1. March 10th and 11th: MIAA Office (Franklin)
2. March 17th and 18th: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester)
3. March 17th and 18th: Endicott College (Beverly)
4. March 17th and 18th: Stonehill College (Easton)
5. March 24th and 25th: Babson College (Wellesley)
6. March 24th and 25th: Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield)
7. April 1st and April 2nd: Upper Cape Tech
8. April 28th and 29th: UMass Lowell
9. April 28th and 29th: UMass Amherst
10. May 5th and 6th: Bridgewater State University
11. May 5th and 6th: Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield)
12. May 12th and 13th: MIAA Office (Franklin)
13. May 12th and 13th: Endicott College (Beverly)
REGISTRATION is through your school Superintendent or Head of School. Email AddressHate@mass.gov with any questions.
Addressing Hate in Sports – Regional Trainings – Q&A:
WHAT ARE THESE TRAININGS?
The focus of these free trainings will be to empower school and athletic leaders with the skills and tools requisite to build safe space communities through a deeper understanding of how unconscious bias, toxic speech, and other micro-aggressions, specific to interpersonal incidents of violence, can be identified, responded to, and eradicated. The goal is for all school and athletic leaders to leave the training with concrete tools that can be immediately implemented to prevent and address hate and bias in sports within your districts. These trainings will allow school and athletic leaders to dive deeper and learn how to effectively apply best practices in their own districts through 13 Regional Trainings provided by the Northeastern Center for the Study of Sports in Society.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THESE TRAININGS?
The regional trainings (two days) will be held on Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday, dates between March and May 2023. Trainings will be held from 9:30am to 3:30pm (with a break for lunch) on both Friday and Saturday/Saturday and Sunday, as applicable. Trainings will be held at the following dates and locations:
ARE THERE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE LOGISTICS?
Attendance at these trainings is free for district staff. After the registration process is completed, we will send you an email confirming your registration and providing any necessary venue-specific additional details (e.g., parking) that you may need to facilitate attendance at your specific training venue.
Breakfast, lunch, and coffee/tea will be provided at all trainings.
Because of capacity restrictions, each district is guaranteed up to three seats at its local regional training. We request that you, as superintendent of your district, fill out the linked registration form on behalf of the three staff who will represent your district. These trainings incorporate a “train-the-trainer” model, such that attendees will be equipped to bring the programming back to their schools and train others. To best utilize this model, we strongly encourage participation at these trainings by each district’s superintendent, high school principal, and athletic director, if possible. We are grateful for your leadership in encouraging your district’s staff to prioritize attendance at these important trainings.
While each district is guaranteed only up to three seats at a regional training, additional space may be available, capacity permitting. As a result, we have included a section of the registration form for you to include the contact information of any additional staff from your district who would be interested in attending this regional training.
Additional questions? Please reach out to AddressHate@mass.gov for more information and we will do our best to assist.