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Bystander Action Training (for campuses not currently implementing Green Dot)

Bystander Action Training (for campuses not currently implementing Green Dot) Presenting Partner: Green Dot Etcetera Program Description: An interactive training designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to increase bystander behaviors. This applied training will harness natural leadership within student sub-groups, equip participants with skills to take action in the face of behaviors that could lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking, and is structured to provide adequate skills practice. Participants will leave equipped to respond safely and effectively, confident they can help create a safer campus. Goals: Students will: Connect more consciously to their opinions regarding the role and responsibility of the bystander. Understand the basic elements of culture change and feel inspired to make a positive contribution. Recognize behaviors that may constitute or lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Increase intrinsic motivation to intervene in order to reduce harm after violence has started, reduce the likelihood that it will happen again, or reduce the likelihood that it will happen at all. Recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential interpersonal violence. Develop realistic intervention options given their unique set of barriers. Feel equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively engage peers in positive culture change through informal interactions such as role modeling, use of social media and conversations. Time: 6 hours Intended Audience: Though...

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Conversations that Matter

Conversations that Matter Presenter: Jessica Pettit Presenting Partner: Good Enough Now Program Description: Let’s face it, there are people and topics that at some point are just off limits.  You just can’t do it or them right now.  Even worse, often it is a difficult topic that you have to bring up with a difficult person.  What if you could engage in these conversations with more confidence, humor, and ease?  No matter the person or topic, you are your best tool for conversations that matter.  Understanding your self and others as differently right gives you the tools to intentionally design teams, groups, and partnerships that can bring value to a single project or topic.  We are all frustrating to someone, and at times even to ourselves.  Once you know who and how you are, you can reclaim responsibility for these behavior response patterns and leave room for others to do the same.  Before you know it, you are having better conversations and fuller relationships with those around you.  I promise – it is that easy. Goals: Learn a 3 part framework or model for taking responsibility of how they show up. Develop skills for a significant and powerful (and free) method to change culture around difficult topics and see other’s as differently right. Utilize personal patterns to recognize them in others so we can leave room for edits in...

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Fraternity Men Solving Sexual Harassment/Violence on College Campuses

Fraternity Men Solving Sexual Harassment/Violence on College Campuses Presenter: Michael Ayalon Presenting Partner: Greek University Program Description: Our prevention strategies are consistent with best practices developed with the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville, Tennessee and are theory-based. We will build consent, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship skills with an interactive session. We will show how to engage campus leadership to promote a campus culture of consent, safety, and respect. We will highlight initiatives taken by Fraternity men to strengthen and support enforcement, response, and reporting on and off campus. Goals: Define sexual assault and other related terms. Identify forms of consent. Identify how you should respond when a sexual assault disclosure is made. List the steps we can take on your campus to prevent sexual harassment/violence. Locate the resources available on your campus. Formulate ideas on a fraternity led peer-to-peer awareness campaign on consent for your campus. Time: 90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternitycommunity Partner Bio: As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Mike has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses. Mike’s strong technological background combined with his varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways the complex issues of today penetrate all levels of educational structures. Mike is a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity. More information: Download...

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Male Rites of Passage: The Origin and Modern Day Complexities

Male Rites of Passage: The Origin and Modern Day Complexities Presenter: Michael Ayalon Presenting Partner: Greek University Program Description: We will review the early history of male rites of passage in society, and then show modern day incidents that have been highlighted in the media. We will determine what contributes to the modern day equivalents of rites of passage such as Bandura’s Theory on moral disengagement and Cimino’s sociological factors. Finally, we’ll give students ways to eliminate hazing by offering a large number of replacement activities that truly promote team building for chapter unity. Goals: Analyze the origin of male rites of passage. Illustrate the progression of the male rites of passage to current day. Produce substitute activities in your chapter that actually bring the desired results of brotherhood and interaction among all of your members. Time: 90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternitycommunity Partner Bio: As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Mike has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses. Mike’s strong technological background combined with his varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways the complex issues of today penetrate all levels of educational structures. Mike is a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity. More information: Download a one-pager about this program. Booking Information: Contact Michael Ayalon at...

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The Role of Bystander Intervention in Overall Campus Safety

The Role of Bystander Intervention in Overall Campus Safety Presenter: Michael Ayalon Presenting Partner: Greek University Program Description: By understanding the origin of the term bystander effect and teaching college students the skills to take action and to intervene when witnessing risk peer behavior, we can reduce the number of incidents of alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assaults, and hazing on our college campus. This program features a speaker, videos, and interactive discussions with the students on the 5 stages of Bystander Intervention. Goals: Define bystander effect. Describe the 5 stages of Bystander Intervention. Evaluate the connections between Bystander Intervention and reducing the risks of alcohol/drug abuse, sexual assaults, and hazing on campus. Identify examples of peer-to-peer bystander awareness events that the fraternities and sororities have used to teach bystander intervention skills to other students on campus. Time: 90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternity/sorority community Partner Bio: As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Mike has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses. Mike’s strong technological background combined with his varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways the complex issues of today penetrate all levels of educational structures. Mike is a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity. More information: Download a one-pager about this program. Booking Information: Contact Michael...

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