CLE: Organizational Resiliency: Trauma, Secondary Trauma, and Office Management


In the immigration law office, staff members are often exposed to secondary trauma and may themselves also have experienced primary trauma in their past, Learn how to maintain a healthy workplace team in the face of these obstacles and fulfill your duty of competence.


Mr. Ron Buzard:

With a BS in Business Administration from Friends University, and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, Ron has spent the past 39 years managing nonprofit refugee and immigrant service organizations in Texas, Minnesota and Colorado. These organizations serve traumatized clients and are staffed by individuals from the communities being served.

For 29 years, he was Executive Director of the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association in Rochester, MN. The IMAA offers a wide-range of psychosocial support programming that integrates trauma-informed care principles into its services.

Ron joined the staff of ECDC African Community Center of Denver in 2019 where he currently serves as the organization’s Managing Director. As a branch affiliate of one of the ten national resettlement agencies contracted with the US Department of State to receive and place refugees, ACC resettles individuals and families from around the world who are escaping persecution in their homelands. Most recently Ron and the ACC staff have been serving large numbers of Afghan and Ukrainian humanitarian parolees fleeing the violence and atrocities of war.

Dr. Andrea Thomas:

Andrea Thomas, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Leadership and Development at the Crane Group in Columbus, Ohio. She assesses, coaches, facilitates, and trains business team members to work effectively together. Dr. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University. Among her favorite quotes is Abby Wambach’s “When you score, you better start pointing.”


Moderator: Jean Binkovitz, J.D.

Cost: Free


Event Date/Time

Monday, May, 08 2023, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Event Location

CLE credit being requested. Session will be hosted on Zoom.

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