DRAWING MAPS TO MANHOOD
An opportunity for candid conversations leading us towards a new measure of manhood. This talk allows the audience to explore how men and young men developing empathy, accountability, and models of possibility. Participants will leave with strategies around tackling shame, owning their story, and being better teammates amongst their community, team, organization, or campus!
THE LADDER OF MANHOOD
An interactive talk where Jeff challenges attendees to rethink the harmful ideas they possess towards manhood. He asks: what are the traditions handed down here? What do you want them to be? Jeff explores the power structures in society and how they reinforce a certain definition of manhood that limits us all. Jeff encourages men to embrace new models of manhood and take the conversation back into everyday ‘male spaces.’ Attendees will look at how men and young men can become part of a change in their communities and organizations.
MEN BUILDING EMPATHY MUSCLES
As men, we can learn to lean on one another to have hard conversations, support one another, and develop our emotional literacy. Jeff teaches audience members how they can “spot” one another as they learn how to nurture and grow their relationships, connections, and friendships.
THE GENDER OF SUCCESS AND FAILURE
We have assigned a gender to the concepts of success and failure: defining so-called masculine traits as those of success, and feminizing ideas of failure, Jeff explores how these concepts impact us from the boardroom to the dating scene, and how we can develop collaboration, empathy and healthy communication between us.
Ryerson School of Social Work Award
Ryerson School of Social Work Community Award
Marion Creery Student Leadership Award
Buddhist Tzu-Chi Compassion Award recipient for Community Service