy. We will engage in a balance of individual and collective practice and share about our experience. Through this work, we will build a supportive, resilient community and learn how to take this practices into our lives. Whether you are a coach, or leader supporting adults, or a teacher supporting students, this week-long intensive on resilience will be a game-changer. This workshop is appropriate for those who have read Onward and perhaps engaged in a book study or workshop on the content already, as well as those who are new to it.


Participants will: 

  • Learn how to incorporate essential resilience building strategies into their daily lives—and practice in real time 
  • Understand the neuroscience of resilience and how it applies to their habits
  • Become intentional about cultivating resilience every day


  • Storytelling
  • Guided practice through The Onward Workbook
  • Creating our own resilience plans
  • Small group discussion and practice


  • Coaches, leaders, and individuals who want to boost their own resilience as well as the resilience of their communities


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

Boost your resilience in community and develop the tools and habits to thrive


Developer of People and Programs

Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen has worked in both public and independent schools since 1999, serving as classroom teacher, instructional coach, administrator and workshop facilitator. She holds a BA in English, a California Teaching Credential in English, and an MA in Education—all from the University of California at Davis. Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, aspiring to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive. She believes relationships are essential in moving us towards a more just and equitable world. In her role as the Developer of People and Programs with Bright Morning Consulting, Lori loves designing practical and portable learning experiences, and she facilitates her sessions with a healthy infusion of humor and heart. Lori also is co-author of The PD Book: 7 Habits That Transform Professional Development (2022), where she and Elena Aguilar share the most essential strategies for designing and leading equitable professional development. When she is not presenting or writing, Lori spends her time running through the gorgeous evergreen landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and enjoying a vast array of coffee options throughout Portland, OR, where she currently lives.

Presenter and Community Engagement Specialist

Becky Barstein

Becky Barstein has worked at the intersection of education, technology, and equity for over 10 years. She designs and facilitates professional learning experiences that seek to deepen educators’ understanding of racial equity and stakeholder voice for schools, districts, and departments of education across the country. Becky taught grades K-4 in Houston, TX, while also leading and coaching teams of new and veteran teachers. During this time, she also developed and facilitated school-, district-, and network-wide professional development focused on elementary literacy, dismantling white supremacy culture, and social-emotional learning for both students and adults. In her spare time, you can find Becky exploring the greater NYC area or hanging out with her two cats, (Thomas) Hobbes and (Professor) Lupin.