Train with us to change the culture for the better, one constructive dialogue at a time! We train professionals / volunteers working with boys and young men to facilitate constructive dialogues with them, about safety, empathy and respect.

Our highly-rated one-day ‘essentials’ training day covers 3 main strands: 

  • Name The Problems: Identifying out the range of issues arising from negative social conditioning of boys and young men which manifest themselves in your work with them
  • Why are These Things Happening? Looking at the societal processes and influences by which this social conditioning is achieved, allowing us to move way from ‘boys will be boys’ fatalism
  • What Can We Do? Looking at the opportunities we have as professionals to offer counter-narratives, alternatives and support for boys and young men in making respectful, empathetic choices. The group spends time walking through sample activities to familiarise themselves with the practical approaches to successful delivery of the 10 Dialogues

Choose from either bespoke, in-house training exclusively for your organisation – at your premises or online – OR ‘open’ training groups comprising professionals in associated fields i.e. Education, Social Work, Family Support, Early Help, Mental Health, Youth Justice and beyond. These ‘open’ group training days are online-only.

Trainees receive:

  • A copy of #10Dialogues for Boys and Young Men (and Those Working With Them)
  • Post-training support and networking opportunities (free). We are always happy to respond to queries and observations from those who facilitate the programme.
  • Access to an ever-expanding bank of free resources and extension activities to deepen the work done in #10Dialogues. This is via a half-termly email newsletter to trainees, containing tips, relevant news items, video clips, articles and research.
  • Regional and national networking support – MAW will share info about webinars, conferences and events of interest and arrange occasional webinars on themes relating to the #10Dialogues
  • Discounted access to further training and events

Online Training

Online training default delivery is 1 x full day (09.15am to 3.15pm with a one hour lunch break, a 15 minute break at 10.30am and a 10 minute break at 2pm to suit). An alternative option of 2 x half-day (3 hrs) sessions (AM or PM) with a 15 minute break is available on request.

Group size: minimum 6 and maximum 12 participants. Groups can be bespoke (i.e. a group training session for single-organisation staff) or a mixed group with staff from multiple organisations (min 6 and max 12 in any case).

Cost: £130* pp basic rate. Group discounts – where an organisation books multiple places – work as follows:

  • 1 trainee from an organisation @ £130* pp
  • 2-5 trainees from same organisation are @ £115* pp
  • 6-10 trainees from same organisation are @ £105* pp
  • 11-15 trainees from same organisation £99* pp

*NB: These prices will be guaranteed for all bookings made before 1st October 2022, when there will be a review, assessing the impact of inflation and multiple cost increases, nationally.

Next available dates for 2022:

The next scheduled online training dates are Weds 14th September, Mon 17th October and Fri 18th November 2022. Bespoke training can be arranged on additional dates. Click here for more information and to book your place/s https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/facilitating-constructive-dialogues-with-boys-and-young-men-tickets-333583696817

In-Person Training (COVID situation, permitting)

In-person training default delivery is for single (or connected organisations), *hosted by them*, in a space equipped with screen, projector, WIFI and adequate space and ventilation. It is 1 x full day (09.15am – 3.15pm with a 45-60 mins lunch break, and comfort breaks to suit the group).

  • Group Size: Min: 6 Max: 15
  • Cost: £140* pp for 6 trainees (the minimum), £120* pp for 7-9 trainees, £110* pp for 10-12 trainees and £99* pp for 13-15 trainees
  • Next Dates: By request

*NB: These prices will be guaranteed for all bookings made before 1st October 2022, when there will be a review, assessing the impact of inflation and multiple cost increases, nationally.