Train with us to promote personal and community safety, 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, respect – and resilience to negative influences.

Our CPD-accredited, highly-rated one-day ’10 Dialogues’ training day covers 3 vital areas: 

Identifying the range of issues arising from negative social conditioning of boys and young men which manifest themselves in your work with them.

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

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

Training Options:

Choose from either bespoke, in-house training exclusively for your organisation – at your premises or online (via Zoom) – OR ‘open’ training groups (online via Zoom), 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.

Online Training

Online training default delivery is 1 x full day (09.15 to 15.15 with a one hour lunch break, a 15 minute break at 10.30 and an optional 10 minute break at 14:00, 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 for bespoke, single-organisation groups.

Group size: minimum 8 and maximum 16 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 8 and max 16 in any case).

Cost for online training 2023: £140 pp basic rate. Group discounts – where an organisation books multiple places – work as follows:

  • 1 trainee from an organisation @ £140 pp
  • 2-4 trainees from same organisation are @ £125 pp
  • 5-9 trainees from same organisation are @ £115 pp
  • 10-14 trainees from same organisation @ £105 pp

Click here for upcoming scheduled online training dates for mixed (not bespoke) groups

In-Person Training

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 (typically 09.00am – 3.30pm with a lunch break, and comfort breaks to suit the group).

  • Group Size: Min: 12 Max: 20
  • Cost: £140 pp for 12 trainees (the minimum), £120 pp for 13-16 trainees, £110 pp for 17-20 trainees
  • Next Dates: By request

Next available dates for 2023:

Click here for upcoming scheduled online training dates for mixed (not bespoke) groups

Bespoke training (online or in-person) can be arranged on additional dates.

ALL trainees (whether trained online or in-person) 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