Schedule a Training
To get more information about or to schedule MVP Strategies sexual harassment and gender violence prevention leadership trainings on your campus, at your workplace, or in your community, please contact us at [email protected]. There are two general types of trainings available: on-site and open call. All trainings have similar content.
On-site trainings are scheduled upon request, hosted by the sponsoring party and held for 15-35 participants. Open call trainings are held once or twice a year in the Los Angeles area and in western Massachusetts. For descriptions of these two types of trainings, see below:
MVP Strategies staff conduct three-day and two-day trainings of trainers to introduce educators, administrators, community leaders, military members and other professionals – men and women — to the philosophy and methods of the groundbreaking Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) model, originally developed by Dr. Jackson Katz and colleagues.
The trainings feature a robust mix of facilitated dialogues, bystander scenarios, experiential exercises, basic media literacy education and leadership training. Participants learn about the core MVP idea of gender violence prevention as a key leadership imperative, as well as something that needs to be understood intersectionally, taking into account questions of race and ethnicity and not positing “one size fits all” solutions.
Trainees are taught how to exercise leadership from supervisory positions and from within peer cultures large and small. They are also taught how to help students — and professionals in a range of workplace peer cultures — interrupt and challenge abusive behaviors before, during or after the fact, as well as how to support victims and survivors. The trainings are conducted by a mixed-gender, racially integrated team of highly experienced MVP Strategies trainers [often including Jackson Katz].
MVP Strategies open-call trainings are scheduled on an occasional basis – currently there is no set schedule. If you would like to be on the list to receive emails when we have information to share about a new open-call training, or future scheduled ones, please contact us at [email protected]. Pricing info. is available upon request.