Consent and Leadership: Dealing with Power

Sat, Feb 6 at 10:30am

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Power is the ability to create change in our situation or experience. Of all the things that impact our ability to give and receive consent, power has more influence than any other category. By holding a leadership position, or any other position of power, it is important to understand the privilege and the risk that power brings. It’s vital to understand the impacts power has and ways to deal with it. This workshop provides a deep look into power dynamics and the impact when our level of power is different than someone else’s. We’ll go through exercises on recognizing power, talk about where it comes from, and learn some ways to mitigate the impact. We’ll look at how power imbalance can increase consent risk. We’ll also look at how power, used well, can create positive change. 

3 Hour Online Zoom Workshop with Q&A throughout. Handouts and Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the class.

Important Notes:

  • “Consent & Leadership: Dealing with Power” is part of the Consent & Leadership Series: comprehensive topics leaders in the modern world need to know to both understand and manage consent. 
  • If taking the classes in order, this is class # 3
  • To take this class, you need to have taken the “Consent & Leadership: Building a Framework” class, have taken a Consent for Leadership class (2020 or earlier), or get permission from the Consent Academy.

About the Educators:

The Consent Academy is an educational collective with dedicated educators, coaches, and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations along their consent journey. Our classes are taught by a rotation of available educators using curriculum developed and shared by all of us. Where possible, we try to teach in pairs. If you have questions about a class or who is signed up to teach it, please email us:


Presented by the Consent Academy:

online via Zoom

Seattle, WA

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