Each training includes a pre-training and post-training call to tailor the material to your needs and answer additional questions.
We are happy to conduct the trainings onsite at your convention or through the virtual meeting site of your choice.
Our trainings include 45 minutes of content with 15 minutes of Q&A. Want more or less, just ask!
A resource sheet of key takeaways customized for you.
Online and at cons, fostering safe community spaces is crucial. Members of the Uplift team will cover the basics of creating safe, inclusive, and appropriate community spaces for your organization or club, whether IRL or virtual. From setting community expectations, to working through challenging situations, to dealing with abuse in the community, we'll discuss how to maintain the right standards and expectations for everyone.
As fans, our fandoms are part of our identities. We make our communities our homes. Existing in these spaces demands that we examine our actions and mindsets, forging a collective way forward. Discussion is the first step. Members of Uplift, along with creator and fan representatives will discuss where this community stands, what still needs work, and how we can move forward.
As online communities grow, prominent members amass huge followings and fame. These internet celebrities are often subject to harassment, especially if they are a member of a marginalized group. However, they also have power over their fans. Some have taken advantage of this dynamic to sexually harass their followers. In this talk, we'll dive into these complex dynamics and discuss how individuals and platforms can ensure all involved can be part of a safe and healthy online community.
Sometimes the book, TV show, or film genre a convention is celebrating can have many problematic elements, especially with regard to rape culture. Join members of the Uplift team for an interactive discussion of rape culture in this piece of media. We'll also brainstorm how we, the fandom, can speak out against rape culture in our communities.
“Dynamic and engaging presentation! Grace was very knowledgeable & brought the right amount of levity to the topic. Great suggestions for how to understand, connect with, and empower [people] to protect themselves.”
“This year I felt much more prepared to deal with the reports that I received, and felt more confident in the way I responded. The staff training helped me be more confident that I could interact with victims of harassment in an empathetic and understanding way. [Uplift’s] training gave concrete examples and phrasing that I found extremely useful.”
“ Jennifer was exactly what our convention needed! She cut straight to the core of our values — and our vulnerabilities — to address issues relevant to our organization. Her specific examples of our power dynamics really helped us, and the depth of her preparedness fired up our engagement. We knew that she cared about our issues, and wanted to help.”