Men At Work is a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) established by Michael Conroy to deliver bespoke training, presentations and workshops on ‘Understanding Social Influences on Boys & Young Men’ to professionals in a wide range of settings.
This work typically takes place in educational settings (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) but also Youth Justice Service, Early Help, CSE / CSA teams, Fire & Rescue Service, Local Authorities & even the UK Parliament.
Michael has worked in Secondary Education in England for 15 years, delivering a wide range of citizenship and well-being programmes for students in Years 7-13 and, increasingly, offering targeted CPD for school staff in unpicking social influences on boys and young men and how they can manifest in a range of problematic behaviours. Michael is a Youth Mental Health Instructor with a particular interest in suicide prevention.
Michael has been invited to present on this work at the National Education Union’s ‘Challenging Sexism in Schools’ conferences (London & Croydon), the National Men in Early Years Conference (Bristol) and the Trades Union Conference (TUC).
Men At Work facilitates regional and national conferences which
take a holistic and linked approach to male socialization and accountability – relating to Violence-Reduction, Domestic Abuse, Coercive Control, Street Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the workplace as well as male mental health, emotional expressiveness and risk-taking behaviour.
Michael recorded a TEDx Youth Talk in October 2017 and in December 2017 was an expert contributor to the Women & Equalities Select Committee in Parliament on the topic of Sexual Harassment.
“Michael’s session was incredibly insightful, with close links to our goals and mission to create a generation of empowered young people.”
The Diana Award / Anti-Bullying Pro’s
“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we ‘should’ be rather than recognizing how we are.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie