Workshops

Invite us to your dorm or event!

 

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Steps for requesting a workshop:

  1. Email Kelsey at least 2 weeks prior to your preferred workshop date. Please list what workshop you are requesting and any specific topics you may want covered.
  2. Kelsey will verify your request and designate in*Touch members to facilitate that workshop.
  3. One week prior to the workshop, Kelsey will confirm the workshop date and provide you with the names of the workshop facilitators. She will also attach a workshop announcement for you to print and hang throughout your hall.
  4. The night of the workshop, the facilitators will arrive 30 minutes before the start of the workshop. Please be there to introduce yourself and make any requests about room set up.

Tips for a successful workshop:

  1. Ask your residents what topic they would be most interested in, as well as a night of the week that works best for the majority of the hall.
  2. Contact Kelsey with your request at least 2 weeks prior to your request date.
  3. Advertise in a variety of ways: Facebook, email, flyers, and individual invitations.
  4. Provide snacks!
  5. Offer to record the popular TV show on that night so participants can watch it after the workshop.
  6. 15 minutes prior to start of the workshop, knock on doors and remind residents of the workshop.

Workshop Titles

Knowing My Body from Head to Toe (Women's Health)
This workshop looks at a range of women's health issues: what to expect during a GYN exam, understanding the menstrual cycle, as well as steps for performing a breast self exam. This workshop is great for all Mount Holyoke students because knowing your body helps to keep it healthy.

Safe is Sexy (Contraception)
This workshop examines safer sex, including hormonal and barrier birth control methods. It covers safer sex options for all types of partners and offers space to ask questions regarding pregnancy prevention and safer sex.

Getting More Than Lucky: What You Need to Know About STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
What STIs are common among college students? Are you and your partner(s) at risk? This workshop shows you how to keep you healthy while enjoying safer sex.

HIV and AIDS: It Affects Us All
This interactive workshop provides an overview of HIV transmission, as well as options for protection. Participants will have a chance to discuss myths that continue to stigmatize individuals living with HIV and AIDS, and gain an understanding of the complexities of the HIV virus.

Frisky Fingers, Vibrating Toys, and Fun with 1: The Beauties of Masturbation (Sex Toys)
This workshop offers space to discuss the “ins and outs” of masturbation and sex toys. It covers self pleasure, basic anatomy, and the female response cycle. This workshop also provides a variety of examples of sex toys, along with a discussion of how to best clean the toys and reduce the transmission of STIs during play.