Trauma-Informed Leadership Certificate Program
"A tremendous part of our success has been the partnership with James to help us make sure our newly promoted mangers are on the right track."
- Miguel, Program Director
"The insight our team gained from James expanded what we thought we were capable of accomplishing in our work together".
- Cristina, Human Resource Manager
"I'm more grounded and present with my team. James gave me a huge boost in confidence and my director brought it to me at the perfect timing."
- Jill, Youth Care Supervisor
I’ve been working on the inside of social care nonprofits since 1995, dedicated to causes like yours to create conditions for people to thrive. In 2020 I founded Training Grounds with the mission to empower leaders to create positive change in themselves and their organizations so they can be a force for social and environmental good.
I believe that quality leadership development is deeply relational and transformational. Great leaders are self-aware, connect authentically, and empower those around them.
Yet, I see well-meaning organizations trying to get results from irregular one-and-done training or corporate management books and seminars that place self-interest over social justice and collective well-being. And too often promoting their best people while leaving them on their own to translate leadership principles into their day-to-day experience. All things that just don’t resonate with our stated values.
That’s why I created the Trauma-Informed Leadership Certificate Program. It’s built on a body of work from 30+ years of experience, a graduate degree in organizational leadership, training in equity-centered coaching, and invaluable feedback from hundreds of on-the-ground leaders who have told me what works and what doesn’t.
The program provides a psychologically safe, effective space to model and train leaders in a way that resonates with values of care and respect. Without draining the time or energy they need for day-to-day work responsibilities.
Drawing from elements of personal development in a social context, organizational psychology, and interpersonal dynamics, it provides an unmatched focus that equips leaders to bring their best and work better together.
With a commitment to personalized support, I’ve gained the trust of organizations working with the most urgent needs in their communities, including those in behavioral health care, school-based mental health, juvenile justice, supportive housing, substance abuse recovery, advocacy, and equity-centered work. I’m here for those serving the most vulnerable and urgent human needs. Places where working close to trauma can affect the workforce.
If this resonates with you, and you’re looking for a high-quality, proven leadership development program that connects with your values, let’s talk. I’d love to hear where you are looking to lead your team or organization.
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