Leadership Training Series

Leadership Training Series

Training Overview

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance (the Alliance) is excited to have Brandon Jones, executive director at the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health and chair of the Alliance’s board of directors, present on the Leadership Training Series. Jones will explore the dimensions of strong leadership and develop or strengthen your skills to guide your team.

Using Cultural Intelligence to Enhance Trauma-Informed Care and Healing-Centered Engagements

This training will provide participants with a learning opportunity to move forward with Understanding, Equity, and Diversity Inclusion work. Most have had training and learning opportunities in “Cultural Competence,” but there continue to be struggles and issues finding the best ways to connect and treat our client populations. This training will provide participants with a learning opportunity to move forward with understanding Equity and Diversity Inclusion work in a Trauma-Informed Framework.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will understand trauma-informed strategies and approaches to improve their ability to connect and serve clients with different backgrounds.
  • Attendees will understand their experience and make personal and professional adjustments and adaptability
  • Attendees will discuss well-being strategies to promote lower burnout rates, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.
  • Attendees will understand the importance of incorporating sustainability techniques to maintain high engagement and productivity.

About the Presenter

Brandon Jones, serving as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, brings a wealth of expertise in consulting and therapy. His focus areas encompass Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Brandon’s academic journey boasts a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a master’s in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. His distinction as a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow also speaks to his dedication to leadership excellence. His life ethos is encapsulated in the motto: “Live life with Purpose on Purpose”.

Registration is Free!

Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link 1 week and 1 day before this training event starts.

We are excited to start the new year with this training. The Alliance believes trauma-informed, anti-racist, and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer virtually the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers.

Continuing Education Credits

POST, Legal Education, and Social Work credits will be available for all eligible participants providing services in Minnesota, US.

Contact Info

Please contact MaiXi Ye at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.



September 19
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Minnesota Children’s Alliance