Workshops & Trainings

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Workshops & Trainings
I bring over 10 years of expertise in creating and facilitating workshops, panel presentations and trainings for groups anywhere from 10 to 1,000 people. I can cater individual workshops or series of trainings to the specific needs of your group or organization and workshops/trainings can be adapted to be as concise as 1-2 hours or extended over several days, depending on the content. I am also available for keynote speaking engagements. 
Below are some examples of trainings/workshops I provide: 
  • Historical trauma & Resilience
    • This workshop explores historical and intergenerational trauma and uses it as a framework to understand how cycles of trauma, abuse and disparities (education, economic, health) persist in many communities. Research comes from Native American and Jewish communities and uses the Hmong community as a case study. Unpacking vulnerability and resilience based upon these frameworks provides new understandings and strategies for participants to integrate into their work or lives. This training is highly pertinent for social service providers, educators, healthcare professionals and more. 
  • Intersections of Identities
    • This workshop helps participants to unpack and understand their own intersections of identity at the crossroads of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability and more. From there we dive deeper to understand how these aspects of ourselves inform both our privileges and vulnerabilities and how those inform our leadership styles and how we show up in this world and in our work. 
  • Mindful Leadership
    • This workshop grounds participants in the core components of mindfulness and teaches them tangible ways to integrate mindfulness into their leadership. When we are mindful leaders, it enhances not only our ability to lead, but our ability to care for ourselves and those around us. 
  • Hmong/Southeast Asian Mental Health & Trauma
    • This workshop will provide an overview of Hmong and/or Southeast Asian American history, health, mental health and trauma. Participants will walk away with an understanding of vulnerabilities and resiliences within these populations, best practices for working with these communities, and strategies for enhancing the resiliency of these communities. 
  • Race, Power and Privilege 
    • This workshop will give participants language to unpack and understand the complexity of race and its relationship to power and privilege. A brave space is created, which enables participants to be able to dialogue about often hard to discuss topics and to find both ownership and agency in how they leverage their own power and privilege in regard to race. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of themselves and others and skills to use in their every day lives as they navigate an ever changing, complex world. 
  • Southeast Asian & LGBTQ Intersectionality 
    • This workshop utilizes research, data and case study to explore the lived experiences of Southeast Asian Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ). The complexity of their experiences is explored, as well as risk factors, challenges/issues faced, trends in these communities, and opportunities for empowerment, partnership and community building. 
  • Leadership Development for People of Color/LGBTQ 
    • This workshop explores current trends in leadership development, opportunities and challenges for people of color (POC) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ) individuals. An emphasis on adaptive leadership and resiliency is highlighted. This workshop is helpful for organizations/institutions looking to understand how to better resource or support their POC/LGBTQ employees or for POC/LGBTQ individuals who wish to hone and strengthen their leadership development and leadership styles. 
  • ...And more! 
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