What We Offer
Keynotes, Trainings, Safe Spaces & Dialogues
Are you looking for inspiration or new perspectives for your organization, your company, or your audience? Would you like to learn how men can become allies for gender equality or how Europe can address its current challenges? Or do you need experienced moderators for an upcoming event or panel?
Both of us, individually and as a team, regularly give keynote speeches, host workshops and trainings, moderate conferences, and do consulting work in English and German. Take a look at what we offer below and contact us with your ideas and needs.
Male allyship for gender equality
As authors, consultants, catalysts for UN Women Germany's HeForShe movement. and 2022 members of the Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7, we are devoted to the concept of male allyship for gender equality. Over the last few years, we have worked with and learned from women (and men) in academia, public and private institutions, governmental organizations, and NGOs to more deeply explore how exactly men can best support women, girls, and queer people and help build a more inclusive and fair world for all.
Our keynotes, trainings, and safe spaces are built on these findings and are regularly updated to reflect our growing understanding of the intersection of privilege, sexism, discrimination, allyship, and feminism. Our formats have proven to be of value for participants new to the topic as well as those who already bring prior experience or knowledge.
An inspiring and activating introduction to the topic of male allyship. Suitable for audiences of various sizes and compositions.
This keynote covers all the basics. We show why gender inequality remains one of the most pertinent topics of our time and what benefits await all of us in a more gender-equal world. We also dive into why so many men keep their distance from anything associated with the word "gender" and why they can and should become allies instead. We conclude by sharing some proven best practices for individuals and organizations on their path to allyship and inclusion.
The keynote usually includes a Q&A part, in which we encourage any and all feedback, comments, ideas, experiences, or disagreement. This part is always a highlight for us. We never had a keynote event from which we did not learn something ourselves.
- 15 to 90 minutes (most common: 60 minutes)
- Usually includes a Q&A session
- Online or in person
- No limit on audience size
- No pre-knowledge required
2 Basic Training
This interactive training offers a hands-on deep dive into male allyship. For those who want to become an ally themselves or learn more about the concept.
Our basic training is designed to help participants explore the central elements of male allyship and apply them to their own lives and surroundings. Main topics covered include male privilege, responsibility, and allyship. Together, we discuss the importance of listening and believing, self-reflection and continuous education, as as well taking action against sexism and discrimination.
We have done trainings with all-male as well as mixed-gender groups and include helpful ideas and insights for those new to the topic and those with prior experience or knowledge. However, participants should have a general openness or interest in the concept of allyship.
Our goal is to have participants leave with a new point of view and a feeling of empowerment to make a change in their personal lives and professional environments.
- 120 to 180 minutes
- Online or in person
- Up to 40 participants
- No prior knowledge required, but a general openness is appreciated
3 Safe Space
This format offers small groups of participants a confidential space to ask and discuss all questions on gender equality. Chatham House Rule applies.
This format is based on our repeated observation that most organizations lack confidential spaces, in which to openly discuss burning questions on the status quo of and efforts towards gender equality. The safe space aims to do three things: (1) provide participants with a forum, in which to discuss the questions on gender equality that they want answers to; (2) enable participants to heighten sensitivity to the harmful impacts of (workplace) sexism; (3) encourage participants to put enlarged sensitivity to use as allies for gender equality.
The safe space format exists for all-male or mixed-gender groups. No prior knowledge or even interest in the topic is required. This format is best suited for critical questions or disagreeing points of view. Safe spaces are always conducted under the Chatham House Rule, which limits how participants may afterwards share information with third parties.
Each safe space is prepared in close cooperation with the hosting organization, as we seek to understand the prevalent questions or topics before meeting the group. Please contact us for further details on this preparatory process.
- 120 to 240 minutes
- Online or in person
- Up to 15 participants
- No prior knowledge or even interest in the topic required
4 Custom made
A format, training, or moderation that is built just for you.
In addition to our three standard formats, we offer custom-built events for our clients. We are happy to discuss your or your company's specific needs and wishes and design formats for small or large groups, ranging from 20-minute events to multi-day series.
Contact us to get a free consultation on what we can offer.
- On demand
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European citizen dialogues and book readings
Travels through 29 European countries and hundreds of conversations from Lisbon to Kiev, from Edinburgh to Malta, have shaped and broadened our view of the continent. We have encountered people and their ideas that have all the potential to meet the challenges of the future. Each and every one of us can contribute to a more confident, capable, democratic and social continent of global relevance.
In our book Europe For Future we share 95 concrete ideas on how this European emancipation can succeed. Around the book and our experience of Europe, we have developed dialogue formats that invite citizens to join in the conversation about the future of Europe and to contribute their own ideas and perspectives. Since 2014, we have organized and conducted European events and citizens' dialogues in 10 different countries.
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