Previous Trainings

This page provides a list of some of the many training programs that Think Again Training has led over the past ten years. (It does not include policy consulting, programs for youth, and other aspects of our practice that tend to be more confidential.) We tailor every program to meet the requester’s specific goals. To find out what we can do for you, please contact us.

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(Trainings facilitated by Davey Shlasko unless otherwise noted.)

 

Trainings for Health and Human Service Professionals

Supporting Trans Youth. May, 2016. Training for staff of Youth Services, Brattleboro, VT. 

Exploring Class and Classism. May, 2016. Training for clinical staff at The Village for Families and Children, Hartford, CT. With Angela in collaboration with ACT for Social Justice.

Supporting Transgender Youth. May, 2016. Training for mental health professionals working with children, youth and families at Astor Services, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Playing with Gender. April, 2016. Training on trans inclusion for NY State Recreational Therapy Association conference.

Staff Retreat – Social Justice Frameworks + Supporting Trans Clients. January, 2016. NEBA (New England Business Alliance) – a workforce development agency serving adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Trans Allyship. Training for staff, clients and guests of Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Newburgh, NY. June, 2015.

Working with Trans Clients. Guest “lecture” (workshop) for CASAC students at SUNY Ulster, Kingston, NY. June, 2015.

Trans-Competent Nursing Care. With student nurses at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY. February, 2015.

Welcoming Trans Clients. Staff of homeless shelter for single adults, Kingston, NY. February, 2015.

Working with Trans Clients in Recovery. Guest instructor in course for aspiring Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors, SUNY Ulster, Kingston, NY. November, 2014.

Working with Trans Patients. For healthcare providers at Bard College Health Services, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. November, 2014.

Queer Theory, Queer Practice. For staff of The Village for Families and Children, Hartford, CT. October, 2014.

Making Microaggressions Really Micro: Taking Responsibility for Some Impacts of Our Privilege. For staff of small family therapy practice. October, 2014.

Welcoming Trans Patients for patient advocates at Mid Hudson Valley Family Health Center. October, 2014.

Welcoming Trans Patients for a variety of conventional and holistic healthcare providers affiliated with the O+ Festival, Kingston, NY. October, 2014.

Trans* Inclusive Acupuncture Practice for community acupuncturists in Oakland, CA. April, 2014.

Welcoming Trans Patients for clinical staff of Albany Medical Center’s Kingston, NY office. March, 2014.

Diversity and Social Justice Retreat. 2-day training retreat for the staff of Safe Homes Orange County, Newburgh, NY. March, 2014.

LGBT Inclusion for training staff at The Doe Fund, New York, NY. March, 2014.

Welcoming Trans* Patients for a variety of holistic healthcare providers at Healthcare is a Human Right, Kingston, NY. February, 2014.

Respecting Trans Patients for physicians in the primary care residency program at Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY. October, 2013.

Working with Trans* Clients for therapists and other service providers at Stone Ridge Healing Arts, Stone Ridge, NY. July 2013.

Transgender Competency for Dolores Street Community Services staff. May, 2013. San Francisco, CA.

Transgender Competency for Mission Asset Fund staff. October, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

Transgender Competency for Human Service Providers.  Through New View Learning. Santa Cruz, CA. August, 2012.

Trans/Gender 101 and Sexual Health Basics.  Part of initial training series for Counselor/Advocates at EveryWoman’s Center, Amherst, MA. September, 2008; October, 2007.

Transgender 101 for Human Service Providers.  Amherst, MA. April 10, 2008.

Working with Transgender Clients. Workshop at Community Action! Staff Development Day, with Alex Pangborn. March, 2007.

Working with Transgender Clients. Presentation for Franklin County Resource Network, Greenfield, MA. November, 2006.

Trans/gender 101. In-service trainings for education, counseling and resource/referral staff at EveryWoman’s Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. April, 2006; March, 2006; February, 2004; December, 2003.

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Training for K-12 Educators

Welcoming Trans Students as a Social Justice Community. September, 2016. Training for high school faculty of a co-ed, independent school in NYC.

Welcoming Trans Students. August, 2016. Training for middle school faculty and staff at a co-ed independent K-12 school in PA.

