Section 3: Consent & Sexual Violence Training Guide
This training can be delivered both in-person and remote (online) formats. Details on how to adapt the training for different formats can be found in the facilitator notes in the slide deck and in the activity descriptions in this guide. In most instances, delivering this training in person is preferable. In-person delivery usually provides a greater opportunity for connection and relationship building between facilitator and learners, greater engagement between all learners, more opportunities for facilitators to check for knowledge building, and, most importantly, to ensure safety. Advantages for remote delivery include convenience, ability to reach students off-campus or prior to arriving on campus and the ability to record trainings. While this training is designed to be delivered synchronously, it can be adapted by individual institutions to be asynchronous.
Throughout the training, there are opportunities to adapt the training for different audiences by using different examples and scenarios. Modifications to the training material are recommended in order to tailor the content to the needs and context of the training. For instance, a training for faculty and administrators will need to consider situational power and their roles and responsibilities in building consent culture in workplaces and classrooms.
It is suggested that the training be between 90 – 120 minutes, with 120 minutes being an ideal time frame to allow for both content delivery and experiential learning. There are also brief activity slides throughout the presentation to assess learners’ knowledge and comfort level with the materials. This can help you decide which activities to spend more time on and when there might be opportunities to deepen the discussion and practice more advanced skills.
There are multiple opportunities to connect content found in this workshop to other training on sexual violence. For example, conversations about rape culture and myths about sexual violence in training on consent can be linked to bystander intervention skills or responding to disclosures. This training can also be included as part of the curriculum for various programs, a professional development opportunity for faculty and staff, or an extra-curricular credit offering.