Trauma-Informed Practices in the Workplace
Presented by Renee Sommer
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Holiday Inn South
Registration starts at 7:30am
Event starts at 8am
Coffee, Water, and lite fare provided
** 1.50 SHRM PDC under Activity Code 22-MPMY5**
Renee Sommer is a WI State Certified Peer Specialist and Founder of At The Roots LLC. Renee has lived experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, C-PTSD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and self-medicating. As a sexual assault survivor and member of the LGBTQ+ community, she offers support to the community that is trauma-informed, inclusive, and peer-centered.
For businesses, Renee combines her unique lived experience with her background in HR, business management, and marketing to create meaningful, fun, and forward-thinking training sessions and solutions that help employers adopt realistic, effective, and supportive practices that empower employees and create healthy work environments. With dry wit, full transparency, and vulnerability, Renee pulls back the curtain and cuts through the tough-shell BS so that leaders can connect authentically, learn from lived experience, and make their communities and workplaces safer, healthier places to be.
In this hour and a half session, Renee will share with us the very real ways that trauma, mental health, and substance use challenges are showing up in the workplace (but are often ignored or blamed on something else) and how they impact productivity, engagement, and workplace culture. Participants will learn ways to further the conversation in their own companies, begin implementing more trauma-informed practices, have a chance to practice the art of connection and support with one another. Ample time will also be allotted for discussion and questions.