In this section, you’ll explore what it means to be a Resilience Champion and the role of leadership and teamwork in promoting sustainable change. You’ll also define your setting and your team for this course.
The focus for the first three sections of the course is on building a strong foundation so you can sustain your approach over time. For those of you who are ready to dive into implementation, don’t worry–we promise we will get there!
We all wear many hats in the various settings of our personal and professional lives. We all have influence in each of those roles, whether at the individual, organizational, systems, or community level.
At Origins, we define a resilience champion as someone who is using a trauma-informed and resilience-building approach to lead change. Change can happen in a variety of settings—a healthcare clinic, a school, a government agency, your community group, even your own home.
As said by Brené Brown “Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.” A leader can be CEO or an executive director, but it certainly does not have to be.
Teamwork is critical for integrating this approach. You can not do this alone.
Remember the idea of “nothing about us without us.” How will you ensure that the voice of the clients you are serving is incorporated into the services you design?