Welcoming Trans Students as a Girls School. June, 2016. Training for staff and faculty of an independent K-12 girls school in CT.

Cultural Competence. April, 2016. Introductory training for K-12 teachers at a public elementary school with Angela in collaboration with ACT for Social Justice.

Welcoming Trans Students. March, 2016. Training for staff and faculty at a Southshore Educational Collaborative, a therapeutic school serving students with behavioral and mental health needs that couldn’t be met in the public school system.

Welcoming Trans Students. March, 2016. Training for diversity committee and administrative leadership at a co-ed independent K-12 school in PA.

When the White Dress Doesn’t Fit. February, 2016. Panelist for panel presentation at the National Coalition of Girls Schools conference. 

Welcoming Trans Students as a Girls School. January, 2016. Training for board members and administrative leadership at a K-12 independent girls school in PA.

Welcoming Trans Students. Training for staff and faculty at a co-ed, residential school (grades 8-12) in upstate NY. September, 2015.

Transgender Students in K-12 Athletics. Training for an athletic league made up of several independent schools (single-sex and co-ed). July, 2015.

Welcoming Trans Students. Training for K-12 educators at vocational high school in upstate NY. February, 2015.

Trans* Students in Girls’ Schools. Presentation and discussion at National Coalition of Girls’ Schools annual board meeting. September, 2014.

 

Training for other Nonprofit & Foundation Teams

Living Our Values: LGB, Queer and Trans Inclusion in the Everyday. November, 2016. Staff retreat session for Empire Justice Center, Rochester, NY.

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace. October, 2016. Staff training for HR and management group at a small B-Corp in NH.

Trans Inclusion as a Reproductive Justice Org. September, 2016. Staff training for a RJ advocacy organization.

Untangling Privilege. May, 2016. Staff retreat session for the Arcus Foundation, with Romina.

Welcoming Trans People. For staff at residential meditation retreat facility. April, 2016.

Trans Inclusion in Reproductive Rights / Reproductive Justice. January, 2016. Staff training for a major RR/RJ advocacy organization.

A Deeper Look at Poverty and What It Means for Our Work. In collaboration with ACT for Social Justice, facilitated by Angela Berkfield and Davey Shlasko. For Americorps VISTA members, VT. March, 2015.

Class Culture and Classism in Our Work. With the brilliant team at East Bay Housing Organizations, Oakland, CA. February, 2014.

Welcoming Trans People. For staff at residential meditation retreat facility. October, 2014.

Teaching Transgender. Training of trainers for LGBTQ cultural competence trainers at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston, NY. October, 2014.

Challenging Classism Inside and Out for nonprofit professionals, with Class Action at CompassPoint. April, 2014.

Class and Classism. Davey Shlasko and Nelson Myhand with Class Action, for foundation leaders at Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, San Francisco, NY. November, 2013.

Transgender Inclusion for teams at American Jewish World Service including Communications, Admin and Finance, National Programs and International Programs. July, 2013. New York, NY.

Understanding Systems of Oppression (Heterosexism focus). Diversity Works training of trainers event. Oakland, CA.May, 2011

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Trainings for College & University Staff

Supporting Trans Students. September, 2016. Training for staff and faculty at Hamilton College.

Facilitating Social Justice Conversations. August, 2016. Day-long experiential training for First Year Seminar instructors at Babson College. Facilitated by Romina and Safire.

Supporting Trans Students. March, 2016. Training for staff and faculty at Hamilton College.

Acting Accountably in a Context of Oppression. January, 2016. For student residential life staff at Iowa State University.

Welcoming Trans and LGB Students. July-August, 2015. Series of trainings for staff and faculty teams including physical plant, athletics, student affairs, res life, campus safety and more at Hamilton College.

Welcoming Trans Students. July, 2015. Faculty training at SUNY Ulster.

Welcoming Trans Students. January, 2015. For Student Affairs Division at University of New Haven.

Nothing About This is Binary: Gender, Intersectionality, and Working with Trans Students. September, 2014. Training for faculty and staff at SUNY New Paltz.

Queer Theory: Identity, Politics, and Pedagogy. February, 2014. Presentation at annual winter faculty meeting of Smith College School for Social Work.

