People often ask…

Do you deliver workshops directly to boys and young men in schools / colleges / youth settings?

Men At Work C.I.C. draws on many years of delivering sessions directly with boys and young men to train you, as professionals, to do this in your work setting, with the boys and young men you know. To support you in this we offer you our one-day training session, our 10 Dialogues programme manual and ongoing online contact. This work is all about relationships, time and ongoing dialogue, not ‘flash-in-the-pan’ visits and one-off events. Slow and steady work, with familiar faces. That’s our approach.

Is the 10 Dialogues programme for single sex male groups only?

Yes. We believe in the value of working with single-sex groups of boys and young men. It provides a particular kind of focus which experience – and research – suggests facilitates engagement with this particular kind of work. That is not to say that fantastic work in the realms of #RSE and #PSHE cannot be done in mixed sex groups – far from it – but for a conversation that requires boys and young men to focus on their experience of being socialised through masculinity as boys and young men, then being in a group of only male peers is desirable.

Do you deliver assemblies as guest speakers?

We don’t routinely deliver assemblies or similar (year-group speeches etc). Instead, we train you, the professionals who work with boys and young men, to facilitate constructive dialogues with them about their understanding of what it means to be a man and support you in promoting this work within your institutions. This can involve working with you to create assemblies / speeches that are a part of this wider work in your setting.