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Customized Training for Organizations

Sexualized Violence Prevention — Train the Trainer

Please note - The SVP Train the Trainer workshops are unavailable at this time.

Quick facts

DURATION: 3 days

Course description

This three-day certification course provides you with the training, materials, and implementation support needed to introduce a Sexualized Violence Prevention (SVP) education program at your institution.

Experience firsthand a suite of three Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops; acquire foundational knowledge of related theory and research; and develop the facilitation and classroom management skills required to deliver impactful workshops to students, colleagues, or other parties to promote awareness of the issues surrounding sexualized violence prevention and equip participants with the skills needed to play a leadership role in sexualized violence prevention.

During the course, you get to deliver a 15-minute section of two of the Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops using the materials provided. You receive peer and instructor feedback on your workshop delivery.

When you complete the course requirements successfully, you are certified for one year to deliver Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops for your organization and/or to train other trainers. Annual recertification requires you to teach a minimum of one Sexualized Violence Prevention workshop and to complete a short, self-directed online seminar.

Our commitment to you is to update our materials yearly, to provide consultation for up to a year, and to provide an online platform for you to engage with other participants, share resources and best practices, and connect with colleagues across institutions.

The training is delivered in a hybrid format. The course's in-person component is essential, providing students with the participatory experience both as a participant and as a soon-to-be In This Together Facilitator.

The Sexualized Violence Prevention Train the Trainer workshops were developed in response to the  Ministry of Advanced Education's requirement that all public post-secondary institutions in B.C. have sexual misconduct prevention policies in place by May 2017. The training is designed to put policy into action and equip community members with the tools required to implement effective sexualized violence prevention programs.


  • Two years of employment in a youth-facing role (eg. student services, student affairs, athletics, residence/housing, counselling, academic advising, academic or non-academic conduct, etc.)
  • Group facilitation experience (e.g. workshops or information sessions, training initiatives, community presentations)
  • A commitment to sexualized violence prevention education

Course outline

  • Pre-course reading and assignment (completed online)
  • 24 hours of in-person instruction, scheduled over 3 days (e.g. Wednesday-Friday 8:30 am–5:30 pm) Course hours include:
    • Interactivelectures on the theory and research related to sexualized violence
    • Demonstrations of the three workshops: Consent 101, Citizenship 101 (active bystander intervention), and Support 101 (responding to disclosures)
    • Workshops on group facilitation strategies and classroom management skills
    • Workshop delivery practice with peer and instructor feedback
    • Workshop on policy and procedures to support sexualized violence prevention
    • Workshop on developing next steps for implementing this program at your institution

Certification and completion criteria

You are certified for one year with successful completion of the following criteria:

  • Attendance, participation, in and completion of 100% of course activities
  • Completion of pre-course assignment
  • Completion of in-class learning assessments
  • Successful delivery of a 15-minute section of two of the Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops

Upon successful completion of the course, you are certified for one year as a Lead Educator in Sexualized Violence Prevention, which allows you to deliver the suite of Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops without direct supervision and/or to train others at your organization to deliver the workshops.


All course components are evaluated against specific outcomes on a pass/fail basis.

Recognition and Course Materials

  • Lead Educator certification document with a one-year expiry
  • Train the Trainer handbook
  • Educator Guide for Consent 101
  • Educator Guide for Citizenship 101
  • Educator Guide for Support 101
  • Supporting media including videos, PowerPoint slides, handouts, and activity materials
  • Resources and examples for developing a communication plan at your post-secondary institution or organization
  • Resources and examples for implementing or augmenting sexualized violence policies and procedures at your post-secondary institution or organization



Greg Mather, M.A.

Greg is currently Manager of Student Wellness and Development at the 51. He holds an M.A. in Conflict Analysis & Management from Royal Roads University. His research focused on the perceived conflict between accurate reporting of sexual assaults on Canadian campuses and the institution’s public reputation and ability to respond to the concerns of multiple stakeholders.

Greg has worked in the field of student affairs since 2004 and currently is the lead investigator for non-academic misconduct, member of both the Threat Assessment Team and Behavioural Intervention Team and oversees the early alert program for students in crisis. Greg is currently working on updating the institution’s policy and processes regarding sexualized violence prevention with university and community stakeholders. In his free time, Greg enjoys a documentary or two, and doing everything possible not to go for a run!


Bryanna Anderson, M.A.

Bryanna is currently Coordinator of Student Transition and Engagement at the 51. She holds an M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University. Her research focused on gender-based violence and the intersection of space, race, and privilege as both global and national social conflict, and the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.

As part of her undergraduate degree in Global Development Studies, Bryanna completed internships with transition housing services for women seeking refuge from violence in Mexico and Canada, participating in workshops and providing direct support and safety planning. Bryanna is currently working in student affairs, supporting and facilitating students’ access to on-campus services to build resiliency and retention, and aiding in the development of Sexualized Violence Prevention workshops and education. In her free time, Bryanna runs (unenthusiastically) and enjoys hiking, climbing, and backcountry camping.