How to Educate Your Organization About Trauma-Informed Change: How & Why to Get Employees to “Buy In”

9:00am - July 6, 2022 thru 11:00am - July 6, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




This 2-hour workshop is the eighth of a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency Series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. This presentation is intended to build upon the information and conversation from earlier workshops. Presenters will stress the importance of ‘all staff’ training, unit meetings, and individual supervision as vehicles for educating and encouraging the transfer of learning.

The impact of change on our staff and those we serve can be significant. It is fitting that we spend time preparing and supporting our staff for the transitions ahead. Ample communication and ongoing education of staff are key strategies that often get overlooked. Competent, confident, and compassionate employees are what we are striving for, and that transition begins with providing adequate information to our team.


Participants will be reminded of the concepts of “change happens at the speed of trust,” the “Messy Middle,” and “Leadership Lag.” They will gain insight into the importance of educating staff as a support to furthering the organization’s mission. This workshop will also provide tips for leaders to confidently speak of the organization’s purpose and mission in the community and with partners.




By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how education and communication impact all facets of the organization.
  • Recognize the importance of all staff being aligned.
  • Reminder of the importance of establishing rhythm, predictability, and safety.
  • Develop continued insights to normalize the “messy middle.”
  • Gain insight into how educating staff is supporting staff.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates are disseminated via email to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training. 




Chuck Price

Chuck Price, M.S.


Although many consultants strive to create trauma-informed environments and guide leaders through culture change, very few have successfully led their organizations through this process. Bonafide experience is what sets Chuck Price and Blue Collar Consulting apart from the others. This experience, along with Chuck’s easy manner and ability to form authentic relationships, make Chuck a natural fit to help support you as you lead your agency’s transformation process. Chuck has filled leadership roles in several counties and private agencies throughout his 27-years working in child welfare and health and human services. Chuck’s career has been dedicated to making drastic improvements in the lives of children and families. He has been brave and selfless in his pursuit of excellence, often pioneering pathways not yet traveled by his peers. He has served in leadership roles within public and private agencies, in both urban and rural settings. All of this has provided him with a diverse perspective and the ability to quickly understand and relate to challenges faced by leaders.


As a DHHS Director, Chuck led his department on a successful and transformational journey from traditional compliance-based practice to becoming a legitimate trauma-informed agency. As a result of his work recruitment, retention, agency health, and case outcomes dramatically improved. Under his leadership, overall numbers of children living in congregate care were significantly reduced, and at one point even dropped to zero! Chuck's results and process gained recognition across the state, the country, and internationally.


Chuck started Blue Collar Consulting to broaden the impact of lessons learned so you don’t have to start at the beginning. His passion is to help support brave leaders in their professional growth and development, and to use his real-world experience to assist organizations in their trauma-informed cultural transformations. He also has a sweet spot for his two dogs, Brewer and Uecker, which might give away his other passion…Milwaukee Brewers baseball! Chuck lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife of 27 years. As a new member of the empty-nester club, he is free to travel, connect, and lead your transformational work, no matter where you are on your journey, or the map.