Respect for All Project Institute Training Feb. 6 & 7, 2015

Straightlaced Training

Join us for the

Respect for All Project Institute

Feb 6 & 7, 2015


For the first time ever, GroundSpark will be hosting a Bay Area two-day Respect for All Project Institute February 6 & 7, 2015 to provide professional development in creating inclusive, safe schools and communities for young people of all identities and cultures.

Join us for this rare opportunity for a low-cost, in-depth training program–providing tools, curriculum, personal growth and action planning opportunities for professionals working with students in grades K – 12.

Centered around GroundSpark’s highly acclaimed films—That’s a Family!, Let’s Get Real, Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up, It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School, and It’s STILL Elementary, the Institute is unique in using film as a catalyst for improving professional capacity for leadership in these arenas.

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All attendees will receive a complimentary Respect for All Project film and curriculum guide of their choice.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Adults who work especially with youth–teachers, school counselors, health and wellness coordinators, student leadership advisors, GSA advisors, administrators and community youth organization staff.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:  In a highly interactive format, we will

  • explore issues of respect, identity, bias and community that affect you personally and professionally;
  • provide an overview of research-backed, nationally hailed Respect for All Project approaches, materials and frameworks that you can implement in your setting with young people;
  • Deepen skills, capacity and leadership for: – addressing bias and bullying; – supporting diverse identities, with a focus on gender and sexuality; – improving school climate; – welcoming diverse families.
  • Create concrete action plans that you can use to implement change.

WHEN: Feb 6 & 7, 2015, 9:30 – 4:00. Morning coffee and lunch provided!

WHERE: At a beautiful conference center in Downtown Oakland. BART & wheelchair accessible.

COST: $50 – $80 sliding scale! Thanks to the generosity of the San Francisco Foundation and individual donors, GroundSpark is able to offer this training at a very reduced price!  Limited though, to no more than two participants from any one school site or community organization.

REGISTER: Please fill out this online form.

Visit our website to learn more about attending a Respect for All Project Institute, and read more about what happened at a previous RFAP Institute .