Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Peer Facilitators

Peer Facilitators provide direct facilitation of the Michigan Man-Box and the Expedition of Manhood. Peer Facilitators may select to facilitate only Michigan Man-Box workshops or Expedition of Manhood programs they wish to facilitate based upon their availability and the overall interest in Michigan Men programming from the University of Michigan community members. All Peer Facilitators must complete SAPAC Training and attend 90-minute weekly meetings with fellow peer facilitators for ongoing education, programming preparation, and action planning. Additionally, we encourage our members to share their overall Michigan Men programming insights and further shape the program to reflect the student body’s interests, desires, and needs.

 

Training

What will be covered?

Training provides pertinent information on how to effectively facilitate SAPAC’s collective programming and a framework of how one’s role as a facilitator fits into the University’s collaborative plan to promote well-being and prevent harm. This training serves as a foundation for participants to develop facilitation skillsets promoting personal wellness, healthy relationships, and values-driven communities through dialogue and engaging activities.

Topics include:

  • The Cycle of Socialization
  • Identity, Intersectionality, and Authenticity
  • Power and Privilege
  • Systems of Oppression
  • Well-Being and Care
  • Responding to Disclosures
  • Supporting Individuals and Communities
  • Harm Prevention and Intervention
  • Community Building and Organizing
  • The Cycle of Liberation
  • Community and Personal Action Planning
  • And more!

The training is a series of dialogue workshops that include information, video presentations, weekly live group discussions via Zoom, and application activities. Facilitators of the training program include university staff, interns, current SAPAC volunteers, and community members.

Who can participate?

The Michigan Men Peer Facilitator program is open to all currently enrolled students at the University of Michigan, including undergraduate and graduate students.

Michigan Men programming focuses particularly on masculine-identified people’s societal expectations and their effects on masculine-identified individuals, relationships, and communities. All interested parties are invited to partake in Peer Facilitator training, regardless of gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical ability, or any other identities.

 

Learn more about the Michigan Men Program here!