Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Awareness Training

Training: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Support and Education

Available Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Awareness Training, University of Guelph

The University of Guelph provides a variety of trainings available to staff, faculty, and students on responding to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Campus. Training categories are divided into Introductory, Intermediate and Specialized Trainings (available upon request).

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Introductory Trainings:

Training Title Description Intended Audiences Length Training Dates Sign Up
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Awareness Training Module for Students This module is an introductory training available to all students, reviewing gender-based violence, consent, and supporting survivors.  All Students 40 minutes Available online Courselink
Sexual Violence Support Module for Faculty and Staff This module is an introductory training available to all faculty and staff, reviewing definitions of Sexual Violence, referral processes, and available supports and resources. All Faculty and Staff



Available online Courselink
Facilitated Training for Staff and Faculty: Responding to Disclosures, Consent in the Workplace, and Understanding Your Obligations Under the Sexual Violence Policy

This training is facilitated by the S&GBV Centre to provide staff and faculty with the skills to respond to disclosures of sexual and gender-based violence, gain necessary tools for navigating power dynamics and consent, increase awareness about support resources, and to increase knowledge about obligations under the University of Guelph Sexual Violence Policy.

Available to all staff, student staff, and faculty 90 minutes

Fall 2023 Dates:

Friday, October 20th 12:00-1:30pm (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 15th 4:00-5:30 (In-Person JT Powell 1146)

Winter 2024 Dates:

Tuesday, January 23rd 10:00-11:30am (In-Person JT Powell 1146)

Tuesday, February 20th 12:00-1:30pm (Virtual)

Sign up here

Additional Trainings: 

In addition to the training opportunities outlined above, the S&GBV Centre offers many trainings, workshops and other opportunities to gain skills for preventing and addressing S&GBV by request. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting Survivors and Responding to Disclosures

  • What is Trauma-Informed and Survivor-Centric Support?

  • Bystander Intervention Training

  • Consent

  • Healthier Relationships

  • Boundaries and Communication

  • S&GBV and the Law

  • Rape Culture and Media

  • Navigating Rejection

  • Coercion

The S&GBV Centre can deliver workshops and trainings to any student, staff or faculty group, club or department in different formats including in-person, virtual or hybrid. Possible options include:

  • Inviting us for a workshop/training

  • Inviting us for a guest lecture (faculty)


Please contact the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Education Coordinator ( for any specialized training needs or requests. 

Visit our Gryphlife page or follow @wellness_uofg on Instagram for additional educational events, trainings and workshop opportunities.


Additional Resouces:

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Support Resources