Training Institute Opportunities

Support for Service Providers in Manitoba

The Sexuality Education Resource Centre MB (SERC) Training Institute offers comprehensive virtual and in-person training opportunities 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. For the health and safety of our staff and participants, the 2020/2021 Training Institute sessions have moved to a virtual platform, and include Training Events and free Webinar Lunch & Learn Events.

To view our full 2020/2021 Training Institute calendar, see our downloadable PDF: SERC Training Institute Flyer

Training Events

Training events include Zoom webinar and interactive Zoom meeting sessions.

2STLGBQ+ Diversity and Inclusion Training for Service Providers (Zoom Meeting)

Part 1: April 8, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Part 2: April 15, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

$50.00 registration / $20.00 student

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“SEXT ED” – Youth Sexual Development and Consensual Literacy (Zoom Meeting)

May 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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: consensual literacy. Service providers will leave with understandings of the legal aspects of viewing and sending sexual material and ways to have open, non-judgmental conversations about sexuality and technology with youth.

$25.00 registration / $10.00 student

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Having the Conversation: Sexuality in Our Work with People Labelled with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities IDs/DDs (Zoom Meeting)

Part 1: June 10, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Part 2: June 17, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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.

$50.00 registration / $20.00 student

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FREE: Webinar Lunch & Learn Series

Spend your lunch hour with us learning evidence-based approaches to teaching sexuality in various settings, including classrooms, after-school and community-based programs, and even in the home! Join us for as many as you’d like.

“Ultimate (Wo)Man”: Gender Stereotypes and Media Analysis

March 31, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Through a discussion of gender stereotypes and media analysis, this activity will explore how the gender binary impacts us all. Improved self image and autonomy will be built through an exploration of our own strengths. For those that work with grade 7 and older youth.

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The Balanced Approach: Oppression and Strengths in Gender & Sexual Diversity

April 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The commonly used “Porcupine Activity” explores how oppression impacts marginalized communities to expose systems of discrimination. This balanced approach will offer a second “porcupine” to reveal the strengths of naming and building a community. For those that work with grade 7 and older youth.

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If you are interested in a private, customized training for your organization, please fill out this Training Request Form.