The Devereux Resilient Leadership Survey (DERLS) was created to support leaders in the education and helping professions as they reflect on how to promote the capacity for resilience in staff. The DERLS focuses a leader’s attention on 4 important protective factors areas including; Relationships, Internal Beliefs, Initiative and Self- Control. Each item on this survey highlights an important way in which a leader can foster a more resilient team. This survey is supported by an extensive literature review and complements the Devereux Adult Resilient Survey (DARS) that was designed for adults who want to reflect on their own resilience. It is recommended that leaders complete a DARS on themselves and attend to their own resilience while also reflecting on the DERLS and attending to the resilience of their staff. In the attached packet, you will find the DERLS and a small sampling of strategies. For this sample packet we have identified four items/questions from the DERLS (one from each of the four main areas) and offer 3 strategies for each (a total of 12 strategies). Leaders will find three types of strategies offered including Reflection, Action and Activity based suggestions. Reflection Strategies are designed for the leader to take quiet time to think more deeply about an idea, while Action Strategies are direct action steps and behaviors a leader can engage in with staff in order to foster resilience. Finally, there are Activity Strategies that include exercises and experiences a leader can facilitate with their team in order to increase awareness, deepen conversations, create connections and build resilience. Leaders may choose to use some of all the strategies offered depending upon their needs.