Continuing Professional Development
Do you want to:
Find out what ‘trans’ is all about?
Gain confidence to approach situations involving a trans client, student or colleague?
Understand what your organisation might need to do to comply with Equalities law?
Then Gendered Intelligence’s “Introduction to Trans Awareness” is for you.
We provide 3-hour professional development trans awareness sessions for professionals to attend in London to broaden their understanding of issues faced by transgender, transsexual and gender variant people.
The session is based around interactive exercises, encouraging participants to get involved in thinking through what trans means and ways to achieve equality and inclusivity in practice.
At the end of the session you will have:
- An appreciation of how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact
- Improved understanding of trans identities, terms and language
- A good grounding in the key laws relating to trans people
- Increased awareness of trans issues and ways to be trans inclusive
- Increased confidence in working with trans colleagues/clients
- Information about helpful resources
Our sessions look at:
- The relationship between sex, gender and sexual orientation
- Key terms and language with regards to various trans identities
- What the law says
- Experiences of young transgender and transsexual people
- How we can make cultural and social interventions
- Signposting other organisations and resources
We aim to offer sessions every 6-10 weeks. The next dates are:
- Tuesday 22nd April
- Wednesday 4th June
- Thursday 10th July
All sessions: 1:30pm arrival (for a prompt 1:45 start) – 4:45pm
Fees for 3 hour CPD sessions
- Standard rate (organisations with annual income >£100,000): £85
- Reduced rate (organisations with annual income <£100,000): £55
- Early bird: £75 (standard) / £45 (reduced) - up to 4 weeks in advance
Early bird for April 22 closes March 25
Early bird for June 04 closes May 07
Early bird for July 10 closes June 12
- 3 people from same organisation: £195 (standard) / £120 (reduced)
- 4 or more people: If you would be interested in 4 or more people attending a session, please contact us - it may be a better option for you to have a session just for your organisation. This has the added benefits that we can use scenarios that are all directly relevant to your organisation, we can train on your site avoiding your travel time / costs for multiple people and we can arrange a date / time convenient to you.
If you would like to discuss this option, please contact email@example.com or call 07950 471414
Booking a Place
You can use this form to book a place and we’ll get back to you to confirm.
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Who should attend?
People from any discipline or field of work are welcome, whether you already have transgender clients, staff or pupils, or whether you are thinking about the contacts you’ll have in future.
Past participants include people working in: Local Authorities, charities, the NHS, schools, colleges and universities, the Fire Brigade, youth services, housing associations, counselling, sexual health, theatre/ the arts and many more.
Why should I attend?
A good understanding of ‘trans’ is important not only for good practice, but because “gender reassignment” is now a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act.
The proportion of people falling somewhere on the broad trans spectrum is estimated at around 1%. Of those, the number seeking a medically supported transition is growing rapidly, increasing the likelihood that any organisation will encounter real-life situations involving trans people.
Our sessions offer the opportunity to check out terms you’ve heard and practices you’ve heard of and ask “Is it OK to…?” in a small group setting, typically of no more than 20 people.
All our current trainers are trans with a wealth of grass-roots community knowledge and experience to call on.
The Sessions will take place at:
Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonville Road
London N1 9JP
(Nearest Station is Kings Cross)
Here are some recent comments from our 700+ past training participants:
“Really really interesting. I learnt so much about different terminologies and found it very thought provoking and a great insight” – Local Authority worker, 2014
“This has been a brilliant and insightful experience and I feel a lot more confident and aware” – Theatre Visitor Services Supervisor, 2013
“Excellent training covering a lot of ground” – Housing Association Manager, 2014
“Excellent session. Very informative. Learnt a lot about the legal situation around trans people” – Administrator in Higher Education Instititue, 2014
Want us to come to you?
We offer training packages for organisations looking to offer training on trans issues, for up to 15 members of staff per session. For more details,check this page out or reply to this email.
Could you host a Gendered Intelligence Trans Training for Professionals Session?
We are keen to offer our training in more locations, especially beyond London. If your organisation could host a Trans Training session, we would be pleased to offer a number of free places on the session for staff from your organisation in return.
We are looking for venues that:
- Can accommodate a minimum of 15 people, (ideally sitting at tables)
- Are accessible for those with disabilities
- Are in a location that is reasonably easy to get to / has good transport links
- Can offer basic tea and biscuits
- Can provide a projector, laptop and flipchart plus suitable projection wall/screen
- Ideally have local networks through which the session can be promoted
If you would like to host a session but can’t offer everything on the list, talk to us anyway; we can be flexible in some areas.
If interested, please contact us or call 07950 471414
Mentoring Support for Trans Students
Gendered Intelligence now offer a mentoring scheme for trans, gender variant and questioning people in education, or students who have a trans history.
The service provides confidential, one-on-one mentoring sessions with a Gendered Intelligence trans mentor, to help trans students who may be struggling with managing gender issues, experiencing some of the challenges of living as a trans person in education or may have existing mental health issues which are exacerbated by being trans.
If you are a school, sixth form college, college of further education or Higher Education Institute and have a student who may benefit from the service then do get in touch.