Upcoming training and e-learning

We have regular in-person sessions running throughout the year at our Bristol office and e-learning courses available.

New Course:

An Introduction to ‘Understanding Sexual Violence and Boundaries at Work for Creative Industry Professionals’

This three and a half-hour zoom workshop is aimed at Creative Industry Professionals, from the Film, Theatre, Music, Live Arts, and Events Industries, who want to strengthen their practice to produce safer, more equitable environments and industry culture.

In this training we explore contributing factors that lead to unsafe working practice, and common assumptions and attitudes which allows sexual violence and harassment to thrive. We will explore how we can recognise and act on incidents of sexual harassment and violence and apply practices that minimise its prevalence.

This training would be good for all genders and all arts professionals but especially useful for Industry Leaders and HR and Safety Managers, looking to reflect on and improve their leadership practice. This training has been developed with several arts leaders and practitioners who have contacted us for guidance, support, and training over the years, and who have wanted to create safe cultures of consent in their organisations, in their practice and in the work they create.

Key learning outcomes for the whole training, (the introduction will only cover some of these Learning areas)

  • Understanding the context of sexual violence and harassment
  • Confidence in managing complex dynamics in an ethical and trauma informed way
  • Responding to and Managing Disclosures of Sexual Violence
  • Creating a safe practice and allyship in how you deal with this sensitive topic creatively
  • Cultivating a culture of consent in the workplace
  • Processes and procedures that protect staff and organisations

This training will include discussing subjects which could be triggering and will involve group discuss and interaction with the course leader.

This training has limited spaces due the sensitive nature of the issues discussed we keep our workshops small to allow participants the space and the time to explore the subject and manage their responses safely.

To find out more about this course or to book contact training@sarsas.org.uk

Online courses

Trauma and Recovery: The SARSAS Self-Help Guide

A free online course based on our self-help guide. It includes videos featuring some of our team on grounding and relaxation techniques, trauma and the brain, and creative activities.

https://sarsas.teachable.com/p/trauma-recovery

Introduction to Responding to Disclosures

Information and ideas for anyone who is supporting someone affected by sexual violence and abuse.

Are you worried about saying the wrong thing? Not sure what types of support are available to signpost people to? In this course we will look at how we can help someone who disclosed sexual trauma.

https://sarsas.teachable.com/p/responding-to-disclosures

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