ANALYZING OUR MALE DOMINANT CULTURE AND CONFRONTING VIOLENCE, ESPECIALLY GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Kirkhof Center, Grand Valley Room
Grand Valley State University
October 11, 2013
Registration is free to all GVSU Students, Faculty and Staff and there will be a $25 fee to all outside attendees. Please go here to register for the conference.
Learning objectives: After participating in this training, students will:
- Grow in their awareness that their attitudes and beliefs are shaped through male socialization (knowledge and Examination of Structures & systems that impact diverse populations)
- Ask questions about male social experiences and seek out answers to these questions (Intellectual and Practical Skills)
- Identify personal changes in their awareness and understanding of male socialization/violence against women (Location of self)
University of Richmond
October 15, 2013
Today’s College Man (TCM) is a one-day workshop designed to bring together student affairs professionals, faculty, and educators of all stripes to discuss ways to help college men engage, persist, and succeed in the college environment and in the larger world beyond the gates of our campuses. Each year’s workshop features leading scholars, practitioners, and researchers in the growing field of men’s gender development who encourage participants to explore how college men make meaning in their world and to help shape society’s perception of men and masculinity.
The conference format includes a keynote address, concurrent sessions, and round table discussions. The workshop allows for sharing and networking among professionals with an interest in helping college men reach their full potential.
2013 Schedule of Events
Tuesday, October 15
10:45–11:50 a.m. Keynote Address, Dr. Frank Harris, III, San Diego State University, Auditorium Q162
The keynote will have a strong theory-to-practice connection and will focus on “masculine scripts” and different roles that college men perform.
12–12:45 p.m. Lunch Served, Robins Tower, 1st Floor of Queally Hall, Dining space available in Atrium, Commons Q160, and Patio
12:45–2 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Brand of Brothers: Shifting Paradigms of Masculinity through Messaging, Dr. Joe Boehman, Dean of Richmond College, University of Richmond, BUS Q156
Masculinities are shaped by culture and context. This session will explore how elements of personal branding can be employed to transform college men’s perception of what it means to be a man.
Mentoring and Teamwork in College Athletics, Keith Gill, Director of Athletics, University of Richmond, BUS Q158
The team environment has a tremendous impact on the growth and development of student-athletes. The transition from high school to college for a first year student-athlete is a mental and physical challenge. This session will explore how athletics departments assist student-athletes on their four year journey of growth and discovery. We will discuss the various techniques and concepts that coaches and administrators use to create a culture of comprehensive learning that ensures a student-athlete is prepared for life after college and equipped to handle any situation that may arise.
Academic Achievement and Mentoring: Transition into Adulthood, Roger Mancastroppa, Associate Director of the Academic Skills Center, University of Richmond, BUS Q154
You have mastered the challenges of your life so far, but how do you continue your development as you transition into adulthood?
You have been in pursuit of academic achievement for as long as you can remember. Why is it so important? How can it benefit you beyond the diploma and credentials? What role will your learning play once you have graduated?
If you have a good mentor it is probably easy to become one, right? If you have not had a good mentor, can you still mentor others? What does it mean to mentor someone else, and how can mentoring benefit more than two lives?
In this session we will look at the importance of self-development. If it is to benefit us it must help us become more effective with our life skills and extend into our community.
2:10–3:25 p.m. Round Table Discussions, BUS Q154, BUS Q156, BUS Q158, and BUS 115