Trauma-Informed Leadership

When we know better, we do better.

The Trauma-Informed Leadership training is designed to define what trauma is, where it comes from and the impact it has on our society. Once the basic definitions of concepts like regulation, practice and self-care are determined participants will explore ways to recognize the manifestations of trauma in the workplace and community. After deepening the understanding of the pervasive nature of trauma in our society we will look at ways to support the uncomfortable sensations the body continues to experience even after the event is over.

Trauma-informed leadership training carries a lot of hope to teams, workers, and staff in that there are concrete ways to address a number of workplace challenges through this model. Leaders start with self-awareness and then dive into the science of the nervous system to further their understanding of the mind/body connection and how it influences all of our human interactions. Leaving the training with tools, strategies, and an action plan, leaders will have resources to put their knowledge to work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore a clear definition of trauma, and trauma-informed leadership leadership
  • Understand how the nervous system developed and why we feel the effects of this evolutionary process today and during difficult conversations
  • Understand the concepts of self-regulation and dysregulation, and how they can present at work
  • Survival care vs. self-care & trauma-informed boundary-setting
  • Identify “triggers” and process how to manage dysregulation at work
  • Create a toolbox of strategies that help you identify and support trauma in co-workers
  • Discover how trauma-informed leadership can support teams in communication, productivity and coherence
  • Individual or team call-to-action work creating a Trauma-Informed Action Plan that will encompass participants' own self-awareness, and steps to incorporate it into their teams

Take-Away Strategies & Tools:

  • The language of trauma and how using it well can remove shame, stigma and increase regulation on teams and at work
  • Self-regulation practices
  • Immediate changes you can make to shift the workplace environment to support people with trauma manifestations from some dysregulation due to triggers all the way to a more complex diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Understand when you may need to reach out for more targeted professional support
  • Lean how to recover from causing trauma in the past and move towards “post-traumatic growth”
  • Find out how to co-create and support safe spaces and conversations at work with people who have already experienced trauma

Additional Information:

  • This talk has been developed for leaders and their teams
  • Standard length is 4 hours. It can be shortened to more of an overview, and can be covered at a high level in a keynote.
  • This session is available for virtual or for in-person delivery
  • Client will be responsible for speaker travel costs, plus a per diem over and above the speaker fee
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