Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace

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Date(s) - December 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Fee: $129 with discount code
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Common Good Vermont is delighted to announce Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ virtual event. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Acknowledging and effectively intervening in stress and trauma builds a resilient workforce better able to manage crisis in our lives, organization, and community. But what does it mean to be trauma-informed, and how can nonprofits build such an environment for their own teams?

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn a shared vocabulary of trauma-informed language
  • Define and learn research-based strategies to prevent vicarious trauma (including second-hand trauma exposure for indirect service staff)
  • Develop skills around individual coping and resilience
  • Explore what it means to be a trauma-informed workplace through a community care model
  • Apply principles of trauma-informed workplace to your organization
  • Identify and implement the 8 components of Trauma-informed supervision
  • Implement all of these concepts and skills in a strengths-based framework grounded in the understanding of and response to the impact of trauma to approach relationships

This workshop is geared toward supervisors looking to build their skills in recognizing and managing stress responses.

This training takes place over the course of three days: December 19, 20, & 21, from 3 – 5 p.m. CST each day.

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants for 14 days after the live event.

Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.

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Registration Instruction: Use the code NCN to register at the discounted rate.


Lisa Allred started advocating for survivors of violence in college when she founded an Acquaintance Rape Education Program that was incorporated into orientation for all first-year students at Wake Forest University. This led her to working as a crisis therapist for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and to spearheading movements in North Carolina to change laws on marital rape and stalking. After getting her licensed clinical social worker degree, she became the clinical director for a sexual abuse evaluation program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in child psychiatry. After another decade as a clinician and trainer, she switched gears and went into nonprofit management, specializing in program evaluation and development, grant writing, and clinical supervision. To round out her experience, she has spent 25 years providing trainings for therapists, nonprofit leaders, and graduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Her training specialties include communication and conflict, stress management (in 10 minutes or less), creating trauma-informed workplaces, motivation, child development, program evaluation, grant-writing, and clinical practice. She loves to help organizations and people become more focused and effective by improving their systems and motivating their staff.