Leadership for Resilient Communities and Organizations
How can we lead to build resilience through challenging times?
Dates: October 12, 2021, 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT OR November 16, 2021, 8 AM to 12 PM EST
This workshop is for all those who are leading organizations, taking responsibility for community initiatives, or working as grassroots activists. As we begin to return from these challenging times that have impacted us globally, your role as leaders who can effectively tap on and build resilience in your community and organization is critical.
In this workshop you will gain:
- An understanding of the impact of stress and trauma on the brain, body, and behavior and its implications for individuals and groups.
- Trauma informed strategies and tools to mitigate the negative impact of stress response and strengthen resilience in your areas of influence.
Beverly Prestwood-Taylor, DMin., MDiv. is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of the Brookfield Institute, a non profit organization whose mission is to build resilience for veterans and military families. Beverly has consulted with communities experiencing conflict and trauma for over 20 years. Her doctoral work explored spiritual processes for transforming conflict and healing trauma. Beverly is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ.
Meenakshi Chhabra is a scholar-practitioner in Peace and Conflict Studies with over two decades of experience working with communities in different conflict contexts around the world. As a Fulbright Scholar and Specialist in the field, she has researched and published her work in several national and international journals. Currently she serves as the interim Associate Dean in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University in Massachusetts.