End Abuse hosts trainings and events related to preventing and ending domestic abuse, and works to keep advocates and allies informed of trends, resources, policies, and practices that have an impact on survivors, families, and communities affected by domestic abuse.

For an overview the trainings we offer, view an annual summary of our core trainings and our trainings on emerging issues here!

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In addition to our upcoming events (see below), we host two ongoing training groups that meet regularly throughout the year: New Directors University (NDU) & WE LEAD.

New Directors University

In this year-long workshop, new directors from around the state gather to discuss important aspects of leadership and service provision to victims of domestic violence. Areas covered include working with the board of directors, grant writing, budgeting and finance management, and community and organizational leadership. This group is open to new directors with 3 years and less experience, and promotes networking and connections. The application process is now closed for the current session, which begins on January 9. For information about applying for upcoming years please email dianew@endabusewi.org or kathrync@endabusewi.org.

2019 NDU sessions take place in Madison at the End Abuse offices on the following dates:

  • January 9
  • February 15
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 7
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12
WE LEAD

WE LEAD is a yearlong leadership academy which focuses on building new voices of leadership within the movement to end gender-based violence by providing hands-on leadership development opportunities for survivors of violence and/or people from Wisconsin’s underserved or under-represented communities. The current WE LEAD cohort meets regularly from May 24, 2018 through March 29, 2019. Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort are now closed.  

For more information about WE LEAD, contact Danny Ho at dannyh@endabusewi.org.

2019 WE LEAD sessions take place in Madison at the End Abuse offices on the following dates:

  • January 24-25 (2018-19 cohort)
  • March 28-29 (2018-19 cohort)
  • May 30-31 (2019-20 cohort)
  • July 25-26 (2019-20 cohort)
  • September 26-27 (2019-20 cohort)
  • November 21-22 (2019-20 cohort)

Upcoming events

Spring Statewide Directors Meeting

Domestic violence, sexual assault and tribal executive directors meet for two days - May 8th & 9th - to learn, share, challenge and enhance sexual assault and domestic violence services in our state. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin co-sponsors the meeting with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and American Indians Against Abuse. The fall meeting takes place in September. Registration is NOT yet open, but registration information and additional details will be available soon!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Thursday, May 9, 2019

9:00 am

Best Western Plus Eau Claire Conference Center

Foundations of Advocacy

This training is designed for new domestic abuse and sexual assault advocates. For two days participants will gather to review DV dynamics, trauma, counseling basics, and advocating within systems. Participants will have time for practicing skills and self-care during this highly interactive training, which is also offered in the Fall. Registration is now at capacity. If you work at a domestic violence agency and would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Colleen Cox at colleenc@endabusewi.org. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54482

Basic Restraining Order Training

This training is designed for any advocate who will assist individuals to obtain restraining orders. Participants will learn how to help a victim assess whether they want a restraining order and explain the process to obtain one, determine eligibility for different types of orders, and assist a victim to complete a petition and to prepare for court. Recent legislation related to restraining orders will be covered. This training will also be offered in the Fall. See the flyer and agenda for additional details.

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54482

DV Homicide Prevention Roundtable

In 2016, Wisconsin experienced the highest number of domestic violence-related homicides since End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin began tracking this information in the year 2000. Spend a day learning about and discussing ways that we can work together to reduce this grim statistic.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton

Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma

Many families who seek our help have lived through multiple traumatic experiences in which domestic abuse has been prominent. The wounds of childhood trauma often drive behavior, feelings, and attitudes into adulthood, and play a powerful role in parenting. This...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - Thursday, June 6, 2019

St Norbert College, De Pere

Regional Advocate Day of Training (RAD): Southern Region

On Tuesday June 18, join us in Madison for the Southern Regional Advocate Day of Training (RAD). We will focus on multi-abuse trauma, encompassing gender-based violence, substance use and mental illness. We are excited to welcome presenter Michelle Murray of...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

End Abuse Training Center 1400 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703

AMPLIFY Advocates of Color Conference 2019

This annual conference is a safe space for folks of color only. If interested, contact Danny Ho at dannyh@endabusewi.org.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place, Milwaukee

Past events

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainer: Western Region

Please join End Abuse Director of Education & Membership Services Kathryn Chapman, who will provide information on Financial Empowerment using the Allstate Purple Purse Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Northside Policing Center at 713 St. James St. La Crosse, WI 54603

Webinar: Language Access: A Lifesaver for Survivors

Join Carmel Capati, Court Interpreter Program Manager of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and Megan Sprecher, Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, for a webinar about language access. Learn about how and when agencies and organizations that receive federal funding need to provide interpreting services and written translations to people with limited English proficiency. This webinar will focus especially on language access for survivors.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainer: Northern Region

Please join End Abuse Director of Education and Membership Services Kathryn Chapman and CASDA Shelter Program Coordinator Joanne Sanders, who will provide information on Financial Empowerment using the Allstate Purple Purse Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

CASDA: 318 21st Ave E, Superior, WI 54880

Legislative Advocacy Day

Join advocates and survivors from all around the state in Madison to advocate with elected officials on issues that are critical to the safety and empowerment of Wisconsin survivors of gender-based violence!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Madison Concourse & Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

Annual Teen Summit

From February 24th - 26th, teens and adult mentors are invited to this annual event that focuses on healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

3:00 pm

Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainer: Northeastern Region

Please join End Abuse Director of Education and Membership Services Kathryn Chapman and Harbor House Women's Advocate Michelle Ruhl-Ortiz, who will provide information on Financial Empowerment using the Allstate Purple Purse Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Harbor House: 720 W 5th St. Appleton, WI

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