Previous Guests

Kate Otto
Clinical Psychologist - OWLAG
Thembi Mkhwanazi Dube
Dean of Students - OWLAG
Gugu Ndebele
Executive Director - OWLAG

Hosted By:

Dumisani Tshabalala

Archived Webinars : May 31, 2022 4:00 pm

Leadership without trauma lens is blind: A Forced management shift due Covid times

It is undeniable that Covid-19 has touched the lives of everyone. It is no longer possible to say that trauma belongs to this or that group of people, or that not everyone has experienced some form of traumatic experience or event. Through ongoing bereavement, illness, financial challenges and relational disengagement, the trauma of Covid-19 is a global experience. This has consequences for not only how we understand children and youth, but also for our families, ourselves and our colleagues.

Trauma-informed leadership is necessary now more than ever, as it involves the awareness of both developmental adversities, and also any other traumatic experience that touches the lives of employees. We need an understanding of how our world is shaped and shaken by shared traumatic experiences. Trauma-informed leadership practice has safety not only as a fundamental principle, but also safety at the core of how it is modelled by leaders (Perry & Jackson, 2018).

This webinar will start to unpack leadership from a trauma-informed lens: what is required of our leaders and of ourselves to create an environment that is healing, allows for innovation, and that encourages success and productivity while maintaining compassion.

Guest List

Ms Kate Otto Clinical Psychologist - OWLAG
Ms Thembi Mkhwanazi Dube Dean of Students - OWLAG
Ms Gugu Ndebele Executive Director - OWLAG

Hosted By

Dumisani Tshabalala
Academic Coordinating Team - OWLAG
Event Date: May 31, 2022 4:00 pm

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