The Annual Men’s Gathering (also known as The Summer School) has been run as part of the Men’s Development Programme for the past 24 years. The Men’s Gathering is generally held in-person over a weekend and provides an opportunity for participants to connect with their feelings and to find a space which supports experiential learning.
Delivered in a supportive, safe, and caring environment, the goals of The Annual Men’s Gathering are:
In light of the public health restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the most recent sessions of The Annual Men’s Gathering have been held in online spaces, working developmentally in a digital setting.
The theme of The Annual Men’s Gathering 2021 centres on Rebuilding Connections – Sustaining Ourselves through Challenging Times and looks ahead to how men can support each other to “Build Back Better”.
The Annual Men’s Gathering supports the following Sustainable Development Goal: