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March Workshops

On March 23rd come join me at HeartLab, a beautiful event space in San Francisco's Mission District(3095 21st Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110), to learn fun exercises and practical tools for creating a culture of consent! At 1pm there will be a two hour workshop for parents, caregivers, and educators of teens/tweens, and at 4pm there will be a two hour workshop for HR directors, violence prevention coordinators, and others who work with the adult public.

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"There are certain events, conversations and interactions that profoundly impact how we show up and have the ability to change our perception of the world. This was my experience of The Consent Culture Intro. The experience has greatly affected the newfound clarity I have regarding my yes's and my no's, and my ability to truly hear and accept others." 

– Danyale Thomas Ross, Life Coach

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1 to 3 pm, Saturday March 23rd, at Heart lab in san fransisco. 
sliding scale $35 to $55
Get your tickets here

Creating Consent Culture in School And at home

We tell kids to just say no, but we don’t explain why they may have a hard time saying no, and then they blame themselves for not having said no. 

 

We tell kids to look for an enthusiastic yes, but then we don’t show them what that looks like. Or more importantly, what a lack of enthusiasm looks like. And often they don’t recognize it.

 

We tell kids not to do something they don’t want to do, but we don’t teach them how to figure out what they want and don’t want when it’s confusing. And it’s often confusing.

 

We tell kids to be nice and polite and avoid conflict their entire lives, and then we expect them to suddenly and magically be able to assert themselves confidently in intense situations that are probably among the most high stakes they’ve ever had to face.

In this two hour workshop, I will share with you how to teach the youth in your life what I call Consent Skills, the skills needed to navigate interactions in a way that works for everyone. These skills include:

 

  • Hearing no graciously

  • Knowing what to do when you’re a maybe

  • Asking for what you want clearly

  • Checking in with yourself to notice what you want

  • Recognizing a lack of enthusiasm, in yourself and others

  • Understanding the freeze response

  • Knowing you can change your mind

  • And more

 

We teach these consent skills through fun and interactive exercises and discussions. Because these are skills that need to be practiced. And then practiced again. 

 

These exercises are led with a trauma-informed foundation that emphasizes compassion for ourselves and others for all the reasons that these skills may be challenging. We will also look at power differentials and how they impact consent in interactions, as well as other factors that hamper us, such as poor modeling in media, miscommunication, and past trauma.

 

By experiencing these skills in a low risk environment and feeling the results of using them in an embodied way, students have more access to them later, when they find themselves in those confusing and high stakes situations.

 

Come join us for this fun and enlightening workshop, and come away feeling inspired to practice, model and share these essential consent skills! 

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Before this course, I was searching for engaging and accessible methods to talk about consent and boundaries with young people. The activities and discussion questions in Creating Consent Culture are easy to facilitate yet invoke deep conversation around the practice of setting and respecting boundaries.” 

 

-Monica Reyna, Violence Prevention Coordinator, participant of Fall Certification Course, 2022

Creating consent culture in the workplace

Would you like to learn ways to create a more positive work environment, and prevent harassment and negativity in your workplace or organization? Do you work with people who have experienced trauma in the past and would like more skills for navigating your interactions with them? 

 

This two hour workshop will inspire you and give you insight and tools for creating better environments and interactions within your organization. Employees/clients who feel seen, heard, and appreciated are more productive and more likely to stay with your organization. 

 

If you are working to prevent violence and harassment within your organization, or you work with a public who may have experienced trauma, these exercises and tools will give you a broader perspective and more confidence to meet challenging interactions.

 

For an interaction to work for each person involved, everyone needs to feel able to say what they want, say no to what they don’t want, and hear no graciously. But these three skills - a few of what I call consent skills - are surprisingly difficult for many people, even in low stakes situations. We need to recognize the skills that make consent a reality, understand why they can be so challenging, and practice them until they come more easily.

 

In this two hour workshop, I will share with you how to model and share consent skills, the skills needed to navigate interactions in a way that works for everyone. These skills include:

 

  • Hearing no graciously

  • Knowing what to do when you’re a maybe

  • Asking for what you want clearly

  • Checking in with yourself to notice what you want

  • Recognizing a lack of enthusiasm, in yourself and others

  • Understanding the freeze response

  • Knowing you can change your mind

  • Actively Listening

  • And more

 

We teach these consent skills through fun and interactive exercises and discussions. Because these are skills that need to be practiced. And then practiced again. 

 

These exercises are led with a trauma-informed foundation that emphasizes compassion for ourselves and others for all the reasons that these skills may be challenging. We will also look at power differentials and how they impact consent in interactions, as well as other factors that hamper us, such as poor modeling in media, miscommunication, and past trauma.

 

Prevention is much more economical than repair, lawsuits, and loss of valued employees or clients. We want to help you to prevent avoidable consent violations and accidents that can occur through miscommunications or a lack of education. The fun and interactive exercises throughout the workshop will increase relational intelligence within your organization and lead to better workplace interactions and a positive work culture.​

The exercises and discussions we lead foster empathy and understanding, and provide practical tools for navigating interpersonal dynamics and avoiding miscommunication pitfalls.

Come join us for this fun and enlightening workshop! Learn skills and tools for communicating and collaborating for success, and come away feeling inspired to practice, model and share these essential consent skills! 

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4 to 6 pm, Saturday March 23rd, at Heart lab in san fransisco. 
sliding scale $35 to $55
Get your tickets here

"Consent is such an important topic that is tricky to teach, and often overlooked in the classroom. This workshop was a game changer for me.  It gave me the tools to teach consent through fun activities at a pace that suited my students.  It was beautiful to hear and watch our classroom consent culture forming.  These are life skills all students need."                                                                                                                                     

~ Bianca Duffy, sd8  educator

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Erica Scott is the creator of The Consent Culture Intro Workshop and co-author of the book "Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators". As a survivor of child sexual abuse, 20 plus years of working in a male dominated industry, and as a mother of young adult children, they feel the urgency to bring effective and trauma informed consent education to a wider audience. She is the CEO of Creating Consent Culture and has taught consent skills to people in Canada, India, Africa, Europe, and the US. In 2019 she was given the Rex Karmaveer Global Award for Social Innovation.

"Erica  is a passionate, engaging, and compassionate presenter. Their work is an essential resource when teaching, practicing and creating consent culture in classrooms and schools. Our school is teaching consent with all of our students (Kindergarten – Grade 9) and we are grateful for the opportunity to have had Erica in for a day of professional development."

~ Cole Auringer, Inclusion Support Teacher

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“Erica Scott is a thoughtful advocate for consent culture and her workshops are informative and refreshingly playful. Her message is straightforward and heartfelt, and delivered with humor, compassion, and a great deal of empathy and care. Participating in her workshop gives educators, organizers, and all types of participants at varying degrees of knowledge about consent culture space to ask questions, to question assumptions, and to develop vocabulary and tools for creating respectful relationships and environments for all. I was impressed with Erica's personal dedication to educating and broadening the scope of conversations about consent. Her proactive and compassionate voice would be an asset to any school, workplace, event or community hoping to create respectful dialogue and mutual understanding around issues of consent." 

– Vivian Best, Feldenkrais Practitioner

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