The Resilience Champion Series supports internal leaders as they develop a culture of resilience and wellness in their organizations and teams.This series consists of six workshops (as well as supporting materials) and focuses on developing a shared foundation, specific goals, and concrete steps to create and sustain a resilient culture. Practical tips and techniques for integrating wellness are sprinkled throughout the series.
Each workshop in this series is described below:
Setting the Foundation and Defining Your Team: The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the series and establish the foundation for ongoing collaboration. As part of this workshop, we will work with the champion team to reflect on their “why”, create a shared language, and establish a team that includes voices of clients and staff throughout the process.
Reflecting on Your Leadership Style: You don’t need a fancy title to be a leader. In this workshop, you will reflect on your leadership style and explore how to bring the principles of a trauma-informed approach to life. As part of this, you will identify your strengths and barriers around connecting, consider how to overcome those barriers, and practice skills to support your role as a resilience champion.
Defining Your Values and Vision: The focus of this workshop is on the role of values in building a resilient culture and then using those values as a foundation for building a vision for integrating this approach into your setting. As part of this, you will explore your values and consider how the culture does (or does not) reflect those values.
Exploring Your Strength and Needs: The focus of this workshop is on exploring the strengths and needs of your setting, considering different organizational domains, such as leadership capacity, services, clients, policies and procedures, and physical environment. The goal of this workshop is to identify a process to gather information about strengths, assets, what’s working well, and what your organization might do differently to best support staff and serve clients.
Creating an Action Plan: The focus of this workshop is on using the needs identified in the previous workshop to define concrete goals for integrating a trauma-informed approach and supporting sustainable culture change. Participants will then translate those goals into an action plan through the process of brainstorming and prioritizing potential solutions.
Capstone and Next Steps: The focus of this final workshop is on reflecting on the process of building a resilient culture and making it a reality. In this capstone workshop, participants will synthesize learnings and identify concrete next steps in the resilience-building journey.