Training of Trainers (TOT)

We offer Transgender specific Training of Trainers quarterly in Philadelphia, or, we can come to you!

Transgender Specific TOT in Philadelphia

book-cover-image-for-ETROur primary Transgender Training TOTs, held quarterly in Philadelphia, PA, is based on The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills. TOT participants will receive training in the current best practices in teaching transgender content, have opportunities to practice teaching, and will receive customized guidance to support implementation.  Working with the materials in the book, this course helps 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, or managing resistance or social justice fatigue. Our trainings draw participants from all over the United States, and a wide variety of implementation settings, including:  K-12 schools, diversity trainings, colleges and universities, public health organizations, direct service and community based organizations, and corporate environments.

We generally hold TOTs quarterly, with two in the summer.  Our upcoming dates are:

If these dates don’t work, please sign-up for our low frequency mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when our new course dates are confirmed.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those who need financial support to attend our TOTs. Priority will be given to trainers who are: transgender, people of color, from under represented/high need areas, partners or loved ones of people who are transgender, and/or do not have sponsorship from an organization to attend.  Please click on the registration link for the scholarship application for that particular session.


Transgender Specific TOT – Onsite at your location

Are you onboarding a new transgender training initiative, or have a group of trainers in need of customized technical assistance to help improve their facilitation skills?  For those seeking a TOT onsite, TTI can come to you – we are always  happy to host Training of Trainers at your location!  Our onsite TOTs are specifically designed for your group and setting; we create something just for you and we come to your site for implementation.  We can train your trainers on a new curriculum, help identify areas of growth within current curricula, and help re-energize your training staff.  Onsite TOTs work best when you have a group of 8-16 educators who have at least a Transgender 101 level of knowledge and are all seeking to expand their skills and expertise with training on transgender topics.  Contact us for more information about onsite TOTs.