The mission of Threshold GlobalWorks is to accelerate leading-edge initiatives, informed by neuroscience, that amplify social resilience and human potential.

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July 29-31, 2014
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The Missing Link: The Contribution of Neuroscience in Trauma Narratives and Testimony.

First Global Conference: Testimony, Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement. Mansfield College. Oxford. UK. Open to the public.

For more information, go to: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/hostility-and-violence/testimony

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War and Ink: Images and Stories Told Through Tattoos

Laurie Leitch and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story.

For more information, click here.

Jamiah Tappin, MSW, Community Organizer

Jamiah Tappin, MSW, Community Organizer

Social Resilience training features neurobiologically-based skills to amplify social resilience in individuals, caregivers, managers and leaders as well as to enhance functioning of work teams, enterprises, and communities. This workshop provides a balance of interactive learning, neuroeducation, case vignettes and skills practice within facilitated small groups.

Laurie Leitch and Loree Sutton: Tapping Social Resilience

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, MD and clinical trainer Laurie Leitch, Ph.D., founded Threshold GlobalWorks to explore a neurobiological approach to social resilience.

“We are all wired with it, in case you did not know that,” says Leitch. “We are born neurologically wired for resilience because our system is survival-based.”

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Articles and Research

At TGW, we are committed to evaluation of our projects and documenting implementation challenges and strategies to promote replicability, as well as sharing the “practice wisdom” learned in working cross-culturally in diverse systems and communities. Our collaboration with partners in, for example, healthcare, education, global well-being, and social technology provides an exciting synergy that enhances resilience in many arenas. In the months ahead, we will be sharing our work in the area of global health platforms, an emerging focus that magnifies our efforts to reach distant and vulnerable populations.

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We promote knowledge and skills that amplify systemwide resilience in groups, enterprises and other communities by ensuring that neuro-biological self-regulation skills are a core competency throughout the system. Here’s how:

Transformational Leadership

We consult to and collaborate with individuals, enterprises and communities on amplifying social resilience with our practical and innovative Social Resilience Model. Our approach features brain-training and attentional practices, self-care tools, and networking strategies that build collaborative linkages, reduce burn-out, moral distress, and bullying.

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Global Human Security and Veterans Reintegration

We have a conceptual framework that includes human security and integrated risk management. Working at the systems/enterprise level, our Social Resilience Model (SRM) includes practical interventions which build collaborative intelligence and peak performance: "Protecting vital freedom.

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Writings & Public Presentations

As social entrepreneurs, we are committed to disseminating our ideas, learning from others, and broadening our impact by writing and public presentations. We publish books, articles, and blog posts about the Social Resilience Model.

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What Is Social Resilience?

Social resilience is the timely capacity of individuals and groups — family, community, country and enterprise — to be more generative during times of stability and to adapt, reorganize and grow in response to disruption.

An Introduction to Social Resilience »

The Social Resilience Model

Threshold GlobalWorks (TGW) offers the Social Resilience Model as a practical approach to building capacity for adaptive growth, transformational leadership and collaborative intelligence within systems of all sizes. Incorporating peer-to-peer self-regulation skills at all levels of leadership, SRM applies the power of emerging neuroscience wisdom coupled with the experience of community itself, amplified and sustained within social support networks. Customized SRM strategies respect and reflect the unique attributes and aspirations of clients, partners, teams, communities and enterprises with whom TGW is privileged to serve.

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What’s “Organizational Plasticity” Got to Do With It?

As springtime gets underway we have been reflecting with gratitude and excitement on the ways in which our work is expanding and the many individuals and organizations that share our goal of building “communities that work.” We started Threshold GlobalWorks in order to expand beyond a focus on individual-level resilience to systems-level resilience. Work and […]

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As the Fort Hood memorial services wind to a close, we are called as a country to cultivate an abiding empathy for the strengths and struggles of our Armed Forces and their families as they continue to navigate the complex challenges of military service compounded by over a decade of continuous wars. The stories they […]

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Our history of emergent cultural change, led by military experience, provides reason for optimism as well as enduring civilian oversight. Vigilance and oversight, in that no institution blocks change like the military; confidence and optimism, in that no institution on earth tackles change as successfully as the US military. The current issue under debate is […]

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