Business & HR | Building Consent Culture in the Workplace
From movie sets to bars to the boardroom, there is an unprecedented conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace happening in North America. This keynote and/or interactive workshop is an opportunity to talk about sexual harassment and how the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act impact employees. Drawing from two decades of experience as an educator, counsellor and policy advisor, Farrah Khan will share tangible ways to be an effective ally to prevent and address harm. Together with participants she establishes a shared language about the continuum of gender-based violence and consent. Using scenarios and pop culture references, participants will explore how to connect with their peers, “call in” individuals, and support survivors. You will leave equipped with meaningful skills to recognize the signs of workplace violence and harassment, respond effectively to disclosure and how to refer to appropriate resources.
Social Change | Cultivating Brave Spaces
From campuses, to workplaces, to our homes, there is an unprecedented dialogue in North America about sexual violence. It’s time to explore how and what we have been taught about relationships, sex and justice. How do we flirt, handle rejection, or say yes to ourselves? What do we do when we have a crush, learn a friend has caused harm, or things get weird in a relationship and maybe feel unsafe? Drawing from two decades of experience in addressing sexual violence as an educator, counsellor and policy advisor, Farrah Khan shares tangible ways to actively intervene to prevent sexual violence. Beyond prevention, Farrah shares strategies to respond effectively to disclosures of sexual violence and work with those who have caused harm. Join her to envision possibilities for cultivating gender justice in our communities and institutions.
Getting It Done While Still Getting Down – for Spousal or Personal Development events:
It can be challenging to manage your business while investing in your personal relationships. No matter who is building the business or working in it, all partners in the relationship are playing an important role. The session is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, team members and/or their partners to explore ways to sustain intimacy, pleasure and intentionality in relationships. Prioritizing communication and joy over shame and blame, Farrah supports participants to feel inspired with tangible tools to build satisfying relationships.
Creating Campuses Where Consent Comes First
There is an unprecedented degree of conversation in North America on sexual violence at post-secondary campuses. Drawing from two decades of experience in addressing sexual violence as an educator, counsellor and policy advisor, Farrah shares how educators and staff can proactively address sexual violence on campuses. As a recognized leader in the field, she provides tangible tools to actively intervene to prevent sexual violence. Beyond prevention, Farrah shares strategies to respond effectively to disclosures of sexual violence and work with those who have caused harm. Using examples from her own work, Farrah establishes a shared language about the continuum of sexual violence, myths of harassment, consent and trauma. She demystifies complicated regulations and procedures to ensure the greatest level of accessibility of the issue. Participants will leave inspired with meaningful strategies to engage faculty, staff and students to take an active role in preventing sexual violence.
Pleasure Principles: Cultivating Consent, Accountability and Empathy on Campus
Talking about consent and pleasure can be awkward. Too often there is an expectation that youth should automatically know how to communicate boundaries, be accountable to their peers and handle rejection. The reality is many young people struggle with knowing what to say or do when things get weird and maybe feel unsafe. Prioritizing fun and pleasure over shame and fear, Farrah shares principles that help students better navigate through these experiences. Through storytelling and pop culture examples, Farrah uses her research and sense of humour to help students understand how sex and relationships are a collaboration not a conquest. She will also share ways for students to intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence and support others when they disclose their experience. Farrah skillfully facilitates inclusive discussions that leave students entertained and inspired with tangible tools that prevent sexual violence on campus.
Farrah's background allows her to bring fascinating insights and lively discussion on a range of topics including: the nature of consent; the silencing around sexual violence takes place within the LGBT community; how race plays such a huge factor in how the media addresses both survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault; and how the very words we use to speak about sex affect our understanding of the issues.
Workshop | Cultivating Consent Culture in the Workplace
This interactive workshop addresses the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act for employers and employees. Through a participatory session using public scenarios and pop culture references, you'll learn and explore:
1 - Tangible ways to be an effective ally to prevent and address harm.
2 - Effective language for addressing the continuum of gender-based violence and consent.
3 - How to connect with your peers and support survivors.
4 - How to source effective resources to help.
You will leave equipped with meaningful skills to recognize the signs of workplace violence and harassment and respond effectively to disclosure .
Workshop | Caring for Yourself is a Radical Act
Managing social media accounts for a large institution can mean navigating a daily onslaught of abuse and hate including racism, sexism, homophobia. Addressing trauma exposure that frontline workers experience is part of providing good customer service. This workshop is for people within the digital team to explore ways that help sustain your energy and spirit in the workplace. Participants will leave with easy to implement tools to expand their self-care and maintenance practices.
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