Some women have said that you get more from the weekend staffing than doing the workshop. I certainly got much more than I expected. It allowed me to experience myself in so many ways, and much deeper than I have ever imagined I could go.”

Staffing

The Woman Within Weekend that each one of us attended would not have been possible if sufficient women had not volunteered their time and energy to organise and staff the training. Participant to staff ratio on the weekend is 1 to 1 to create a safe, nurturing space for the healing process to happen.

Many women have found the staffing experience to be just as powerful and in some ways more powerful than their initial weekend. Staffing is a wonderful opportunity to continue your personal journey, to hold space for other women, and to be supported in return. 

Investment

There is an investment of R1000 to cover food and accommodation.

Requirements

Each member of the staff has walked the same Woman Within path by experiencing the Weekend herself and they choose to return the gift they received by offering their support to other women attending. 

What do I need to staff on the Woman Within Weekends

First-time staffers:

  • Completed the Woman Within Weekend
  • Completed the Woman Within Staff Training

If you would like to be in the role of Safety

  • Completed the Woman Within Weekend
  • Completed the Woman Within Staff Training
  • Has a current CPR and First Aid Certification.

If you would like to in the role of a Nurturer:

  • Staffed on a Woman Within Weekend once before
  • Completed the Woman Within Skills Workshop (formerly Women Empowering Women)
  • It is recommended by not essential to have completed the Woman Within Circle training and have been part of a Woman Within Circle at some time.

If you would like to in the role of an Assistant Team Leader:

  • Staffed on a Woman Within Weekend twice before
  • Staffed as a Nurturer at least once before
  • Completed the Woman Within Skills Workshop (WEW)
  • It is recommended by not essential to have completed the Woman Within Wholeness Workshop (formerly Woman Within Level 2).

Leadership Roles

For women who feel called to take on more direct participant interaction and leadership roles, there is no specific training but rather a process of guided training through staffing and the below requirements will be needed.

Team Leaders / Team Leader-in-training:

  • Staffed on a Woman Within Weekend four times before
  • Staffed as an Assistant Team Leader at least once before
  • Completed the Woman Within Skills Workshop (WEW)
  • Completed the Woman Within Wholeness Workshop (formerly Woman Within Level 2).

FIT TRACK: Facilitators / Facilitators-in-training:

  • Staffed on a Woman Within Weekend twice before
  • Staffed as an Assistant Team Leader at least once before being able to move to a FIT2 level
  • Staffed as a Nurturer at least once before being able to move to a FIT2 level.
  • Completed the Woman Within Skills Workshop (WEW)
  • Completed the Woman Within Wholeness Workshop (formerly Woman Within Level 2).

Click here to register to staff on a weekend.


Guiding a Woman Within Circle

Women who have completed their weekend and would be interested in stepping up  to be a guide for the 8 week Woman Within Circles then please contact the WWcircles Coordinator

The weekend brought great gifts and stayed with me for many months after. Sometimes, seeing the women I share "life" with standing in the queue at Woollies or walking in the forest, and in that quiet moment sharing a glance of recognition, respect and feeling of I know what it means to walk silently beside another woman, the pain and joy of this life and the gift of being a woman.”