Trans/forming Allyship – Register Now!

25 September 2018 | Uncategorized

From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion

drawing of light-skinned person with a purple shirt and bleached, asymetrical haircut, standing in front of two doors labeled "men" and "women"October 26, Madison WI  – 9:00-3:40

Professional development training for service providers and community leaders

Want to learn more about how to support transgender community members? Trans/forming Allyship is a unique opportunity to dive deep, zoom wide, and practice concrete ways to make a difference right now – while connecting with likeminded people who are working on the same issues.

In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many service providers and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion, but don’t alwyas know what to do. With a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices and policies. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their professional and community contexts.

Through a lively combination of presentations, small- and large-group discussions, practical exercises and collaborative problem-solving, participants will:

– Gain understanding of trans identities and experiences
– Examine personal, organizational, and community barriers to inclusion
– Develop strategies to support trans people in everyday interactions and in their professional roles
– Plan next steps to put their allyship into action, while staying in touch with the needs and priorities of trans communities

Need CEUs? This training has been approved for 6 Continuing Education credits for licensed social workers, mental health counselors and MFTs by the NASW-WI.

Registration cost is sliding scale: $75, $100, $125

A second training building on this one is scheduled for January 25, 2019: Trans/forming Allyship 2: Propelling Trans Inclusion in Your Organization. This October training is a required prerequisite for the January session. Register now, to make sure you’ll be eligible for the January session! 

This training is offered with the generous support of the UW Credit Union.

Facilitated by Davey Shlasko

Contact Davey with questions!


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