Training Institute

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

We have over 20 years of experience in providing the Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP®), a curriculum to help youth and men reshape the way they think about masculinity and engage them to end male violence against self and others. RSVP® is grounded in research, evidence-based practices, and self- and third-party evaluations.

In our Training Institute, we will teach you how to bring RSVP® to your school, educational program, camp, community, or home. Just as important, we will connect with other doing the same work, to build a community of support.

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

Our next Training Institute will be held in Portland (address given to registrants) on December 6 & 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone who has wanted to attend our Training Institute—whether you live in our Maine community or nationally—as long as you can attend both days in person.

The Training Institute follows the COVID guidelines for where it meets. In the absence of guidelines, masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required.

In collaboration with the Wabanaki Women’s Collation, we are bringing the Training Institute to five of Wabanaki tribal communities this year. We are honored to have been be invited to the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island, the Passamaquoddy communities of Pleasant Point and Indian Township, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in Presque Isle. We are also bringing the Training Institute to the World Ocean School in Boston in September.

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