Public Trainings and Events

Public Events

A Level 1 training will be offered in NYC during late spring/early summer, 2017. The training will be posted once details have been confirmed.

August 25-27, 2017: Social Resilience Model Level 1

Where: Upaya Zen Center Santa Fe, New Mexico

The SRM Level 1 training presents the neuroscience foundation and resilience skills that can be used clinically, non-clinically, and for self-care. The training is a combination of large and small group discussion, didactic presentations, and skills practice.

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Ongoing SRM Facilitator Study Group in NYC

The facilitator study group meets monthly on the 4th Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm at NAMI 505 Eighth Ave at 35th Street, Suite 1103, in Manhattan. It is open to anyone who has completed SRM1 and commits to attending all facilitator training sessions. Participation in a study group is one step in being able to facilitate at SRM trainings and be involved in TGW’s national and international projects. Contact Laurie Leitch: leitch@thresholdglobalworks.com if you would like to be included.

Past Events

Our 2017 archive of events will be published at the end of this year.

2016

January 15-29, 2016. Rwanda Peace-builder Project data collection. Permission has been granted by Rwanda Corrections Service’s Commissioner General for data to be collected from 300 genocidaires at 3 Rwandan prisons:Ngoma, Gasabo, and Muhanga . This is a collaborative project with Threshold GlobalWorks, John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, Rwanda Center for Council, and Association of Rwanda Trauma Counselors. Data collectors were trained in May. IRB approval has been granted for the project to proceed.

January, 2016. School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation. Neighborhood Mapping Project: Harlem, NY. Month-long series of meetings to design and refine the social mapping project.

February 26, 2016. Amplifying Student  Resilience and Well-being. Workshop for educators and students. Winnetka, Illinois.

March 16, 2016. Orientation to SRM. Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

March 29, 2016. “Amplifying Resilience: An Orientation to SRM.”  Sponsored by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Hunter College, Faculty Dining Room, 8th floor. 6-7:30pm. Open to the public.

April 2-9, 2016. Rwanda PeaceBuilder Project. This phase of the project brings together academics, genocide experts, and other stakeholders to review findings from the prisoner data, suggest interpretations of the findings, and collaborate in intervention design.

April 20, 2016. “Practical Uses of Neuroscience-Based Concepts and Skills: Building Resilience in Individuals and Communities.” Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA.

April 28, 20016. An Orientation to the Social Resilience Model (SRM). Veterans Mental Health Coalition. 1-4pm. Open to the public. Register at VMHC.

May 20-22, 2016. SRM Level 1 Training. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. West 59th Street between 9th and 10th Ave. NYC.

June 29, 2016. Workshop for the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities staff. Closed to the public.

June 30, 20016. An Orientation to the Social Resilience Model (SRM). Veterans Mental Health Coalition. 1-4pm. Open to the public. Register at VMHC.

June-August, 2016. Development of core curriculums for Correction Officer Wellness Program and Juvenile Lifers Program in collaboration with John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Prisoner Re-entry Institute.

September 30-October 4. SRM Level 2 Training. Upaya Zen Center. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Open to those who have completed Level 1. Register above.

October 14, 2016. “Using Your Hidden Asset to Build Resilience.” Workshop for incarcerated men at Otisville State Prison, Mount Hope, NY.

November 16, 2016. “Reconciliation and Reintegration After Genocide: Understanding the Needs of Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators in Rwanda. American Society of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

November 17, 2016. “Using Neuroscience in the Design of Survey and Interview Questionnaires.” American Society of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2015

December 10, 2015. Meeting at National Institute of Corrections, Washington, DC.

November 20, 2015 Keynote: “The Missing Link:  Using Lessons from Neuroscience to Build the Therapeutic Relationship.” And, afternoon workshop, 1:15pm to 5:00pm, Topic:  “Neuroscience in Action: Designing Multisensory Interventions for Clinical Healing”. Toronto, Canada. Jack Hirose & Associates. www.jackhirose.com. Open to the public.

November 14-15, and November 21-22, 2015  Second Response and SRM 32 hour Training Intensive. A Resiliency training for parents, caregivers and service providers. Open to anyone who has taken a Playshop workshop. Register through Second Response: www.secondresponse.org.

November  6, 2015 Keynote: “The Missing Link:  Using Lessons from Neuroscience to Build the Therapeutic Relationship.” And, afternoon workshop, 1:15pm to 5:00pm, Topic:  “Neuroscience in Action: Designing Multisensory Interventions for Clinical Healing”. Winnipeg, Canada. Jack Hirose & Associates. www.jackhirose.com. Open to the public.

October 18-23, 2015 “Stronger Together: A Retreat for Women Serving or Who Have Served in the Military.” Second year at Omega.  A 5-day Retreat for Women Military and Veterans. The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York (www.eomega.org). Laurie Leitch, Zuleikha, and Chanel Best. Limited to 30 participants. Open to the public (women military and veterans).

