Corporate training

Sexualized Violence Prevention — Train the Trainer

Quick facts

DURATION: 3 days

Course description

This three-day certification course provides you with the training, materials, and implementation support needed to introduce a Sexualized Violence Prevention (SVP) education program at your institution.

Experience firsthand a suite of three Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops; acquire foundational knowledge of related theory and research; and develop the facilitation and classroom management skills required to deliver impactful workshops to students, colleagues, or other parties to promote awareness of the issues surrounding sexualized violence prevention and equip participants with the skills needed to play a leadership role in sexualized violence prevention.

During the course, you get to deliver a 15-minute section of two of the Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops using the materials provided. You receive peer and instructor feedback on your workshop delivery.

When you complete the course requirements successfully, you are certified for one year to deliver Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops for your organization and/or to train other trainers. Annual recertification requires you to teach a minimum of one Sexualized Violence Prevention workshop and to complete a short, self-directed online seminar.

Our commitment to you is to update our materials yearly, to provide consultation for up to a year, and to provide an online platform for you to engage with other participants, share resources and best practices, and connect with colleagues across institutions.

The Sexualized Violence Prevention Train the Trainer workshops were developed in response to the  Ministry of Advanced Education's requirement that all public post-secondary institutions in B.C. have sexual misconduct prevention policies in place by May 2017. The training is designed to put policy into action and equip community members with the tools required to implement effective sexualized violence prevention programs.

Prerequisites

  • Two years of employment in a youth-facing role (eg. student services, student affairs, athletics, residence/housing, counselling, academic advising, academic or non-academic conduct, etc.)
  • Group facilitation experience (e.g. workshops or information sessions, training initiatives, community presentations)
  • A commitment to sexualized violence prevention education

Course outline

  • Pre-course reading and assignment (completed online)
  • 24 hours of in-person instruction, scheduled over 3 days (e.g. Wednesday-Friday 8:30 am–5:30 pm) Course hours include:
    • Interactivelectures on the theory and research related to sexualized violence
    • Demonstrations of the three workshops: Consent 101, Citizenship 101 (active bystander intervention), and Support 101 (responding to disclosures)
    • Workshops on group facilitation strategies and classroom management skills
    • Workshop delivery practice with peer and instructor feedback
    • Workshop on policy and procedures to support sexualized violence prevention
    • Workshop on developing next steps for implementing this program at your institution

Certification and completion criteria

You are certified for one year with successful completion of the following criteria:

  • Attendance, participation, in and completion of 100% of course activities
  • Completion of pre-course assignment
  • Completion of in-class learning assessments
  • Successful delivery of a 15-minute section of two of the Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops

Upon successful completion of the course, you are certified for one year as a Lead Educator in Sexualized Violence Prevention, which allows you to deliver the suite of Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops without direct supervision and/or to train others at your organization to deliver the workshops.

Evaluation

All course components are evaluated against specific outcomes on a pass/fail basis.

Recognition and Course Materials

  • Lead Educator certification document with a one-year expiry
  • Train the Trainer handbook
  • Educator Guide for Consent 101
  • Educator Guide for Citizenship 101
  • Educator Guide for Support 101
  • Supporting media including videos, PowerPoint slides, handouts, and activity materials
  • Resources and examples for developing a communication plan at your post-secondary institution or organization
  • Resources and examples for implementing or augmenting sexualized violence policies and procedures at your post-secondary institution or organization

Instructors

Description

Greg Mather, M.A.

Greg is currently Manager of Student Wellness and Development at the University of the Fraser Valley. He holds an M.A. in Conflict Analysis & Management from Royal Roads University. His research focused on the perceived conflict between accurate reporting of sexual assaults on Canadian campuses and the institution’s public reputation and ability to respond to the concerns of multiple stakeholders.

Greg has worked in the field of student affairs since 2004 and currently is the lead investigator for non-academic misconduct, member of both the Threat Assessment Team and Behavioural Intervention Team and oversees the early alert program for students in crisis. Greg is currently working on updating the institution’s policy and processes regarding sexualized violence prevention with university and community stakeholders. In his free time, Greg enjoys a documentary or two, and doing everything possible not to go for a run!

Description

Belinda Karsen, M.A., Ph.D. (A.B.D.)

Belinda is currently Coordinator of Student Transition and Engagement at the University of the Fraser Valley. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from York University and has completed two-thirds of her Ph.D. Belinda’s doctoral research examined literary representations of autobiographical memory using an interdisciplinary approach.

In 2016, Belinda transitioned out of academia and into the world of student affairs at the University of the Fraser Valley. Belinda assisted with the development of UFV’s initial suite of Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops and the training offered to student facilitators. She now coordinates UFV’s and serves as a Student Services Liaison for students who report sexualized violence to the institution. When she’s not working, Belinda enjoys running and spending time outdoors with her children and big, fluffy dog.

Description

Bryanna Anderson, M.A.

Bryanna is currently Coordinator of Student Transition and Engagement at the University of the Fraser Valley. She holds an M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University. Her research focused on gender-based violence and the intersection of space, race, and privilege as both global and national social conflict, and the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.

As part of her undergraduate degree in Global Development Studies, Bryanna completed internships with transition housing services for women seeking refuge from violence in Mexico and Canada, participating in workshops and providing direct support and safety planning. Bryanna is currently working in student affairs, supporting and facilitating students’ access to on-campus services to build resiliency and retention, and aiding in the development of Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops and education. In her free time, Bryanna runs (unenthusiastically) and enjoys hiking, climbing, and backcountry camping.

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