Our Mission

The Share Collaborative Mission

Professional development for Human Services. We simplify the implementation of trauma-informed methods by delivering tailored, culturally reverent, and practical training that is instantly applicable.

Join Share Collaborative, collaborate with us, and move into your new framework as an organization. We are on this journey together, and we believe the change we want to see in the world begins with us and starts at the organizational level.

To survive what we’re going through as a culture and society, we need to come together. We need to create a new culture where we can all thrive. To do this, it requires a collaborative effort. Globally, we are at a time to begin disassembling what no longer works and no longer serves humanity and assemble structures that benefit all.

A Share Collaborative, we offer a proactive, experiential approach to learning and changework. We use a dynamic, hands-on process that’s applicable in any organizational setting. Not only do our learners become more deeply engaged in the mission of their organization, but they’re better able to provide Trauma-Informed care to serve their target population with a culturally reverent lens.

Beyond Professional Development

Professional development in Human Services is important, but personal development is even more crucial to caregivers and servers. We all carry the lessons of our experience with us on our journey. Like a ripple, it expands beyond our close circle to influence our surroundings and all those we encounter.

Yes, we don’t offer an approach that’s business as usual, because this isn’t usual business. We’ve collectively and globally experienced a shift in norms over the last several decades. Old ways no longer serve us. We must be deliberate, intentional, and committed to stepping out of our old frameworks and into new ones.

The change required is serious. We must seek social justice, and go beyond to the next level of understanding, learning and reverence. It begins by starting this critical work. Wellness, wholeness, reflection, respect, and empowerment are crucial to our very survival. The “how” is learned along the journey of personal, organizational, and professional development.

Holding Space and Value for Each Other

As servers and organizations, we know the importance of honoring the experience and trauma of those in our care. But what about our own experience, our own trauma? We’re operating in a world where we’re experiencing constant traumatic stress. For caregivers and human service providers, this is especially prevalent.

As the human species, we must learn to value each other, become more heartfelt, and move toward social justice and change. We must connect our hearts, souls, and spirits. As caregivers and human service providers, we must also bring that into our organizational business models.

Trauma-Informed Care, Reflective Supervision, Motivational Interviewing, and Cultural Humility are no longer optional components of the job. They are a critical part of professional development for human services providers. They are part of our new, better approach. It requires commitment, work, and personal reflection. This is developmental, experiential, and crucial. It’s spiraling upwards toward a better approach to human services.

Practical Applications for the Real World

We encourage an implementation mindset amongst our students and organizations. We know (and research validates) what happens in the 30-45 days following typical training. PowerPoint handouts gather dust. The approach doesn’t show up in practice. Implementation is lost.

The goal of professional development for human services and organizations is to realize increasing degrees of fidelity to a Healing-Focused Care service culture.

Our implementation approach internalizes expertise within organizations and services systems, offering ongoing support. Our professional development internal components include a series of cumulative, practical workshops on each of the Healing-Focused Care core approaches. Workshops are highly experiential and offer an extensive opportunity for applied, contextual practice for those seeking professional development in human services. 

Thousands of end of workshop evaluations demonstrate impact. Learner feedback tells usthat awareness is increased and skill is enhanced. Organizational buy-in, greater trauma awareness, cultural reverence, and respect result in stronger outcomes. Employee turnover is reduced, and wellness is increased. Organizations avoid the burnout and anguish so prevalent in the service sector.