Training + Consultancy

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is the regional leader in the field of gender equity training and shared learning.

We offer a range of workshops and training packages for individuals, community groups and organisations across our main strategic focus areas: Gender Equality, Prevention of Violence Against Women, and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Our health promotion team can also work alongside you to deliver training specifically suited to your organisation’s requirements. 

Our audiences include:

  • Workplaces
  • Leadership groups
  • Community organisations 
  • CFAs and other emergency services
  • Sporting clubs
  • Regional partners
  • Educational facilities
Gender Equity Consultancy

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee see partnerships as essential to bringing about effective and sustainable gender equal outcomes for our communities.

We work in partnership with community groups and organisations in the Loddon Mallee Region to provide support, advice and consultation on how to implement gender equity initiatives and embed gender equity in their workplaces and communities.

We also offer support and consultancy to “Defined Entities” and other organisations rolling out Gender Equality Action Plans under the Gender Equality Act 2020. 

Get in touch to discuss how we can work together.

Our health promotion staff also provide regular professional development opportunities including workshops, and events.

Gender Equality is Everybody's Business

Gender Equality is Everybody’s Business Workshop

Overview

Gender Equality is Everybody’s Business training provides an introduction to gender equality terminology and concepts, the evidence base for gender equality and connects the dots between gender inequality and violence against women. 

Participants will leave the workshop with increased knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a gender lens to their work and life and to understand their crucial role in creating a gender equitable world. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of the importance of gender equity and what constitutes violence against women
  • Key terms and concepts of Gender Equity
  • How to apply a gender lens

Format

A two-hour interactive online workshop with activities, group discussion, and short break in the middle

Book a place in an upcoming workshop here:

To request training for your organisation, workplace or community group follow the link below:

Gender Equity in the Early Years

Suitable for early years educators, sector workers, community leaders and those who care for young children, this evidence-based workshop promotes gender equity in the early years by exploring the impact of gender norms on children’s lives and the important role service providers play in supporting children to reach their full potential. It focuses on challenging rigid gender stereotypes and unconscious bias in early years settings and demonstrates how gender equitable efforts contribute to the prevention of violence against women in wider society. 

Participants will leave this workshop with practical tools to promote gender equity to children, parents and families and support greater diversity and inclusion across their communities. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of gender stereotypes as they apply to the early years
  • The impact of unconscious bias on children
  • Practical tools for applying an intersectional gender lens to early years settings
  • Making the connection between gender equity in the early years and the prevention of family violence.

Format

A 3-hour interactive online workshop with activities, group discussion, and short break in the middle

Book a place in an upcoming workshop here:

To request training for your organisation, workplace or community group follow the link below:

Bystander Action

Introduction to Bystander Action

Overview

How can we call out every day sexist language and behaviour? How do we overcome barriers to do so, confidently and safely? This introductory workshop will build participant’s skills and confidence as Active Bystanders to take action on sexist behaviours and attitudes in our personal and professional lives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of the importance of gender equality and what constitutes violence against women
  • Equipped with tools to identify and challenge harmful attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that perpetuate violence against women
  • Increased confidence to take action to challenge sexism and discrimination in an appropriate and safe manner

Format

A two-hour interactive online workshop with activities, group discussion, and short break in the middle

Book a place in an upcoming workshop here:

To request training for your organisation, workplace or community group follow the link below:

Inclusive Workplaces

Inclusive Workplaces: Intersectionality in Action

Overview

This workshop explores the benefits of inclusive and diverse workplaces and introduces the concept of Intersectionality. We examine power and social structures and explore multiple Intersectional considerations for workplaces including – Aboriginality; ability; gender; ethnicity, sexual orientation and regional/rural experiences.

Designed to support workplaces that are currently implementing Gender Equality Action Plans or are looking to improve their workplace inclusivity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of intersectionality
  • Increased confidence to apply intersectional frameworks and thinking to your work
  • Equipped with knowledge, tools and resources to support the implementation of gender equality action plans- GEAPs

Format

A two-hour interactive online workshop with activities, group discussion, and short break in the middle

Book a place in an upcoming workshop here:

To request training for your organisation, workplace or community group follow the link below:

Sexual + Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshops

WHLM aligns with our partners to deliver Sexual and Reproductive Health community-based education sessions to priority groups within the Loddon Mallee.

