Workshops & Classes
Sam spent 6 years in professional workforce development for statewide and national training institutes, including dedicated time as part of a university training and evaluation team. She has also worked in volunteer communities, working with passionate learners and teachers. She continues to learn, teach, and facilitate learning in various communities.
The following indicate a variety of workshops Sam has taught or designed to be taught by others. Sam enjoys customizing workshops for unique audiences.
Topics of focus include:
Sexual health * health education * research * data design * data dissemination * leading from where you are * ethics and volunteerism * biology of emotions * intersectional power dynamics * allyship & anti-racism * consent culture
Certified trainer in:
*Strategic Sharing: using lived experience and personal narrative to influence policymakers and other audiences
*Just in Time Trainer: public health model for rapid onsite training of volunteers in disaster scenarios
*Ansell-Casey Life Skills Trainer: developmental approaches to teaching the skills for navigating independent adult living, including assessment and trainer of trainers
*Moving the Margins: Lambda Legal modules on working with LGBT youth in foster care
In addition to traditional adult education approaches, Sam's teaching style is influenced by community health engagement models, unconference principles, theater improv, and the possibilities and limits of current technologies.
Examples of Current Offerings
Becoming a Better Ally: Dismantling Privilege, Power, and Shame
(available for GLBT/queer allies and anti-racist white allies)
Transforming Community, Transforming Self: Generational Trauma & the Non-Profit Board
From Empowerment to Shared Power: Youth-Professional Partnerships
Self-Care Survival Tools: Finding Calm in the Chaos
Embodied Mindfulness: Trauma-Attuned Approaches to Body-based Practices
Fighting with Your Fear Response
(working with trauma reactions that can emerge in martial arts/self defense: for teachers and/or students)
The Technologies of Magic: Jung, Shadow, & Symbolism in the Digital Age