In this workshop, educators and coaches will explore how experiences, assumptions, and expectations around gender influence the way we see, and sometimes unknowingly treat, ourselves and others. Through a series of fast paced, engaging activities and discussion participants will build connection with each other through shared experience, differing perspectives, and a desire for positive change.

We will look closely at how ideas and messages about masculinity influence modern society by engaging participants in topics including interpersonal biases, empathy, healthy relationships, gender stereotypes, and consent. This workshop will help educators and coaches promote inclusive environments in their classrooms, on the field, in the cafeteria and more. In addition to an increased understanding of biases and how gender identity influences interactions, participants will gain an awareness of inclusive language, how to model gender equality or inclusivity, and understand how to better address conflects with or between peer educators as well as youth.