Training Institute

Lead our Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP®) in your community.

Our next two-day Training Institute is in Boston on April 6 & 7, at the Grand Masonic Lodge (186 Tremont St) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are invited to join us for both in-person days near a major airport, good hotels, parking, and public transportation.

Many thanks to Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Lincoln & Therese Filene Foundation for allowing us to offer this Boston Training Institute free of charge.

Announcing our 2023 Maine Training Institutes!

We are thrilled to be offering multiple Maine Training Institutes throughout the state in 2023. Please select the date and location that works best for you. Use promo code ‘FIFTY’ for a 50% discount if two or more people register from your school or organization. Early Bird Registration pricing is available, please see individual registrations for those dates. Scholarships and additional discounts are available. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if cost is a barrier to your participation. 

Lewiston/Auburn Training Institute – May 23 and 24. Register HERE.

Farmington Training Institute – June 27 and 28. Register HERE.

Portland Training Institute – July 24 and July 25. Register HERE.

Augusta Training Institute – September 28 and 29. Register HERE.

Bangor Training Institute – October 5 and 6. Register HERE

Machias Training Institute – November 2 and 3. Register HERE.

Presque Isle Training Institute – November 27 and 28. Register HERE


We have over 20 years of experience in helping boys reach their full potential to become emotionally healthy, respectful, non-violent men. In response to greatly increased demand for our Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP®), we launched this Training Institute to share our knowledge with others who can in turn help us reach more youth. The curriculum is highly adaptable and can be used with a variety of age groups and all genders.

RSVP® is grounded in research, evidence-based practices, and self- and third-party evaluations. In this professional development opportunity (CEUs may be available to Maine educators), you will join the over 130 adults now bringing RSVP® to their schools, youth organizations, alt-ed programs, sports teams, and other settings where they work with youth. We’ve trained teachers, school administrators, counselors, after school program staff, parole officers, parents, domestic violence advocates, coaches, and many more.

The Training Institute covers four modules over two days:

  • Module 1: Support & Safety
  • Module 2: Gender Stereotypes
  • Module 3: Boundaries & Consent
  • Module 4: Beyond the Binary

After you have taken the Training Institute, you will be enrolled in our online community of youth-serving adults from Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Boston, and Canada who together build a community of support

Contact us to explore how to bring a Training Institute to your community.