Flock Facilitator Information

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Jayhawks Give a Flock (Flock) facilitator!

If you have not officially signed up to become a facilitator for this August's training, please email, email Jaclyn Carpenter at carpenterjaclyn@ku.edu.

Below you will find information about what it means to be a Flock Facilitator as well as information about the logistics of being a facilitator on the day of your session.

Why Become a Flock Facilitator?

Jayhawks Give a Flock (Flock) will be the largest evidenced-based bystander event in the country. The development of a pro-social bystander intervention culture is imperative in primary prevention work on college campuses. Participants will come to understand that everyone has an important role to play in the intervention and prevention of sexual violence. This program focuses on skills such as understanding appropriate levels of intervention, being mindful of personal safety, and different personal options bystanders have depending on the nature of the situations.

Depending on how many sessions you would like to volunteer for, it will be approximately a 3-hour time commitment.

For example, if you sign up to facilitate during the Session 1 block, we ask for you to get to your assigned building by 8:30 am to get checked in and set up your classroom. Then beginning at 9 am, you would co-facilitate the curriculum for 2 hours. Once the session is over, it will take approximately 15 minutes to tear down and get the room ready for the next facilitator.

We have set hour time blocks in between sessions so that facilitators can have some downtime in between presentations.

Facilitating Jayhawks Give a Flock is a great way to interact with students in a way that you may not always have access to in your position, while also catching up with campus colleagues by co-presenting. Through this set curriculum, facilitators can continue to hone their presentation skills while setting community standards and expectations with the incoming class of students.

Additionally, all facilitators will receive a limited-edition Jayhawks Give a Flock shirt, individuals that facilitator 2 or more sessions will receive lunch, and facilitators that present 3 sessions will receive an additional appreciation gift.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding Jayhawks Give a Flock please email Jaclyn Carpenter at carpenterjaclyn@ku.edu.

Flock Logistical Information

Jayhawks Give A Flock will be happening across two different dates on Sunday, August 18th and Saturday, August 24th. The addition of the 18th date is to better accommodate students going through the Panhellenic Association (PHA) process. The two training sites are Wescoe Hall and Capitol Federal Hall.

There will be three sessions of Flock on August 24th:

  • · Session 1: 9:00—11:00 AM
  • · Session 2: 12:00—2:00 PM
  • · Session 3: 3:00—5:00 PM

First and foremost we expect that individuals will come into this role with a positive attitude and a want to help and support students. This is a space dedicated to believing survivors and eliminating shame from conversations. Outside of the specific mindset we ask of our volunteers, different roles with have different expectations:

  • Prior to the program, facilitators will be expected to complete a 3 hour Train the Trainer session going over the curriculum. Facilitators are encouraged to review the training material as many times as needed to help build their confidence in the content they are co-teaching. Day of, facilitators are expected to co-facilitate at least one session on the 13th or 19th. 
  • Aside from facilitating, volunteers are the most front facing position. There is no formal training for volunteers, but we do ask that you arrive to your shift at your designated time to ensure there is adequate time to go over your role and responsibilities. Volunteers are asked to assist with at least one session on the 13th or 19th. 
  • Trauma Support Personnel will rely on training from their professional backgrounds to provide short term crisis intervention for students that seek out these services. Personnel are asked to assist with at least one session on the 13th or 19th. 

We will be utilizing a Teams Chat for communication day of. Michelle Compton-Munoz will be a day of coordinator that will be your point person for any questions or issues that arise.

By using Teams we will have a platform where you can easily access the presentation from any classroom on campus. The file will be uploaded to the Teams site as well as posted in the chat. For folks that are not able to access Teams on the computer desktop it can be accessed via kansas.sharepoint.com.

We will have IT professionals on sight at each location to support you. Those individuals will be able to help you with any issues along with SAPEC professional staff.

Off-campus sessions will be held in Capitol Federal Hall. If your session is in Capitol Federal Hall parking is available in Lot 90, across from the building. The KU Parking Map has more information about parking lot locations.

Childcare will be provided through Hilltop Child Development Center for children (ages 18 mos-12 yo) of volunteers upon request August 24th only. Please contact the Sexual assault Prevention and Education Center for this request.

Capitol Federal Hall: 1st floor, adjacent to Business Auditorium, Room 1111

Wescoe Hall: Room 3522, ADA Accessible and Room 3523, ADA Accessible (both adjacent to the two large lecture halls)