PARTNERING for SOLUTIONS Workshops:

Our Partnering for Solutions workshops inspire and empower adult men and women to work together as allies to challenge limiting and harmful social norms related to gender.

View our related TEDx Talk on "Modern Masculinity" or scroll down for workshop information. 

Register for a Partnering for Solutions workshop below.

This three-step workshop series, taken individually or as a journey, is designed for parents, coaches, youth serving professionals, business leaders, employees, college students and other adults who want to broaden their perspectives on the role that gender socialization plays in our lives. Partnering for Solutions Workshops are for individuals who want to lead positive change.

Workshops run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, a light lunch is included, and the cost for each is $45.00 per person. Early bird registration is just $35.00 if you register two weeks in advance of the training date. Please contact us at info@maineboystomen.org if cost is an obstacle. 

Step 1: Exploring Masculinity
Breaking through the gender barriers (more info)

Register: Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Step 2: Accountability and Shared Leadership
Preventing male violence against women (more info)

Register: Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Step 3: Creating Change on a Larger Scale
Influencing the systems that hold us back (more info)

Register: Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Why are these workshops important? 

As a society, we have become accustomed to seemingly never-ending stories of self-harm, harassment, and violence, which disproportionately happens at the hands of men. This has left many to reflect on wide-spread issues of male power and privilege, along with the ways that narrow views of masculinity can encourage boys and men to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resort to violence when conflicts arise.

These experiential workshops, rooted in a broader view of masculinity, focus on the solution. We bring attention to the less common stories where boys, girls, men and women are challenging these norms to be their full authentic selves. These skillfully facilitated workshops provide a safe and welcoming space for all genders to connect around shared experiences, differing perspectives on complex issues, and a common desire to disrupt this culture of harm and violence.

You will leave with tools to be used in your personal and professional life. This includes specific up-stander intervention techniques that empower us to safely and productively confront harmful behaviors long before they become violent.