October, 2015 Nepal Earthquake Respose. This will be the second trip in which Threshold GlobalWorks will be providing self-care and peer-to-peer SRM skills to earthquake-affected communities. Dates forthcoming.

September 21-22, 2015 “Dealing with Trauma and At-Risk Families.” Panel presentation, session 6. Symposium for Journalists from print, broadcast, and the web sponsored by the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC. Invitation only.

September 18-20, 2015 Level I Training, Social Resilience Model (SRM) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, West 59th Street, New York (mid-town Manhattan).

September 5, 2015. “Using SRM skills with Incarcerated People: Building Resilience and Self-Regulation.” Workshop for Center for Council facilitators working in 12 prisons in California. Los Angeles, California.

September 1, 2015, “Building Resilience in Healthcare staff.” Workshop for Kaiser Permanente Early Start staff. Oakland, California.

August 28-30, 2015 Level I Training, Social Resilience Model (SRM) at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM.  Click below for tuition and registration information; as well as  lodging (if necessary); or call 505-986-8518 X12 or email Registrar@upaya.org.  Open to the public.

August 14, 2015 Professional Development Day: Office of Probation, New York. Workshop 10:15-12:15pm : “Building your Resilience and the Resilience of Others.” John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, Manhattan, NY.

July 3- 14, 2015 Earthquake response in Nepal. TGW in partnership with Second Response and the International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights will be in Nepal to provide SRM skills with children, families, and first responders.

June 19-20, 2015 Conference: “Transformation: The Power Within: Neuroplasticity in Education and Clinical Practice.” Conference presentations at Red Willow Learning Center, Inc., Missoula, MT.  Open to the public.

June 10, 2015 National Institute of Correction (NIC) Virtual Conference. “Hidden Assets: Using Neuroscience to Reduce Stress and Increase Correction Officer Well-being.” Co-presented with Ann Jacobs, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY. Enroll on-line. www.community.icic.gov.

April 24-26, 2015 SRM1 Training for Medical Staff, Providence Medical Center. Anchorage, Alaska. Sponsored training, invitation only.

April 16, 2015 “Intimate Partner Violence: A Challenge for Community Supervision.” Discussant for panel. Co-hosted by NYC Department of Probation and john Jay College of Criminal Justice. Open to the public.  http://johnjayresearch.org/pri/2014/12/03/april-16-2015-intimate-partner-violence-as-a-dilemma-for-community-supervision/

March 27-29, 2015 Level I Training, Social Resilience Model (SRM) will be held in New York City at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Open to the public. This training is full. Contact Leitch@thresholdglobalworks.com to be added to the waitlist.

March 19, 2015 Presentation for National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). “Building Resilience: Train Your Brain.”  6:30-8pm. NYC location to be announced. Open to the public. February 25-28, 2015 “Building Social Resilience in Providers, Patients & Families: SRM’s Skills-based Approach for healthcare practitioners.” American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Conference. Philadelphia. http://aahpm.org/assembly/reg-info. Open to the public.

January 22, 2015 “You Can Change Your Brain.” Presentation to inmates at Otisville Prison, NY.

January 9, 2015 “The Social Resilience Model (SRM): Building Hardiness, Healing, and Hope after Combat.” Presentation for The Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC. 10am – 12pm. American Red Cross – Greater New York Region, Hall B. 520 West 49th Street NY, NY 10019. Please RSVP to Rachel Rivera at rrivera@mhaofnyc.org if you will attending. Open to the Public.

2014

November 6, 2014 Veterans Reintegration Challenges and Issues. Panel discussion. Veterans Resource Network. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 4-6pm. Closed to the public.

November 1-2, 2014 “Self-regulation and Council Practice: Promoting Offender Stabilization and Re-entry into Community.” Salinas Valley State Prison, Salinas, California. This 2-day workshop weaves together SRM self-regulation skills and council process as tools to enhance self management and principled behavior.

June 25, 2014 Keynote Address.1st Annual Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. City University of New York, NY. www.jjay.cuny.edu/womenveteranssymposium

July 2, 2014 Keynote Address. Veterans & Allies: Liaisons of Reintegration (VALOR) Annual Meeting, North Shore-LIJ Health System. Manhasset, NY. Invitation only.

July 19-20, 2014 “Self-regulation and Council Practice: Promoting Offender Stabilization and Re-entry into Community.” Salinas Valley State Prison, Salinas, California. This 2-day workshop weaves together SRM self-regulation skills and council process as tools to enhance self management and principled behavior.

July 29-31, 2014 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. http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/hostility-and-violence/testimony

August 29-31 2014 SRM Level 1 training. Upaya Zen Center. Open to the public. Register at www.upaya.org. Also available as a Refresher course at a reduced fee to anyone who has previously taken TRM or SRM. Open to the public.

September 7-12, 2014 Stronger Together: A Retreat for Women Serving or Who Have Served in the Military.  A 5-day Retreat for Women Veterans*. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York (www.eomega.org).  Open to the public (women veterans). Limited to 30 participants. The participant is responsible for $75 of the tuition, room, and board.  Click here to read more.

