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Consent & Cookies: A Training Webinar for Educators!

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Consent & Cookies: a confidence-building workshop for teens (and adaptable for college students) is an original workshop I developed in 2014 to help youth learn, practice, and pass on active consent skills in their personal lives, communities, and intimate relationships.

Consent & Cookies has since become my most popular and most requested workshop which I've adapted to teach to both high school youth and college students. This workshop builds the essential relational skills of asking for, giving, or denying enthusiastic consent in our romantic, intimate, sexual, and interpersonal interactions. Its message is a cornerstone to my work as an independent sex educator.

This fun & interactive workshop includes my popular Consent Cookie-building activity that brings to life consensual communication, tools and techniques in a way accessible to young people. Including a pre-snack talk about the central components of consent and a post-snack discussion about how to give, ask for, receive, and negotiate consent, this workshop seeks to help youth build confidence in their ability to apply consent to their everyday relational interactions.

The goal of this workshop is to meet youth where they’re at in their lives and relationships in an approachable & appropriate & fun setting to help them break down the linguistic, mental & emotional barriers standing in the way of creating a culture of consensual communication at their schools, in their peer groups and for their future sexual explorations.

This training will focus on how to teach Consent & Cookies to high school-aged youth (and will also go over how to easily adapt it for college students) and is taught with the assumption that participants have some base-level of sex- and/or consent-educational knowledge either as teachers, sex educators, or facilitators. This is not a required skill-set to have to take the course but it may come in handy as this training is not designed to teach the fundamentals of educating about sex and consent, but rather provides some great tools with which to do that!

Participants will leave this webinar with a full kit of teaching materials (detailed below), ready to present this modern, relevant, and customizable workshop as their own for profit or personal use. Participants will also receive a Consent & Cookies Training Certificate and will be listed on my website as educators trained in this workshop so that my clientele can find you in your hometown for hire!


What Do You Get in This Training?

1. Seven components of Consent & Cookies teaching materials

(see full list with descriptions below) that’ll equip you to independently prep and teach the full 1-1.5 hour Consent & Cookies Workshop including:

  • A 9-page step-by-step Consent & Cookies lesson plan (GoogleDoc)
  • A 19-slide, customizable Consent & Cookies slideshow (GoogleSlides)
  • 4-page Consent & Cookie Activity Instructions for Educators (GoogleDoc)
  • Consent & Cookies instructional handout for your workshop participants (GoogleDoc)
  • A priced-out, itemized shopping list for the workshop and cookie-building activity (GoogleDoc)
  • A printable, youth-friendly feedback form to handout to your participants after your workshop (GoogleDrawing)


2. Over 60 hours of time

that I’ve spent developing, editing, troubleshooting, improving, planning and teaching this workshop (my most popular ever!) all digested into training materials and a webinar for you to take with you and teach wherever you please.


3. Money!! (Maybe)...

A relevant, modern, and marketable workshop package to high schools, youth groups, and colleges (my most popular ever!) that has grossed me over $5,000 in the last year as a freelance sex educator and/or that will make a wonderful addition to your teaching classroom.

Disclaimer: I can teach you the workshop, but the marketing, self-promotion, and workshop-bookings are all up to you. {Psst...I do private Skype consults with folks looking to learn more about building their own freelance sex educator branding & business}.


4. A 2-hour live webinar

during which I’ll walk you through all of the lesson plans, give you tips for facilitating this workshop, and demonstrate interactive parts of the workshop including the cookie-building activity and other points of participant interaction.


5. A recording of the webinar

for you to have afterwards for notes and refreshers.


6. A Q&A after the webinar

so you can get your particular questions answered about prepping for, selling, advertising, or teaching the workshop.


7. Email support

from me after the webinar is over if questions come up when you go to prep for or teach this workshop later on down the line.


8. A Consent & Cookies Training Certificate

to show you completed the training, to throw whatever weight my name carries behind your future endeavors, to make you feel fancy, and to impress your future workshop hiring hosts.


What’s In Your Training Packets?

