Lakeside Global Institute has a wide array of trauma-informed professional development courses. We offer our training in three different delivery formats.
• Live – our trainers come to your location to provide training to professional staff
• Broadcast – live training is offered to professional staff from our studios via the internet
• On-demand – can be accessed on-line at any time via the internet
We are very resolute in the fact that the training we offer to professionals is delivered in a way that feels very process-oriented. We believe that training that sticks is training that is discussed, applied and reflected upon. Our live and broadcast group training features discussion and recognition exercises that help professionals contextualize the concepts and approaches to their everyday experience. Many of the same key concepts are presented by our trainers on-demand. We recognize that there needs to be some kind of involvement by the viewer so that they too can experience a level of participation that approximates our live and/or broadcast training.
We have been experimenting with several different options to allow our on-line training to be more relevant and participatory. It is very hard to create the same experience on-line that we are known for in our live training. Through lots of dialogue and discovery we have come up with a format that we think is informative, enjoyable and feels like you are experiencing the discussions personally.
In order to recreate the live sense of conversation we have developed a group discussion – among professionals involved in specific disciplines – to discuss the presented trauma principles and how they connect that information to their experiences as a trauma-informed professional. The discussions are led with impactful and affirming group dynamics that bring the training alive and draw the viewer into the discussions. It is very similar to being present in the discussion.
I am personally excited about this approach. Particularly for our Trauma 101 series, we are able to provide basic trauma information to professionals while connecting them to other professionals in their field of expertise as they discuss their distinctive clients. I feel this style of training is very engaging and relevant to their everyday experience.
Our initial release of this particular style of training will be a Trauma 101 that is opioids- and addictions-related. This particular 101 training provides basic training in trauma approaches with discussions in the field of addictions, relating these principles to what professionals experience in their practice of dealing with those who are addicted to opioids or other substances. We chose this particular trauma-based topic because of the severity of the national opioid crisis which has caused over 70,000 deaths per year in our country.
We expect to release this on-demand Trauma 101 training in the next few weeks. We will be excited to offer this on-demand training to professionals all over the country. Depending on the feedback we receive, we hope this will be one of many Trauma 101’s that we will contextualize to different societal issues that are relevant to the professionals that are working with trauma-impacted individuals.
I want to thank the Lakeside Global Institute staff and in particular Diane Wagenhals, our author and Program Director, our Production Specialist Nicole Hall and Zack Steele for the video work and editing in developing this innovative on-demand training.