Workshops & Trainings

We offer a number of gender & sexuality-focused trainings and workshops, including those below. Please email us to request a training at page@ship.edu or srmcgrath@ship.edu 

Safe Zone Trainings

Safe Zone trainings provide individuals a complex, nuanced, intersectional, and critical forum to:

  • Interrogate their own genders, sexualities, and race
  • To gain some understanding of the differences between assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual/romantic orientation
  • To gain an understanding of heterosexism, cissexism, and dyadism through an intersectional lens—particularly one that focuses on how these systems are perpetuated institutionally and systemically rather than merely through individual prejudice or interpersonal discrimination
  • To explore how to actively work to dismantle the structures that oppress queer/trans individuals & communities
Just Between Us: Consent and Safer Sex
  • Understand the fundamentals of asking for and giving consent
  • Learn how to integrate safer sex practices into a consensual relationship
  • What to do when consent is violated

Together Forever:  Healthy Relationships and Stalking

  • Introduction to the dynamics of power and control in an abusive relationship
  • How to spot red flags, and support healthy habits
  • The use of social media in stalking and abuse
  • How to seek help, and support friends

Lies the Media Told Me: Gender and Body Image

  • Introduction to the influence of media, including social media, on gender expectations
  • Understand the dynamics of body image and eating disorders
  • Learn how to present healthy messages
  • Learn how to support friends in unhealthy situations

Talk it Out: Nonviolent Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Introduction to the principles of Nonviolent communication
  • Understand the value of healthy communication and conflict resolution
  • Spot red flags for escalation and how to deescalate
  • 1-2 conflict resolution techniques depending on time and group needs
  • How to seek support on campus