You are invited to step into learning how to become an inspired leader who creates an environment that is informed about trauma and effective at ameliorating trauma and mitigating the chance of re-traumatization.

The University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work Center for Practice and Transformation and Alia are excited to commence another offering of the Trauma-Effective Leadership Certificate, intended to build trauma-competent leaders and resilient organizations. Please note, this certificate is not intended for those seeking to learn skills to apply in clinical practice. 

This certificate course brings together a small cohort of leaders from human services, child welfare, behavioral/mental health, law enforcement/corrections, health care, education, and more, from both the private and public sectors. The cohort size is limited to 20 to ensure an engaged learning community.

Participants in this Certificate program will engage in a hybrid learning experience that includes live virtual workshops and an online learning platform, Canvas, that includes readings and activities that will deepen their application of knowledge and skills. CEs are awarded for activities completed in the ALL and count towards certification. Participants will be expected to commit up to 4 hours per month between live meetings completing activities in Canvas. 


After completing this course you will comprehend and be able to apply:
• What a trauma-effective organization looks like and how to define, measure, and recognize well-being.
• New trauma-effective leadership techniques based on an emerging understanding of the importance of both physical and psychological safety.
• Increased awareness of the leader’s role in shaping culture to be safe in both conscious and unconscious practices in the parallel process.
• New skills and strategies to create a toolbox of trauma-effective leadership practices.
• A completion certificate that you can present to your respective credentialing board for up to 88 Continuing Education hours

Key Benefits

Participants in this workshop are eligible to receive up to 88 CEs. These CEs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work and may be presented to other licensing bodies for approval.

Completion of more than 70% of all virtual workshops and online learning components will result in Alia's Certification in Trauma Effective Leadership.

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Trauma Effective Leadership
Online, instructor led
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Oct 17, 2023 to Jul 02, 2024
Online (US Central Time)
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  • Online (US Central Time)
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Please contact the Center for Practice Transformation at transform@umn.edu for information about this workshop or with questions about registration.

The class meets virtually via Zoom once a month on the Third Tuesday* for two hours: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Central 
*December will be the second Tuesday

  • October 17, 2023 
  • November 21, 2023
  • *December 12, 2023*
  • January 16, 2024
  • February 20, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • May 21, 2024 
  • June 18, 2024
  • NOTE: A tenth live workshop date will be set collaboratively with instructors and participants during the first workshop.

In addition to our monthly workshops, participants will engage in our online learning platform, Canvas. Please plan to spend a minimum of four (4)  hours each month completing the required activities and reviewing the resources (i.e., videos, readings)  we have provided. The link to the Canvas page will be available to you upon registration.

You will be expected to complete the orientation module prior to our first class meeting. The orientation module will be accessible at the time you register.

Registration closes October 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

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