Specializing in the design and delivery of transformative, experiential education.
Since January 2013, David Hatfield has facilitated a series of trainings for...
Since January 2013, David Hatfield has facilitated a series of trainings for a group of 7 male Windermere staff to prepare them in developing a “Young Men’s Group” there. The group diverse in role and age includes administrators and student support staff. In these training workshops, we explore our own perspectives and history on masculinity and have created a program framework and “invitation” for adolescent males to participate in a pilot after-school program. This work has been powerful and transformative and reflects the challenges that we share with the youth we serve. David’s ability to hold a safe and meaningful space where this unique work can take place is of great value to both staff and students and it is our hope that he will continue to provide support both for our group and help to build capacity for system-wide implementation of similar initiatives. Already, an informal network of professionals working within the VSB has emerged. By providing ongoing training, mentorship, advocacy and advice I believe David can continue to play a vital role in supporting the health, wellness and success of young men in our communities.
Community Schools Coordinator, Windermere Secondary, Vancouver.