Professional Development, Training Workshops & Curriculum
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE
“Our work with Rainbow Community Center was a game-changer for us as an organization. They did a careful analysis, helped us strategize, and led an amazing, heart-felt, and compelling training that really helped shift the tides of our committee's work to make our organization Gender Expansive.”
Leah Graniela-Loving, Senior Manager, Techbridge Girls, Oakland CA
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, & Expression (SOGIE)
Professional Development & Training Workshops
Beyond the Binary
Participants will learn the foundational concepts of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE), identify current outcomes of rigid gender norms in our communities, and devise ways we can begin to break through dominant narratives around the gender binary and heteronormativity.
At the Intersections
Participants will explore intersectionality, how different identities relate and show up in the world, & the impact of both intentional & unintentional communications that may stigmatize a group or many groups of people. These sessions can be customized into a deep dive into SOGIE at the intersection of a particular aspect of identity such as; race, ability, age or faith.
SOGIE: LGBTQI+ Fluency & Allyship
Participants will explore the dimensions of gender and sexuality, the importance of pronouns, gender inclusive language, and looking at personal and community impact of LGBTQI+ Implicit bias, and general best practices for allyship.
SOGIE: Embracing Liberation
Participants will examine LGBTQI+ history and our movement towards equity. Embracing liberation, we will uplift each other and celebrate current progress and identify areas of need for visibility and justice work. Together we will explore healing strategies and grow in our collective empowerment to overcome obstacles and attain social change.
SOGIE: Affirming & Expansive Approaches
Participants will move beyond a basic understanding of LGBTQI+ topics, exploring expansive allyship practices. We will invite creative and strategic thinking about specific action steps you and your family, community, and/or place of work can take to inform policies, language, facilities, culture and attitude within all our communities.
Participants to increase their understanding and develop skills to create safer, more inclusive classroom environments for young people who identify as LGBTQI+. The training will cover the Foundational Concepts of SOGIE, health and educational disparities facing LGBTQI+ youth, laws that protect students, and specific strategies for classroom teachers to implement and resources available.
SOGIE: Growing Awareness & Cultural Humility
Through a SOGIE lens participants will define bias, power and privilege & explore how these topics show up in their lives & within our greater communities and society.
Customized Workshops & Consultation
Are you looking for something more specific to your group? We can customize our workshops to meet a specific need or goal of your organization, company, school or group.
We also offer one on one coaching or small group consultation on an hourly basis. Our dynamic facilitators will meet with you or your team to co-create goals and maximize outcomes.
Professional Learning Communities & Training Workshops
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, & Expression (SOGIE): Basic Training
Participants will learn foundational terms and concepts of SOGIE and steps to become an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. This is a great training for beginners, families and friends of people who just came out and ally’s who want a refresher on current language and topics.
Rainbow Family Learning Community (RFLC)
Join our Rainbow Family Learning Community specifically curated for families and allies of youth to learn and grow in their understanding of LGBTQIA+ topics.