Supporting Trans* Students. February, 2014. Hampshire College

Gender Inclusiveness in the Classroom and Beyond. April, 2012. Wellesley College.

TILT: Gender Diversity and Transgender Inclusion. November, 2010 . Colgate University. Two-day series including sessions with Student Affairs, Res Life, and Counseling staff, as well as student leaders, plus special consultation with residence life planning committee.

TILT: Gender Diversity and Transgender Inclusion. November, 2010 . Amherst College . Mandatory training for student staff in Res Life and Student Security.

TILT: Social Justice and Transgender Competency . February, 2010 . Allegheny College. General training for faculty, staff and administrators, plus special consultation with residence life senior staff.

TILT: Building Cultural Competency around Transgender Issues. January, 2009. Allegheny College. General training for faculty, staff and administrators, plus special consultation with residence life senior staff. With Chase Catalano.

Trans/gender 101 and Creating GLBT-inclusive Sexual Health Programming. September, 2008; September, 2007. Hampshire College. Training for peer educators who provide sexual health programming to the Hampshire community.

Supporting Transgender Students. April, 2008. Training for Hampshire College faculty and staff, including professors, carreer counselors, public safety officers, and chaplains.

Diversity Issues, Self-Awareness & Facilitation Skills for Peer Educators. March 30, 2008. Hampshire College. Day-long professional development training for experienced peer educators who provide sexual health programming to the Hampshire community.

Being a Trans-Competent Peer Support Person. January, 2008; January, 2007. Part of initial training series for peer support volunteers who provide hotline support and advocacy to fellow students at Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College.

Classism. August, 2007. Smith College. Part of pre-semester training for residence life staff and elected student leaders.

Supporting Gender Diversity. August, 2007; August, 2006. Hampshire College. Part of pre-semester training for new and returning residence life interns.

Sexual Assault 201: Barriers to Reporting & How to Support Survivors . August, 2007. Smith College. Required training for returning residence life staff.

Understanding Relationship Violence. January, 2007. Smith College. Required training for new and returning residence life staff.

Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault. August, 2006. Part of initial training series for Residence Life Interns at Hampshire College, with Ilana Gerjuoy.

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Workshops for College & University Students

Transgender Oppression. October, 2016. 16-hour training for graduate students in the School of Education at UMass, Amherst in the Social Justice Education program, with Dre Domingue.

Trans/gender 101 (and your role in supporting trans classmates at a women’s college). September, 2016. Orientation session for 600+ new students at Mt Holyoke College.

Understanding Trans (Trans 101). August, 2016. Orientation session for new students at Bard College.

Trans/gender Justice as a Social Justice Issue. May, 2016. Bard College.

Beyond Trans 101. March, 2016. Workshop for student at Hamilton College, exploring some nuances of trans advocacy on campus and beyond.

Acting Accountably in a Context of Oppression. January, 2016. For student residential life staff at Iowa State University.

Understanding Transgender (Trans 101). November, 2014. Syracuse University.

Toward an Inclusive Campus Community: Sexuality, Gender, and the Policing of “Normal”. September, 2014. Bard College.

Sex, Culture & Community. August, 2014. For student Social Justice and Equity Representatives at Smith College.

Class & Classism. August, 2014. For student Social Justice and Equity Representatives at Smith College.

Queer Theory, Queer Practice. August, 2014. Guest lectures for MSW students at Smith School for Social Work, Northampton, MA.

Job Search Strategies for the Trans* Community. February, 2014. Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

Class and Classism. For Asian Pacific American Student Development Interns at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. November, 2013

Facilitating Social Justice Conversations. August, 2013. For student Social Justice and Equity Representatives at Smith College.

Sex, Culture and Community. August, 2013. For student Social Justice and Equity Representatives at Smith College.

Teaching Trans/Gender through Expressive Arts. July, 2013. Guest presentation in Multicultural and Humanistic Education, SUNY New Paltz.

Understanding Transgender. November 2012, April, 2011. April, 2012. Guest lecture for “Managing Diversity in the Workplace” at San Francisco State University.

gendergendergender. April, 2012. Wellesley College.  Special session for trans* students and their closest allies, focusing on building healthy ally relationships.

Trans*101. April, 2012. Wellesley College.  Open workshop for ~65 students.

