What’s YOUR Why?
Whether you want to find out what is missing, plant a seed of change, or develop a holistic approach to being the change you wish to see, you must first identify your WHY.
For some it is transforming company culture, for others increasing safety, and for some it is gaining the skills to become a community leader. Once we help you clarify what drives you in setting these goals and objectives we can customize an action plan for reaching them.
Higher Ed Programs
When it comes to professional development you want to get the most positive and impactful experience for your team. We offer transformative and cutting edge workshops, trainings, keynotes, and consulting packages. Below are some of our signature programs for educators- all of which are taught by veteran Student Affairs professionals who get it.
Every training is then modified and customized to YOUR unique needs and audience and can be delivered online or on- site.
The following are signature — training programs offered by The National Center for Equity and Agency. All of the following can be offered as half or full-day workshops or modified to be keynote addresses.
Our training programs are all customized to each audience, interactive, and strategically designed to be research-informed and action oriented. This are only a sampling of what we offer, please feel free to inquire about additional offerings.
Trauma-Informed Care In Action; Beyond Trauma 101 (6 hrs)
So you have taken trauma-informed care (TIC) basics courses but feel like you are still stuck on what to do next. What does TIC look like in daily life and how and when do you use it? In this three-part series, we explore beyond the 101 information to dive deeper into multiple theories on trauma and how to bring TIC practices into your personal and professional life. Participants leave with skills that focus on understanding the neurology of trauma, types of trauma, ACE scores, Spoon Theory, how to communicate in a TIC way, and personal reflection for ongoing growth and praxis.
Consent and Cultural Humility
In this workshop, we explore consent and prevention education for international students. This course will teach participants the basic principles of cultural humility and use this to guide their dialogue with global student bodies around topics such as affirmative consent, domestic violence, and sexual harassment through a culturally humble lens.
Holistic Approaches to Ending Sexual Violence on Campuses and in Communities
What causes rape-acceptance beliefs and what studies show changes those narratives? Through exploring lessons from rape-free cultures and social scripting we discover the answers to the questions raised by #metoo. Participants will learn tools to help engage their entire audience, overcome cognitive dissonance, and creating lasting results.
Sex Positivity in Prevention Education; from risk reduction to risk- aware
Our consent and health educators bring a unique and cross-cultural perspective about where consent education has yet to go. How to discuss LGBTQ dynamics, kink and BDSM, sex work, and pornography will be included in this dialogue.
Participants will learn through research-informed frameworks how increasing sexual agency and subjectivity are the best tools for creating rape-free cultures. This workshop will explore sex-positive and sex-negative beliefs and how to identify ways to build sex positive prevention conversations and how this can decrease sexual and domestic violence.
Creating Consent Cultures: 4 Conversations We Aren’t Having and Must
This workshop aims to explore beyond the identified problems of sexual assault and seek solutions. This workshop will educate participants on what consent culture really looks and feels like, cross-cultural perspectives on consent, historical trauma, and explore the meaning of restorative justice in interpersonal violence.
Neurodiversity and Consent Education
For students on the autism spectrum or with other neurodiverse differences understanding boundaries and affirmative consent can present unique challenges. Many parents and therapists want to avoid discussing sexual health and safety with these students, who in fact need it the most. In this workshop, we explore what does and does not work with teaching neurodivergent students and tools to allow them to live safe and happy lives.
My Body is My Own (Student Focus)
This workshop discusses everything from anatomy/physiology to puberty, communication, attachment theory, and safer sex. We explore cultural and media messages about sex, pleasure, and abuse to empower students to set boundaries that work for them, make empowered decisions, and be effective bystanders.
Exodus through Education: My Survivor Story
In this seminar, Dr. McGuire combines her expertise with first-hand accounts to deliver an educational seminar to empower students to see beyond their limitations. From a GED to an Ed.D in 4.5 years, this first- generation college student and domestic violence survivor's story is unlike anything you have heard before.
You are the Change; What YOU Can Do in Post #MeToo
How does neurodiversity impact student conduct? How can students on the spectrum receive the education and support they need to succeed in higher education and in interpersonal relationships throughout their life? In this workshop, we discuss what does and does not work in supporting neurodiverse students and the importance of these conversations in Title IX frameworks.
The Untouchables; Restorative Justice in Misconduct Cases
Understanding the best avenues to address the complexity of responding to misconduct, including Title IX sexual misconduct, from a restorative standpoint is vital for Student Affairs professionals. Attendees will explore where the future of prevention education has yet to go and what restorative justice looks like in action. This workshop will focus on how to provide services to students who are causing harm in working to grow from and heal holistically in cases of interpersonal harm while maintaining accountability.
Preaching Past the Choir; Building Bridges with Adversaries
In this course, we explore overcoming defensiveness, working through cognitive dissonance, and creating effective paradigm shifts through values education. Upon completion, participants will obtain the skills to continue having productive and educational conversations that progress toward maintaining safe campuses that offer solutions- focused conversations that promote health and well-being.
Did you know that LGBTQ students are the most vulnerable population for experiencing sexual violence on campuses today? In this presentation advocates and educators explore how LGBTQ communities experience sexual and domestic violence, the unique barriers they face in getting resources, and how to build personal and organizational practices that build bridges for LGBTQ survivors.
For Students - Ask Me Anything (Student Focus).
This workshop brings fun and ease to the trickiest of topics with the backing of subject matter expertise. With both confident question submission and open dialogue service members can have a free and safe space to talk about all the things they wish they knew from a trauma- informed and culturally humble lens.