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

3/13/2024, 3/20/2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

4/11/2024, 4/18/2024, 4/25/2024

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

PLANNING BASED ON TRAUMA INFORMED PRINCIPLES

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

  • Review the definitions of trauma informed facilitation, trauma informed principles and trauma theory 

  • 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

$350

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

PAST PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATION LIST

211 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc
826 Boston
Access Reproductive Justice
Alaska Humanities Forum
Alliance for Youth Organizing
Ampersand Community
BANANAS
Barry Community Foundation
BetterWorld Partners
Big Walnut Local Schools
BioBus
Bullying Recovery Resource Center
C&O Canal Trust
California Academy of Sciences
Catchafire
Center for Rural Affairs
CHAPIN WE CARE CENTER
Children's Arts Guild
City Life/Vida Urbana
Classical Charter Schools
Community IT Innovators
COMPASS
Conflict Resolution Center - St. Louis
Coop Consulting, Inc.
Council for Court Excellence
CPCQC
Create Safe Space, Inc
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Define American
Delaware HIV Consortium
Digital Action
DREAM Program
Energy Trust of Oregon
Envision Freedom Fund
Exchange Family Center
Family Values @ Work
Fostering Media Connections

Foundation for a Just Society
Fio Partners
Fresh Insights
Georgia Innocence Project
Georgians for a Healthy Future
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
GoFarm
Goodwill of Southwestern PA
GreenLight Fund Atlanta
HAI Global
Hearts & Horses
Helpmate
Higher Achievement
Homeless Prenatal Program
Illinois Public Health Institute
INELDA
Institute of International Education
Juma Ventures
Landforce
Laura Duty & Associates, LLC
Leadership Montana
Leadership Rhode Island
Maine Development Foundation
Mary's Place
McAlpine Consulting for Growth
McRea Consulting and Coaching
MDF
Mid-Ohio Food Collective
National Young Farmers Coalition
Nehemiah Community Development Corp
NETWorks Cooperative Ministry
NILMDTS
No More Stolen Childhoods
Nomi Network
North Bay Organizing Project
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Open Hearts Initiative
PACE Southeast Michigan

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
Peace First
PF Hart Consulting LLC
Project VOYCE
REACH
Refugee Support Services
Resonant Strategic
RevJen
RISE Travel Institute
Rogue Farm Corps
Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness
SF-Marin Food Bank
Shared Mobility Inc.
Solid Ground
Solutions Journalism Network
Soup Kitchen 411, Inc.
Southern Tier Care Coordination
Southside Landtrust
STAP
Street Law, Inc.
Texas After Violence Project
The Family Van
The Management Center
The Nonprofit Partnership
Turning Point
U.S. Breastfeeding Committee
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Urban Justice Center
Virginia Anti-Violence Project
Washington DOH
Wellness Within Cancer Support Services
West Valley Community Services
Woman's Hospital
Women Win

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