Man Cave Academy provides unique training programs that are designed to share our experience, learnings, and methods with adults in the lives of boys we work with so that they can continue our impact through conversations that make a difference.

We offer a range of personal and professional development opportunities for educators, parents, youth workers, coaches or anyone interested in supporting young people on their journey to adulthood.

It's an all too common story that
we hear regularly...

Our boys are disengaged...
Our boys lack emotional maturity...
Our boys lack resilience...
Our boys can’t share their thoughts and 
emotions openly and honestly.

This is where we can help!


After working with over 20,000 boys across Australia, we have learned a thing or two about how to really engage boys in meaningful conversations. Because it’s these impactful moments that provide an opportunity for boys to reach their full potential, develop healthy relationship skills and pave their own path forward as thriving adults who contribute to their community.

We have seen the impact our programs can have in just a single day, but we recognise that to make lasting change, boys need the support of their entire community. The adults and role models that surround them help mold and shape their identity on a daily basis.

OUR PROGRAMS

The Art of Engaging Boys

The Art of Engaging Boys

This training program will provide you with the unique tools and techniques we use at the Man Cave when working with and talking to boys and young men.

We share the theory, tools and mindsets that our world-class facilitators use in our impactful programs so that you will be empowered to continue the magic as you engage with them.

We offer this program in 2 formats:

"Very engaging and informative on tips and tricks for engaging with boys"

"A chance to understand how best to connect with boys and feel empowered to make a difference in their lives"

"What an amazing experience this course has been. Not only to apply it to my students but also in everyday life. Honouring, setting values and even doing the icebreakers. Keep up the great work. It has been a blast!"

What's going on for boys...

What's going on for boys...

and what can we do about it?

This 60-90 minute presentation outlines the current challenges teenage boys are facing and some of the key tools, strategies and mindsets that The Man Cave facilitators use to combat these and facilitate boys’ journey to manhood.

Our presenters set the context of what our facilitators are seeing in the workshops we run with teenage boys and outline the current challenges we believe boys are facing.

We cover some key insights and original research on:
  • What’s going on with boys right now
  • What’s happening in a teenage brain
  • The key principles that govern how we address challenging behaviours and mindsets
We offer this presentation in 2 different formats In-Person and Online via Zoom

"I was initially sceptical about the presentation however I was very impressed by the content. I think it was very clear the intentions and goals of Man Cave. Delivery of presentation was engaging also."

Check-In Training

This practical & experiential 3 hour training will provide you with the principles, method and practice to confidently run Check-in circles with the young people you work with.

After working with over 20,000 boys across Australia, we have used the Check-In as a powerful tool in providing the space for teenage boys to lower their mask and share with each other what's really going on.

Man Cave Academy provides this unique training opportunity to assist you in being able to use this powerful tool within your own context.

Outcomes

  • To provide a direct experience of a Check-In
  • To learn the key principles and methods of running a Check-In
  • To understand the theory and evidence behind this methodology
  • ​To build confidence in setting up, holding and closing a Check-In circle
  • ​To provide an opportunity to practice delivering the Check-In

    Coming soon...

    Academy Toolbox

    A subscription based online platform that gives you access to a wealth of practical tools, tips, articles and more exploring everything from masculinity, emotional intelligence and facilitation.

    Perfect for anyone who works with young people!

    What's inside?

    • Lesson Plans: Resources for you to use in the sessions you run with teenagers
    • Videos: Tutorials, Tips, Activities and Challenges
    • Interviews: Conversations with the people at The Man Cave
    • Training: Access to some of our key training modules 
    Click on the button below and enter your details to be one of the first people to get access to this innovative new product when it gets released.