Emotional regulation & co-regulation to support trauma informed practices

Trauma Informed Care, skills and practices, will be more important than ever upon return to classrooms this fall. During this workshop teachers/staff will reflect upon the emotional toll of the past year as well as identify emotional triggers, learn emotional regulation skills, and understand the importance of co-regulation between student and teacher.

How your organization can practice self-care.

Ultimately, the work of self-care happens individually from the inside out. However, caring professionals are more likely to have time and space to attend to their own self care when they work in organizations fluent in the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Three communication strategies to help you prepare for your next meeting.

“I have the vision for how I want this to work in my mind. I just can’t seem to explain the next steps in ways that make sense to anyone but me.”

Clarity is often a key theme in my coaching sessions with leaders and leadership teams. From their perspective, what they want their organization to achieve is compelling and connects directly to their values. Yet, the path forward is complex and involves each aspect of the organization differently.

Be prepared to explain almost anything at your next meeting with these three communication strategies.

How to make the values that guide your work something your team can live out loud every day.

While OKRs won’t work unless they’re written down, the process of documenting OKRs can be a powerful opportunity for collaboration and learning. In my experience, the process of writing OKRs is a critical opportunity for leaders to expand the breadth and depth of what their organization can offer those they serve.

Three things I learned teaching the Tucson Police Department about the LGBTQ+ community

This project with the Tucson Police Department has helped me reflect on three key aspects of effective learning: Keeping the learner at the center of the learning, aligning the work with our values, and accepting the transformation that happens when we help each other learn something new. I am grateful for this opportunity and I am optimistic that this dialogue can continue.

Afloat

PBIS doesn’t need to disappear into the murky waters. In fact, not only can it transition, I argue that because of the benefit of offering a predictable and acknowledgement-rich environment, we can almost not afford to let it sink. I have come to realize that we have an ethical obligation to preserve any effort that calls upon our core values, because our core values anchor and shape the human experience. We need that. We need a more human experience, maybe now more than ever.

Become a team that teaches itself

To get better at what we do, we need to create an organization that can teach itself. Resource development and alignment, technical assistance, and communications are three key approaches that will help you and your team achieve your goals and allow you to do your best work for those you serve.