A Moment of Pause: Time to Cultivate Trauma Informed Communication
October 24 – November 11, 2022
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT / 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET (convert to your time zone)
Online via Zoom
A series of coaching clinics for service provides, trainers, facilitators and coaches who work with schools to grow our trauma informed school crisis leadership & communication skills
How might we increase our skills, knowledge, and communication abilities to help our people recover, process information, and navigate uncertainties?
Leading through a crisis requires that we communicate in ways that are clear, transparent and prioritize the health and well-being of the workforce. Trauma-informed communication during, through, and after a crisis acknowledges that how you frame and deliver information will influence how people will experience events and circumstances. Leaders must be highly attentive or they risk inadvertently exacerbating distress in how they communicate.
Under crisis, people have fewer resources and decreased capacity for processing difficult information. Unless we find better ways to communicate about difficult matters and process them adequately, we will constantly stay caught in the cycle of reliving and holding on to old injuries that prevent our healing.
In our highly downloaded guide, “Trauma-Informed COVID-19 Leadership Practices for Recovery & Renewal,” we discuss trauma informed and healing centered leadership competencies (relational leadership, trauma informed communication, mindfulness & reflection, and radical self-inquiry & critical inquiry).
This series of coaching clinics focuses on trauma – informed communication after a big experience (e.g., crises). Throughout four facilitated sessions, SCRR Field Coach Antoine Moore leads you through a combination of content learning, practice, and reflection.
The Four Sessions
All sessions will be from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT / 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET (convert to your time zone)
- Session 1 on October 24, 2022: Staging and Opening (how to have productive conversations that are trauma-informed)
- Session 2 on October 31, 2022: Content and Connection (Building capacity to stay in positive relationship while under stress)
- Session 3 on November 7, 2022: Motivation and Metabolization (Attending to the “meaning” of your communication for others, especially when you sometimes have a bigger reaction than you were expecting)
- Session 4 on November 14, 2022: Repair (How to repair the effects of communication ruptures that can occur in crisis response and get back to positive relationships to recover)
In each session, you’ll be invited to share training, facilitation, and coaching dilemmas and learnings, receive peer coaching from SCRR staff and fellow cohort members, and take time to process how to hold space for yourself and those you serve.
Together, we aim to:
- Understand how to remain grounded and centered even amidst heavy emotion
- Cultivate the ability to focus on communication and relationship at the same time
- Practice strategies for responding with equanimity even during big reactions and to better understand how to do repair, when necessary
Resources (priming resources for participants)
Service provides, trainers, facilitators and coaches who work with schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) be offered to participants? CEHs are not available as this is not a training but a coaching space.
- Will the sessions be recorded? No, sessions will not be recorded.
- Do I need to attend all four sessions? We prefer you attend them all, but it is not necessary
- Who can I contact if I have additional questions? Email us at scrr [at] cars-rp.org with “A Moment of Pause” in the subject line.
Antoine Moore (he/him/his), MA, MPP is an SCRR Field Coach (Trauma Transformed). Antoine is at heart a catalyst for learning and development, having done some form of individual or organizational capacity building for 20 years. In the past, he worked as a life coach, nonprofit consultant, facilitator, manager, and creative arts therapist. Antoine has great passion for helping others create trauma-informed systems and education settings. His perpetual question is how to set up creative, responsive contexts where people can bring forth their best thinking and being. Antoine loves language and culture and has a goal to become conversant in seven languages before he retires.