What We Do

Drawing upon over  3 decades of clinical, leadership, and organizational experience Laurie Leitch, Ph.D., Director of TGW, has worked with diverse populations struggling with stress, distress, and trauma. TGW was established in 2011 to design and implement social impact initiatives nationally and internationally in settings that are coping with environments of relentless change and increasing complexity and in communities often living with the depleting effects of systemic racism. All TGW projects include a focus on working in ways that amplify the dignity and capabilities of each individual, target collective capacity-building and skills-based training to foster generativity, optimize performance, and build resilience in individuals, work teams, enterprises, communities, and systems of all sizes.

Transformational Leadership

Resilience is a core competency for effective transformational leadership. We work with enterprises and communities to develop policies, practices, and procedures that promote agility, compassion, and creativity within organizations facing rapid, often chaotic change and shrinking budgets. TGW projects incorporate and apply contributions from neuroscience through core concepts and practical, skills-based applications that are appropriate cross-culturally and in diverse systems. Our approach includes self-regulation practices, self-care tools, and networking strategies that build collaborative linkages, reduce burn-out, moral distress, and aggression.

Settings benefiting from SRM include multi-national enterprises, educational institutions, health care settings, criminal justice, and communities/villages nationally and internationally.

Global Human Security

Threshold GlobalWorks has a conceptual framework that includes human security in all of its many dimensions, including enlisting the strengths of our veterans and amplifying the optimum performance of first responders who are often working in overload and burnout. Working at the systems/enterprise level, TGW’s Social Resilience Model (SRM) includes practical interventions that are compatible with organizational culture and that build collaborative intelligence and peak performance system-wide: “Protecting vital freedom. It means protecting people from critical and pervasive threats and situations and building on their strengths and aspirations. It also means creating systems that give people building blocks of survival, dignity, and livelihood. Human security connects different types of freedom, freedom from want, freedom from fear, and freedom to take actions on one’s own behalf.” (Commission on Human Security, 2003).


Resilience in the ruins: Haiti 2010

Writings & Public Presentations

As social entrepreneurs, at Threshold GlobalWorks we are committed to disseminating our ideas, learning from others, and broadening our impact by writing, public presentations, and collaboration with social impact partners. To this end, summer 2013 marked the launch of our blog which is on-going. We are committed to publishing articles and disseminating learning materials  on aspects of our Social Resilience Model. Currently, we have three published articles on our research in Rwandan prisons with genocide perpetrators and the PeaceBuilder Model, a collaborative intervention that bridges differences and promotes principled, resilient behavior links 2 local Rwandan organizations and TGW. A major focus in 2020 and 2021 is the development and testing of a platform that will enable us to scale the SRM and RZone Skills far beyond what we can do via face-to-face training.

working sessionWorking session in Kigali, Rwanda with TGW, Rwanda Center for Council and Association of Rwanda Trauma Counselors