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Thought Leadership: Navigating Transition with Compassionate Leadership

April 4, 2024 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

According to William Bridges, author of “Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes,” and developer of the Transitions Framework Model: “Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step towards disaster.” As changemakers within our community, it can often be difficult to manage community or department change when we also have our own internal responses to change that need to be managed. This training will introduce a Collaborative Change Approach by exploring Bridges’ Transitions Framework. This will provide information about supporting individuals and organizations through transition, with a focus on understanding and engaging resistance to change. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the Transitions Framework, including the difference between change and transition and why people often resist change 
  • Practice skills related to involving stakeholders, building support for change, and constructively engaging resistance 
  • Provide tools to support compassionate supervision through agency transition
ACUI Core Competencies
  • Organizational Leadership 
  • Planning 
  • Human Resources 
Registration Details
  • Campus Pass for Premium or Full Tier Member Campus: $199
  • Campus Pass for Digital Tier Member Campus: $249
  • Nonmember: $249

After the initial registration from an individual at a campus, others associated with the campus will be able to register at the $0 complimentary rate. Each person who wants access to event or resources following event should register individually. Members must be associated with the correct campus account to receive the $0 rate, where applicable; please contact acui@acui.org with questions or issues. 

Premium and Full Tier members may use a Thought Leadership Voucher toward this event. Please contact acui@acui.org with questions or issues. 

About the Presenter

Ashley Yuill (she/her/hers) has over 15 years experience in the human & social service field, where she has held space and created action plans for some of the best and worst times in people’s lives. She has worked in nonprofits, corporations, small businesses, and higher education settings. Across this time and experience, Ashley has found one thing has always held true—people want to feel heard; and when they don’t feel heard, they will not strive to hear others.  

The foundational frameworks through which Ashley approaches her work are specifically through the lens of social and racial justice, trauma-informed, healing-centered approaches. Working in the anti-violence field, Ashley has a unique perspective in recognizing and working within the intersections of interpersonal and systemic violence.  Her heart’s work is to center those who are most vulnerable to these types of violence, which means centering the entirety of a client/student and staff member’s identity (racial identity, ability, gender identity, etc.).

Ashley has worked with and within agencies such as: universities, family resource centers, foster programs, alternative high schools, state child abuse prevention, state human services, police services, military services, crisis Intervention services, hospitals, etc. Some of the accomplishments she is most proud of include: 

  • Integrating trauma-informed, healing-centered, anti-oppression frameworks into organizational structure 
  • Creating a culture of self-care for staff & volunteers who also engage in the work as survivors of violence 
  • Transforming the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ women center into Nevada’s only campus based confidential advocacy center, The Care Center 
  • Developing Nevada’s only campus-based advocacy training institute, including data-driven milestones, tracking & assessments 
  • Introducing a collaborative change approach to organizational leadership at various agencies 

About Thought Leadership

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