Cross-Class Relationships: Skills for Organizers.April, 2011. Day-long leadership retreat for student organizers. Sponsored by Smith Association of Class Activists.

Confronting Class: Class Diversity and Cross-Class Relationships. November, 2010. Sponsored by Smith Association of Class Activists.

TILT: Gender Diversity and Transgender Inclusion. November, 2010. Colgate University. Workshop for student leaders sponsored by the campus LGBT advocacy group. Part of a two-day series including trainings for Student Affairs, Res Life, and Counseling staff. article

Transmasculinity and Privilege in Queer Spaces. February, 2010. Wesleyan University. Workshop for queer student leaders and community members.

Social Justice and Transgender Competency. February, 2010. Allegheny College. Workshop for leaders of student diversity organizations.

Working Together to Make Stuff Happen: Skills for Collaborative Leadership. September, 2009. Wesleyan University. Workshop for leaders of student organizations.

Sexual Health and Communication Skills for You and Your Peers. September, 2009. Hampshire College. Training for formal and informal peer leaders who provide sexual health programming, peer counseling, and other support to the Hampshire community.

Communication through Conflict. September, 2009. Smith College. Workshop for student co-op residents.

TILT: Transgender 101 and Beyond. January, 2009. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Workshop for undergraduate students.

TILT: Transgender Oppression. May 3-4, 2008. One-credit seminar for graduate students in the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Exploring Gender and Trans/gender Issues. January 7-11, 2008. Interterm course at Smith College.

Class Culture & Cross-Class Alliances. December, 2007. Sponsored by SACA (Smith Association of Class Activists) at Smith College.

Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault & How to Support Survivors. November, 2007. Sponsored by AWARE (Activist Women Advocating Rape Education) at Smith College.

Exploring our Class Backgrounds to be Better Class Activists. October, 2007. Sponsored by SACA (Smith Association of Class Activists) at Smith College.

Class Dialogue. Spring 2007 & Fall 2007. Intergroup dialogue focusing on class and cross-class communication. Smith College, Northampton, MA. Spring semester with Rachel Briggs, Fall semester with Shuli Archer.

Contemporary Experiences of Antisemitism. April, 2008; April, 2007; April, 2006; April, 2005; April, 2004. Panel presentations at graduate and undergraduate weekend seminars in Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with various co-panelists.

Boy I Am. November, 2006. Panel presentation & discussion to accompany a showing of Samantha Feder & Julie Hollar’s film Boy I Am.

Being a Trans-Friendly Campus. April, 2005. Keynote address for Day of Silence observances at Allegheny College.

Living Together, Understanding Each Other. Community-building event for GLB/T/A undergraduate residence, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with Chase Catalano.

Transgender Experiences and Hate Violence. April, 2004. For “Voices Against Violence” program undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts, Amherst .

Transgender Issues in SJE. April, 2004. Community development event for Social Justice Education graduate concentration, with Eric Hamako, Tanya Williams, Chris Haigh, Chase Catalano, & Linda McCarthy.

Gender Identi-tea. March, 2004. Marlboro College Pride Alliance, Marlboro, VT, with Amanda Dove.

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For Community Members and Activists

 

Cross-Class Dialogue CirclesSpring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016. Community-based intergroup dialogue in collaboration with Angela and ACT for Social Justice. Brattleboro, VT.

Building a Stronger Cross-Class, Multiracial Grassroots Movement. With Shane Lloyd and Class Action, hosted by New England Grassroots Environmental Fund. September, 2015.

Cross-Cultural Communication. Presentation for students in grades 6-12 at Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, NY. November, 2014.

Exploring Gender through Expressive Arts. With ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY. November, 2014.

Doing Allyship: Skills for Working Together Against Heterosexism and Cissexism. Independent housing Co-op, Iowa City, Iowa. July, 2014.

Trans* Ally Workshop. In cooperation with the local PFLAG chapter and the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston, NY. March 2014.

Understanding Transgender and Becoming an Effective Ally for Trans* Rights. Two half-day sessions for community members affiliated with FATE-NYS and All Saints Church, Syracuse, NY. March, 2014.

