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Workplace Training for Managers and First Responders

If you are seeking training for your organisation’s first responders or managers on how to support staff who experience domestic violence, go to DVFREE Workplace.

Tailored Training Available

We can provide training tailored for your group’s needs. Find out more or contact us with your requirements.

  • Two Day Advanced Training: expanding understanding of safety, dignity and wellbeing within broader societal contexts of family violence

    Two Day Advanced Training: expanding understanding of safety, dignity and wellbeing within broader societal contexts of family violence
    From $437.00

    This advanced training builds further on the overarching concepts of coercive control, entrapment and resistance. For these two days, Shine brings together our service experts alongside guest speakers who are specialists in their respective fields. Throughout this training, there will be opportunities to learn how to respond in ways that uphold dignity and build on safety for people experiencing violence.

    All training days are 9am to 4pm. 

    Prerequisite: Introductory 1 Day Training: Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence 
    If you have attended equivalent training, please phone to discuss. 

    The learning objectives for the training are to: 

    • Further develop an understanding regarding concepts of coercive control, entrapment and resistance which inform a response-based approach
    • Explore the complexity of risk and safety for people experiencing violence, and ways of responding that uphold dignity and wellbeing
    • Understand the broader societal contexts that are present for people who are experiencing domestic violence: including awareness of cultural perceptions, dynamics of gender, rainbow communities(LGBTQI) and people with disabilities
    • Discuss change pathways for men who use violence
    • Develop and maintain safe practice

    Shine trainers are experienced educators and practitioners in the field of domestic abuse, which ensures a rich learning experience for attendees.

    Lunch and refreshments provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements when registering. If your dietary requirement is other than the options provided, i.e. vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free, please email with specifics, and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requirements.

    Regular $529 incl. GST (Earlybird $437 incl. GST)

    *If cost is a barrier to you or anyone in your organisation attending this training, please let us know and we will find a way accommodate you. Contact: 

    **Earlybird rates are valid for registrations received two weeks prior to the training dates for our 2 Day Trainings, e.g. for a workshop on the 14th, earlybird deadline ends 9am on the 1st of that month)

    If you wish to be sent an invoice for payment instead, please contact us.

    Dates in 2021:

    Tuesday, 23rd and Wednesday, 24th of November 

    If you would like to be notified about future dates, please email

    Shine office
    Ground Floor
    409 New North Rd

    Please arrive in plenty of time to find parking on Bond St or on surrounding streets.

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    Spaces are limited, so register now to book your space.

    Programme and payment enquiries:
    Phone 09 815 4595

    Refund Policy:

    • 10 WORKING DAYS OR MORE or more prior to course date: you are eligible for a full refund of payment minus $20 admin fee, or you may reschedule at no additional charge
    • 4-9 WORKING DAYS prior to course date: you are eligible for a refund of 50% of your training fee, or you may reschedule to a later date at no additional charge
    • 3 WORKING DAYS OR LESS prior to course date: No refunds, however you may reschedule to a later training date for an additional fee of 50% of your training fee
    • If the course you register for is cancelled by Shine, you may elect to have your payment refunded or reschedule to a later training date.

    Please note: If you register for this training and Auckland moves into a COVID alert level 3 or 4, we will notify you of the training cancellation as soon as possible, and you may choose to either transfer your registration to another training date or receive a full refund. 

    In order to request a refund or to reschedule your training date, please email

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