Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 29, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020
Friday & Saturday, June 12 & 13, 2020
11:30pm – 6:30pm both days
“There is no problem communication cannot solve.”
How do you react when someone suggests you are “wrong”? What do you do when family, friends, or colleagues try to force their opinions and beliefs on you? Two well-worn, familiar paths exist: fight back, or retreat. There is another path. Come join us for a course unlike any other! Learn more and register today.
Deciphering Gender & Orientation
Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, April 15, 2020
9am – 5pm
More and more young people are expressing gender and orientation in unexpected ways. How do we keep up? What’s behind the explosion of new labels? Most importantly, how can we make sure our youth are safe?
Though awareness about gender and orientation has dramatically increased, many youth still face violence, mental health challenges, and life threatening consequences when they don’t fit society’s traditional expectations. Learn more and register today.
Reimagining Femininity & Masculinity
Saturday, February 20, 2020
9am – 5pm
What is required to “be a man” in today’s world? Is it possible to be seen as “feminine” and “strong” simultaneously, without sacrificing authenticity? What parts of you have you dismissed, downplayed, or stripped away to fit traditional expectations around masculinity and femininity?
Masculinity is typically viewed simply as the predominant position of privilege and power. Femininity, in contrast, is often pegged as fragile or “less than.” In this interactive course, we will examine the profound impact those traditional notions have on individuals. Among youth, efforts to embody the current ideals can range from merely stressful to drastic and life-altering.
Achieving Success in the Workplace
Friday, May 15, 2020
9am – 5pm
How can today’s organizations and businesses authentically include, embrace, and represent all, without alienating valuable employees and customers?
Typically, “diversity and inclusion” initiatives tell people what they “should” do or think, which can alienate valuable team members who have divergent beliefs. The work of YES Institute goes beyond the cliched call to “celebrate differences,” and instead focuses on practical steps for getting in action, producing results, and creating an environment that nourishes new levels of teamwork and success.