Through its Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Initiatives, NSU Title IX Staff has made a number of interactive workshops and trainings available for student, staff, and faculty consumption. Our library of educational workshops has been curated to meet the needs of the NSU community and is poised to grow as those needs evolve. A listing of the popular RSVP Initiatives currently offered can be found below. Click on the title of each workshop to review the description.
To request a workshop, presentation, or training, please email NSU Title IX staff at TitleIX@nova.edu. It is most helpful if you can include the following:
Please allow 1-2 business days for a response. We are happy to do our best to develop a presentation that meets your needs if you do not see something on this list that will work for you.
This interactive workshop challenges participants to deconstruct the myths associated with relationship and sexual violence which are so pervasive in our society. Beginning with an assessment of general knowledge about sexual misconduct, this workshop encourages active discussion amongst participants to source the predominant attitudes surrounding sexual violence whilst sharing critical facts necessary for the deconstruction of these attitudes. This workshop is available in a 60-minute or 90-minute format.
Theme(s): the prevalence of sexual violence
"Because I Love You." Such a simple phrase can take on a different meaning in an unhealthy relationship; escalating from a statement of care to one of control. This interactive discussion features a series of short digital content that works to shine a spotlight on unhealthy or emotionally abusive relationship behaviors - the gray area between love and control. A product of the One Love Foundation, this workshop is available in a 60-minute or 90-minute format.
Theme(s): unhealthy relationships, intimate partner violence, university policy, resources for support
Billions of photos and messages are posted to social media every day. However, you can't always see the big picture through the small ones, especially when it comes to unhealthy relationships. Join us in an interactive examination of the role that social media can play in distorting the realities associated with unhealthy relationship behaviors. Beginning with a brief film produced by the One Love Foundation, this interactive workshop will open your eyes and empower you to better support peers, family and friends who may find themselves in an unhealthy partnership. This workshop is available in a 60-minute or 90-minute format.
Theme(s): social media, unhealthy relationships
Florida is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world and intercultural romantic relationships can come with their own set of challenges and benefits. Learn how to navigate differences in upbringing, values, family, communication styles, and priorities while celebrating each other's identities. This workshop is available in a 60-minute or 90-minute format.
Theme(s): Relationships, communication, cultural competency
This film-based discussion opens people's eyes to the warning signs of intimate partner abuse and identifies strategies for recognizing relationship violence and supporting peers, family, and friends who may have this experience. The film follows a college-aged couple through the very sweet beginnings of their relationship and shows how seemingly minor unhealthy behaviors can escalate into abuse. After the film, workshop participants will be invited to dive into a discussion about the film - led by trained facilitators - discussing the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what they can do if they witness or experience these warning signs. Produced by the One Love Foundation, this workshop is a powerfully moving opportunity for awareness and empowerment. This workshop is available in a 90-minute format.
Theme(s): identifying unhealthy relationships, escalating behavior
This interactive workshop challenges participants to evaluate personal practices associated with consent conversations with intimate partners. Participants will explore the concept of consent and will participate in a frank discussion about conversations with intimate partners related to personal boundaries and sexual autonomy. This workshop is available in a 45-minute and 60-minute format.
Theme(s): understanding consent, sexual misconduct policy
Adapted from the APA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Inclusive Language Guidelines (2021), this discussion will cover the importance of inclusion, Person- First vs Identity-First language, trauma-informed communication, and best practices related to gender expression, sexuality, class, ability, and race. This workshop is available in a 30-minute or 60-minute format.
Theme(s): inclusion, diversity, language, equity, prosocial behaviors
Inclusivity is a policy or practice that deliberately attempts to involve all types of people. This workshop will discuss how to be more inclusive of folx with different gender, sexuality, and relationship expressions. We will use scenarios to practice how to be more inclusive in our everyday lives. This workshop is available in a 60-minute format.
Theme(s): Sex, gender, relationships, gender expression, discrimination, identity
This interactive workshop will educate participants about effective strategies for supporting peers, friends, and family who may have been affected by sexual harassment or sexual violence. This workshop will highlight a myriad of on-campus and Broward county resources which are available to persons impacted by sexual violence. Participants will be provided with opportunities to implement these strategies and resources in scenario-based dialogue with the facilitator(s). This workshop is available in a 45-minute and 60-minute format.
Theme(s): supporting victims, bystander intervention
This workshop challenges participants to deconstruct the traditional "wingman" or "wingwoman" role. This program aims to provide practical strategies for safely intervening in cases where sexual coercion, exploitation, or assault may occur or where there may be a risk of such activity. This workshop is available in a 30-minute and 60-minute workshop.
Theme(s): bystander intervention, prosocial behaviors
This interactive workshop challenge participants to deconstruct the societal stereotypes associated with masculinity and critically assess the correlation to widely accepted behaviors and conduct that inadvertently perpetuate rape culture in popular society. Participants will also be exposed to prosocial bystander intervention strategies and be afforded an opportunity to employ them. This workshop is available in a 60-minute or 90-minute format.
Theme(s): men's role in violence prevention, supporting survivors of sexual violence, bystander intervention
This interactive workshop uses a choose your own adventure model to allow students to explore how their actions affect relationships. In a time where most communication happens from behind a screen, we'll use Tinder, Instagram, WhatsApp, and/or Snapchat to interact with others and learn how to keep ourselves safe, spot red flags, end relationships safely, and more. This workshop is available in a 60-minute workshop format.
Theme(s): Internet safety, relationships, abuse, consent, boundaries, digital privacy, healthy and unhealthy relationships
NSU's HPD students have an opportunity to be trauma-informed healthcare providers, with an edge over their peers from other universities. Join our Title IX staff in a discussion about trauma-informed care in medical professions. Learn more about the signs and effects of trauma and best practices for giving care to patients who may have experienced sexual violence or other forms of trauma. This workshop is available in a 60-minute format.
Theme(s): trauma, sexual violence, prosocial behaviors, healthcare
This interactive workshop provides participants with an overview of NSU's Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting options, student rights, as well as campus and community resources. Participants will learn bystander intervention strategies and the skills necessary for employing them. This workshop will also explore the elements of a healthy relationship to ensure that participants are better able to recognize indicators of unhealthy behaviors in their social and romantic relationships. This workshop is available in a 45-minute or 60 minute format.
Theme(s): NSU sexual misconduct overview, bystander intervention, reporting options & resources
We are all called not be apathetic bystanders, but to intervene when our friends and others need help. This workshop will advise participants on different types of intervention strategies, the possible obstacles which may inhibit bystander intervention, and how to intervene in a manner proportional to any given situation - befitting your personality and comfort level. This session will include a discussion of the continuum of sexual misconduct and the resources available for support within our campus community. This workshop is available in a 30-minute or 60-minute workshop format.
Theme(s): bystander intervention, reporting options, campus and community resources
This interactive workshop will educate participants about the pervasive nature of sexual harassment in American culture. Participants will review NSU's definition of sexual harassment as outlined in the NSU Sexual Misconduct Policy and learn about the spectrum of behaviors and language which may implicate sexual harassment. Participants will be advised of reporting options if they experience or observe sexual harassment within the NSU community and will be granted the opportunity to implement lessons learned by way of scenario-based dialogue with the facilitator(s). This workshop is available in a 60-minute format.
Theme(s): understanding sexual harassment, sexual misconduct policy, reporting options; campus and community resources