PiP Capacity Building Training

PiP is excited to announce two pilot training sessions to build the capacity of practitioners to work in partnership with schools to deliver the whole-of-school approach to respectful relationships education.

The training will support you to:

  • Develop an evidence based understanding of a whole-of-school approach and build your capacity to work with schools to implement this approach.
  • Further identify the role of the community sector to support schools in respectful relationships education.
  • Understand the school system and develop your skills to most effectively work with schools.
  • Exploration of the ways you can work with the whole school community, including parents and other external organisations.


The sessions are scheduled for:

  • 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 30 November in Geelong (thank you to Barwon CASA for supplying the venue!). Cost: $160
  • 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 7 December in Melbourne CBD. Cost: $160.

Limited places

Each session will cater for a maximum of 25 participants. Due to the limited numbers, places will be prioritised for community, not-for-profit and local government organisations currently working, or planning to work, with schools on the whole-of-school approach to respectful relationships. To maximise the number of organisations able to participate, numbers from each organisation will be limited.


Emma Hardley
Emma is a trained facilitator who brings together experience and expertise in both the education and community sectors. She has worked extensively in the prevention of violence against women space over the last nine years, particularly around respectful relationships education. She has done this as a secondary school teacher, as the former Schools Program Coordinator at CASA House and as a respectful relationships education consultant trainer for Our Watch and the Department of Education and Training. Emma has recently joined the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria as a Trainer.

Kiri Bear
Kiri has more than a decade of experience and knowledge working in respectful relationships education. She began in the sector at Women’s Health in the South East, as a practitioner supporting schools to prevent violence against women.  She then established the PiP Network with the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. As the first PiP coordinator, Kiri helped to build the capacity of other respectful relationships practitioners and created opportunities to bring workers together. She also coordinated the VicHealth Prevention of Violence against women short course. Kiri now works as a consultant, developing and facilitating a diverse range of training in the family violence field.


Register your interest in the Geelong training on 30 November

Register your interest in the Melbourne CBD training on 7 December

Acknowledgement of country

DVRCV and the PiP network acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.

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