Upcoming Training Opportunities

Support for Service Providers in Manitoba

The Sexuality Education Resource Centre MB (SERC) Training Institute offers comprehensive full-day training opportunities, webinars and Lunch & Learn style events to support service providers in Manitoba. Each draws on expertise, up-to-date research, evidence-based approaches and local resources to enhance knowledge, skills and awareness on sexuality issues.

SERC 2019/2020 Training Institute Flyer

If you are interested in a private, customized training for your organization, please fill out this Training Request Form. Or, feel free to register for an upcoming training event. 

 

Upcoming Trainings

Reducing Stigma Through Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, June 10th, 2019; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

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Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) principles are essential to delivering services that address the impacts of stigma, structural violence and trauma. This workshop will prepare front-line service providers who work in the areas of sexuality and substance use to adapt their work to be trauma- and violence-informed, and to assess their programs and teams using a validated TVIC organizational assessment tool. Read more…

Teaching Sexuality: Facilitation Skills for Teachers and Youth Service Providers – Summer Institute

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, August 14th & 15th, 2019; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

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This specialized, two-day training event will prepare service providers who work directly with youth, and teachers responsible for human sexuality curricular learning outcomes, to integrate comprehensive sexuality education lessons and activities into their programs or classrooms. Participants will discuss and practice a number of activities that can be used immediately after the training. After the training there will be the option to purchase or download (for free) SERC’s Teaching Comprehensive Sexuality Education Kit. The Kit contains all the materials needed to teach the basics discussed during the training. Read more…

“SEXT ED”: Youth Sexual Development and Digital Literacy

DATE, TIME & LOCATION:

  • Brandon: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, March 5th, 2020; Clarion Hotel: 3130 Victoria Ave., Brandon, MB.
  • Winnipeg: 9:00 and to 4:00 pm, Oct. 29th, 2019; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.
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Sexuality is a core component of healthy youth development, which is increasingly happening online. This training focuses on how to reduce the risks and increase the benefits of online sexuality through an essential life skill: digital media literacy. Service providers will leave with understandings of the legal aspects of viewing and sending sexual material and ways to have open, non-judgemental conversations about sexuality and technology with youth. Read more…

2SLGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion Training for Service Providers

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, December 5th, 2019; Clarion Hotel: 3130 Victoria Ave., Brandon, MB.

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Supporting diversity and promoting inclusion are essential components of working with people in culturally relevant and safe ways. This training event invites service providers to broaden their awareness and build capacity around Two-Spirit, Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer (2STLGBQ+) identities and experiences. Read more…

Having the Conversation: Sexuality in Our Work with People Labelled with ID/DDs

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 and to 4:00 pm, January 30th, 2020; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

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Healthy sexuality is a key component of overall health and wellness for all people, including those labelled with an intellectual or development disability diagnosis. This introductory training will take a rights-based approach to understanding the complexities, challenges and issues with respect to sexuality, in organizations that support people living with developmental disabilities. This introduction aims to support growth in service providers looking to enhance their skills addressing and communicating about sexuality issues in their work. Read more…

Sexuality and Cultural Diversity: Humility and Safety in Cross-Cultural Work

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, February 27th, 2020; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

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Sexuality is complex and integral to social, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. This training event invites service providers from all sectors to examine how sexuality impacts their work with diverse cultures and the service experience for their clients. Read more…

Free Half-Day Sessions

Decolonizing Sexual Health

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Nov. 29th, 2019; SERC WINNIPEG OFFICE: 200-226 Osborne Street North (at York), Winnipeg, MB.

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This free workshop explores an Anishanaabe worldview and offers strategies for acknowledging and incorporating it into sexual health curriculum. This training includes hands-on activities with copies to take home, time for discussion and reflection as well as links to resources for further learnings.  Come enjoy a fun time building community!

IDEAL FOR: Anyone teaching the sexual health that wants to acknowledge and incorporate some Indigenous perspectives into their curriculum.

COST: There is no cost for attending this event. Light refreshments and coffee/tea will be provided. Click on the link above to register now. Ramp and elevator available. Gendered, accessible washrooms.

Our Selves, Our Daughters: Exploring a culturally competent approach to understanding Female Genital Circumcision

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Feb. 7th, 2020; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

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This free, half-day training opportunity will enhance your understanding of Female Circumcision (also known as Female Genital Cutting – FGC, or Female Genital Mutilation – FGM). This training is ideal for those working with immigrant and/or refugee women from communities where FGC is practiced.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Examine your own personal and cultural values related to women’s sexuality and FGC
  • Become aware of the types of FGC along with possible health consequences
  • Be able to identify strategies for responding in a culturally safe way to the issue of FGC

IDEAL FOR: Service providers who work with immigrant and newcomer women from FGC practicing communities, health care providers who work with newcomer and immigrant communities, social service workers and social workers who work with culturally diverse communities, and students in the social sciences, humanities and related human service fields.

CERTIFICATION: Participants will receive a certificate of completion worth 3.0 Hrs. that can be applied to continuing competency programs for various professional regulating bodies.

COST: There is no cost for attending this event. Light refreshments and coffee/tea will be provided. Limited free parking available on site. Barrier free entrance and universal washroom available. Click on the link above to register now and you will receive a copy of “Working with Women and Girls who have experienced FGC” to read prior to this event.