Development of Curricula, Strategic Initiatives and/or Policies:
I work closely with organizations of all sizes to develop curricula, strategic initiatives, and/or policies that address a number of timely social issues. If you seek to make a long term impact on your organization’s culture and improve your capacity to address some of our society’s most pressing injustices, please contact me to discuss your organization’s needs.
In addition to helping your organization develop impactful curricula, strategic initiatives, or policies, I also have a number of frequently requested talks and workshops that I’m happy to bring to your organization. Below are some of my most popular offerings, with a brief description of each (I’m happy to tailor any of them, or develop new and unique talks and/or workshops to meet your organization’s needs):
ask. listen. respect. #consent
One of the mistakes we make when doing consent education is encouraging people to talk and ask for consent without giving the opportunity for cognitive rehearsal (aka practice). This training was designed to give participants that opportunity using a fun group activity in which participants actually develop and practice discussing consent in their own words. Great for groups new to the concept of consent and/or those who are knowledgable, but still uncomfortable adding consent conversations to their sex lives.
(60-90 minutes, ideal for groups of 15-35 participants)
Bystander Intervention Training
Bystander Intervention (BI) is a set of techniques that anyone can use to safely intervene in a variety of troubling situations; from confronting microaggressions to stopping physically violent acts. BI techniques are great in practice and as a side benefit, after a bystander training participants leave the room feeling empowered instead of blamed and targeted. This interactive training combines multi-media with lots of discussion and opportunity for cognitive rehearsal. Great for students, as well as teachers, coaches and administrators looking to learn everyday intervention techniques.
(60-90 minutes, ideal for groups of 10-40 participants)
The Price of Brotherhood: uncovering the true cost of traditional masculinity.
An updated version of Mad Men, Monsters & Misogynists, this keynote applies an intersectional sense to the critique of current depictions of men and masculinity in various forms of media. It explores the ways we’re taught to act, dress, shave and smell like a man, and all the other ways we’re supposed to “man up.” I also examine the role these depictions play in supporting rape culture and encouraging violent and harmful male behavior. Finally, I consider some ways to challenge these messages and support more positive, uplifting masculine behaviors.
Mad Men, Monsters & Misogynists: depictions of masculinity and sexual violence.
This keynote is an intersectionality focused examination of current depictions of men and masculinity in media and the role they play in restricting male behavior and supporting rape culture. I also examine the role these depictions play in encouraging violent and harmful male behavior.
Additionally, I’m happy to provide technical assistance with: recruitment of men, student group development, or development of outreach campaigns, to name a few options.
Whatever you’re looking for, contact me to discuss your organization’s needs today.