Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

In this workshop, learn the causes and forms of psychological aggression, along with strategies to reduce existing levels of aggression and intervene during acute bullying situations.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Relational aggression: the use of friendship as a weapon
  • The role of relationships in girls’ psychological health
  • The psychology of bullying and aggression
  • “I didn’t do it:” female aggression and denial
  • Cyberbullying and digital citizenship
  • The use of humor (“just kidding,” “no offense”) to harm
  • Scripts to help students through challenging social situations
  • Dealing with aggressive body language in the classroom
  • Conflict resolution protocols for girls

The workshop is suitable for school professionals, clinicians and volunteers working at all grade levels. Rachel can customize the program for those working with younger girls.

Program options:

  • 1 hour with Q & A
  • 2 hours with Q & A
  • Morning or afternoon workshop
  • Full day workshop

Programs can be customized to suit client needs.

Girl Meets World Training: Girls Leadership Institute Professional Development Program

The Girl Meets World curriculum teaches middle and high school girls critical skills for authentic self-expression, emotional self-awareness, and interpersonal efficacy. Taught by Rachel Simmons and GLI Executive Director Simone Marean, the program trains participants to deliver the highest quality social-emotional education for girls.

For nearly ten years, the Girl Meets World curriculum has been taught at the GLI summer camp, parent-daughter workshops and schools all over the world, including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Attendees receive a rigorous grounding in the latest research and theories on girls’ development, relationships and aggression; practice teaching sections of the curriculum; and learn the games and activities that are the hallmark of the Girls Leadership Institute. To see the training agenda, verify eligibility and read about outcomes, click here.

The Curse of the Good Girl: Empowering Girls with Confidence and Courage

In this workshop, school professionals and clinicians learn tools from the Girls Leadership Institute to build emotional self-awareness and expression, and increase interpersonal efficacy in girls. Uncover the unwritten rules of social life and communication that influence girls’ day-to-day social struggles and undermine healthy relationships. You will learn strategies to address destructive assumption-making among peers; the phrases “no offense” and “just kidding”; and habits of denial and overreaction in conflict.

Program options:

  • 1 hour with Q & A
  • 2 hours with Q & A
  • Morning or afternoon workshop
  • Full day workshop

Programs can be customized to suit client needs.