- Body Image
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Global Feminism
- Healthy Relationships
- Other Women's Centers
- Sexual Assault
- Women's Health
- Women's History
Women Center staff is available for presentations throughout the year. We will also work with you to design a program for the specific needs of your group or you can select from the list below. If you want more information, or would like to schedule a presentation for your class or group, please stop by, call (701-777-4300) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Program Topics Offered Include:
This topic has been getting a lot of attention in the past few years, especially the role the media plays in how men and women view themselves. In this program we challenge participants to explore their own body image and decide for themselves what factors are contributing to their positive or negative body image and the effects this body image is having on the rest of their life.
What's the difference between assertiveness, aggressiveness, and passive-aggressiveness? This program helps participants identify these different styles of interacting in their own life and understand why two of these methods often lead to frustration. Participants are given an opportunity to role-play situations from their own life and incorporate passive-aggressive, aggressive and assertive responses.
Understanding and Embracing Diversity
We all have a vague idea of what is meant by diversity (different cultures, different religious affiliations, different sexual orientations, etc.) but does that give us a complete picture of what diversity is? How do we view diversity? As an obstacle to be overcome, or as a gift that strengthens our lives?
Are you in a relationship? Is it a healthy relationship? Do you feel pressured to be in a relationship? In this program we address these and other questions, offering participants a chance to discuss their own opinions about relationships and how to build healthy ones.
Most of us are aware of some of our stereotypes, but often we carry other stereotypes around with us that we are not aware of. How do these unacknowledged assumptions about other groups affect our day-to-day interactions and what can we do to bring these hidden stereotypes to light?
Heavy course loads, new friends, being far from home, all of these can be exciting, but they can also lead to a lot of stress. During this program we suggest ways to manage the stress that is an inevitable part of life and find more effective ways of dealing with stressors as they present themselves.
Impact: Personal Safety
Violence against women is not going to stop until those perpetrating the crimes stop. While women are not responsible for stopping the violence perpetrated against them, we do believe that we have a responsibility to share with them as much information as we have available to us. This lecture addresses trusting gut instincts, boundary setting techniques and assertiveness. Strategies of perpetrators and ways to combat against them are role-played with the group.
Importance of Women Centers on College Campuses
Women Centers have been around for more than a hundred years. Are they still relevant? Of course, as the number of women in higher education increases, the needs women have on college campuses are continuously changing. This presentation addresses gender in higher education, the history of UND's Women Center and the topics that Women Center's around the country are addressing.
Dynamics of Violence
To prevent the cycle of violence, we first need to understand it. Power and Control. Cycles and Patterns of Violence. This presentation addresses facts and myths, types of violence, early warning signs of abusive behavior and how to address victims/survivors. Women Center staff are able to tailor this presentation to professional development if it betters suits your small group or classroom needs.