APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE

March 7, 2018, 9am-4:30pm
QI2T Center, Downtown Pittsburgh
APPLY BEFORE February 20.  Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis.  
Upon acceptance, applicants will receive information about how to complete the registration process and pay. 
If accepted, cost is $99 for corporate leaders; or $60 for nonprofit/government/faith leaders. Scholarships available – indicate request below

DESCRIPTION:
Traditional sexual harassment training is not sufficient to create a culture of respect for women and men. Real change requires men to join women in uprooting everyday sexism and promoting healthy and productive work environments with expectations of  equitable treatment. 
The national spotlight is on prominent men who have behaved inappropriately and on institutions that have looked the other way. It is not enough for leaders to model respect. Culture change requires being intentional about communicating expectations for gender equality and expressing intolerance for all forms of gender violence. This in-depth training session will be led by Dr. Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized educator, author, filmmaker and activist, and a founding architect of the “bystander” approach to prevention. You will learn a new approach and leave with a personal action plan.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
For professionals in leadership positions in corporations, nonprofits, community organizations, schools and colleges and faith communities.

TRAINERS:
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military. MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the sexual assault and relationship abuse fields; Katz is a key architect of this now broadly popular strategy.
Since 1997 he has run MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention/leadership training to institutions in the public and private sectors in U.S. and around the world. 

Shirley Moody-Turner, Ph.D., is a long-time MVP Strategies trainer who is an assistant professor of English at Penn State University, specializing in African American literature, critical race studies and culture studies. She has published in New Essays on the African American Novel, A Companion to African American Literature, African American Review, Journal of Southern History and African American National Biography. She recently served as guest editor for a special section of African American Review on the black feminist-activist, Anna Julia Cooper. She is currently co-editing a volume on contemporary African American literature and completing her monograph, Conjuring the Color Line: Folklore, Fiction and Race in the Jim Crow Era. She has been teaching courses and leading workshops on race, culture, gender and literary studies since 1995, and in 2009, she co-taught a course for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The semester-long course, supported by a grant from the Center for Public Broadcasting, taught Penn State student veterans how to conduct oral histories and produce short films documenting student-veteran experiences. She has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Penn State University’s Africana Research Center and Rutgers University’s African Diaspora Literature program.

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Organization Type

* 3. Why do you want to attend this leadership program?

* 4. Briefly describe your decision-making authority.  If you leave this training with ideas to improve the culture at your workplace, what changes would you be able to make on your own, with minimal need for approval from others?  (For instance, you might be able to: introduce new policies or training programs; influence programming or services delivered in your department; change expectations on your team)

* 5. Is there anything else you want us to know about you?

* 6. If accepted:

Please hold the date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will be in touch soon to let you know if you have been accepted.  Questions? Contact Sue Clarke at sue@fisafoundation.org or 412-456-5550.

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