Training and Workshops

Women’s Health East Training and Workshops 

Women’s Health East develops and delivers training and workshop facilitation across all three of our key priority areas. We design and tailor training based on the needs of your organisation. Our target audience consists of organisations with the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR).

Women’s Health East has endorsed Our Watch trainers and is delivering both the “Putting the prevention of violence against women: how to Change the Story” and “Workplace Equality and Respect”  training packages. Women’s Health East facilitators are available to support and guide your organisation to facilitate an authentic gender equality conversation in your workplace.

For more information on training fees and packages, please contact Women’s Health East on 9851 3700 or health@whe.org.au.

Early Years Training and Workshops

Guided by the ‘No Limitations – Breaking down gender stereotypes in the early years’ resource developed by Women’s Health East, this training is designed to promote gender equality in early years settings. Early years educators are supported in creating a learning environment for children that challenges harmful gender norms and celebrates diversity and individuality.

The early years is an important setting because the messages children absorb relating to power, respect and autonomy shape their interests,  strengths and weaknesses, which can limit children’s potential. Workshops build on the capacity of service providers to fully integrate gender equity into their policies and practices and demonstrate how gender equitable action in childcare, preschool and kindergarten centres contributes to the prevention of violence against women. Practical tools, tips and resources are provided as part of the training, with a focus on alignment with childhood learning and development frameworks.

Preventing Violence against Women 101

This half-day training is tailored for practitioners new to the Prevention of Violence against Women (PVAW) space. It introduces foundational information and key concepts around gender equity and the gendered drivers of violence against women, as identified by the Change the Story framework. The session will cover:

  • Prevalence and impacts of violence against women
  • The link between gender equality and preventing violence against women
  • Key actions to prevent violence against women
  • Policy context and introduction to Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) specific initiative

Active Bystander Training

This half-day training is designed to equip practitioners with the skills and confidence to identify and respond to instances of gender inequality and behaviour that both disrespect and condones violence against women. The training covers the prevalence and causes of violence against women, including the sexist attitudes and norms that support violence.

Training Aims:

  • Increase your understanding of the link between gender inequality and violence against women
  • Develop and practice tools to be an active bystander
  • Increase your skills and confidence to challenge attitudes and behaviours that support inequality and disrespect

Gender Equity Training – Building Organisational and Workforce Capacity

As part of our commitment to building organisational and workforce capacity in gender equity, Women’s Health East offers Gender Equity training sessions that are tailored to meet the needs of individual organisations. Gender equity training aims to equip organisations with knowledge, skills and tools to build more gender equitable programs and a more gender equitable organisation.

The hands-on sessions focus on:

  • Unpacking gender and gender stereotypes that limit women’s success in the workplace
  • Benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Gender analysis and planning
  • Practical action for embedding gender equity within your organisation

Women’s Health East also provides support and guidance on developing and implementing gender equity audits and plans.

Women’s Health East is an endorsed Our Watch trainer and are now delivering the following training packages from Our Watch: “Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice: How to Change the Story”  and  “Workplace Equality and Respect”

Our Watch has developed a world first framework  “Change the Story” for a consistent and integrated national approach to preventing violence against women and their children. This framework makes it clear that gender inequality is the core of the problem and it is the heart of the solution.  Through the Workplace Equality and Respect project, Our Watch has consolidated and built on existing initiatives to produce a package of evidence-based standards and tools to support workplaces to take action to prevent violence against women.

Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice: How to Change the Story training 

This is a one-day course for anyone wanting to lead change in the community, government and business sectors; cultural, faith, sports, education and arts organisations; and beyond!

What will you learn about?

  • The prevalence and impacts of violence against women
  • The link between gender inequality and violence against women
  • What primary prevention of violence against women is
  • The evidence on what drives violence against women
  • The actions required to prevent violence against women and the role that everyone can play in prevention
  • Applying an intersectional approach to primary prevention work
  • Good-practice examples of primary prevention activities
  • Our Watch’s role in leading the primary prevention of violence against women across Australia.

Please note: this training is not about how you can respond to women who experience violence or men who perpetrate violence. Rather, it focuses on how to change the underlying norms, practices and structures in society that drive violence against women. 

For more information on training fees, please contact Women’s Health East on 9851 3700 or health@whe.org.au.

Workplace Equality and Respect training 

Workplace Equality and Respect consists of five Standards these are Commitment, Conditions, Culture, Support and Core Business.  The Standards are what all workplaces should meet to ensure gender equality and respect.  This training will enable your workplace to self-assess and identify key actions to make lasting change and will provide you with a suite of tools and resources that will support you to take action.  

There are four training sessions (outlined below) that make up the Introductory Training Package.  These sessions have been developed as a resource to support workplaces across Australia to work towards achieving the Standards.

  1. Workplace Equality and Respect: Leading your workplace through the process

The aim of this session is to introduce the Workplace Equality and Respect standards to key implementation staff.

  1. Workplace Equality and Respect: Your role as leaders

The aim of this session is to ensure Executive and senior leaders understand workplace prevention of violence against women.

  1. Workplace Equality and Respect: Your role as managers

The aim of this session is to ensure managers understand workplace prevention of violence against women and recognise the powerful role they play.

  1. Workplace Equality and Respect: Contributing to Change

The aim of this information session is to introduce all staff to the key drivers of violence against women and the role they can play in preventing violence against women.

For more information on training fees, please contact Women’s Health East on 9851 3700 or health@whe.org.au.