Training, Professional Development & Curriculum
Professional Development & Training Workshops
Advocating For Your Transgender Child at School
March 10, 2021
6:30pm-8pm PST | Location: Virtual
Cost: Sliding Scale
This workshop will feature parents of transgender and gender nonconforming children sharing their stories of advocating for their children at school. It will also include information on California state laws that protect transgender and gender nonconforming students at school.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, &Expression (SOGIE): LGBTQI+ FluencY & Allyship Series
Sign up for 1,2 or all 3 sessions!
SOGIE Spring Series: April 21, 22, 23
9am-11am PST | Location: Virtual
Cost: $300 ($100 per session)
Includes information that progressively builds on itself through 3 sessions
SOGIE Session 1 - Breaking Through 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.
SOGIE Session 2 - Dimensions, Impact, and Dialogue: Participants will explore the dimensions of gender and sexuality, the importance of pronouns, looking at personal and community impact of LGBTQI+ Implicit bias, and general best practices for allyship.
SOGIE Session 3- Affirming and Expansive Approaches: Participants will move beyond a basic understanding of LGBTQI+ topics, exploring bias, privilege, and intersectionality while digging deeper into identities within the LGBTQI+ community. We invite creative and strategic thinking about specific action steps you and your family, community, and/or place of work community, and/or place of work can take to inform policies, language, facilities, culture and attitude within all our communities.
Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions!
The Cultural Humility Series
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Dates Coming Soon!
Includes information that progressively builds on itself through 3 sessions.
Humility Session 1- Growing Awareness & Recognizing Positionality
Participants will define bias, power and privilege & explore how these topics show up in their lives & within our greater communities and society.
Cultural Humility Session 2 - Exploring Intersectionality & Impact
Participants will explore 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.
Cultural Humility Session 3- Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression & Embracing Liberation
Participants will examine the cycles of oppression and embrace liberation for all by putting allyship into motion. We invite creative and strategic thinking about specific action steps you & your family, community, and/or place of work can take to inform policies, language, facilities, culture & attitude within all our communities.
Professional Learning CommunitIES
& Individual Coaching
Professional Learning Community for Educators
Join our Professional Learning Community specifically curated for people in the education field to grow in their understanding and practices.
February 1, March 1, April 12, May 3
Time: 3-4pm PST | Location: Virtual
This professional learning community provides a unique opportunity for educators to connect, network, and dialogue on current topics relevant to the members’ experience. This group meets 4 times throughout the year in a structured group format led by Rainbow Community Center staff facilitator.
Topics will be responsive to the group needs and possible themes may include: being an ally to LGBTQI+ colleagues, gender and racial justice, supporting students, distance learning, working with families that hold a wide range of beliefs, & incorporating LGBTQI+ curriculum into lessons, social justice clubs and affinity groups.
LGBTQI+ Professionals in Education Alliance
Feb. 9, March 9, April 27
Time: 1-3pm PST | Location: Virtual
This learning opportunity provides 3 deep dive sessions that will explore a specific theme as it relates to the context of your group. Each session will provide time for participants to share stories, ask questions, celebrate successes and identify strategies to address any challenges or concerns presented. Additionally facilitators will guide & build upon you and your organization/company/schools capacity to understand, celebrate & elevate all genders and sexualities in your community.
Possible themes may include: being out as LGBTQI+ in the workplace, being an ally to LGBTQI+ colleagues, supporting students, leading GSA’s and other social justice clubs, intersectionality, working with families that hold a wide range of beliefs, & incorporating LGBTQI+ curriculum into lessons.
*for LGBTQI+ identified folx in education
Individual one on one coaching is available to help you achieve a future goal. The packages include a 15 minute consultation followed by 3 professionally guided one hour deep dive sessions. Coaching sessions are co-created with a provider based on the individuals’ situation, but may include themes such as: coming out, families, going home for the holidays, transitioning at work, alternative relationships and sexualities; such as polyamory and BDSM, situations in parenting an LGBTQI+ youth, increasing competency for supporting LGBTQI+ clients in mental health/education/healthcare and more.
One on one coaching is offered by members of our clinical team and during registration for your package you can select the person that you would like to connect with for this service.