Leading to Create Healthier Workplaces

Last updated December 7, 2022

Leading to Create Healthier Workplaces

Last updated December 7, 2022

Gain useful strategies to collaboratively foster healthier workplaces that allow each member of the team to thrive.

Overview

Higher education is at its best when faculty and staff have a sense of freedom to be their best selves at work. Common causes of this lack of freedom include a fear of reprisal for sharing feedback or not feeling valued as a whole person. To create healthier workplaces that build confidence and provide a more supportive atmosphere, leaders must understand what causes their team to feel constrained, so that they can accompany them in this co-creative process of change. By applying trauma-informed and liberation psychology approaches, we will discuss how leaders can build healthier working environments that free people to be creative, innovative, and experience a deep sense of belonging.

You will leave this two-hour virtual training with a deeper understanding of your own role in cultivating healthier working environments—including what motivates you to work for change and how you might bring about those changes, no matter your leadership role. You will also leave with practices and strategies to continue the self-reflection required to stay the course and walk with others, as collaborators and co-creators of new ways of being and doing.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for supervisors of professional staff and faculty who want to create healthy, productive, collaborative, and engaging workplaces that allow each person to bring their whole self to the work.

Agenda

April 13, 2023

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Part I: The Necessity of Self-Reflection and Uncovering Your Values

In the first part of this training, we’ll set the foundation for understanding the notion of healthier workspaces and your facilitating role as a leader. Our expert instructor will discuss several methods of self-reflection to aid in identifying power and privilege that can be harnessed for the good of others. Not as saviors or heroes but in a humble way that also recognizes our marginalization. We will also engage in an exercise that will help you to uncover the values that drive and motivate you in your work so that you can use this information as a guiding compass for creating healthier environments


Part II: Learning Ways to Accompany Others in Practical Skill Building

In the second half, we will focus on practical skill building, and we will discuss how to empower team members in order to create change. Our instructor will explore topics such as cultivating psychological safety and addressing sources of trauma that impact the workplace experience.