Good 2 Great Training Series for: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization


First Meeting: November 7, 2019 - COMPLETE

Second Meeting: May 7, 2020 (all registrations will be for this one meeting only)

Dates & Time

November 7, 2019 - COMPLETE

May 7, 2020

Time:  9:00am—4:30pm (both meetings)

Meals Included: lite breakfast and lunch both meetings


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IHSA Training Room

 3435 Liberty Drive 

Springfield, IL 62704

Registration Fees (current registration fees are for the ONE MEETING only)

Member Registration Fee (includes DFSS & their partners): $100.00 per person

5 or more Registration from the same Agency—$75.00

Non-Member Registration Fee—250.00

Lite continental breakfast and lunch provided for both meetings.


If you need a sleeping room, IHSA recommends the following hotels that are close to the IHSA Training Facility:

Courtyard by Marriott / 3462 Freedom Drive / 217-793-5300

Fairfield Inn / 3446 Freedom Drive / 217-793-9277

Staybridge Suites / 4231 Schooner Dr / 217-793-6700

Hampton Inn and  Suites / 2300 Chuckwagon Dr. / 217-793-7670


Do you want to be great at your job and not merely good? Many people settle for good because well…it’s just easier. Some people don’t even try to be great. Those are the individuals that are not striving to do the best and be the best for their Head Start organization. Going from good to great is not magic. It’s passion, purpose, and action. Find your path, have a purpose, and make it happen. Turn your resistance into growth and fully immerse yourself in the experience. Get out of your own way and to create success for yourself by channeling your thinking, feeling, and doing. To go from good to great, you need to be disciplined with disciplined thoughts and disciplined actions. Think about the thoughts that serve you, feel the feelings that empower you, and do what you know needs to be done. Applying this approach in your profession will in no time…take you from good to great! If you want to reach your true and full potential in your Head Start role….join us for this advanced level learning opportunity series that will take you from being good at your job to GREAT!

A trauma-informed organization continues to demonstrate a commitment to compassionate and effective practices and organizational reassessments, and it changes to meet the needs of children and families with histories of trauma. Creating a trauma-informed organization is a fluid, ongoing process; it has no completion date but is critical in the work we do for our most vulnerable children and families. Come to this training to begin the process of becoming a trauma-informed organization or to touch-up on your current process. Part One of the good to great “Trauma-Informed Organizations,” training will focus on specific organizational strategies that will help develop a trauma-informed culture in your Head Start agency. The training will provide a broad overview of how to create and implement an institutional framework for trauma-informed  services in program delivery and staff development, policies and procedures, administrative practices, and  organizational infrastructure. The second part of this training will focus on building a trauma informed workforce. This will focus on organizational activities that foster the development of a trauma-informed  workforce, including recruiting, hiring, and retaining trauma-informed staff; providing training on evidence-based and emerging trauma-informed best practices; developing competencies specific to trauma-informed care; addressing ethical considerations; and providing trauma-informed supervision.