The Resilience Thinking one-day workshop uses the design thinking framework to develop a specific plan for implementation of trauma-informed principles in a community. Key principles include safety, trust, voice/choice, collaboration, empowerment, historical equity context and peer engagement. By the end of the day, the entire team is energized around a shared goal.
This course is suitable for a variety of settings including educational, medical, civic, social justice and business. Agendas are custom designed to address the needs of the client environment and their level of familiarity with trauma principles. Typically, we begin with the simple goal of helping participants understand that empathy is a best practice that can be inserted in daily life.
Sample Agenda -
9:00-10:15 SESSION 1: EMPATHY
Norms and trust building
Unpacking journey of key stakeholders
Orientation to design thinking
Orientation to trauma-informed care and healing-centered engagement
10:30-12:00 SESSION 2: CHALLENGE DEFINITION
Revisit existing challenge
Group consensus on goal
Exploring the “perfect scenario”
How will we judge success?
Focus on the historical context
Crosswalking assets and opportunities
1:00-2:30 SESSION 3: IDEATION + PROTOTYPING
Principles of brainstorming and silent writing
Evaluating value of ideas
Planning a “MVP” pilot
2:45-4:00 SESSION 4: TESTING + NEXT STEPS
Personal action plan
Discussion of ongoing support