Trauma-Informed Leadership: Promoting Well-Being in the Workplace

2024wed24apr8:00 amwed9:30 amTrauma-Informed Leadership: Promoting Well-Being in the WorkplaceIn-Person Coffee Talk8:00 am - 9:30 am Event TagsDiversity Equity and Inclusion,Health and Wellness,Organizational Culture,Stress and Conflict,Team Building

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Trauma-Informed Leadership: Promoting Well-Being in the Workplace

Research shows 1/2 to 2/3 of our population has experienced a recent trauma exposure. Many of these exposures have been at the hands of poor leadership; the misuse of power and control. For this reason, leaders need to be intentional about creating psychologically safe work environments for all employees.

Trauma-informed leadership involves recognizing and understanding the impact of trauma exposures on individuals, while working to create safe, supportive environments for them to thrive. Once leaders understand the impact trauma can have on their employees, they should create policies and procedures that align with core principles

Learning Objectives

  1. Define trauma-informed leadership.
  2. Discuss examples of trauma and its impact on employees.
  3. Explore the guiding principles of a trauma-informed approach

This program is ideal for:  HR Managers. First-time supervisors, mid-level and upper-level managers

Cost: Free for SLA Members. $50 non-member. $30 nonprofits.

Individuals who are either unemployed or connected with an employer who is unable to pay can request scholarships for any of our programs.


About Our Facilitator

Melanie Wright is currently the Program Chair for Human Services on the Muncie Campus. She joined Ivy Tech in 2012, helping to open the Henry County Campus before becoming a full-time faculty member. Prior to Ivy Tech, she was a Director at the Henry County Youth Center. Melanie has dedicated her career to helping others. She understands the plight of people and works hard to be an empathic, compassionate leader in all areas of life. When she isn’t at Ivy Tech, you can find her facilitating psycho-educational groups at the Henry County Jail, working on social justice issues as a Henry County Lightkeeper, or traveling around the United States with her son.


April 24, 2024 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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