This page provides a list of many of the programs that Think Again Trainings has led over the past ten years. 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 for Non-Profit and Foundation Professionals
- Trainings for College & University Staff
- Workshops for College and University Students
- Workshops for Community Members
- Conference Sessions
(Trainings facilitated by Davey Shlasko unless otherwise noted.)
Trainings for Nonprofit and Foundation Professionals
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 Inclusion for teams at American Jewish World Service including Communications, Admin and Finance, National Programs and International Programs. July, 2013. New York, NY.
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.
Understanding Systems of Oppression (Heterosexism focus). Diversity Works training of trainers event. Oakland, CA. May, 2011
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.
Supporting Transgender and Gender-Variant Youth. Training for teachers, counselors, and social workers from across MA, as part of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Support Project (GLYS) GLBT Youth Support Training Institute, Springfield, MA. May 13, 2008.
Transgender 101 for Human Service Providers. Amherst, MA. April 10, 2008.
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.
Trainings for College & University Staff
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.
Workshops for College & University Students
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.
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.
For Community Members
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.
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.
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!)
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.