TTI hosts professional development classes that are specialized by topic or audience. All our classes are offered as structured sliding scale, to help keep our offerings accessible while still paying our team fairly for their expertise and lived experience.
As we see more people coming out as transgender and non-binary people and at younger ages and throughout the lifespan, it is essential that social service providers and direct care workers are prepared to provide affirming care. By proactively working to create inclusive and affirming services and environments, social service providers and community care professionals can help decrease the stigma, isolation and rejection – and the related negative outcomes– experienced by many transgender and non-binary individuals in non-supportive spaces. This 5-hour foundational training will provide participants with a strong foundation for better understanding the identities, experiences and needs of youth and adults who are transgender or non-binary, as well as concrete strategies, skills and resources for supporting transgender and non-binary individuals from all walks of life.
Facilitated by actor Maybe Burke, this 10-hour course is designed for cisgender producers, directors, and other artistic leaders that want to create more affirming and supportive work environments for your trans and non-binary colleagues. If you want to make sure you’re doing the best that you can for the trans/non-binary creatives you work with, on stage/screen and beyond, this course is here to help you. We will spend two days clarifying terminology, discussing representation and casting, and learning common challenges that trans and non-binary people face in the industry.