Training Institute

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

We will present a Training Institute 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.

We are also excited to announce a Training Institute in Boston (address in the Seaport District given to registrants) on February 6 & 7, 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.

Early Bird pricing for Boston until January 1. Use promo code ‘FIFTY’ for a 50% discount if two or more people register from your school or organization.

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

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.

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