A community for student leaders, campus educators, human resources specialists, and student affairs professionals to explore promising practices in providing education to the campus community regarding gender-based violence.
With thanks to the Educators Community of Practice members: Belinda Karsen, Britt Harvey, Dee Dooley, Emily Colpitts, Jacob DesRochers, Robyn Wilson, Roxanne Runyon, Johannah May Black, Sarah Crawford, Roza Nozari, and Laurie Fradette-Drouin.
With thanks to the Educators Community of Practice Project Consultant, Emily Livingston.
Tool: “Navigating Power Dynamics and Boundaries as a Graduate Student” Peer-Facilitated Workshop
The Educators Community of Practice has developed a peer-facilitated workshop that will help graduate students develop practical skills around navigating power dynamics in academia and setting boundaries for healthy relationships. Our tool is designed to reflect the lived realities of diverse graduate student populations including those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, and others that may be at an elevated risk of sexual and gender-based violence. Most existing programs are tailored to more traditional undergraduate student populations and may not be as applicable to the lived reality of graduate students and the multiple roles they often hold on campus. We include discussions on power, consent, and coercion and how these dynamics may manifest within the academic environment. We want our participants to feel empowered in setting boundaries and to feel comfortable responding when a boundary violation does occur.
This highly interactive workshop is 3 hours in length and will be led by two graduate student facilitators. Our tool is designed to be adaptable for PSI’s across the country. While we have included talking points for each content area, we also have left space for PSI’s to include information specific to their institution such as campus resources and supports.
National Skillshare Presentation
Watch the presentation and download the full transcript below or on our Education page.
Download the transcript here.