TTI’s Training of Trainers – ONLINE
About TTI’s Online Training of Trainers Course:
Our hallmark Transgender Training-of-Trainers (TOT) is a professional development course for educators, trainers and facilitators who are interested in teaching transgender content to adults in professional development settings. Over the course of the TOT, we break down each of the elements of a successful “Transgender 101” training, explore the nuances of facilitation, and help our participants to hone 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 facilitation such as responding to Frequently Asked Questions, handling challenging participants, addressing microaggressions and managing resistance or social justice fatigue — with additional discussion of translating in-person learning online.
Our online TOT is a four day course that meets for 6 hours a day (12-6 PM ET/9AM-3PM PT, with a 45 min lunch break) and covers the same content as our in-person TOT, with additional coaching on how to translate from physical classroom to the virtual one. This will be an interactive class that integrates various elements of Zoom with Google Slides and other tools to create an interactive learning environment where we get to engage with each other in meaningful ways. Each participant will be mailed a copy of The Teaching Transgender Toolkit and a participant folder with all the materials needed for the course about 10 days prior.
Dates & Times: May 10-13, 2021 – 12:00-6PM ET /9:00-3:00 PT
Online via Zoom
Who Should Attend:This course is designed for individuals who have a solid transgender knowledge base and are interested in teaching this content to other adults. Think of this is a course on how to teach transgender content, rather than what content to teach. In order to get the most out of this TOT, all attendees should have and a strong foundational understanding of transgender identities/experiences, and ideally some experience as a trainer /facilitator, but that is not required. Participants who do not have a solid foundation should consider signing up for our virtual Ally/Advocate Training Camp prior to signing up for our TOT, as you may find the TOT overwhelming.
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 and we can all show up as our true selves. Our trainings draw participants from all over North America, 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.
Costs & Scholarships
The cost of attendance is $975/$825 for individuals who are having their costs reimbursed or covered by an organization/company ($975 if > $750,000 gross annually or $825 <$750,000 gross annually) and $675 for individuals who are paying independent of an organization. We also offer a student/early career professional rate of $465 for current students and those who have completed their degrees in the past 2 years and are not being reimbursed by an organization.
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 visit our scholarship page in order to apply. If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund, please see our travel support page here.
What is included in the cost:Participating in the course, a copy of The Teaching Transgender Toolkit, a contribution towards our scholarship program and access to our TOT alumni group on Facebook. Five percent (5%) of the proceeds for each TOT is donated to a non-profit run by or benefiting trans/non-binary communities, with a particular focus on donating to organizations that focus on intersectional anti-oppression work or serving highly vulnerable portions of trans/non-binary communities.
Worried about COVID impacting your attendance? We’re flexible – read our policies here.
TTI is a proudly trans-owned and run company. Our Core & Senior Training Team members are all people of transgender and non-binary experience, and our Ally Training team members and guest educators work collaboratively with and under the supervision of transgender and non-binary people. Learn more about our values here.