The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute's STAR-Lite Training condenses the multi-day, evidence-based trauma awareness and resilience training, STAR, into a single-day. It is a good option for those who wish to learn the basics of becoming trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused, yet can’t commit a lot of time. We encourage all students to come participate in this free training.

In this training, you will:

  • Identify and practice tools and strategies to strengthen resilience and break free from cycles of violence at personal and collective levels.
  • Understand how trauma responses can contribute to cycles of violence at different levels: self, relationships, organizations, communities, nations and the Earth.
  • Deepen your commitment to self-care and collective care.
  • Learn how to define resilience and trauma, causes/origins, diverse impacts on body, brain, beliefs and behaviors.

“Most people want to build peace into their lives and neighborhoods. STAR-Lite allows you to understand psychological trauma and move toward building peace within your spheres of influence.”


Please contact Mameneh if you have any questions.

Accessibility and Accommodations

We're committed to making sure that every attendee is able to attend the conference as their full self. If you require any accommodations at the conference, please contact Mameneh at with details about your needs.

Vaccines and Masks

When attending a LeadMN conference, students need to wear a mask while indoors. You may remove the mask when eating and drinking or presenting. Students are strongly encouraged to get the two Covid-19 vaccinations and the booster.