September 15, 2014 The Social Resilience Model and Climate Change with International Transformational Resilience Program Founding Member Laurie Leitch, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Threshold GlobalWorks.  From Noon – 1pm PST.  Register now for any of the webinars here: https://trig-cli.webex.com.  For more information, go to Transformational Resilience Program, The Resource Innovation Group: http://www.theresourceinnovationgroup.org/transformational-resilience/

October 17-19, 2014  Omega conference on Veterans. Omega Institute. Rhinebeck, New York. Open to the public. www.eomega.org.

October 24-26, 2014  SRM Level 2 training. Sponsored by Upaya Zen Center. Santa Fe, NM. Open to the public. Register at www.upaya.org.

November 18-21, 2014 The Role of Council and Self-regulation Training in Offender Reentry into Community in Rwanda. A collaborative project of Threshold GlobalWorks and the Center for Council. Conference funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Bellagio, Italy.   Click here to read more.

November 24-25, 2014 Level I Training/Part 1, Social Resilience Model (SRM). Sponsored by Leading Edge Seminars, Toronto, Canada. Open to the public. Register at  www.leadingedgeseminars.org. To view past 2014 Trainings and Events, click this red button: 2014 Past Events

2013

December 4-6, 2013 Healing and Treating Trauma, Addictions, and Related Disorders. Conference open to the public. Vancouver, British Columbia. www.jackhirose.com

October 30, 2013 Social Resilience Model Workshop Time & Location: 5:30pm Haley House Bakery Cafe’, 12 Dade Street, Dudley Square, Roxbury, MA.  A 2-hour workshop featuring practice model for building sustainable community resilience. Sponsored by Boston Alliance for Community Health. Visit www.bostonalliance.org for more info.  Limited seating, please RSVP to Jamiah Tappin at jtappin@hria.org.

October 18-20, 2013 Keynote Address and Workshop on the Social Resilience Model (SRM). “Veterans, Trauma, and Treatment: Best Mind-Body Practices from Resilience to Recovery.” Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York.

August 19-21, 2013 Level 1 Training, Social Resilience Model (SRM). Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. Open to the public. ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

July 24, 2013 Symposium on Post-Traumatic Stress: From Prevention to Treatment. University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI). Open to the public. www.uta.edu/utari

July 17-20, 2013 The 4th Annual Aspen Security Forum. Presented by The Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program. Aspen, Colorado. www.aspensecurityforum.org

June 24, 2013 The City Resilient. Summit sponsored by PopTech, The Rockefeller Foundation, & Brooklyn Academy of Music. Brooklyn, NY. Invitation only.

June 7-8, 2013 2013 Glimpses: An Exploration of Human Potential. A “curated community” sponsored by the Red Bull High Performance Team. Santa Monica, CA. Invitation only.

May 18-25, 2013 Being with Dying Program. A revolutionary and practical training program for professionals working with end-of-life care. Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. www.upaya.org

May 15, 2013 Guiding Our Veterans Home Following War: Our National Challenge. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center. Boston, Mass. Open to the public.

May 13, 2013 Theater of War. Panel Moderator. DP Corbett Business School auditorium, University Maine. Orono, ME. 7pm. Open to the public.

April 13, 2013 Invited presentation. “Skin-in: A Neurobiological Approach to War Trauma.” Twentieth Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference: Alaska Psychiatric Association. Girdwood/Fairbanks, Alaska. Open to the public.

April 9-11, 2013 Level 1 Training, Social Resilience Model (SRM). Lake Placid, NY. Open to the public.

April 8, 2013 Keynote Address: St John’s University Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a national, grassroots endeavor designed to educate and raise awareness of the nature and extent of violence against women and girls, to provide comfort to those who have experienced violence, and to support resilience and healing. Jamaica, NY.

April 3-6, 2013 Plenary Session, Freedom and Recovery Conference: Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Service Members. San Diego, CA. Open to the public. Registration and event information- http://foundationsevents.com/freedom-recovery-2013/

March 22, 2013 Invited Presentation: Healing Communities- Building Collaborative Intelligence. Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. Washington, DC. Open to the public.

March 18-20, 2013 Level 1 Training, Social Resilience Model (SRM). Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. Open to the public. February 15, 2013 Invited Presentation, Specialty Trauma Panel: “Mission to Mind Health Mastery.” On-line forum open to the public / free advance registration (www.missiontomindmastery.com)

January 23, 2013 Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Amplifying Resilience in the Healthcare System: The Social Resilience Model.” followed by workshop for hospital leaders on developing a system-wide approach to staff well-being and resilience. January, 2013 – ongoing Social Resilience after Genocide: Building Communities that Heal. Module 1. Train the Trainer program for Just Equipping, an organization focused on restorative justice between imprisoned genocidaires and surviving family members of their victims and AERG, an association of 40,000 student genocide survivors. Kigali, Rwanda, Africa.