Helping Everyone Every Time: Risking Connection
Presented by Elizabeth G. Vermilyea, Ph.D.
With the prevalence of traumatic events and the constant exposure to traumatic stories across the world, addressing the impact of trauma can feel daunting, but it can be done. Join Elizabeth Vermilyea, Ph.D., a revolutionary leader of trauma-informed program development as she explains how we can help everyone every time by implementing a trauma-informed approach to all aspects of care. Dr. Vermilyea will discuss how to help people recover from traumatic experiences through RICH relationships: Respect, Information, Connection, & Hope.
Become trauma-informed. Become part of the healing.
Protecting Children: During and Beyond COVID
Presented by Erin Runnion
Join us for an inspiring presentation given by Erin Runnion, about what we can do to better protect children during and beyond the challenges posed by COVID-19. Erin Runnion is a national advocate for children and the Director of The Joyful Child Foundation, in memory of her daughter, Samantha Runnion, who was abducted and murdered days before her sixth birthday in July 2002. Although inspired by a tragedy, Erin shares her unique perspective about the power of hope, resiliency, and joy to address the spectrum and impact of childhood trauma.
Leadership for the Greater Good
Presented by Azim Khamisa
In this talk, Azim Khamisa calls for a new kind of leader — a satyagrahi leader — to fol¬low in the footsteps of some of the world’s most inspiring role models. Building on Mahatma Gandhi’s practice of satyagraha, a method of using passive resistance to spark political and social change, satyagrahi leaders balance their ambition with their spirit and use their skills to benefit the larger community. To address society’s most daunting challenges, today’s leaders need competency in three areas: 1) to be brilliant in their professions 2) to work to create effective, viable, and affordable solutions to societal ills 3) have strong moral, ethical, and spiritual values.
This triad of competencies is critical to tackling the current degradation and divisiveness of society. It is Khamisa’s hope that the emerging and existing leaders will be inspired to emulate these competencies and help move us to a world that is inclusive, compassionate, and one that works for everyone.