Trauma-Informed Leadership

A compassionate and trauma-informed approach to leadership is essential for creating healthy workplace cultures. Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including staff and colleagues. 

This workshop explores how to lead with a trauma-informed approach and provides five key principles that trauma-informed workplaces embody. By embracing these principles, organizations can contribute to the positive transformation of individuals and relationships affected by trauma, while at the same time creating the conditions that lead to high levels of employee engagement and organizational success.

Every organization, from any sector, can benefit from becoming trauma-informed. This workshop is for leaders, managers, supervisors and anyone providing leadership within an organization.

Some of the topics included:

  • Trauma’s ripple effect
  • The impact of trauma in the workplace
  • Characteristics of a trauma-informed leader
  • Five principles of trauma-informed workplaces
  • Steps for implementing principles

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals and organizations
  • List five key trauma-informed principles
  • Describe practical strategies for implementing each of the five-trauma-informed principles
  • Assess their own organization for areas of trauma-informed strengths and weaknesses

*This course is scheduled to run in person. Contact if you are unable to attend the course in person; we will check to see if you can join the in-person course by Zoom


Nathan Gerbrandt
Managing Director, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership

Nathan Gerbrandt is Managing Director at the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute and ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership. In this role, he provides leadership in managing staff and trainers, and developing workshop materials. He is passionate about promoting and teaching trauma-informed practices that lead to healthier workplaces and communities. Prior to working with ACHIEVE, Nathan coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for people with complex trauma in conflict with the law. He has refined skills in leadership, risk management, and collaborative workplace processes. Nathan is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba. He is co-author of ACHIEVE Publishing’s forthcoming book, A Little Book about Trauma-Informed Workplaces. Nathan is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to find real-life meaning in his workshops.


  • QNET Members: $229.00 + GST  QNET member list
  • Event Partners (see list below): $229.00 + GST
  • Non-Members: $269.00 + GST  Join QNET

Please review event Terms & Conditions

Cancellations (by the attendee) must be received in writing no later than 8 days prior to the course start. 


Members of the following organizations receive the partner rate for this event.

  • ASCM Winnipeg Chapter
  • Manitoba Aerospace

Funding provided by The Manitoba government.

Trauma-Informed Leadership

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1 half day workshop
660-175 Hargrave St.,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R8
Member: $229.00 (+GST)
Event Partner: $229.00 (+GST) see list below
Non-Member: $269.00 (+GST)

The content is very relevant and the exercises & examples very thought provoking.

Thank you for an interesting, informative seminar on a timely topic.

I will take some of the key learnings back to my team at work to open some discussion about trauma-informed leadership, and more broadly about what our team might do together in this regard.

He was very engaging even when people weren’t willing to be vocal. He provided real life examples which helped making it relatable

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