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 and Lyn von der Laden 

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. 

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? 

You don’t need any previous knowledge for this 90-minute lecture followed by a discussion (the topic can also be discussed in a three-hour workshop). Instead, it is about addressing and listening to needs. In the workshop format, you will be gently divided into different small groups for discussion and reflection. If this is too stressful for you, you can simply listen to the impulses from the plenary.

The lecture will not be statistical, but will contain a lot of practical content and examples. It will briefly cover privilege and sexism within relationships, but not other forms of violence in relationships. Optionally, reference can also be made to sexist representations in the media landscape. 

The format can also be offered exclusively for FLINTA*s.

Becoming a pioneer of your own sexuality

Lecture or workshop online or in person by Charlotte Hoffmann

Historically and in the media, sex has been and continues to be told primarily from a male perspective. This ignores female pleasure or even portrays it as pathological. How do people find their own sexuality with this heritage and in today’s abundance of possibilities? And how can they learn to express it? In this lecture, there will be impulses on the topic and space for a lively, courageous exchange and reflection!

The format is also possible as a workshop and can optionally be offered exclusively for FLINTA*s. It is also possible to include body-therapeutic elements.

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. We want to work out what is already good and can stay that way and what we can do to improve it. How can people who are not affected by a particular form of discrimination contribute as allies to an equal society, why is their involvement important and what do they themselves gain from it? How can they be sensitised to these issues and motivated to act? What are the pitfalls to avoid? It is planned to talk through difficult situations together and to work out approaches to solutions that are within our scope of action. This situation can be stressful. It is the speaker’s wish and aspiration to support the participants (and herself) in this process.  

The workshop will be conducted with an intersectional approach. However, the expertise and perspective of the speaker is limited and lies in the field of sexism, trans* and homophobia. 

The content can be presented in the form of a lecture or jointly developed in a workshop. In both formats, reference to the health sector is optional. The content will be adapted to the participants’ previous experiences and gender location.

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” sooner or later harms us and others. 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 can be held online or in presence, but lasts at least 4 hours.