About EPower & Associates, Inc.
Changes in our Organization
In 2020, we consolidated our signature topic areas into The EPower Change Institute, and The Trauma Informed Academy. We provide people development in the form of training, coaching, consulting and events that help people:
- Cope with change
- Foster resilience, and
- Develop emotionally intelligent, trauma-informed (and -responsive) lives.
Our signature work blends Emotional Intelligence with Trauma Informed Processes and is evidence informed both from the worlds of quantitative and qualitative research.
We believe in collaboration, cooperative, present-focused, strength-based work. Our values are trust, respect, collaboration, balance, and brilliance. We do extraordinary work from extraordinary perspectives. Our primary influences are relational-cultural theory, trauma psychology, organizational development, sociology and competency-based human resources development.
The EPower Change Institute
In The EPower Change Institute, we provide talent development and organizational consulting that support emotionally intelligent workplaces from the bottom up.
In the long term, this has a high likelihood of:Increasing pro-social culture
- Increases engagement
- Reduces benefits usage
- Improves morale
- Increases personal and professional satisfaction.
The Trauma Informed Academy
In The Trauma Informed Academy, we our work mitigates the impact of traumatic events for the purpose of reducing the time, trauma, and costs of healing for all involved. This means people who provide skilled helping services of some sort (teachers, counselors, mental health techs, techs, clinicians, clergy, first responders and more) to the people who receive services and those around them who are affected by the process.
Our talent development program is available to users 24x7, and supported by group calls. Our platform is device agnostic, inclusive, and directly applicable as restorative of greater health or reduction of the impact of trauma. Modules are supported by quizzes, and a certificate is provided for each module.
We also offer Trauma-Informed Medical Care on behalf of Georgetown University Medical Center, where our founder is an Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry.
We also provide services supporting agency certification by respective agencies as Trauma Informed or as Trauma Responsive, tailoring our packages to the criteria for certification they provide. This includes:
- Facility review checklists based on trauma informed design and our work in organizational certification in multiple industries,
- TReSIA. the Trauma Responsive Systems Implementation Advisor. an organizational assessment for Trauma Informed Care based on the five elements in organizational processes.
- Policy editing to increase alignment with thinking common to trauma-Informed organizations.
In our future? We plan to construct practical micro-learning units for integration in fitness apps, EHRs, and HRIS programs complete with metrics, and loyalty program. And, we'll continue our Healer series that's available below.
Our work in instructional design is now a smaller part of our work, and while we may take on an occasional course to create, we'd rather help folks master the basics of instructional design. Our self-directed program, Build Winning courses, helps talent development people in private practice or internal to an agency develop serious chops in the classic basics that undergird current development of learning.
Get serious Instructional Systems Design chops in 7 lessons that can take you from one to many hours: you choose what to do with the goldmine this 30 plus year expert offers. Go slow, repeat often. Start now!