Trainings on Transgender Issues

To help create safer communities for transgender and gender diverse people across the South, CSE’s team offers the following trainings. We provide trainings on a sliding scale to schools, non-profits, faith groups, for-profits and government agencies. Want to learn more? Contact Ivy at Ivy@southernequality.org.

Trans 101:  What Everyone Needs to Know about Working with Transgender People

90 minutes

No prerequisites

  • Overview of what ‘transgender’ means.

  • Why transgender sensitivity matters.

  • Understanding vocabulary about gender and what it means.

  • Gender Jeopardy:  Team up to test your knowledge!

  • Question and Answer period.

  • This package includes 50 pronoun buttons, and 2 inclusive restroom signs (either “All Gender Restroom” or “Restroom”).

 

Trans 201:  Advanced Training in Working with Transgender People

90 minutes

Prerequisite:  Trans 101

  • Deeper discussion about the systemic issues trans people face, tailored to your field of practice (education, health care, business, social services, law enforcement, etc.).

  • Discuss scenarios specific to the attendees’ situation in small groups. (i.e., Teachers have scenarios they’ll experience with trans students; physicians have scenarios they will experience with patients, etc.).

  • Facilitated whole group discussion around best practices.

  • Practice by engaging in role-plays with each scenario.

  • Question and Answer period.

  • This package includes 50 pronoun buttons, 50 “I’ll go with you” buttons, and two “All Gender Restroom”signs.

  • Trans 101 and 201 can be combined for an intensive, half-day workshop.

 

Trans 301: Organizational Assessment of Transgender Support and Services

1 to 2 weeks

Prerequisite:  Trans 101.  (Trans 201 may also be useful for some organizations.)

The organizational assessment moves beyond training and into identifying opportunities for becoming a safer and more inclusive space for transgender people, both served by and employed by the organization.

  • Analysis and assessment of the organization’s current services.

  • Information about best practices for policies, procedures, and physical facilities.

  • Recommendations for tangible steps the organization can take to achieve best practices.

  • Team of trans educators are available for questions throughout the process.

  • This package includes 50 pronoun buttons, 50 “I’ll go with you” buttons, two “All Gender Restroom” signs, and ten Trans Resource Guides.