Many people are reluctant to speak openly about gender and orientation–even with their closest family members, friends or co-workers. This silence perpetuates fear and misinformation, divides families and communities and leads to unsafe environments for youth.
YES Institute uses a powerful model of communication to engage participants in authentic and open discussions that include all viewpoints and beliefs. These dialogues give people the opportunity to publicly speak their fears, concerns and questions, often for the first time. Once misinformation and fears have been addressed, people begin to generate solutions and take actions to ensure the healthy development of all youth.
YES is successful because we don’t ask people to change their beliefs. We do ask participants to learn new things related to their beliefs, examine behaviors that create negative consequences, and allow them to freely choose how to respond.
How to schedule an Educational Dialogue
Required lead time to fulfill your request:
1) For a standard 1-2 hour educational session on a weekday, we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice.
2) For a standard 1-2 hour educational session on a Saturday or Sunday, we require a minimum of 4 weeks notice.
3) For any customized 1-2 hour educational session, we require a minimum of 4 weeks notice.
4) For a customized educational training 2.0+ hours for your organization, we require a minimum of 8 weeks notice.
To schedule an educational dialogue or customized training for your group or organization, please contact the office at 305-663-7195 and ask for Dani, extension 1115 or send an email to Educational Dialogue Requests
Book Us to Speak At Your Conference
If you have an upcoming conference and would like YES Institute to present a compelling presentation on topics ranging from communication and leadership to gender and orientation, you can book us to speak at your conference.