Training Institute

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

Announcing our 2023 Maine Training Institutes!

We are thrilled to be offering multiple Maine Training Institutes throughout the state in 2023.

Many thanks to Sagalyn Family Fund and Bingham Program for their support which allows us to offer many of these trainings at no cost.

For the Portland training, registrants are welcome to use promo code ‘FIFTY’ for a 50% discount if two or more people register from your school or organization. Early Bird Registration pricing is also available. Scholarships and additional discounts are also available for the Portland training. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if cost is a barrier to your participation. 

Auburn Training Institute – May 23 and 24. Registration closed.

Skowhegan Training Institute – June 29 and 30. 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 – December 5 and 6. Register HERE

We have 25 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 RSVP® 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 unique professional development opportunity (CEUs may be available to Maine educators), you will join over 150 adults who can now bring 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 who together build a community of support and continued learning.


“Students at Camden Rockport Middle School continue to benefit from our multi-year partnership with Maine Boys to Men. Through their Training Institute, we now deliver their violence prevention program independently as part of our character education program. Middle school is such a critical time to guide boys toward a healthy version of masculinity and this is some of the most valuable learning they can do.” – Matthew Smith, (former) Assistant Principal, Camden Rockport Middle School

“This training made me realize how much of today’s violence and trauma is rooted in boys not being allowed to be fully human. This might be some of the most important work of our time.” -Training Institute participant

Contact us to explore how to bring a Training Institute to your school or community!