Offers by the collective

Our workshops, seminars and lectures are just as diverse as the five of us, and so are the formats and methods we use. However, we work closely together as a team and learn from and with each other. We also like to give lectures together. Feel free to write to us and let us know on which topic you would like to have a presentation and for whom the workshop is intended. Even if your topic is not listed, please contact us and we will find a solution together. We also have concepts for interactive online lectures and workshops and take time for detailed preliminary discussions.

The responsibility for the respective workshops lies with the offering collective members. The collective bears no liability for the content and design of the workshops.

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Male Allies: How can men advance equality?

Workshop online or in person by Matthias Schneider

Feminism is particularly associated with women. But the topic concerns men just as much. This is not only a moral issue. Rather, men also benefit from a world that does not divide us humans into blue and pink pigeonholes. And finally, gender justice has a positive effect on society as a whole.

And indeed, Male Allies have been heard of more for a few years now, e.g. through the UN Women campaign HeForShe, and there is a trend towards more male participation in feminism. But many men remain sceptical about the issue. And even among feminist women there is no unanimous opinion on this. 

In this one or two day workshop we will explore the question of how men can contribute to an equal society: Why is it important for men to work for equality and what do they benefit from it themselves? What role do privileges play in this? What practical possibilities do they have for action? Are there hurdles and pitfalls? We will try to strike a balance between a differentiated view of the complex issue and a pragmatic orientation towards action – with a focus on the latter.

The workshop is designed to be interactive. Through various methods – from “classic” content input to World Café and creative methods – participants will be encouraged to actively engage with the topic and adopt different perspectives. Online implementation is also possible. In an open, confidential and appreciative atmosphere, the exchange among participants is promoted and their own possibilities for action are examined.

Everyone is invited: regardless of gender, professional or academic background and previous knowledge. We want to enter into a dialogue together: constructive, self-reflective and in mutual appreciation.

More awareness on gender roles, gender justice and sexism in everyday life

Online workshop (also possible in person) by Jenny Barthel and Jan Ziehm

Together with the workshop participants, we explore why certain role and gender images have become established and how they influence our behaviour. In addition to content-related impulses on concepts around gender and gender justice, the workshop has an interactive structure and relies on small group work, where what is heard can be compared with one’s own experiences (How do I experience this?, How do I feel about it?). In this way, a conscious confrontation with one’s own thought patterns and behaviour patterns can take place. Together, new options for action are developed for a discrimination-free and opportunity-fair world that will be directly applicable for the participants. 

First steps towards more gender competence

Online workshop by Jenny Barthel and Jan Ziehm

In this four-hour workshop we will deal with the topic of gender equality and where it affects the participants in their everyday lives. The focus is on getting to know the theoretical basis of the concept of gender and on personal reflection. In an entertaining setting, participants will get inspiration to deal with gender and gender equality issues. The workshop aims to build gender competence, which is particularly required by managers, and to ensure a transfer into practice.

Relationship Happiness?!

Lecture or workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

As social beings, we need connection with others – and these are all too often the cause of dissatisfaction, conflict and stress. What can I do to install fulfilling (sexual) relationships for all involved? How to do justice to my individuality and that of the other person? 

In this intersectional 90-minute lecture (optionally as a three-hour workshop) we want to enter into a constructive, benevolent and self-reflective exchange about these questions together. We discuss many practical and applicable contents and examples. It is about addressing and listening to needs. Discuss and reflect or simply listen to the impulses from the plenum. The lecture addresses privilege and sexism within relationships, but not other forms of violence in relationships.

Optional reference can be made to sexist portrayals in the media landscape. The format can optionally be offered exclusively for FLINTA*s.

Becoming a pioneer of your own sexuality

Lecture or workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

How do I find my own sexuality in today’s abundance of possibilities? What should I orientate myself by? How can I explore my body and my desire? How do I deal with change in my psyche and body? How can I talk about all this? There will be impulses to these questions in this lecture, as well as space for a courageous exchange and reflection!

The format is also possible as a workshop and can optionally be offered exclusively for FLINTA*s. Bringing in body-therapeutic elements is also possible here.

Introduction to non-discriminatory language

Lecture or workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

Many people are uncertain about which ways of speaking are still appropriate today and how they can speak without hurting others. The aim here is to constructively address this concern.

This lecture is aimed at an audience that has had little or no exposure to this topic. It will include an overview of different forms of discrimination and how they are reproduced through language. It will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of non-discriminatory language. The aim is to raise awareness of the demands on language and thinking in the 21st century. 

There is a lot of leeway in the design of the lecture. It will be designed depending on the prior knowledge of the group. This means that lectures for an audience with more experience in the field are also possible. It is also possible to address the topic in a 4-hour workshop.

Reducing the discrimination in health care and counselling (by looking at gender as an example)

Lecture or workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

Far too rarely do we talk about how our interactions in health care could be. This workshop is meant to invite us to explore how we want to treat each other. How can we establish, as well as solicit, safety in counseling and treatment contexts? How can people who are not affected by a particular form of discrimination contribute as Allys to an equal society, how can they be sensitized to these issues and motivated to act? What are the pitfalls to avoid? In this intersectional 90-minute lecture (optional as a four-hour workshop), we want to engage together in a constructive, benevolent, and self-reflective exchange about these questions. Discriminatory, patriarchal, homophobic or transphobic behavior should be avoided or critically reflected upon and those affected should experience solidarity. 

The contents can be presented in the form of a lecture or worked out together in a workshop. In both formats, reference to the healthcare system is optional. The content will be adapted to the previous experiences and gender location of the participants.

In the workshop format, the plan is to talk through difficult situations together and work out possible solutions that are within our scope of action. This situation can be stressful and will be accompanied by the speaker. In the past, especially people who have contact with the health care system (in the role of patients, relatives or also as treatment providers/employees) have benefited from the lecture or workshop.

NO! - A space for approach and practice

Workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

A “No” is often difficult for us – to hear it and to say it. Both in private and professional contexts. Overwork, aggression and excuses, among other things, can follow. A lack of “no” harms us and others sooner or later. Together, we want to open up a curious, exploratory and tolerant space in which we dare to take a new look at boundaries and saying “no”. After an examination of stereotypes and (un)conscious thought patterns, we will try out saying and hearing “no” in our practice space. We will use exercises from bodywork. We develop options for clear and appreciative respect and communication of our own boundaries and support for the demarcation of other people. 

The workshop is designed to last at least 4 hours and is led by two people.

Menstrual Cycle Oriented Living & Working

Workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

Half of the world’s population menstruates – and for some, hormonal fluctuations are accompanied by mood swings, pain, and other psychological or physical discomfort.

How can we be more attentive to these changing needs in our private lives and at work? Where can we get (legal) support? What pitfalls can we avoid? Together we want to open up a curious, explorative and tolerant space for options for action. Our goal is to clearly and appreciatively respect and communicate our own boundaries and support the boundaries of others. In addition, we’ll dispel a few myths around menstruation and discuss what’s unique about sex and menstrual cycles.

The topic is designed to be a 90-minute intersectional lecture or optionally a four-hour workshop. 

Recognizing and fighting sexist transgressions in hospitals

Workshop with Charlotte Hoffmann

Is what is happening here sexist? And what do I do if it is? How do I recognize my boundaries? How can I protect them, how can I communicate and find allies? And how do I deal with discrimination towards another person? 

The workshop aims to provide space for input, exchange and approaches to action (multiplier effect).

The workshop length can be adapted and varies between 3-9 hours, depending on how many approaches are to be developed and tried out.