Our workshops cover various topics including; Menopause, Reproductive Health and Aging; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Contraception; Healthy Relationships; Breast, Bladder and Bowel Health and screening and Cervical Cancer Screening.

We can deliver this training in workplaces, not for profit and community settings.

Workshop delivery is just one component of our Sexual and Reproductive Health priorities.

Book a place in an upcoming workshop here:

To request training for your organisation, workplace or community group follow the link below:

Gender Equality

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee’s current Gender Equality training suite covers four main topics:
 
Gender Equality is Everybody’s Business
Gender Equality in the Early Years
Bystander Action

Inclusive Workplaces

Prevention Of Violence Against Women

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee offer a range of interactive online workshops and training for individuals, workplaces and communities through our CARE Partnership.

Sexual And Reproductive Health

WHLM aligns with our partners to deliver Sexual and Reproductive Health community-based education sessions to priority groups within the Loddon Mallee.

Our sessions have included Menopause, Reproductive Health and Aging; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Contraception; Healthy Relationships; Breast, Bladder and Bowel Health and screening and Cervical Cancer Screening.

We can deliver this training in workplaces, not for profit and community settings.

Workshop delivery is just one component of our Sexual and Reproductive Health priorities. If we are unable to accommodate your training request, we can provide recommendations to other organisations delivering this work.

To request a Sexual and Reproductive Health workshop fill out the form linked below:

Tailored Training Packages

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee offer tailored training and training packages for specific workplaces and settings as part of our fee for service model.  

To request tailored training fill out the form linked below:

Testimonials

“There is more than one way to take action and it doesn’t always have to happen at the time. There is so many factors that go into the decision to take action but it is all our responsibility to take action and create safety. Looking at the different ways to be an active bystander was helpful and challenged my preconceived ideas of what it is to be an active bystander”

“It gave me confidence to be an active bystander”

“I enjoyed the training and group interaction. I will be utilising the resources within my workplace.” – participant of Inclusive Workplaces: Intersectionality in Action workshop

“I hadn’t heard of the term intersectionality [sic] so I now understand what it means and have some ideas on applying it.” – participant of Inclusive Workplaces: Intersectionality in Action workshop

Events + Workshops

Are you looking for ways to help your workplace become menopause friendly? This interactive workshop focuses on the workplace and provides you with tips and resources for supporting staff through menopause.
May 28, 2024
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, Mildura Rural City Council and Thorne Harbour Country warmly welcome you to join us for a free community screening of the Equal the Contest documentary in Ouyen.
May 8, 2024
A CARE Conversation workshop delivered by shEqual, a service of Women’s Health Victoria.
May 7, 2024
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee invite you to join a free mental health education session for multicultural women in Kerang.
April 16, 2024
Please join us at Blackburn Park, Ouyen for an interactive workshop aimed at strengthening, building, and maintaining a culture of respect at your Club.
March 26, 2024
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services invite community to join a free education session for multicultural women in Bendigo.
March 26, 2024
Join us online as we launch a new video series highlighting the experiences of women and girls seeking sexual and reproductive health care in rural and regional Victoria.
March 14, 2024
What do we mean by gender equality? How is Australia doing when it comes to gender equality, have we achieved it already? And how does this connect to violence against women and girls?
March 14, 2024
In this 2 hour workshop we will guide you through what is meant by intersectionality and how it makes your diversity and inclusion work even more effective – both for a thriving organisation and you as an individual.
February 20, 2024
Please join us at the upcoming launch of the Women Rising: Empowering Flood Recovery report and exhibition at the Cohuna Gateway to Gannawarra Visitors Centre.
March 19, 2024
Breakfast is on us this International Women’s Day (IWD). Join us at 47 Myers Street as we bring together leaders from our community. Save the date.
March 8, 2024
With special guest Nelly Thomas – Multi-talented, award-winning Australian comedian, author and broadcaster.
November 9, 2023