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Resilience Coaching

Equipping Resilience Coaches for Trauma-Responsive Success

Summer 2020     
Hutchinson, Kansas

A school becomes truly effective when its culture promotes social and emotional well-being for students and teachers. To create this sustainable culture, schools, organizations, & communities will benefit from a Resilience Coach leading on-going implementation of trauma-responsive best practices.

Led by Tamara Konrade, Jim Sporleder, Katie Perez, and Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz, this summer long online professional learning experience is designed to train members of your staff to become effective Resilience Coaches. Each of the four presenters brings a unique perspective to create the mind and heart shifts you need to lead and empower students, families, and staff.

You will leave equipped with the skills needed to lead practices designed to improve academic, organizational, and community outcomes. 

Each school and organization is encouraged to enroll two attendees. One will be trained as a certified Resilience Coach and the other will act as a learning support partner. Together, they act as the initial implementation team for your organization. Throughout the 12 months following the training, the Resilience Coach will continue to receive additional coaching sessions from the presenters, participate in ongoing webinars, and have access to a global learning network with a range of shared Resilience resources.

(This opportunity should only be considered for schools or organizations that are already on the journey of becoming trauma-informed or are in the planning process. High commitment from the individual and district is critical to the success of the Resilience Coach.)

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  • Tamara works with organizations across the country on effective leadership and coaching skills that positively impact relationships and cultures.
  • Jim was principal of Walla Walla HS in Washington state, is author of The Trauma Informed School, and consults with schools throughout the US.
  • Katie is a curriculum consultant with extensive experience in elementary education / PBL and presents across the country on trauma informed instruction and educator self-care.
  • Rebecca is the ESSDACK Learning Center Director, former director of McPherson County Circles, and speaks widely on the impact of poverty on learning.

Summer 2020


This includes registration for two attendees and ongoing coaching support

Training highlights and focus:

  • Creation of 12 month action plan for equipping and sustaining a trauma informed building.

  • Student of Concern Model designed by Jim Sporleder

  • Effective co-regulation tools

  • Responsive coaching techniques

  • Supportive relationship building

  • Strategies for creating and implementing a trauma-responsive culture

  • Developing a wellness process ensuring trauma-informed care cultivates resilience in staff

  • Creating parental involvement and partnering

Year long support:

  • Ongoing support sessions for Resilience Coach

  • Access to live & archived webinars

  • Global learning network

  • Shared resources

Need more more information or have questions? Contact Rebecca.

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