Event Description

The Trauma-Informed Workplace: Building a Culture of Strength (virtual)

Mar. 24, 2021

The Trauma-Informed Workplace:
Building a Culture of Strength
Virtual workshop on Wednesday, March 24
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (on zoom)  


NOTE: Save $60 when you pair this workshop with The Culture Question: Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work (May 12).
Called The Culture Series, these two workshops, when taken together, qualify as a full day CMD Optional Course. Details & registration here.


REGISTER HERE - The Trauma-Informed Workplace

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services.

This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization.

Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization.

Becoming trauma-informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement and recovery.

Some of the topics included:

Respectful Awareness

  • Definitions of trauma for individual, relationship, and public health
  • Prevalence of trauma, from single incident to complex
  • Understanding the impact of trauma across the lifespan
  • Contexts of impact - cultural, intergenerational, and societal factors

Collaborative Health

  • Principles of trauma-informed care
  • Core competencies - putting principles into action
  • Choice, trust and connection
  • Recognizing innate strengths and resilience

Building a trauma-informed culture

  • The continuum of trauma-informed care and practices
  • A systemic view of healing trauma
  • Building the trauma informed principles into policy and processes
  • Attending to staff safety and secondary trauma


Nathan is Managing Director at the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute and ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership. In this role, he provides leadership in managing staff and trainers, and developing workshop materials. He is passionate about promoting and teaching trauma-informed practices that lead to healthier workplaces and communities. Prior to working with ACHIEVE, Nathan coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for people with complex trauma in conflict with the law. He has refined skills in leadership, risk management, and collaborative workplace processes. Nathan is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba. He is co-author of ACHIEVE Publishing’s forthcoming book, A Little Book about Trauma-Informed Workplaces. Nathan is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to find real-life meaning in his workshops. 



- QNET Members: $249.00 + GST  QNET member list
- Event Partners (see list below): $249.00 + GST
- Non-Members: $289.00 + GST 
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Event Partners:
(Members of the following organizations receive the partner rate for this event)
- APICS Winnipeg Chapter (APICS)
Manitoba Aerospace

This session is also presented in partnership with:
- Manitoba Education and Training
- CAM:OE, University of Manitoba Extended Education 



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