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A Learning Collaborative For Managers To Enhance Team Well-Being

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A Learning Collaborative For Managers To Enhance Team Well-Being
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Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is pleased to offer a four-part Learning Collaborative (LC) for managers. The LC sessions will be provided in English. We have designed a curriculum specifically to support health care managers and their teams. The curriculum emphasizes ways to strengthen individual, team, and organizational resilience, the better to face current and future personal and workplace challenges. The curriculum addresses empathic distress, moral injury, grief, adaptive change, team building, and leadership. The sessions are highly interactive. Handouts and resource packets will be made available to strengthen skill-building and support participants.

Participants should plan a six-hour commitment for these small, facilitated discussion groups. Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes. The content of each session builds on each prior session, so we ask for a four-session commitment.


1. Understanding and Improving Current Workforce Conditions:
The Witnessing Model as a Guide

Friday, February 17, 2023
10:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (CT) / 1:00 PM (ET) / 2:00 PM (AT)

2. Managing Practices That Support Individual, Team and
Organizational Resilience

Friday, February 24, 2023
10:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (CT) / 1:00 PM (ET) / 2:00 PM (AT)

3. Maximizing the Impact of your Preferred Management Style
to Enhance Team Resilience

Friday, March 3, 2023
10:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (CT) / 1:00 PM (ET) / 2:00 PM (AT)

4. Connecting the Work We Do to Our Core Values
Friday, March 10, 2023
10:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (CT) / 1:00 PM (ET) / 2:00 PM (AT)


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Director, Witness to Witness Program

Migrant Clinicians Network

Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D. (she/her) directs the Witness to Witness (W2W) Program for MCN. The goal of W2W is to help the helpers, primarily serving health care workers, attorneys and journalists working with vulnerable populations. She received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1974. She has taught at Wellesley College (1975-1979), Harvard Medical School (1981-2017), where she was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston and then Cambridge Health Alliance, and at the Family Institute of Cambridge (1982-2009). She founded and directed the Program in Families, Trauma and Resilience at the Family Institute of Cambridge. Internationally, she has taught in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, where she was a Fullbright Specialist. She has given over 300 presentations and been a keynote speaker at numerous local, national and international conferences. She serves on the editorial boards of five journals. In 2002 she was awarded the highest honor of the American Family Therapy Academy, the award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Theory and Practice. She has written about her work in six books (which she has authored or edited) and over 100 articles, chapters and essays. Her most recent book, Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day- How We Are Harmed, How We Can Heal won the 2004 Nautilus Award for Social Change. Dr. Weingarten’s work focuses on the development and dissemination of a witnessing model. One prong of the work is about the effects of witnessing violence and trauma in the context of domestic, inter-ethnic, racial, political and other forms of conflict. The other prong of the witnessing work is in the context of healthcare, illness and disability. Her work on reasonable hope has been widely cited. In 2013, Dr. Weingarten and her husband moved to Berkeley, CA to be near their children and five grandchildren. There she resumed a dance and choreography practice she had let lapse for forty-five years. Since moving to Berkeley, she and her dance collaborator have been awarded five grants for their choreography with elder dancers applying a witnessing model in public spaces. In 2018 they performed at the Oakland Museum of California. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, baking and crocheting afghans.

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