Workplace Trauma Informed Interpersonal Skills – November 17
Most of us as leaders and human beings do not want to traumatize other people. Yet there are many normalized workplace interactions that can become re-traumatizing to people by eliminating choice, creating safety for some (but not for others), and making access to information opaque. In this three hour experiential session we will help you recognize how trauma shows up interpersonally, and apply key principles that allow you to respond in ways that resist re-traumatization. Join us making trauma-informed approaches the new normal standard of care in your setting.
- Learn the paradigm shifting question to ask in a trauma-informed approach.
- Recognize signs of trauma responses in interpersonal interactions.
- Discover 6 principles of trauma-informed practice that actively resist interpersonal re-traumatization.
- Apply these principles to relevant and challenging interpersonal dynamics you face in your setting.
- Map personal anchor points to help you avoid escalating a situation where there are trauma responses.
Who this is for
Enrollment is open to anyone who is interested in increasing their learning in trauma-informed practice. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Past participants have included: union representatives, human resource professionals, health care workers, counsellors, lawyers, mediators, tribunal members and staff, university administrators, human rights advocates, workplace investigators, those working front-line in high conflict situations, and those exposed to vicarious trauma, teachers, policymakers, First Nation partners, and life-long learners.
This session will be held by video conference (ZOOM). While this workshop is intended to be interactive, we encourage everyone to participate at a level they feel comfortable with, including having cameras on or off.
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)
Investment: $229 (+ GST) per person
We encourage participants to schedule some time for reflection, integration of learning and self-care after the workshop.
In this session, we will directly explore definitions of trauma and share some examples of personal trauma, including child apprehension, intimate partner violence, and attendance at Indian Residential Schools, including direct and indirect/inter-generational impacts. This information may remind participants of their own experiences and elicit strong emotions. We will provide information for seeking support, and will include regulating and grounding practices within the session to support well-being. We encourage everyone to participate in the workshop at a level they feel comfortable with, including taking a break, seeking emotional support, and re-joining as needed.