As a network of trainers and advocates we believe that real progress involves concrete behaviour change, clear policy and a positive approach to safety.
Delivering training packages is the backbone of the work we do. Meet our team.
We work with licensed premises from tiny two-person operations to huge super clubs and outdoor festivals, consulting on your existing policy to ensure that key procedures are in place prior to booking in a training session and displaying posters.
From 2017, each premises also signs a venue agreement and receives a Good Night Out Campaign Training certificate.
Our standard workshop has been delivered to hundreds of staff, managers and security across the night time economy since 2014, both directly by GNO trainers in the UK, Canada, USA and Australia and through consultancy and strategic partnerships with Southwark Council, a local authority in South London, the Metropolitan Police and Drinkaware, the UK’s national alcohol awareness trust.
We also partner with frontline sexual violence services who deliver this training in their locality; see our work with Dorset Rape Crisis. In Vancouver, our team has considerable professional experience in harm reduction and overdose prevention and provide a Nightlife Street Team on nights out, which is delivered in partnership with the local Granville Entertainment District.
Our training was developed by one of our founders as a sexual violence training and prevention specialist Bryony Beynon, in partnership with Susuana Amoah, a member of the Universities UK national taskforce on violence against women, harassment and hate. GNO Training is interactive and accessible whilst also being trauma informed, providing insight on issues from myths surrounding harassment and barriers to reporting.
GNO training covers a range of key topics in a sensitive yet interactive way, including:
- What is harassment, who experiences it and how can we safely challenge it?
- What’s the best ‘whole team’ approach to handling sexual violence in a licensed space?
- How can racism and homophobia intersect with sexual harassment?
- How can we help create an environment that doesn’t tolerate harassment?
- How should security respond to someone disclosing harassment or sexual assault?
- Practical ways to deal with a situation of harassment (including 4 key takeaway tips)
- De-escalation techniques and responding carefully to shock and trauma
- How to link Good Night Out best practice to your existing safety policies
While we have the highest number of trainers in UK, we have partners around the world who may be able to deliver directly, and can also make use of remote or ‘Train the trainer’ solutions to ensure the message gets out there.
Wherever you are in the world, please contact our team to discuss your needs: