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    • Tue, July 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
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    Building capacity to create safe and supportive workplaces.



    This workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs. 

    This workshop is designed for managers, human resources/people and culture staff, or individuals in family violence contact/support roles and will assist them to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure their employees are safe and supported in the workplace.

    Training Outcomes:

    • Increases participants' understanding and confidence to manage disclosures of family violence
    • Builds participants' skill to develop and implement a family violence policy
    • Provides you with practical tools to create a safe and supportive workplace.

      Workshop facilitators:

      Alan Thomson is a skilled and experienced family violence prevention worker, with over 10 years experience facilitating accredited training to stop violence against women. Alan holds a Graduate Certificate in Social Science at Swinburne university, Responding to Male Violence against Women. Alan has worked on numerous primary prevention programs and projects for communities and organisations throughout Victoria, including not-for-profits, local and State Government.

      Megan Bugden is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria. Megan is a PhD candidate with a wealth of academic and practical experience in the design and delivery of training to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality. 

      Who should attend?

      This training is designed to be delivered to workplace managers, human resource professionals and family violence contact staff.

      Contact us
      Megan Bugden, Health Promotion Officer and Training Coordinator, (03) 9664 9313, training@whv.org.au

      • Thu, August 23, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
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      Promoting Gender Equity in the Workplace




      This three hour interactive workshop introduces learners to key concepts around gender equality and its impact in the workplace. It explores gender, gender inequality, unconscious bias and workplace tools and strategies to promote gender equity in the workplace.

      Workshop objectives:

      At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have:

      • An increased understanding of gender inequality
      • An increased understanding of what tools can be used to promote gender equity in the workplace
      • Increased knowledge of resistance and how to manage this to progress gender equity within the workplace
      • The confidence to drive change to create a gender equal workplace

        Workshop facilitator:

        Megan Bugden is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria. Megan is a PhD candidate with a wealth of academic and practical experience in the design and delivery of training to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality. 

        Who should attend?

        This workshop is designed for professionals working in a range of areas including health promotion, social policy, community development, health and support services, women’s health, community health and local and state government who are committed to creating equal, safe and respectful workplaces.

        Contact us
        Megan Bugden, Health Promotion Officer and Training Coordinator, (03) 9664 9313, training@whv.org.au

        • Thu, August 30, 2018
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
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        Utilising storytelling techniques to communicate the drivers of violence against women.


        This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills in crafting and sharing stories that communicate the drivers of violence against women. This workshop take participants through story crafting techniques and principles, key considerations when tailoring PVAW stories to various audiences and ethical storytelling. 

        Participants workshop key messages and craft their own story through individual and group activities. This workshop aims to increase the confidence of participants to develop and tell stories that illuminate the causes of violence against women.

        Participants are asked to bring in an example that illustrates one or more of the drivers of violence against women. This example will be the bases of story crafting activities. (‘Examples’ of the drivers of violence against women are not required to be in story form prior to the workshop.)

        The workshop covers:

        • Key elements of a primary prevention story
        • Ethical considerations developing and sharing stories
        • Tailoring for your audience or setting
        • Key messages and the drivers of violence against women
        • Story crafting techniques and story shapes

          Workshop facilitators:

          Kiri Bear is a professional facilitator, trainer and project manager. With 15 years’ experience in youth, community and government services, Kiri has been at the forefront of the PVAW field. Kiri is also an artist, poet and a storyteller. 

          Megan Bugden is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria. Megan is a PhD candidate with a wealth of academic and practical experience in the design and delivery of training to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality. 

          Who should attend?

          This workshop is designed for practitioners working in the PVAW sector. Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, and the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop.

          Cost

          Thanks to funding made available by the Victorian Government, WHV is pleased to be able to offer the PVAW Communications Masterclass free of charge for experienced practitioners in 2018-19.

          Contact us
          Megan Bugden, Health Promotion Officer and Training Coordinator, (03) 9664 9313, training@whv.org.au

          • Thu, September 13, 2018
          • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
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          Providing the tools to take bystander action to prevent violence against women.



          This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women. 

          This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of family violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. Participants are provided with bystander tools to build the skills and confidence to speak out against violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours.

          Training Outcomes:

          • Increases participants' understanding and confidence to discuss domestic violence and sexual harassment with your colleagues, friends and family.
          • Builds participants' skill to challenge attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.
          • Provides you with practical tools to be an active bystander.

          WHV’s active bystander training focuses on the most pervasive forms of violence against women, but the active bystander tools can be used to challenge any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying. The tools are designed to reinforces healthy, respectful behaviours and focuses on what people in the workplace and communities can do to make a difference.

          Workshop facilitators:

          • Jason Rostant has worked in a variety of policy, education and direct service delivery roles in government and NGO settings for 25 years. His specialist interests include models of community development and engagement, consumer-led practice and capacity building for right-based practice and advocacy. Jason is a skilled facilitator who has delivered Take a Stand, Bystander action training, for Women’s Health Victoria since 2016.

          • Megan Bugden is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria. Megan Bugden is a PhD candidate with a wealth of academic and practical experience in the design and delivery of training to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality. 

          Who should attend?

          This training is designed to be relevant to a range of audiences.

          Contact us
          Megan Bugden, Health Promotion Officer, (03) 9664 9313, training@whv.org.au

        Past events

        Thu, July 12, 2018 Being an Active Bystander to Prevent Violence Against Women
        Wed, June 27, 2018 Test Training Event


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