Instructor Trainings

Our Instructor Training is the perfect path to being able to service your own students, clients & community with a violence prevention program

WHY TRAIN WITH
EMPOWERED TODAY?

Our Instructor training is based on the principles of a proven violence prevention method called Empowerment Self Defence. We have spent years developing our curriculum based on research and experience. Coming from an education background, we not only teach the applicable content but also the teaching pedagogy and strategies needed to ensure your programs are taught in a safe, practical & engaging way.

WHO IS THE
TRAINING FOR?

Empowered Today Instructor Training is for any person or organisation that is interested in offering a violence prevention program based on Empowerment Self Defence principles.
Our training is accessible in 2 ways…
– our Empowered Communities Initiative
– as an exclusive training for your organisation

EXCLUSIVE
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

We offer tailored instructor trainings for organisations that have a number of staff they would like to have trained.

This is a great option for those in the community services sector that would like to be more self-sufficient and service their own clients with violence prevention programs into the future.

Contact us for a quote

What Does the Training Entail?

Empowered Today Instructor Training is a 5-day course that empowers it’s participants with the knowledge and skills to teach a violence prevention program of up to 16hrs long.  

The content & topics covered include…

– Trauma-informed care and emotional safety

– Understanding gender-based violence

– Research & Statistics 

– The history & principles of Empowerment Self Defence

– Emotional, Mental & Physical skills for violence prevention & personal safety

– Self-care: Grounding, Mindfulness, State regulation, Support

– Teaching pedagogy & principles

– How to build a student-centred curriculum that focuses on your strengths 

 

Sample Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 09:00 – Module 1: Introductions & Housekeeping, Emotional Safety & Grounding
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 10:45 – Module 2: The history & principles of Empowerment Self Defence
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Module 3: Understanding Gender-based violence – Research & Statistics
  • 15:30 – Afternoon Tea
  • 15:45 – Module 4: Soft Physical Skills (non-violent)
  • 17:00 – Finish
  • Day 2
  • 09:00 – Module 5: THINK – Assessing a situation/Risk Assessment, Awareness – Internal & External/Situational, Intuition, Tactical thinking, Options/Choices
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 10:45 – Module 6: FIGHT – Fighting Spirit, Self Worth & Resilience. Basic Strikes/Teaching with Targets
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Module 7: Trauma-informed lens
  • 15:30 – Afternoon Tea
  • 15:45 – Module 8: YELL – Connecting with & Using your voice, Verbal/Nonverbal Communication, Consent, Setting Boundaries, Assertiveness
  • 17:00 – Finish
  • Day 3
  • 09:00 – Module 9: RUN – Removing yourself from a situation, Moving towards safety, Distract/Evade/Escape strategies, Using your surroundings (people, exits, objects, weapons),
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 10:45 – Module 10: Releases from Grabs & Holds
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Module 11: Neuroscience/Psychology, Strangle Releases
  • 15:30 – Afternoon Tea
  • 15:45 – Module 12: TELL – Responding, Survivor Advocacy & Support, Sharing for healing, Choosing to Report
  • 17:00 – Finish
  • Day 4
  • 09:00 – Module 13: Physical skills refresh
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 10:45 – Module 14: Role-Plays & Scenarios
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Module 15: Role-Plays & Scenarios 2
  • 15:30 – Afternoon Tea
  • 15:45 – Module 16: Self-Care – teacher & students
  • 17:00 – Finish
  • Day 5
  • 09:00 – Module 17: Teaching pedagogy & principles
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 10:45 – Module 18: How to build a student-centred curriculum that focuses on your strengths
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Module 19: Teaching in Practice
  • 15:30 – Afternoon Tea
  • 15:45 – Module 20: Teaching in Practice 2, Closing – Questions & Reflections
  • 17:00 – Finish

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