Trainer Application Information

Join the culture shift in scientific fieldwork! BBFF at UC Santa Cruz is seeking applicants to become certified facilitators for our workshop, Building a Better Fieldwork Future: Preventing Sexual Harassment and Assault in Field Settings. Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort have closed. We will be accepting applications again June 2022.

Certified ‘Preventing’ facilitators will learn to lead a 90-minute workshop designed to train participants to prevent, identify, and intervene in incidents of sexual harassment and assault, with a particular emphasis on field settings. Facilitators will learn to discuss prevention and intervention methods, answer participant questions, and lead structured and productive discussions among participants.

Applicants should have experience conducting fieldwork in the natural or social sciences. This includes field research, taking or leading field courses, and other field experiences. Applicants should also have demonstrated experience in public speaking and leadership, and an interest and commitment to furthering equity and inclusion in field settings. Applicants may be based anywhere and are not required to be affiliated with UC.

What to expect:
This 12-hour training program will require one half-day virtual training workshop, followed by preparation work and one supervised 90-minute workshop trial. After completing these, facilitators will receive an official certification document from the UC Environmental Health and Safety Office. Certified facilitators will be expected to lead at least two ‘Preventing’ workshops per year.

What does the training involve?
The training to become a Certified Trainer requires a 1-2 hour reading assignment, a half-day training workshop, practicing on the trainer's own time, and a supervised practice workshop delivery.

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