TTI provides introductory, intermediate and advanced professional development trainings that are customized to help increase participants’ transgender cultural competency and related skills. When booking trainings, we will ask questions about the goals and needs of your organization and audience, and will tailor our trainings according to your specific needs. Please click here to see the list of our collective content matter expertise and target audiences.
Our hallmark Transgender Training TOT is a professional development course for educators, trainers and facilitators who are interested in teaching transgender content to adults. Over the course of three days, we break down each of the elements of a successful “Transgender 101” training and help our participants to hone their skills to deliver highly impactful trainings. Using The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills as a textbook for this course, we help prepare educators to implement the lesson plans included in the book and provide support around aspects of nuanced facilitation such as responding to Frequently Asked Questions, handling challenging participants, addressing microaggressions and managing resistance or social justice fatigue.
Our onsite TOTs are customized to the specific areas/audiences that your organization/team serves, which means that we tailor our content and guidance to your particular needs and goals. Our onsite TOTs work best when there are 12-20 participants. This course is designed for individuals who have a solid transgender knowledge base and are interested in teaching this content to other adults. Experience with teaching or public speaking is often helpful, but not required. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome in our TOTs, and we consistently strive to create a learning space that is fully affirming.
Generally speaking, we book our onsite Training-of-Trainers about 4-6 months in advance, though we may have flexibility for shorter turnaround times — please contact us to discuss further.
Are you interested in better supporting current and future transgender and non-binary employees, clients, or patients? Our Ally/Advocate Training Camp (ATC) is a two-day course that is specially designed to help participants increase their transgender-related knowledge and provides opportunities to practice the key skills needed by allies to be effective advocates. ATC provides an opportunity for team building, while also helping your staff or community be better prepared to support transgender and non-binary individuals. When conducted onsite within an organization or within a local community network, ATC can be very useful in helping to spark cultural changes to be more affirming of transgender people.
We always tailor our trainings to meet your specific needs, so when you bring ATC to your site, we will work with you to find out more about the current culture and challenges, and create a plan that aligns with your goals. Our onsite Training Camps work best when you have 10-25 individuals, though we are also able to create custom events for larger and smaller groups. Contact us for more information about onsite Ally/Advocate Training Camps.
Our trainers are experienced public speakers who can provide customized keynotes based on your audience and setting. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities!