Gender Equity

The Unions NSW Gender Equity Training will assist organisations to meet their Respect@work and Paid Family and Domestic violence leave obligations.

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Gender Equity Training

The training has been developed to meet the specific knowledge and skill needs of workplaces. It can be tailored to include individual workplace practices.

The training is based on national qualitative and quantitative evidence, adult education principles including reflective practice and experiential learning, and behaviour change concepts. It engages participants in consideration of their values, increases knowledge of gender equality and violence, and develops skills in prevention and being an ethical bystander. The training uses scenarios and small group workshops, to engage participants in their learning journey.

The training is part of Union NSW’s work toward gender equality for all women in all workplaces. 

Gendered Violence Foundations Training

An overview of sexual domestic and family violence and harassment, its impact on the workplace, and employer and employee responsibilities.
5 hours
  • Gendered violence - sexual domestic and family violence and harassment,ocial concepts, facts, definitions, statistics,Intersectionality, micro aggression
  • Impacts of gendered violence and why it is a workplace issue
  • Supporting someone who has experienced gendered violence
  • Paid family and domestic violence leave and Respect@work practices
  • The law, policies and practices
  • Being and ethical bystander

Gender Advocates

For Leaders who will drive gender equality in workplaces.
4 days
  • Gendered violence - sexual domestic and family violence and harassment,ocial concepts, facts, definitions, statistics,Intersectionality, micro aggression
  • Impacts of gendered violence and why it is a workplace issue
  • Supporting someone who has experienced gendered violence
  • Paid family and domestic violence leave and Respect@work practices
  • The law, policies and practices
  • Being and ethical bystander
Leadership

Vicarious Trauma

For workplace first responders and supporters.
2 hours
  • How the WH&S framework can assist in the understanding and management of vicarious trauma.

Online Induction Training

An introduction to Gendered Violence and Workplace Expectations
1 hour
  • Beliefs, impacts, definitions
  • When someone says ….
  • Workplace policy and expectations
  • Ethical Bystanders
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Being and ethical bystander

Additional Courses

The following two modules require the prerequisite completion of the Gendered Violence Foundations Training
First responders

Who is it for?
For those in workplaces who will respond to or manage complaints of sexual harassment or will support employees to access paid domestic and family violence leave.

Content

  • Impacts of trauma
  • Workplace family and domestic violence support plans 
  • Workplace policies


Duration
2 hours

Leading for Gender Equality Module

Who is it for?
For leaders and workplace influencers.

Content
Gender inequality, the social structures and norms that drive gendered violence, and leading workplace change.

Duration
2 hours

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About the Trainer

Karen Willis is the Gender Equity Officer at Unions NSW. Previously Karen worked for 40 years in NGO sexual, domestic, and family violence services.

In 2005, with Professor Moira Carmody from the University of Western Sydney, Karen engaged in a three-year Australian Research Council-funded project studying the prevention of sexual violence. In 2010 Karen partnered with Professor Catharine Lumby of Macquarie University in an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, to evaluate education programs at the National Rugby League. Karen is currently engaged with Dr Chris Krogh of the University of Newcastle in the research project ‘Moving from agreement to participation: investigating union-affiliated men’s commitments to gender equality’.

Karen has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, an Order of Australia Medal, and the Edna Ryan Grand Stirrers award for her work to respond to and prevent gendered violence.

Contact Karen Willis

0419 438 907

kwillis@unionsnsw.org.au

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