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Training Services

TTI facilitates interactive and engaging trainings that help to build more affirming environments for transgender and non-binary people. We provide professional development and personal growth trainings, and every training is customized based on the needs of our clients. Our Training Team members combine content matter expertise and their lived experiences and knowledge of transgender and non-binary communities with educational best practices to create powerful learning experiences for your participants. We strive to create a welcoming learning environment where participants are fully engaged and feel comfortable asking questions to maximize their learning.

TTI facilitates in-person trainings onsite across the US, and provides offsite trainings remotely or virtually via Zoom conferencing. When talking to you about your training needs, we will ask questions about the goals and needs of your organization and audience so that we can tailor our trainings according to your specific needs and climate. Please contact us to discuss more!

Audiences We Work With:

Medical & Mental Health Providers

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Affirming Engagements with Transgender & Non-Binary Patients — Online Training Series

Here are some screenshots from our “Affirming Engagements with Transgender & Non-Binary Patients” online course, designed for implementation in medium and large scale medical settings.  Interested in having us customize this or another similar training for your site?  Contact us.

Clients include:

  • Brandywine Counseling & Community Services
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
  • DenverHealth
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Healthplex, Inc
  • Nuvance Health
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Therapy Center of Philadelphia
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Social Service Providers

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Clients include:

  • AIDS Resource
  • Central PA LGBT Center
  • Center for Safe Schools
  • Community Resources for Empowerment & Wellness
  • Covenant House (New York City)
  • Lantern Community Services
  • Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA
  • Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater NY

Corporate & Workplace Settings

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Clients include:

  • 32BJ – SEIU
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Comcast Corporation
  • PECO
  • Tenement Museum
  • Working Mother Media

Government Agencies

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Clients include:

  • Delaware County Juvenile Court and Probation Services
  • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • NJ Department of Children and Families
  • NJ Department of Health
  • NYC Administration for Children’s Services
  • NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • North Carolina Department of Health, Columbus County 

LGBTQ & Community Organizations

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Clients include:

  • ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir
  • FORGE
  • TransHealthMD
  • Tranz Central Coast
  • Unitarian Universalist Association

Colleges & Universities

Professional Development Trainings for Students, Faculty, Staff & Leadership

TTI work’s in collegiate settings centers on supporting colleges and universities in building campuses that are prepared to support and affirm transgender and non-binary students, and encourage cisgender students in doing the same. We provide customized foundational trainings to many aspects of campus life, including Residence Life, Student Affairs, Counseling Centers, Student Health, HR/Administration, Faculty/Staff Groups, Student Groups, Alumni/Giving, Campus Leadership & Boards of Trustees.  Many of our team members are also available for large scale talks for larger student or programmatic events.

Our most commonly requested foundations training provides an introduction to transgender and non-binary identities that is designed to help better prepare faculty and staff to help ensure that transgender and non-binary college students are safe on campus and have access to the support they need to thrive academically and beyond.

We are able to offer this in 90 minute, 2 hour, 3.5 hour or full day versions — the more time, the more in-depth content and skills practice we are able to provide.  In our half day version, we review core concepts, review affirming language/language to avoid, and explore common experiences for transgender and non-binary college students. In our full day version, we are able to explore some skills-based work and deeper themes:

  • Removing barriers to services and success
  • Best practices for teaching trans-related content
  • Handling records and rosters
  • Creating proactive trans-affirming school policies
  • Handling housing considerations

If your school community is ready to move beyond the 101, consider bringing our Ally/Advocate Training Camp to campus, or, we can custom design a training for your specific needs.

Clients include:

  • Champlain College
  • Kutztown University
  • Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
  • Salisbury University
  • St. John’s University
  • Temple University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Texas, Arlington

K-12 Public & Independent Schools

Professional Development Trainings for Faculty & Staff

TTI frequently works with K-12 professionals in independent and public school settings.  Our most commonly requested foundations training provides an introduction to transgender and non-binary identities that is designed to help better prepare faculty and staff to help ensure that transgender and non-binary youth are safe, respected and affirmed.  We are able to offer this in a 90 minute, 3.5 hour or full day version — the more time, the more in-depth we are able to provide.  In our half day version, we review core concepts, review affirming language/language to avoid, and explore common experiences for transgender and non-binary youth in schools. In our full day version, we are able to explore some skills-based work and deeper themes:

  • Using gender neutral language in the classroom
  • Strategies for using affirming name & pronouns
  • Understanding impact of non-affirming schools on transgender & non-binary youth
  • Creating proactive trans-affirming school policies
  • Handling conversations within school communities

If your school community is ready to move beyond the 101, TTI is able to design trainings specifically to help fully prepare all participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and affirm transgender and non-binary youth.

Want your whole school trained?  TTI has a team of up to 5 trainers who can simultaneously train your professional community.  We can accommodate up to 150 participants in a full day training, and 300 participants in 2-half day trainings on the same day.  Having all staff trained is a great way to make sure that everyone in your community is working towards the same goals with the same tools.

Student Trainings & Assemblies

While TTI generally provides professional development training for adults, we do have team members who specialize in youth work.  If you are looking for an assembly for K-12 students, TTI team members are able to provide basic training (such as language to use and how to avoid offensive terms) speak about their own lived experiences and answer questions. When possible, we can often send two trainers with different experiences of being transgender or non-binary, so that students have an opportunity to learn from different vantage points within the transgender and non-binary communities.

Clients include:

  • Bank Street School
  • The Berkeley Carroll School
  • Bryan Middle School
  • The Chapin School
  • The Collegiate School
  • Dwight-Englewood School
  • Hoosier Academies
  • Hunter College Campus Schools
  • Mary McDowell Friends School
  • Middlesex School
  • Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Rippowam Cisqua School
  • St. Luke’s School
  • Trevor Day School
  • The Trinity School

Onsite Courses

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.

Onsite Transgender Specific TOTs

Our hallmark Transgender Training TOT is a professional development course for educators, trainers and facilitators who are interested in teaching transgender content to adults.  Over the course of three days, we break down each of the elements of a successful “Transgender 101” training and help our participants to hone their 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 nuanced facilitation such as responding to Frequently Asked Questions, handling challenging participants, addressing microaggressions and managing resistance or social justice fatigue.

Our onsite TOTs are customized to the specific areas/audiences that your organization/team serves, which means that we tailor our content and guidance to your particular needs and goals. Our onsite TOTs work best when there are 12-20 participants.  This course is designed for individuals who have a solid transgender knowledge base and are interested in teaching this content to other adults. Experience with teaching or public speaking is often helpful, but not required. 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.

Generally speaking, we book our onsite Training-of-Trainers about 4-6 months in advance, though we may have flexibility for shorter turnaround times — please contact us to discuss further.

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