Want to build a career teaching consent?
Spring certification course - April/may
This Course is for you if:
you would like to teach consent skills in a fun and interactive way
you are already teaching consent, but you would like a way to teach it to teens and tweens
YOU ARE ALREADY TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE, but you WOULD LIKE A WAY TO TEACH THEM CONSENT SKILLS
yOU HAVE TAKEN THE fOUNDATIONS OF FACILITATION COURSE AND ARE READY TO BECOME A FACILITATOR
you would like to make a difference in the world and still thrive
After taking this 8 week course you will be certified and confident
to teach the Consent Culture Intro Workshop.
This condensed and by-invitation-only course will be offered to people with a background in facilitation or education, or have taken the Foundations of Facilitation course in preparation for this. It includes:
8 sessions for instruction and sharing
An extra interactive session with an AI program that simulates facilitation
An anti racism component
A trauma informed component
An intake and exit interview
Promotion on my website as a certified facilitator
The opportunity for supportive collaboration moving forward
Jadelynn st dre
Jadelynn St Dre (she/her/hers) is a Queer, mixed-race, Latinx facilitator, trauma therapist and
interdisciplinary performance artist, based out of Durham, NC and the Bay Area, CA. She has
worked within the antiviolence movement for over a decade, seeking to uplift the voices of those
often forgotten or silenced within the mainstream movement.
After obtaining her MA, Jadelynn worked within nonprofit antiviolence agencies and shelters
providing clinical services, consultation and program development. Currently, Jadelynn is in
private practice, specializing in sexual and intimate partner assault, intergenerational trauma and
sex therapy, primarily with LGBTQIA+ individuals. In addition to her therapeutic work, she
offers consultation and facilitation around accountability and trauma-informed care. She was the
co-founder and lead coordinator of DISCLOSE, a queer collective of artists and educators
committed to organizing arts-based community engagement in the eradication of sexual violence.
Nationally, she organized as part of the Leadership Team of The Monument Quilt, a crowd-
sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, which was displayed
on the National Mall in the Spring of 2019. More information about Jadelynn’s work can be
found on her website at www.jadelynnstdre.com
Marcia Baczynski(she/her) is the co-author of Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook For Educators, and a sexual communication coach, co-founder of Cuddle Party, and CEO of Asking For What You Want with over 17 years of experience. Marcia is a sought-after presenter at conferences across North America and a teacher for the School of Consent.
What you will learn
Introductory Interview - We will discuss what you hope to gain from the course, and whether this course is right for you. Once we decide that you are in the right place, I will work with you until you feel confident to facilitate the workshop.
Session 1 - We will introduce ourselves, make some group agreements, and do some self reflection exercises.We'll review facilitation basics, being prepared, self care, intention vs. expectation, mandated reporting, land acknowledgements, group agreements, and partnering. We will discuss modelling consent based approaches and self compassion for what the work may bring up for you. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 2 -Here we go deep on consent and consent culture. We will learn about moving from the permissive model to a collaborative one. We will look at a Privilege/Power wheel, power differentials, manipulation and the fawn response. We will experience and discuss the No exercises. Why it’s hard to say and hear No. We will go over the workshop's red flag demonstration and talk about addressing disappointment or feelings of rejection. We will discuss how gendered socialization does and does not impact this collaborative process. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 3 - We will talk about the part of the workshop that deals with what if I’m a maybe? We will go over why we doubt ourselves and the body check-in exercises(active and seated). We'll talk about when Maybe is a No, and the difference between want, willing, and enthusiastic. We'll discuss the Habitual Yes, and how changing boundaries are normal and the fact that in consent culture you can always change your mind. We'll go over demonstrating boundary zones and the Yes yes No no exercises. We'll talk about how finding shared meaning is essential to collaboration. We'll go over skills for clear communication, curiosity, open ended questions, active listening and the greeting exercises. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 4 - Anti racism expert Anaya Lambert will lead this session on how to facilitate in an anti racist way. They will lead us on topics such as prioritizing marginalized students, and navigating racist comments between students. We will explore our own biases and triggers. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 5 - Being able to ask for what you want is essential to collaboration. We will discuss why asking for what you want is hard. We'll discuss too much and not enough, desire smuggling, and how you still get to have boundaries/change your mind even when you are the one asking. We will do the asking exercise and unpack it. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 6 - A Trauma-Informed expert (TBA) will share their expertise on the foundations of trauma informed facilitation. They will help us to explore our edges, what grounding techniques work for us, and the four levels of trauma/fundamental social needs and bargaining behaviors. We'll look at body brain trauma response/ threat responses. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 7 - We will discuss the Freeze Response, and Backup not Backlash. We'll talk about strategies to end victim blaming and shaming, and punitive vs. restorative justice. We'll talk about Restorative justice, and the difference between consent accidents and consent violations. We'll look at accountability and intentions vs. impact.We'll explore the difference between Upstanders vs. Bystanders. We'll talk about how everyone makes mistakes, and what do you do next? We'll go over the anatomy of a true apology. We'll look at taking all of these consent skills online. We will have time to share take-aways and ask questions.
Session 8 - We will look at what we need to know about ending interactions. We'll talk about how consent is not one and done and how we need to practice practice practice. We will go over ways to modify the workshop for different environments or lengths of time. We'll discuss who we can market the workshop to and how.
AI Simulation Session - with a smaller breakout group you will have an opportunity to interact with an AI simulation of youth, practicing things such as handling disclosure, hard questions, and heckling, without fear of causing harm. This is a very special opportunity that I'm excited to share with you!
Exit Interview - A chance for each of us to give and receive feedback and to discuss ways that I can support you as a Consent Culture Intro facilitator going forward.
The 8 sessions(which will be recorded) will be on Wednesdays at either 10am PST/1pm EST or 4pm PST/7pm EST. .
This cost of this course is only $1350 USD, and there is an Early Bird Deal of $1250 USD for those that can pay in full before January 1st, 2023.
A few spots are taken already and I will be capping each of the morning and afternoon courses at 20 participants.
Contact me here and I will get back to you to set up a zoom chat.
About your presenters
Erica Scott(they/her) is the co-author of Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook For Educators, and the creator of the Consent Culture Intro Workshop. They will be your guide throughout this course and do everything in their power for you to feel prepared to facilitate the workshop by the end of the course.
Anaya Lambert (she/they) is a first generation Black Guyanese-Canadian and Queer woman of color.
Anaya is an anti racism and equity consultant, educator and outdoor enthusiast who centers trauma informed practices, disability justice and helping organizations and corporations to build and implement equitable structures and policy across all sectors - with special attention to the Outdoor Education/Recreation industry. As a trained Theater of the Oppressed (TO) Joker, Anaya uses games, theater exercises and principles of somatics to facilitate unlearning and learning.
You can often find Anaya birding, wood splitting, gardening or facilitating online from her quaint home - located on Autonomous Sinixt territory in rural British Columbia, Canada.