We currently offer training and professional development for educators at post-primary school and college level, student leaders and adult professionals working in a range of fields including sports and the public service.

Educators and Student Leaders – Training and Professional Development opportunities

At secondary school level, we offer:
  • Second-level Teacher Training to support you in facilitating and delivering the Active* Consent for School Communities programme in your classroom.
  • Second-level Parents’ Seminar for participating schools.
  • First Point of Contact Training in partnership with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. to provide you with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, and increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence. (Staff / Student Leaders)
  • “Sexual Consent Promotion – Practitioner Skills & Practice” Level 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module – see below for more information.

For colleges, we offer:

  • Active* Consent Facilitator Training to support you in facilitating our online or in-person Consent Workshops in your institution. (Staff and/or Student Leaders)
  • Active* Consent Ambassador Training to build your confidence and competence to roll-out sexual consent-related interventions and campaigns on campus (Staff and/or Student Leaders)
  • First Point of Contact Training in partnership with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. to provide you with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, and increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence. (Staff / Student Leaders)
  • “Sexual Consent Promotion – Practitioner Skills & Practice” Level 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module – see below for more information.

We also will engage directly with you and your organisation to see if it is possible to adapt our materials to your particular circumstances.  Contact us to initiate a conversation.

“Sexual Consent Promotion – Practitioner Skills & Practice” Level 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module

This 10-ECTS Level 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module “Sexual Consent Promotion: Practitioner Skills and Practice.” is open to educators and professionals in a variety of fields, including student services, college administration, counselling and wellbeing, academic programme management and research, and agencies / organisations relevant to education and research.

The module covers three main topic areas:

  • Designing, supporting, and evaluating education and development programmes on consent, sexual violence and harassment for students and staff.
  • Supporting organisational change through staff development, training in receiving disclosures, and acting as a resource for organisational culture and climate change.
  • Developing policies and best practice to underpin institutional and procedural change.

The deadline to apply for this course in 2022 is November 18th at 5pm. To sign up for this course, click here.

To find out more about this course, email rebecca.connolly@universityofgalway.ie or click here »