Event Date:

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AND

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Closes:

Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m. 

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Sliding Scale Registration

To ensure participation by all who are interested, regardless of ability to pay, registration is offered on a sliding scale:

- $250 - Full Fee (actual per person cost of event)

- $150 - Standard Fee 

- $75 - Reduced Fee A

- $25 - Reduced Fee AA

All fee levels ensure full participation in the two-day training and includes:  manual, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Note:  A limited number of Reduced Fee seats are available.


John P. Engel - Network Coordinator 
Healthy Men and Boys Network of Western Mass. 



Developing Healthy Men and Boys

A Two-Day Training for Professional and Personal Development

 A program of the Healthy Men and Boys Network of Western Massachusetts, in partnership with the Men's Resource Center and Men's Resources International


Registration is now Open for this event!

You are invited to register for the Developing Healthy Men and Boys training.


"Developing Healthy Men and Boys" is a two-day training for people of all genders about male gender socialization and the strategies and skills to develop compassionate, non-violent and equitable boys and men. This highly participatory training, sponsored by the Healthy Men and Boys Network of Western Massachusetts, uses personal reflection and small and large group discussions to accomplish the following goals:
  • Understand the dynamics of male socialization and its impacts on boys and girls, women and men, families and communities
  • Recognize how violence and trauma contribute to the formation of harmful expressions of masculinity
  • Identify personal and collective actions for challenging oppression and promoting healthy non-violent manhood
  • Learn and practice cross-gender dialogue skills
  • Build partnerships between men and women to prevent violence and promote gender equality


  • Who:  Professionals, community members and students, 
    of all genders and ages 18 and above, who are committed to creating healthy families and communities 
  • Time/Dates: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • Location: Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, Room 301
  • Sliding Fee Scale:  See details in left side bar
  • Limited Seating:  Maximum of 50 participants to ensure high-engagement
  • Register:  Click the Register Now! button at the bottom of this page and complete Registration Form
  • Spread the word:  Forward this announcement to colleagues and friends
  • Stayed Tuned:  Updates and announcements will be sent so watch for additional emails
Dr. Steven Botkin and James Arana of Men's Resources International have offered this training for more than 10 years in the United States, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Nepal, the Philippines, and the Netherlands. To learn more about Men's Resources International, go to www.mensresourcesinternational.org.


Additional Details

 The Healthy Men and Boys Network is committed to diverse participation in this training as well as all Network programs and events. Registration will close on Monday, October 13, 2014 and is limited to 50.

For more information about the training or to be added to the mailing list for the Healthy Men and Boys Network, contact John Engel, Network Coordinator, at network@mrcforchange.org.