Training opportunities

The current training and education opportunities offered by the Respectful Relationship Unit include:

Consent Matters (compulsory for students)

Duration: Varies
Delivery: Online and (optional) face to face
About: The Consent Matters online module is compulsory for all students through Wattle. The online module explores the nature of sexual consent, how to recognise it and how to identify situations where it can't be given. The module also encourages participants to recognise the importance of good communication, clear boundaries and mutual respect within sex and relationships. The principles of bystander intervention, particularly when and how to intervene, are also explored.

*for new students you will need your Student UserID to register in Wattle before commencing the training

The Respectful Relationships Unit can also provide face to face sessions to contextualise Consent Matters for communities who participate in the online training, and also has a Good Practice Consent Matters Debrief Guide.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

Respectful Relationships Unit Information Sessions

Duration: 15-30 minutes
Delivery: Face to face
About: Provides an overview of the Respectful Relationships Unit and its role, and explores how the Respectful Relationships Unit can support the ANU community in the areas of sexual assault and sexual harassment. These sessions are particularly useful for staff or students who may be new to ANU and unaware of the support the Respectful Relationships Unit can provide, or who are taking on leadership or pastoral care roles.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

 

Understanding Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

Duration: 1 hour
Delivery: Face to face
About: Designed to help participants understand what constitutes sexual assault and sexual harassment in our educational environments, work places and community. A Respectful Relationships Unit facilitator leads conversation and activities on the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that normalise problematic behaviour while exploring how to create safe environments for everyone through respectful relationships. This training also provides information on University and community protocols and support services.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

 

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence Online Module

Duration: 2 hours
Delivery: Online
About: Students and staff can access the online module for Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence on Wattle or Pulse respectively. The online module explores how best to respond to disclosures of sexual assault in a safe, supportive and empathetic way. It also helps to establish the broader context around sexual violence at universities, particularly in the age of social media. The module is tailored to the ANU context, and staff and students can read about services available in the ANU and Canberra community.

Responding to disclosures of sexual violence for students [Link: https://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=23751]

Responding to disclosures of sexual violence for staff [Link: https://anu.interactiontraining.net/Central/Course/CourseLaunch/443]

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence Facilitator Led Session

Duration: 1 hour
Delivery: Face to face
About: The Respectful Relationships Unit also runs in-person follow-up sessions to provide more detailed and practical skills and strategies to respond to a disclosure of sexual violence. Participants are able to practice the recommended response and conversational structure that should be used when responding to a disclosure of sexual assault, and have the opportunity to discuss issues around consent. These sessions are particularly recommended for staff and students who are in positions of leadership or responsibility where they are more likely to receive disclosures of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

 

MATE Bystander Program for the ANU Community

Duration: Varies (90 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, 1 day)
Delivery: Face to face
About: The MATE Bystander Program aims to teach members of the community how to recognise abuse and how to take action to prevent abusive behaviour. The Program challenges the root attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that normalise problematic behaviour, and creates a safe environment for people to share their opinions and experiences about these volatile issues. Participants are asked and supported to think critically and empathetically about these issues while participating in a dialogue about the dynamics and the context of all forms of violence.

The MATE program provides participants with the knowledge needed to recognise an issue, an understanding of the tools needed to effectively interrupt the behaviour, and the confidence and capacity to do so. Participants should finish the Program inspired to be proactive leaders in their communities.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

 

MATE Bystander Program Train-the-Trainer

Duration: 3 days
Delivery: Face to face, train the trainer
About: Designed to prepare selected members of the ANU community to deliver the MATE Bystander Program to their peers. In the Train the Trainer program, participants spend three full days with two MATE facilitators from Griffith University being immersed in the content. Each topic and scenario is explored at length, enabling the depth of understanding required for participants to leave as confident and competent trainers. At the end of the three days, participants are certified to facilitate the MATE Bystander Program within their organisation. To support ANU trainers the Respectful Relationships Unit also runs a community of practice to encourage an environment where we learn from each other, access resources as they become available as well as access to debriefing.

Register your interest: respect@anu.edu.au

Building Ethical Communities

Duration: 1 hour
Delivery: Face to face
About: Building Ethical Communities is a facilitated discussion that explores community perspectives, the social norms that guide life at ANU, and the responsibilities we have to one another to create a safe and respectful University.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

 

Respectful Relationships in our Everyday

Duration: Varies
Delivery: Face to face
About: Aims to strengthen the understanding and capacity of the ANU Community to promote respectful relationships, positive attitudes and healthy behaviours within their everyday environments. Participants will learn more about how to build respectful relationships. This training will focus on reinforcing the values of the ANU community to emphasise that everyone deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally.

Register for a training session: http://bit.ly/RRUevents

Book a bespoke training session: respect@anu.edu.au

 

Bespoke/Tailored Training

Duration: Varies
Delivery: Face to face
About: The Respectful Relationships Unit is able to tailor training or information sessions on a variety of topics. Please contact us at respect@anu.edu.au to discuss your needs and the needs of your community, and we will be happy to work together with you to develop an appropriate training experience.