Training of Trainers (TOT)

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 are in the process of scheduling dates for the Fall and Spring.  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.  Scholarship applications will be made available upon announcement of our next TOT.

Looking for other dates/options? Sign-up for our low frequency mailing list to be notified for upcoming Transgender Training TOTs.

Transgender Specific TOT – Onsite at your location

For those seeking a TOT onsite, TTI can come to you – we are always happy to host Training of Trainers at your location! Onsite TOTs work best when you have a group of 8-15 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.  When training a group of people who are all working in a similar department or context, we are able to tailor our TOT content and methods to the specific needs of your group!  Contact us for more information.

Educational Methods TOT

Whether you are a new educator who is looking to build a solid training foundation, or an experienced trainer who is looking to refine your skills or renew your energy, we provide Training of Trainer courses to help you become a better educator. Our Educational Methods TOT provides participants with opportunities to practice new active training techniques, select the best methods for the content, and provide nuanced facilitation.  Contact us to discuss an onsite Educational Methods TOT.

Onsite TOT -or- Trainers Retreat

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?  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, or lead “trainer retreats” that help educators re-energize.  Contact us to discuss an onsite TOT or trainers retreat.