Diversity and Social Justice. For transitional age youth and their caretakers at Orange County Coordinated Services, Newburgh, NY. November, 2013.

Transgender Identity and Respect. For residents at Casa Quezada, Dolores Street Community Services. July, 2013. San Francisco, CA. July, 2013.

Trans* 101. at Stone Ridge Healing Arts, Stone Ridge, NY. July 2013.

Exploring Class for Social Change Activists, facilitated by Davey Shlasko, Nell Myhand and Jenny Ladd through Class Action at The Holdout. June, 2013. Oakland, CA.

Exploring Class for Nonprofit Employees, facilitated by Davey Shlasko, Nell Myhand annd Jenny Ladd through Class Action at CompassPoint. June, 2013. Oakland, CA.

Trans/gender 101. August, 2012 and October, 2012. Mission Neighborhood Health Center. San Francisco, CA.

Class Culture and Cross-Class Communication. June, 2011. Berkeley, CA.

Talking About Class, Across Class. February, 2011. Berkeley, CA. The last of our pilot series of advanced workshops on aspects of class and classism in our lives.

Class Culture and Cross-Class Communication. January, 2011. Berkeley, CA. The second in our pilot series of advanced workshops on aspects of class and classism in our lives.

Exploring Classism in Organizing Work. November, 2010. Berkeley, CA. The kick-off of a new series of advanced workshops on aspects of class and classism in our lives. Contact us for more info or to get on the invite list!

Violence, Sex, and Gender: Hidden Realities at UMass Amherst. March 27, 2008. Panel discussion sponsored by the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) Civil Rights Committee. Other panelists were Ilana Gerjuoy of EveryWoman’s Center, Mark Nickerson of Men’s Resource Center, and Sangeeta Kamat, Associate Professor of International Education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Class Conversations. December, 2006 – June, 2007. A four-part workshop series about class and cross-class relationships, co-designed and co-facilitated with members of The Fabulous Apparatus Collective. Northampton , MA .

Intergenerational Issues in GLBT Communities. March, 2004. In-service training for Stonewall Center Speakers’ Bureau, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with Mitch Boucher, Melissa Drysdal, and Tynan Power.

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Conference Sessions

Coalitions for Justice. Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. March, 2015.

Trans Advocacy in Organizations. Workshop session at TransAction Conference, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. February, 2015.

Trans Allyship. Keynote address at TransAction Conference, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. February, 2015.

Coalitions for Justice. Come Out and Find Out conference, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston, NY, October, 2013.

Trans Rights at Work. Come Out and Find Out conference, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston, NY, October, 2013.

Nothing About This is Binary: Exploring the Complexities of Cisgender Privilege. Davey Shlasko and Toby Kramer at Pedagogies of Privilege conference, University of Colorado, Denver. August, 2011.

Class Culture and Classism in Campus and Community Organizing. Davey Shlasko and Toby Kramer at Pedagogies of Privilege conference, University of Colorado, Denver. August, 2011.

Class and Jews. Davey Shlasko and Toby Kramer at Nehirim’s Bay Area retreat. May, 2010.

Pre-conference Institute on Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. May 27 – 28, 2008. NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. Orlando, FL. A three-part Institute led by some of the co-editors and co-authors of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2nd edition). Davey Shlasko with Chase Catalano of TILT, Dr. Maurianne Adams, Dr. Lee Anne Bell, Dr. Bailey Jackson, Dr. Khyati Joshi, & Dr. Barbara Love.

Intro to Class and Class Issues. March 29, 2008. First Annual Northeast Class Issues Conference at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. (The conference doesn’t have its own website yet, but it does have a facebook group!)

Models of Social Oppression Applied to Transgender Issues. October, 2007. Translating Identity Conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Being an Assertive Healthcare Consumer. March, 2006. Trans Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA, with Cian Fraser.

Unlearning a Culture of Violence. May, 2004. Peacemakers’ Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA , with Tanya Kachwaha.

Unlearning a Culture of Violence. April, 2004. GLSEN Boston annual conference, with Tanya Kachwaha.

Relationship Violence. June, 2003. Peacemakers’ Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, with Javiera Benavente.

Youth Liberation. November, 2002. Creating Change Conference, the annual conference of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Portland, OR, with Heather King.

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