A foundational tenet of the Green Dot etc. violence
prevention strategy is the belief that we cannot expect others to engage in
a process we are not willing to engage in ourselves.
A Green Dot etc. training is distinct from a typical
conference experience. In addition to learning the core curriculum, the
Green Dot etc. training engages participants in skill-building and analysis
focused on fostering authentic relationships, personal connection and
mastery of skills and knowledge necessary for effective persuasive
A foundational tenet of the Green Dot etc. violence prevention strategy
is the belief that we cannot expect others to engage in a process we are not
willing to engage in ourselves. Toward this end, training participants
should expect to engage in an in-depth examination of their personal and
professional connection to the issue of violence prevention, obstacles to
action, ways to learn from past efforts, and capacity development.
Participants strengthen competence through experiential components including
journaling, giving and receiving feedback, and small group process, practice
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Specifically, the Green Dot etc. training will focus on building
capacity as an instructor within each of the 4 components of the the Green
Dot etc. Model of Influence.
- Relationships: We believe that any effective prevention program must be built within the context of authentic, positive interpersonal relationships. In order to equip participants to engage fully and build effective relationships in their role as instructors of Green Dot etc., we ask them to:
- Show up fully.
- Leave formalities of titles, credentials, and job description at the office and participate in the training as human beings.
- Engage in discussion within small group formats throughout the training and examine potential historical obstacles of this movement, obstacles imbedded within their organizations, and obstacles impacting them as individuals. This process is vital to enhance skills in establishing maximally effective relationships.
- Connection: Research suggests that people
are most likely to engage in this issue if they feel a personal level of
connection and responsibility. Therefore, in order to most effectively
implement a prevention program, instructors need to be acutely aware of the
stakes and urgency of this issue. At the same time, connection to hope is
essential to propel cultural change and to create a safe space for
individuals to embark on a new set of behaviors. In order to effectively
foster connections among their participants, instructors are given the
opportunity to explore their own connections through journaling, reflection
and small group discussion.
- Knowledge: The Green Dot etc. curriculum
is based on research, data and theory pulled from across disciplines.
Instructors will not only be trained on the current research across relevant
fields of study but they will also be challenged to examine research within
our own field and to apply the knowledge to improve upon methodologies.
Instructors will also be trained on the curriculum they will present to
- Skills: Green Dot etc. adheres to the
simple notion that “it doesn’t matter what you are saying if no
one is listening.” Effective delivery of content is an often
overlooked component of our education and prevention efforts. Regardless of
the strength of the content, the delivery will play a significant role in
determining the degree of effectiveness of a given program. As such, over
the course of the 4-day training, instructors will engage in a progressive
skill building exercise focused on persuasive communication skills.
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For information about scheduling on onsite training contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Green Dot, etcetera, our work goes beyond the Green Dot program itself. As leaders in violence prevention, we provide training, technical assistance, and program development for individuals, schools, and organizations both domestically and internationally as they work to foster safe communities. We are proud to be a technical assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office o Violence Against Women Campus Program. To learn more about that initiative, please visit our OVW Technical Assistance section.
Check out Dorothy Edwards discussing Green Dot on Kentucky Educational Television.
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