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Trauma Informed Leadership: A Needs Based Approach
Topic/Sujet Trauma-Informed Practice
Certificate/Certificat Yes
Level/Niveau Intermediate
Format In-Person
Session Spring
Course Dates/Dates du cours Click here/Cliquez ici


Research on the impact of early adversity and developmental trauma has shown that attachment, self-regulation and skill development is affected and this has a profound and widespread impact on children and youth. Increasingly, human resource teams and senior management are applying attachment theory to understand workplace relationships especially those between leaders and their direct reports. Internal working models developed in childhood through attachments with caregivers continue to influence behaviour in adulthood in both personal and workplace relationships. To provide effective leadership, leaders must understand issues such as staff “resistance” and “negativity” through a needs-based lens.

This 2-day training workshop will benefit those hoping to improve employee-management relations and prevent common issues such as compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, high turnover, absenteeism, disability, etc. Participants will examine the impact of working with traumatized populations to discover what is needed to reduce the likelihood of negative impact.

On the second day, we work together to take a deeper look at a number of topics. Participants will have the opportunity to practice new ideas and skills. This will be achieved through large and small group discussion, group activities and individual reflection.

Outcomes/Objectifs d'apprentissage

• Recognize how individual attachment experiences shape current relationships including those in the workplace.
• Use effective leadership teams can mitigate negative impacts.
• Run effective team meetings and case reviews using a trauma-informed approach.
• Implement agency-wide trauma-informed debriefing strategies.
• Build a healthy team culture by encouraging wellness activities and responding to staff issues using a needs-based approach.

Group discount of 20% for groups of 4 or more. Contact Angela for information or to register: 905 889-5030, x121.


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