Green Dot Educator Training Available
The Green Dot movement is seeking individuals, including faculty and staff members, who would like to learn more about how to create a welcoming community and promote safety at Kent State University.
Green Dot is about what everyone can do to make a difference in the Kent State community. It is a single choice in one moment in time to use voices, actions or choices to make one small corner of the world safer. Those who are part of the Green Dot team have a shared vision that creates momentum through the power of a common language and purpose. Organizers of the movement hope to get faculty and staff involved.
“We are all leaders at Kent State and have the ability to influence those we interact with (students, colleagues and visitors to our campuses) in taking an active role in creating a welcoming, safe and healthy community,” says Jennifer O’Connell, director of the Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services.
Faculty and staff on all campuses are invited to become certified as Green Dot educators.
A four-day training to be certified as an educator for Green Dot will be held on July 25-28. Green Dot educators work as part of a universitywide team to facilitate dialogue around behaviors and words that contribute to a culture of violence. Educators motivate others to be active in addressing violent actions, and they teach bystander skills for safely intervening and creating a healthy, safe and welcoming university for all.
The cost for the four-day training is $350 and may be paid by university departments. The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services will be subsidizing the cost as well.
For more information, contact Constance Longmire at 330-672-8016.