In light of recent news events, so many of us are feeling both horrified and overwhelmed.
So many in each of our own communities are so sick and tired of the polarization, the politics, the violence, the hate, the killings, and are eager to do SOMETHING.
So many are asking “what to do, what to do, what to do?”
A few months ago the big news and outrage over what needed to change in the world was in the area sexual assault and rape. Weeks later the big news was the Orlando shootings and LGBT rights. Immediately following those events, the big news (again) was racism and police violence. We’ve now come full circle with Trump’s sexual assault allegations. It is so easy to flit from issue to issue and to be carried along without a chance to catch our breath or even begin to try to solve or address the first thing.
Change is a long-term conversation and movement; it can’t live and die by the media cycle. It’s not about having one vigil or one community meeting. It’s about creating a sustained movement. That is quite the challenge.
We’ve Broken Stereotypes. Created Change. And We Want to Share What We Know With Your Group or Organization
The Good Men Project has been covering the changing roles of men since 2009. We’ve collected over 50,000 stories articles, stories, blog posts and commentary about how people change—and what the implications of that change are on both an individual level and a societal level. We’ve looked at not only the changing roles of men, but the stereotypes of men that persist in our culture, and how that affects all of the major issues of our day—racism, sexism, homophobia, mental health awareness, gun control, disability rights, the changing roles of dads, education reform, prison reform, and even environmental issues.
We have studied social change. We know what to do.
We would never pretend to have all the answers, but we have looked at what works, and used what we have learned to create a unique online class that captures how individuals, small groups and large groups can forge a path forward and help co-create the type of wold they envision.
We’d like to teach what we know to like-minded groups and organizations who want to create social change.
A 90-Minute Online Workshop—Customized to Address the Issues of YOUR Organization
Our 90-minute online workshop, “How to Create Social Change” can be customized to talk directly to the issues your group or organization cares about most. Here are some of the topics we’ve addressed: Racism, Gender Equality, LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health, the Changing Roles of Men, Education Reform, Sexual Consent, Workplace Diversity and Environmental Concerns.
Ordinarily, our workshops are exclusive to our Gold Premium Members. Because we want to get this message out to as wide as audience as possible, we are charging only $5 per participant (the cost of our annual Bronze membership to the Good Men Project), and we can have up to 100 participants at once. Participants can sign up and pay online, and will also receive other benefits for membership in The Good Men Project community. Participants may want to purchase the full $20 annual Gold membership to The Good Men Project, but that is up to them. The workshop itself will be just $5. And we will need a minimum of 4 participants to hold the class.
If your organization would prefer to pay one flat fee and let your group participate for free, we can arrange that as well.
Pay Just $10 Per Participant. And See What You Get in Change
Learn how to not just talk about change, but how to create it. Over the past 5 years, we have learned how to get people to take action, erase stereotypes, and to create a social movement. We will teach you all of this in an easy-to-follow format. Like all of our classes—you’ll walk out with both a big picture framework and clear, actionable tactics.
Workshop: How to Create Social Change
- How social change works
- How to create a mission, strategy and tactics that work
- How to get people to take action
- How to erase stereotypes
- What you can learn from social change movements that have worked
- How to build a platform to get results
- How to think effectively about social change so you can create your own social movement
NOTE: the $10 per participant price is only for groups of 4 or more people. If you would like to take our class as an individual, please sign up here.
To get your group started today, email Lisa Hickey [email protected]
Here is what people who have taken “How to Create Social Change” are saying:
- “This class should be out there on a much wider level than it is now. It should be taught as part of the curriculum in every school for example.”
- “This gives me hope for the future.”
About The Instructor: Lisa Hickey
Lisa Hickey is CEO of Good Men Media, Inc. and Publisher of The Good Men Project, an online multi-media, cross-platform content site and conversation asking the question “What does it mean to be a good man in the 21st century?” The Good Men Project gets 3.5 million unique visitors a month and has been talked about by CNN, The Atlantic, The New York Observer, Newsweek, Gawker, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The BBC, MSNBC, Sports Illustrated, Fox 25, and countless other mainstream media companies around the world.
Before launching The Good Men Project, the majority of Lisa’s career was in traditional advertising agencies, working, at various times, as an art director, copywriter, creative director and CEO. She has won a host of regional, national and international awards ranging from Cannes, MOMA, Clio, and The London Show for her work in advertising.
Most recently, Lisa spoke about How to Create a Profitable Media Company and Online Platform at InnovatePasadena and was a panelist at the Better Man Conference where she spoke about the role of men in the media. Lisa has also spoken at colleges and universities including MIT’s Sloan School of Business, Boston University, Babson College, Emerson College, Mass College of Art, the New England School of Photography, Ithaca College and Lafayette College. She has given speeches and participatory workshops on the intersection of social media, publishing and technology to ad agencies and law firms, as well as WGBH-TV, Bose Corporation, Mullen Advertising, The New England Provence of the Jesuits, and The Ad Club of Boston. She was a keynote speaker at the Dad 2.0 Summit where she spoke on men and media. She has been a guest on radio and television programs. She also performs at open mike comedy clubs and poetry slams. She is the author of three books and the mother of four children.
“Here’s the thing about The Good Men Project. We are trying to create big, sweeping, societal changes—overturn stereotypes, eliminate racism, sexism, homophobia, be a positive force for good for things like education reform and the environment. And we’re also giving individuals the tools they need to make individual change—with their own relationships, with the way they parent, with their ability to be more conscious, more mindful, and more insightful. For some people, that could get overwhelming. But for those of us here at The Good Men Project, it is not overwhelming. It is simply something we do—we do it with teamwork, with compassion, with an understanding of systems and how they work, and with shared insights from a diversity of viewpoints.” – Lisa Hickey, Publisher of The Good Men Project and CEO of Good Men Media Inc.
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