Classes on Miscellaneous Topics

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Ask Eric Pride

Description

Eric Pride will answer your questions and share his experiences about the lifestyle, including topics such as S&M, alternative lifestyle relationships, M/s, D/s, protocols, slave training, communication, poly, how to meet people in the scene, and much more. The exact topics are only limited by your imagination and what you dare to ask!

This presentation is discussion based and will be highly interactive.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-180 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Effective and Interactive Teaching Techniques for Play and S&M

Description

In this presentation we discuss and demonstrate instructional approaches that increase the interactive and participatory components of play and S&M based classes. In particular we cover topics such as:

  • Establishing rapport and connecting with demo subjects and participants
  • Defining learning goals and objectives
  • Structuring and analyzing “scene snapshots” and “mini scenes”
  • Facilitating in-class discussion, sharing, and critical thinking
  • Effectively addressing questions for participants
  • Preparing and using handouts and other learning materials

Throughout, we show a few shorter play scenes to illustrate the teaching techniques.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-120 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: flip chart, an easel, and some markers

 

Mentoring in the Lifestyle

Description

Mentoring is a process in which a more skilled or experienced person, serving as a role model, teaches, encourages, counsels and befriends a less skilled or experienced person for the purpose of promoting the latter’s development.

In this class we discuss how to build successful mentoring relationships, addressing topics such as:

  • Do we need mentors? Why are these relationships important?
  • What does the mentee get out of it? And, what does the mentor get out of it?
  • Building mentor/mentee relationships
  • A 3-stage process for mentoring
  • Best practices in mentoring

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: flip chart, an easel, and some markers

 

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