Now that offices and social settings are opening up, we could all use a reminder on how to set boundaries and practice consent with friends, coworkers, and anyone else we engage with.
This is especially true as many organizations shift from remote to in-office working environments. Not sure if your colleague is comfortable with a hug or handshake? Struggling with how to ask your manager to wear a mask at work?
Farrah Khan shares how the pandemic has underscored the importance of practicing consent throughout our daily lives, both in-person and online.
In her entertaining and informative style, Farrah shares how we can best set & communicate boundaries and practice consent, and how organizations can create safe environments for their teams. In addition to prevention, Farrah will discuss how organizations and individuals can address and respond to harm when it does happen.
Farrah notes that we’ve seen higher rates of workplace harassment reported during the pandemic. As people reorient to in-person office culture after an extended period of restrictions, remote work, and reduced communication about what is and isn’t appropriate, this is an important time to revisit how to make our workplaces safer.
“At our team, we always say consent comes first everywhere. No matter if it’s an interaction with a friend, a family member, a loved one, or a co-worker.
Consent is always a part of it.” Farrah Khan
- How to communicate your boundaries and practice consent with others.
- How to establish policies and procedures that make your team feel safe at work.
- Learn the B.R.A.V.E. model for responding to disclosures of harm and harassment.
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.
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.
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.
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.