  • Consent & Cookies Lesson Plan

    • This is a 9-page step-by-step guide to the Consent & Cookies workshop (1-1.5 hours long in total) which includes a “lecture” portion about consent, the Consent & Cookies activity, and a post-cookie-building discussion and wrap-up session.
    • The lesson plan includes verbage to use in the workshop, tips & suggestions for educators, suggested timing, slide cue numbers...pretty much every little step needed to teach this workshop all on your own.
  • Consent & Cookies Slideshow (Customizable in GoogleSlides)

    • This is a customizable, 19-slide GoogleSlides presentation to use for the Consent & Cookies workshop.
    • This slideshow features colorful slides, animated GIFs of cute animals used to explain the various components of consent practice, workshop guidelines for participants, definitions of consent, prompt questions, the needed ingredient list for the cookie-building activity, and a customizable resource & title page.
  • Consent & Cookie Activity Instructions for Educators

    • This is a 4-page document that details the cookie-building activity specifically, especially helpful for folks who just want to use the cookie-building activity to enhance a workshop they already teach.
    • These activity instructions are a step-by-step guide to setting up, framing, and walking your workshop participants through the cookie-building activity in the workshop. It also has discussion questions and prompts for easier facilitation.
  • Consent & Cookies Activity Instructional Handout (for Participants)

    • This is a printable handout to give to your workshop participants detailing instructions for the cookie-building activity.
  • Supplies & Shopping List

    • A priced-out list of supplies needed for the workshop and cookie-building activity for 40-50 students. Just print it and take it to the store with a quotable price for the institution funding your workshops!
  • Feedback Form

    • This is a printable, youth-friendly feedback form to hand out to your workshop participants at the end of the workshop.
    • Feedback forms are especially important to share with your workshop hosts who hired you in order to increase transparency and the likelihood that they would like to hire you again.
    • Audience members are far more likely to fill out a paper feedback form directly following the workshop than they are to fill out a digital one after the workshop is over.


Why Learn from Yana?

Yana Tallon-Hicks is a consent, sex & sexuality writer and educator living in Northampton, MA. Her work centers around the belief that pleasure-positive & consent-based sex education can positively impact our lives and the world.

Yana’s workshops about sexual pleasure, communication & consent are taught at colleges, high schools, and sex toy shops all over New England. She currently practices Couples Therapy as an MFT Graduate Student Therapist at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley in Northampton on her path to becoming a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

As a successful self-employed sex educator, she has written her own custom lesson plans for over two dozen workshops; created her own branding, marketing, social media presence, and website; managed her own fee schedule, workshop bookings, and professional networking; and has been invited to speak at over thirty schools in the last two years, including to present a TEDxTalk in Vienna, Austria.

Read more about Yana & her work here, where you can also read her sex advice column, follow her on Instagram & Twitter, and watch her TEDxTalk: Is the Porn Brain Our New Sex Educator?.


Fees

As an independent sex educator, I've made anywhere from zero to $900 teaching this workshop, depending on the institution hiring me, their budget, their need, and their audience. I prioritize my lowest fees and pro-bono work for teenaged youth groups, LGBTQ+ groups, and high schools who tend to have smaller budgets and a greater need for impactful sex & consent education now.

This training is offered on a sliding scale and has the capability of paying for itself after teaching one Consent & Cookies workshop for-hire -- if you choose to use the training for-profit. Of course, I can't guarantee that but I can teach you how to facilitate a great workshop that you can do what you wish with -- update it, edit it, improve it, keep it the way it is, make it your own! The more consent education in this world, the better!

Some ideas to get this training funded include crowdsourcing the fees from your community members that want to support your consent & sex education work (think GoFundMe or IndieGoGo or even just plain ol PayPal) or inquiring about a professional development budget from the educational institution your work for.


Regular fee - Live Webinar w/Recording: $400

Attend the Live Webinar and get a recorded version of the webinar for your continued use.


Regular fee - Recorded Webinar only. No live webinar: $350

Can't make the Live Webinar? The primary benefits of attending the Live Webinar is more interaction with me to get your questions answered and interaction with other participants, all in real time. If you can't attend the Live Webinar, you'll get just as much training from the recorded version and can email me any questions you have afterwards. And hey, save $50!


Sliding Scale Option #1 - Live Webinar w/Recording: $300

Two seats are available - first come, first served - for folks who would benefit from this sliding scale price.


Sliding Scale Option #2 - Live Webinar w/Recording: $250

Two seats are available - first come, first served - for folks who would benefit from this sliding scale price.


Sponsor a Future Consent Educator! Donate! {Donations due by February 1st}

Donate money through Eventbrite. Once donations reach $200, someone will be sent to the live webinar for free!

If you'd like to be added to the list of folks interested in being a sponsored sex educator, send me an email with links or a very brief explanation of your sex education work. First come, first served. You'll be notified once donations hit $200 and you'll be able to attend the webinar for free. If donations reach $400, we'll sponsor another sex educator, etc. in increments of $200.

Sponsored educators will be notified by February 1st.


Sex Educator Scholarship! One aspiring sex educator under 25 years old can apply to attend for free!

Simply send me one typed page or less about why you want to become a sex and/or consent educator and why you want to attend the webinar to y.tallonhicks@gmail.com. Applications due by February 1st.


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