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Trauma-Informed Facilitation: Incorporating TI Practices in Group Conversations & Training

6/25/2024, 6/27/2024, 7/2/2024

11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

7/23/2024, 7/25/2024, 7/30/2024

9:00 am - 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

8/20/2024, 8/22/2024, 8/27/2024

9:00 am - 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The role of a group facilitator is to ensure that group members are fully able to participate, interactions among participants go smoothly, and that the group achieves its intended goal. Sometimes as a facilitator, you have to discuss difficult topics as part of a workshop, training, or facilitated experience. Elements of a facilitated experience may not always go as planned, especially if the group is discussing a difficult topic or sharing personal stories or narratives. As a facilitator, you want to be prepared for any situation and create the best possible experience for participants in a group. 


This workshop will cover how to use trauma informed facilitation practices to plan, create and design. Using trauma informed principles of facilitation, we will cover the structure and format of facilitated experience, review how to create an agenda, design a facilitated experience, and how to handle disclosures, disruptions, and other facilitation challenges. This workshop is for facilitators and trainers who lead community-based conversations with adults where difficult topics may arise or in-depth discussions may occur. Participants in this workshop will learn how to better navigate situations that may arise with adult participants in a facilitated experience. Please come to this training thinking about specific gatherings, workshops, orientations or trainings where you want to integrate these approaches. 


This is not a 101 level course. If you are new to this content, we highly advise you take at least 1 of the following workshops prior to this course: Instructional & Curriculum Design: Theory, Frameworks, Techniques & the "How To" of Implementation OR Train the Trainers OR Leading Collaborations & Coalitions for Greater Impact OR How to Design Online Curriculum for Adults: Micro-learning, Webinars, & Online Training. It is not required, although having participated in one of these workshops will give you greater context for the content in this training. For additional context, we recommend reading our in-depth blog post on trauma-informed facilitation: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/post-1/understanding-trauma-informed-facilitation-community-conversations-as-nonprofit-leaders

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for facilitators and trainers who lead community based conversations with adults where difficult topics may arise or in depth conversations may occur. This training is not geared towards social workers or mental health professionals, but rather facilitators and trainers who want to learn more about trauma informed facilitation because they are currently engaged in facilitation.

What The Training Will Cover

DEFINITIONS

  • Understand the definitions of trauma information facilitation and trauma theory

  • Review how trauma theory can impact facilitators during a training, presentation or facilitation

  • Review trauma informed principles and how they can be applied to facilitation

PLANNING BASED ON TRAUMA INFORMED PRINCIPLES

  • Understand how to plan for a facilitated experience using trauma informed facilitation principles

  • Understand potential action steps to take as a facilitator to incorporate trauma theory and trauma informed facilitation

  • Review how stress can impact learning and how facilitators can prepare

  • Understand how to build trust as a facilitator using trauma informed principles

IN PERSON VERSUS VIRTUAL FACILITATION

  • Analyze the difference between in-person & virtual group facilitation and how this can impact trauma informed principles

HOW ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES AND TRAUMA INFORMED FACILITATION INTERSECT

  • Discuss how adult learning principles intersect with trauma informed facilitation

  • Analyze how the stages of group development can impact a facilitators ability to incorporate TI principles

  • Understand how to incorporate trauma informed principles into the design of a facilitation experience

STRATEGY & STRUCTURE FOR GROUP FACILITATION USING TRAUMA INFORMED PRINCIPLES

  • Share strategies and structures to use during a trauma informed facilitation experience

  • Review how to put trauma informed principles into practice

  • Understand the functions of a facilitator in a setting that uses trauma informed principles

  • How to prepare for a workshop or training that doesn't incorporate trauma informed principles

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Are you looking for more information about this training? View here trainer bio and resources that inform this training. Please come to this training thinking about specific gatherings, workshop, orientations or trainings where you want to integrate these approaches.

REGISTRATION TYPE & FEE

Premier Members

$200

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Members 

$275

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Non-Members

$375

Additional Information

Trauma-Informed Facilitation is capped at 30 attendees. This is an interactive workshop and must be restricted due to online training capacity. Each workshop session is live. Registrants receive slides & handouts. It is expected participants will be able to be on camera and able to unmute for some portions of the training to participate in discussions. Full recordings are not provided. This training must be done sequentially. If you miss a session, please reach out to program@nonprofitlearninglab.org

Looking to register 3+ people? Email us at program@nonprofitlearninglab.org to receive $5 off per registration!

Please Note: 

We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate. Upon registration, you will receive a link to participate in the training. Please check your inbox or spam folder.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

This training is led by Dr. Leah Weiner who has a doctorate in education and psychology from Pepperdine University. Leah Weiner is the Founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Learning Lab. Leah’s approach to training focuses on making sure that the information provided helps participants solve a problem or create a solution related to their professional work. Leah’s background in trauma informed facilitation came through experiences in working with recently resettled refugees at a refugee resettlement agency and facilitating leadership development programs for adults across the country. These experiences led her to teach facilitators on trauma informed facilitation.

WE OFFER CFRE & CAE CREDITS

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1 hour of training = 1 credit hour

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