The Transgender Training Institute will be hosting two Training of Trainers (TOT) courses in West Philadelphia this summer. The intensive 3-day TOTs offer training on current practices regarding teaching transgender content, drawing diverse educators from across the United States.
The institute states the course is applicable to a “wide array of implementation settings, including: K-12 schools, diversity trainings, colleges and universities, public health organizations, direct service and community-based organizations, and corporate environments.”
The first summer Training of Trainers takes place June 20th — June 22, 2017, with the second following a little over a month later Jul 31st — August 2nd, 2017. Both are limited to 13 participants. Follow the links for more information on each individual session, as well as registration.
There are a limited number of scholarships available for each session. Priority will be given to applicants who are transgender, people of color, from underrepresented/high need areas, and/or do not have sponsorship from an organization to attend.
The normal cost of attendance is $600 for individuals who are paying independent of an organization and $750 for individuals who are having their costs reimbursed or covered by an organization. A portion of all normally purchased tickets is said to go to the scholarship fund for individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend the training.
The TOTs are based on The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills, and both courses are led by one of the authors, Dr. Eli R. Green. In addition to the book and an in-depth analysis of its teachings, participants will receive ” support around aspects of nuanced facilitation such as responding to Frequently Asked Questions, handling challenging participants, or managing resistance or social justice fatigue.”
For more information and a scholarship application, click here.
Originally posted 4/11/2017