Workshops and Training

To become a campus that promotes a culture of consent, it is important that we understand the myths and truths about sexual violence and rape culture. When you participate in a workshop, you join others in the MacEwan community who are committed to creating a safer, more respectful campus.

Workshop: Understanding and Responding to Sexual Violence

This 60-or 90-minute workshop provides an overview of different forms of sexual violence, defines consent, explains how to support individuals who have been affected by sexual violence and gives practical information on sexual violence prevention.

Peer education workshop: Creating a Culture of Consent (MAVEN)

This 50 or 80 minute workshop is designed to be delivered in classes and is facilitated student members of the MAVEN peer education team. Participants will learn about the spectrum of sexual violence, gain skills for navigating consent, talk about how to prevent sexual violence and learn about campus resources for individuals affected by sexual violence.

Faculty and staff training: Sexual Violence Support Guide Program (SVSG)

Open to all MacEwan University employees, the Sexual Violence Support Guide (SVSG) program provides faculty and staff with the skills and support they need to be leaders in sexual violence prevention and response on campus.

The SVSG program includes a 14-hour comprehensive curriculum that aims to

  • Provide staff and faculty with a better understanding of sexual violence as a public health and social issue.

  • Teach participants how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and to make referrals to campus and community resources in a supportive, trauma-informed way.

  • Empower participants to take an active role in sexual violence awareness and prevention.

Upon completion of the program, you may choose to become a Support Guide. In this capacity, you will stay engaged with the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response (OSVPER) by providing support and information to colleagues and students about issues, policies, procedures and resources related to sexual violence. Support Guides also commit to attending biannual meetings, supporting OSVPER events and initiatives and working to create a culture of consent on campus, in the classroom and outside the university walls.

Custom workshops and training

We can provide workshops tailored to the specific needs, time constraints, and learning objectives of your department, class, faculty or club.

 

To book a workshop or training session, or to learn more about these programs, contact the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator.

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Fall 2020 Programming for MacEwan Students

Our events are free and open to all  MacEwan students. Join us for the following online events during the Fall 2020 semester!

Creating Consent Culture

Wednesday September 23, 3 – 4 p.m.

This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about consent: what it is, why it’s important,  and how to integrate it into our lives and relationships. We will debunk common myths  about sex, gender, and sexual violence and discuss everyday strategies for creating a  world free of sexual violence.
 

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Thursday October 15, 4 – 5 p.m.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to better support individuals who have experienced  sexual violence. Participants will learn about the impacts of sexual violence and challenges  survivors face, and gain practical tools for supporting survivors in their lives
 

Bystander Intervention

Thursday November 5, 3 – 4 p.m.

How can we recognize and respond to sexual violence? This workshop will provide  participants with skills and tools to intervene in incidents of sexual violence and rape  culture. We will discuss the realities of sexual violence, common barriers to intervention,  and strategies for safely intervening when witnessing unsafe or inappropriate behavior.

Beyond Consent: The Role of Pleasure in Consent Culture

Tuesday November 17, 4 – 5 p.m.

What is the role of pleasure in a consent culture? Participants will explore this question,  deepen their understanding of consent, and learn about the role of boundaries and  emotional resilience for practicing consent in their relationships.
 

 

Registration

Complete the registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

registration form

All sessions are held in Blackboard Collaborate. After you've registered, you'll receive an Outlook invitation with session information and instructions to enter the training.


 

Fall 2020 Programming for MacEwan Employees

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response (OSVPER) works to prevent sexual violence, foster a consent culture on campus, and support any MacEwan community member impacted by sexual violence. During Fall 2020, we are pleased to offer the following series of online workshops open to all MacEwan staff and faculty.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

This session will prepare staff and faculty for their role in responding to sexual violence disclosures from students. Participants will gain a better understanding of sexual violence and the definition of consent, the Sexual Violence Policy and our rights and responsibilities as MacEwan community members, as well as strategies we all can use to supportively and appropriately respond to disclosures.

This session is offered on:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Trauma Informed Practice

MacEwan University is committed to providing support for all students, staff, and faculty impacted by sexual violence through trauma-informed practices. In this session, participants will increase their understanding of trauma, discuss its long-term health impacts and influence on behavior, and explore how principles of trauma-informed practice can be applied at an organizational and interpersonal level.

This session is offered on:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  • Monday, October 19, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sexual Violence Prevention in Post-Secondary Contexts

This session will introduce a theoretical framework for understanding sexual violence prevention efforts in post-secondary environments. Participants will gain a better understanding of their role in ending sexual violence and learn practical strategies to integrate prevention into their role at MacEwan.

This session is offered on:

  • Thursday, October 29, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

 

 

Registration

Complete the registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

registration form

All sessions are held in Blackboard Collaborate. After you've registered, you'll receive an Outlook invitation with session information and instructions to enter the training.