MICHAEL J. SCHULTZ
Workforce Development During Stressful Times: Cultivating Hope, Collaboration, and Change
A skills-based training that examines facilitated conversations using a five-step approach, developed by CWLA Senior Fellow Michael Schultz, as one way to foster the hope, collaboration, and change needed to assess and intervene when trauma and tragedy strike. Healthy families, organizations, and teams share common features. These characteristics are building blocks for healing, empowerment, and resilience during times of crisis and trauma. Effective and respectful facilitated conversations assume that as helping professionals and organizations enhance their capacity to rebound from immediate crisis and weather persistent stress, they also gain vital resources to deal more efficiently with future challenges. Thus, in fostering resilience among professionals, every learning moment is a preventive measure.