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Ally/Advocate Training Camp (ATC)

Co-facilitated by members of our core and ally team members, Ally/Advocate Training Camp is a 2-day in-person/3-day online knowledge and skills-based class, designed to help people who want to be better allies for transgender and non-binary people in their personal life, professional life and community, but want to be better prepared to do so.


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Registration Details for TTI’s Ally/Advocate Training Camp: 

The registration fee for this ATC includes family style lunches from local businesses, snacks and beverages throughout the course, and access to the TTI Alumni private Facebook group upon completion of the course, and a contribution towards supporting those who are otherwise financially not able to attend.

ATC is open to anyone 14 or older, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.   (If you are looking for an ATC exclusively for youth, please contact us.)

Sliding Scale Rates:

We are excited to share that we are moving to a sliding scale structure for our Ally/Advocate Training Camps! We want folks who want to attend ATC to be able to do so, regardless of economic constraints, while also making sure that we are operating in accordance with our values of paying our trainers fairly for their time, energy and lived experiences while using responsible business practices.  By offering registration at different price points and allotting a certain number of tickets for each, we are able to have some control over the income which allows us to make sure that we will be able to cover our costs. (Please see our blog post here for a deeper dive into how we selected this structure and why.)

The full cost of attendance is $350 per person. If you cannot afford $350, please purchase one of our sliding scale tickets ($100, $150, $200 & $275). If you can afford to pay more, we hope that you will consider doing so, to help support the attendance of others who cannot afford the full fee. 

When folks are able and willing to pay more, we redistribute those funds to cover the costs of the ticket for others who cannot afford to pay the full fee. We set aside a certain number of sliding scale spaces, but when folks who can afford to pay more do, we are able to use the difference in price to make another sliding scale seat available to those in need at this or a future ATC. While imperfect, this model allows us to balance all of the various factors with our values and provides opportunities for people with more economic privilege to directly benefit those who do not.

Please see our guide here before picking a payment level.

  • $350-$500 – 15+ seats available  (Full Price [$350] & Benefactor levels [$400, $500])
  • $275 – 3 seats available  (Sliding Scale)*
  • $200 – 1 seat available  (Sliding Scale)*
  • $150 – 1 seat available  (Sliding Scale)*
  • $100 –  1 seat available (Sliding Scale)*

We are also able to offer a 5% group discount for groups of 4-10, and a 10% group discount for groups of 11 or more.   *Since there are a limited number of sliding scale seats and that number can change based on Benefactor registrations, please email us if you would like to be added to the waitlist for a sliding scale seat.

Payment for your registration can be made through EventBrite here.  If you need an invoice or would prefer to send a check, please email us and we will send an invoice over.  Once you have completed your payment, you will be directed to a participant survey to finalize your attendance.  If you are coming in from out of town, please email us and we will send you our housing list, which includes all of our recommended options, including trans-affirming AirBnB’s within walking distance to our training space, the local LGBTQ owned and run Bed and Breakfast, and hotels located nearby.

Can’t make these dates?  Sign up for our low frequency mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be the first to know when a new offering is announced!

Are you interested in better supporting current and future transgender and non-binary employees, clients, or patients?  Our onsite Ally/Advocate Training Camp (ATC) is a 2-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 are also able to offer youth-specific Ally/Advocate Training camps for youth in 7th grade and beyond!!

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.

Generally speaking, we book our onsite Ally/Advocate Training Camps about 2-3 months in advance, though we may have flexibility for shorter turnaround times — please contact us to discuss further.

Looking to attend one of our open enrollment Ally/Advocate Training Camps, or wanting to learn more about what is included in our ATCs, please visit this link.

We are excited to be able to offer our Ally/Advocate Training Camp specifically for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)!  We will be using the same ATC curriculum, but Dr. Jaymie Campbell will be tailoring the experience for BIPOC participants. This ATC is intended as an intentional space for BIPOC people, and people of all genders are welcome.

Upcoming ATCs:

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Want to be a better ally or advocate for transgender and non-binary individuals?  Come join us for TTI’s Ally/Advocate Training Camp (ATC)!  This class helps participants increase their transgender-related knowledge and provides opportunities to practice the key skills needed by allies to be effective advocates.  Whether you have a family member who has recently come out to you as transgender or non-binary, you want to better support a friend or loved one who is transitioning, are seeking to be a more effective ally in the workplace or you just want to be better informed, ATC will help build your knowledge and skills to be a better ally and advocate!

Our Ally/Advocate Training Camp helps participants:

  • Have a better understanding of what it is like to be transgender or non-binary, and the related opportunities and challenges.
  • Explore the coming out processes for transgender and non-binary people, and how to best beof support as an ally.
  • Have a strong understanding of transgender related terminology, as well as language to avoid.
  • Understand the ways in which gender restrictions impact people of all gender identities and expressions.
  • Understand the key components, nuances and responsibilities that come with being an ally for transgender and non-binary communities.
  • Experience greater comfort and ease with asking for affirming name and pronouns,and correcting others when they misname or misgender a transgender or non-binary person.
  • Having more tools and skills to interrupt microaggressions, bias and prejudice towards transgender and non-binary individuals.
  • Be more confident when advocating for transgender and non-binary individuals, both personally and professionally.
  • Be familiar with the resources available for transgender and non-binary individuals, and their loved ones.
  • Have a better understanding of how to engage in local, state and national advocacy for the rights of transgender and non-binary individuals.

Can’t make these dates?  Sign up for our low frequency mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when a new offering is announced!

What ATC Alums Have Said About Their Experiences:

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