Welcome to Facilitator Training for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9 and 10-12. (September 2023 East Coast Session)
We are pleased with your commitment to working with youth and teens, and we look forward to helping you meet your goals.
(Please note: You cannot access these materials unless you are taking the full training that includes the live sessions.)
Let’s Get Started!
Please proceed to Module 1: Introduction, where you’ll find assignments.
This course is presented in the form of Modules, or subject areas. Each Module is comprised of Topics that will facilitate your exploration and learning in the form of videos, readings, online discussions, assignments, and synchronous sessions.
Your trainers will be available by email throughout the course to offer assistance and to answer questions; in addition, they will lead the synchronous sessions.
This course must be completed within one month from the start date, including all asynchronous and synchronous elements.
This training is evaluative, meaning that completion of all elements doesn’t guarantee approval to facilitate. The trainers will communicate with you privately if they have concerns because their goal is to help you become an Our Whole Lives facilitator.
All Mondays and Thursdays are 6-8:30 pm ET. For people in a training outside their time zone, the synchronous meeting time will vary. Please carefully note your meeting times in your calendar. Do note that attendance is mandatory for every synchronous session; they are not recorded, and make-up sessions are not available.
- September 5, Tuesday ET
- September 7, Thursday ET
- September 11, Monday ET
- September 14, Thursday ET
- September 18, Monday ET
- September 21, Thursday ET
- September 23, Saturday, (two-hour session, one-hour break, two-hour session) 10 am to 3 pm ET, with a lunch break from Noon to 1 pm.
Your trainers for this course are Ashley Johnson and Samaya Oakely.
We’ll formally introduce ourselves during our first synchronous meeting, and you’re welcome to read our trainer bios.
Throughout the course on video, you’ll also meet Melanie Davis, PhD, the OWL Program Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Amy Johnson, the Minister for Sexuality Education and Justice for the United Church of Christ.