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Workshops

We recognise that everyone's needs are different. That's why we tailor all our training programs & workshops to suit the needs of the organisation and participants we are working with.

Visit our Content section below to see details on the topics & skills we are able to include in a tailored workshop.  Pricing is dependant on duration, location & number of participants.

For tailored workshops... Contact us for an individualised quote.

See our public workshops below for an example of what we can offer. Duration ranges from 3-hour introductions through to Weekend Empowerment Retreats .

Please see below for details on how our training fits into your sector (schools, universities,  community services and corporate/workplaces) to best address your organisation's needs.

Community Services
Workplaces

Public

Upcoming Workshops

June 2024
Thursday 20th-23rd
Facilitator Training
9am - 5pm
Ballina, NSW
July 2024
TBD
Facilitator Training
9am - 5pm
Townsville, QLD
August 2024
TBD
Facilitator Training
9am - 5pm
Kathernie, NT
TBD
Facilitator Training
9am - 5pm
Darwin, NT
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Half Day Intro

This is our introduction workshop covering the 5 principles of Empowerment & Self Defence (ESD) Think - Yell - Run - Fight - Tell

It covers: 

Understanding gender-based violence

Awareness & Mindfulness Exercises

Boundary Setting & Consent
Assertiveness training
Simple physical techniques & targeted striking

BASIX 1
Full-Day Workshop or 4-week program

Our flagship 8-hour ‘BASIX’ training takes you to the next level. It covers all the material presented in the Intro plus real-life scenarios to walk, talk or fight your way out of challenging or potentially violent encounters.

It covers:

3-Hour Intro content +

Risk Assessment, Perpetrator Psychology
Avoid, Evade and Escape Tactics
Introduction to De-Escalation
Safe Partying & Safety planning
Grabs, Holds and Strangles

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BASIX 2
Full-Day Workshop or 4-week program

This is our Intermediate workshop for those wanting to delve deeper into some of the BASIX 1 topics as well as learn new skills.

NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE TO BASIX 1 GRADUATES

It covers:

BASIX 1 Key content refresher

De-escalation & Boundary Setting Role-Plays

Ground Fighting techniques

Adrenal Stress Training with sexual assault scenarios

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Mother/Daughter
Full-Day Workshop

Based on our flagship 8-hour ‘BASIX’ workshop (see above), this workshop covers all the basic principles and skills as well as a discussion on some of the more difficult teen issues such as...

Consent

Peer Pressure

Respectful Relationships

Pornography

Safe Partying

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*We want to make sure that no-one misses out on this essential training, so scholarships

are available for every workshop we run, please contact us to discuss.

Schools

Schools

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Safer Schools - Empowered
Students & Staff

We offer both student and staff programs and will tailor a program that works for your school.

 

Programs are available for students Yr 7-12.  See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer. An extended version of our BASIX 1 workshop can be offered as a full-term program.

Our programs...

- are age-appropriate & trauma-informed

- can help your students & staff feel empowered

- help reduce gender-based violence, bullying & harassment

- Fit perfectly in to your school's Wellbeing Framework & can be directly linked to the PDHPE curriculum (below)

- are practical & engaging

Parents...you can help!
If you believe this type of program would be good for your child...
Champion your Principal to invite us to your school or contact us to organise a P&C event.

Wellbeing Framework for Schools

The NSW Wellbeing Framework supports schools to create a planned approach to wellbeing using evidenced-based strategies that are strengths based, preventative and focus on early intervention. This includes strengthening students’ cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing domains of development. Schools will achieve this through planning and decision-making at the local level to meet the needs of their students.

Schools can engage with professional learning to build staff capacity on:

- understanding the domains of the Wellbeing Framework for Schools
- classroom and school-wide strategies to build holistic student wellbeing
- how to build-in student wellbeing improvement measures into new and existing wellbeing programs.

Our programs support and reflect the Department's Wellbeing Framework outline above,

in particular those parts in bold.

PDHPE Curriculum Outcomes

We know the time your teachers have with students is important and we want to make less work for them...not more.

Supervising teachers can rest easy as the topics we cover in our School programs relate directly to the

Stage 5 PDHPE curriculum outcomes. 

CONTENT STRANDS

Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills important for building respectful relationships, enhancing personal strengths and exploring personal identity to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. They develop strategies to manage change, challenges, power, abuse, violence and learn how to protect themselves and others in a range of situations.

Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles

Throughout the course, students develop, strengthen and refine key PDHPE skills that allow them to take action and advocate for the health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity of themselves and others. This includes an emphasis on self-management, interpersonal and movement skills.

Outcomes we are able to address in our school programs are in bold.

PD5-1 assesses their own and others’ capacity to reflect on and respond positively to challenges
PD5-2 researches and appraises the effectiveness of health information and support services available in the community
PD5-3 analyses factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships
PD5-4 adapts and improvises movement skills to perform creative movement across a range of dynamic physical activity contexts

PD5-5 appraises and justifies choices of actions when solving complex movement challenges
PD5-6 Critiques contextual factors, attitudes and behaviours to effectively promote health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity
PD5-7 plans, implements and critiques strategies to promote health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity in their communities
PD5-8 designs, implements and evaluates personalised plans to enhance health and participation in a lifetime of physical activity
PD5-9 assesses and applies self-management skills to effectively manage complex situations
PD5-10 critiques their ability to enact interpersonal skills to build and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships in a variety of groups or contexts
PD5-11 refines and applies movement skills and concepts to compose and perform innovative movement sequences

 

Universities

Universities

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RESPECT  NOW  ALWAYS

We offer both student and staff programs and will tailor a program that works for your campus.

See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer and our Contents section below for the topics & skills

we are able to include. 

Contact us for an individualised quote.

Our programs...

- help reduce gender-based violence

- help your students & staff feel safe & empowered

- are trauma-informed

- show your commitment to the national

RESPECT NOW ALWAYS campaign.

Community Services

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keeping women safe in the community

Programs for
Community Services

YOUTH - WOMEN'S SERVICES - HOMELESS

We love working with other NFP organisations and offer substantial discounts to those we work with. We are hoping to expand our focus in the future but currently we would love to partner with those servicing women, youth & homeless populations. 

We will tailor a program that works best for your organisation, staff & clients. See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer and our Contents section for the topics & skills we are able to include in your program.  

Contact us for an individualised quote.

Our programs...

- help reduce gender-based violence

-  are tailored to suit the individual needs of every organisation & the vulnerable population they service 

- can help your clients & staff feel safer & more empowered

- are trauma-informed & client-centred

ESD Facilitator Training

FACILITATOR TRAINING

Exclusive Facilitator training can be arranged for your staff so that your organisation is able to service it's own clients with ESD+ training now and into the future.

Workplaces

workplaces
workplace safety

Workplace & Corporate

SAFER WORKPLACES AND EMPOWERED STAFF

We will tailor a program that works best for your organisation & staff. See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer and our Contents section for the topics & skills we are able to include in your program.

Contact us for an individualised quote.

Our programs...

- help reduce gender-based violence & harassment

- are practical & engaging

- can help your staff feel empowered

- are trauma-informed & improve mental health

- can be a great team-building exercise & improve workplace culture

Contents

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Listed below are the topics, skills & activities we are able to include in tailored programs.

The amount of topics we can cover will be dependant on workshop duration.

Available for workshops 3hrs+

General Principles

5 Principles of ESD - THINK - YELL - RUN - FIGHT - TELL

Understanding Gender-Based Violence

Statistics & Myth Busting

Awareness

Awareness & Mindfulness Exercises

Neuroscience of Intuition

Fight/Flight/Freeze

Communication

Effective Communication

Finding your voice

Boundary Setting & Consent
Assertiveness training

Introduction to De-Escalation

Non-Verbal Communication

Psychology & Planning

Risk Assessment

Tactical Thinking: Distract, Evade, Escape

Perpetrator Psychology

Self-Care

Safety Planning

Survivor Advocacy

 

Teen Topics
Safe Partying

Respectful Relationships

Understanding Consent

Peer Pressure

Pornography

Physical Skills

Fighting Spirit & Physical Defence Principles

Soft Physical Skills (Non-Violent)

Grabs, Holds and Strangles

Targeted striking

Abduction Prevention

Available for workshops 6hrs+

Adrenal Stress Training with Real-Life Scenarios

Available for Advanced Workshops 9hrs+

Floor Fighting Techniques

Sexual Assault Scenarios

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LET’S TALK

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0480 183 414

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