*UPDATE: TRISTAN’S BOOT CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION*
Whether I am delivering a keynote speech, teaching a sex workshop, writing an article on relationships, or producing a sex ed film, I consider myself a sex educator first and foremost. In the past few years, more and more people have approached me and asked, “How do I become a sex educator?” I paved an unconventional path and created a sustainable career with no business experience and very few role models. I’m ready to pay it forward and teach the next generation of sex educators what I’ve learned along the way, with the hopes that sex education continues to grow and diversify. In the Sex Educator Boot Camp series, I share the secrets of my success as one of the most sought-after educators in the world for over a decade. These courses focus specifically on business and marketing tools and offer a rare opportunity to learn important skills to thrive in the dynamic, changing field of sex education. —Tristan Taormino
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 2: Intermediate (3.5 hours)
August 4, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Have you begun your journey as a sex educator and are ready to get serious, streamline your business, and get paid for what you love doing? In this intermediate course, Tristan Taormino, one of the most well-known educators in the field, shares her experience, skills, and insight to help you create a vibrant, fulfilling career in sex education. You’ll learn how to: hone your mission and unique point of view; make your work accessible to diverse audiences and communities; develop and create business, branding, and marketing plans; use web-based tools and social media to connect with media professionals, other sex educators, and potential clients, employers and fans; garner media coverage in order to raise your public profile; embrace the value of your work and develop pricing structures and rates. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns in an intimate environment. This course is ideal for people who have: worked as a professional sex educator or in the sex education field for at least a year; and/or completed Sex Educator Boot Camp 1: Basic.
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 3: Advanced (4 hours)
August 4, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Are you a sex educator ready to take your career and business to the next level? World-renowned sex educator Tristan Taormino reveals her proven techniques for success. You’ll learn how to: write promotional materials and create media buzz about your work; build strategic partnerships and coalitions with individuals, organizations, and companies that boost your reach, credibility, and visibility; shape your public identity and boost your credibility; leverage a local/regional presence into a national one; transform a part-time job into a full time career; monetize your expertise and experience; clarify your goals and prioritize your work accordingly; stop doing work that doesn’t have a clear path toward supporting yourself; integrate your values and politics with your business practices; explore what personal blocks may be holding you back; expand your offerings, grow your business, and make your career sustainable. There will be real talk about money, community politics, and burnout. You’ll have the chance to network, brainstorm, and collaborate with other attendees in smaller breakout groups. Plus, you’ll get sample pitch letters for colleges, media, sponsors, potential employers, and more. In addition, there will be a special presentation on advancing racial justice in sex education by Trina Scott, Cindy Lee Alves and Aida Manduley of Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN).This course is ideal for people who have worked in sex education for at least three years and/or have completed Sex Educator Boot Camp 1: Basic and 2: Intermediate.
These classes will take place on Thursday at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit host hotel. You must purchase a ticket to them (separately from the Summit) on the registration page. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Boot Camp tickets will be available at the door if space permits, but the prices go up. We are dedicated to racial, economic, and social justice: there are volunteer positions, scholarships, and sliding scale spots, with priority given to educators who represent and work with underserved communities. To get more information or a scholarship application, please email tristan@ puckerup.com. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis through July 5, 2016. If you want to register for the Summit by the Early Bird deadline, your scholarship application must be received no later than March 15, 2016. If you want to take Boot Camp Level 1: Basic before August 2016, we recommend you register for the online version (see http://tristantaormino.com/sex-educators/boot-camp/ for details); there will be a special discount Woodhull’s SFS attendees. All Boot Camp participants receive priority booking for private one-on-one business consultations with Tristan where she will offer individual advice about your career.
CE credit eligibility: currently pending, check back for updates.
People who register for Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit get special pricing on Boot Camp. Register for the Summit and Boot Camps here:
Boot Camp Level 2: $149.00
Boot Camp Level 3: $189.00
Boot Camp Levels 2 & 3 (register for both and save): $299.00
If you want to attend Boot Camp only (not the Summit), click here to register.