Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment 101: Are Your Organization's Vision, Mission & Values in Alignment with Trauma-Informed Principles?

9:00am - July 20, 2022 thru 11:00am - July 20, 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 ninth 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 provide a framework for conducting an organizational assessment through the Trauma-Informed Lens.


As discussed during early workshops, the organization’s vision, mission, and values are crucial. These are not meant to merely hang on the wall of the organization or collect dust in an office. They should be living, breathing documents that give meaning to the organization’s purpose and provide significant support to the staff carrying out the organization’s mission. Evaluation is another key component of the trauma-informed approach. It allows us to look at the culture and climate of our organization, as well as its policies and procedures through the trauma-informed lens.


Participants will learn about an assessment tool that will help gather perceptions of the 5 guiding values and principles of a trauma-informed approach. Before diving into review of key policies and procedures in the next workshop, presenters will discuss the importance of assessing your organization’s vision, mission, and values. This will set the tone for future work around policy and procedure evaluation.




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

  • Explain the importance of evaluating an organization’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Identify the guiding values and principles of a trauma-informed approach and their practical application to assessing an organization.
  • Understand how to utilize a tool for assessing an organization’s vision, mission, and values to determine if they are in alignment with trauma-informed approach.
  • Gain insight into how clear mission, vision, and values are a support feature to 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.