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Gender Identity: Essential Skills  

Transgender and gender non-conforming students encounter many challenges. Caring and informed teachers, staff, and administrators can do a lot to help them face these and blossom.

In this one-day workshop, educators and healthcare professionals will gain basic knowledge and skills to create safer and more welcoming environments for individuals of all gender identities and expressions.  The Rainbow Center (Tacoma, WA) will introduce participants to gender identity and expression, the challenges faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, and to the LGBTQ community more generally. Participants will learn the importance and impact of identifying and using correct pronouns, as well practice sharing their own pronouns.  In the afternoon, educators and healthcare professionals will break out into smaller groups to explore industry-specific situations and strategies for improving their schools/clinics.

Participants will

  • Learn appropriate language to refer to members of the LGBTQ community
  • Explore some of the legal, social, financial, and personal challenges faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals – in education and elsewhere
  • Learn the importance and impact of using correct pronouns
  • Identify specific strategies to begin making your campus and classroom a safer and more welcoming environment for individuals of all gender identities and expressions

Speakers and Session Topics

Course Details

  • Cost: $175
    • 20% discount available for PLU alumni and current staff, faculty, and students. 10% discount for groups of 3 or more participants.

      • Contact Hours: 6 hours

      • OSPI Clock Hours: 6.5

      Who Should Enroll

      Anyone who works in PreK-12 education or education-related services, including school nurses, teachers, classroom aides, district office staff, coaches, and counselors.

      Discount/Registration Notes

      Contact Continuing Education at ce@plu.edu or 253-535-7722 for discount codes before registering. Discounts cannot be combined.

      Refund Policies

      This course operates by the General CE Refund Policies.

       

      For more information, click the Request Information button above.

 

Contact Information
Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education

Phone: 253-535-7722
Email: ce@plu.edu

Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447