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Intentional Conversations 2023

Free Trauma-Informed Networking Sessions Led by Shenandoah Chefalo

  • Zoom Meetup

Service Description

Hosted by Chefalo Consulting, Intentional Conversations are free, 90-minute networking sessions for those interested in the trauma-informed framework on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 12PM EST. They give you a space to speak freely, ask questions, and seek support. Intentional Conversations are created by you and for you. Each week, we will discuss trauma-informed topics, allowing participants to lead discussion with their questions, reflections, and aha-moments when possible. Topics may include but are not limited to: ~Safety (Emotional, Psychological, Cultural/Racial, etc.) ~Defining Trauma and Stress ~Resilience Factors and Practices ~Power Dynamics at Work ~Developing Emotional Intelligence and Empathy Skills ~Trauma-Informed Values ~The Social Determinants of Health and TIC ~Understanding ACEs and PCEs ~Self Care, Team Care, and Care Plans ~Structural Violence and Systemic Racism ~Creating Space for Everyone We encourage you to share personal stories or short videos. Each conversation will be facilitated by trauma-informed specialist Shenandoah Chefalo, which makes this space a great place to ask questions about the model or receive unique insights from an expert as well as your peers. Intentional Conversations 2023 will be held on Zoom. Before you come, there are a few rules: 1. Cameras on. We love that you come as you are. There is no dress code (other than that you are dressed), and we are okay with the background noise of your life. 2. This is a non-judgment zone. The purpose of these conversations is to push us out of our comfort zone. You can ask questions, but we don't judge. We assume the best of each other, even when we screw up. We will support the screw-up, although we may also need an apology. 3. Bring your fun and your tissues. Although this is a professional networking event, it is first and foremost a trauma-informed space. Whether we’re crying or laughing, emotions are a part of the work! That's it. You don't have to commit to a certain number of events. You come when you can. You stay as long as you can. Each session, we will check in with one another, introduce ourselves, and open the floor to discussion. You are welcome to share or simply show up. You can make a commitment, lend advice, or listen and learn. The choice is yours. What you get out of Intentional Conversations is up to you. *If we have less than 3-5 participants for a session, that session will be canceled.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

Contact Details

(231) 499-8973

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