Capacity Building & Training

MTPC offers training and capacity building support to assist professionals and community in developing inclusive spaces for trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people.

Is your school, workplace, hospital, or business fully inclusive of transgender identities? Is your company in compliance with the transgender non-discrimination laws? Do your students have questions about transgender and nonbinary identities?

MTPC provides professional and corporate trainings on a variety of transgender-related topics: from introductions to transgender identities, to detailed analysis of nondiscrimination laws, and how they apply to schools and businesses. Every training session is tailored to the needs of the group or audience, and includes relevant handouts and resources for all participants.

We have presented workshops and trainings locally, nationally, and internationally, including, but not limited to: Harvard University, Harvard Law School, Comcast, Duke University Law School, Riverside Community Care, MBCR, health care facilities across New England, and many more.

MTPC also provides capacity building for human resources professionals who are developing forms and policies regarding trans issues.

For information about training, technical assistance, pricing, or to learn more: contact us!

Training and Workshop Descriptions

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The Path to Inclusion: An Understanding of Transgender and Nonbinary Identities

(Recommended time: 3 hours)

Training curriculum and activities encompass collaborative learning; presentation of terminology and relevant cultural information; skills building exercises; and problem solving techniques for supporting transgender individuals

This workshop will provide:

  • An introduction to the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • Discussion on the diversity of trans identities and experiences
  • Examples of policies, practices, and procedures to support transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive communities;
  • Approaches to creating a welcoming environment at school, in the workplace, healthcare, and other service provision settings, etc.

Audience: Career development staff, school administrators, health center counselors, social workers, educators, and LGBT and/or diversity center staff.

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Beyond Race and Gender: The Intersectionality of Identities within Trans and Nonbinary Communities

(Recommended time: 1/2 day or full day)

We are all affected by issues of oppression, whether we are oppressed based on the identities we hold or help to maintain a system of oppression based on power. Transgender and nonbinary individuals deal with a myriad of issues most often created by discrimination, bias, violence, and flawed practices. Many of us employ a variety of tactics and behaviors in an effort to avoid dealing with painful subjects of inequality, oppression, and privilege.

This training encompasses collaborative learning, skills building, and problem-solving techniques for working from an anti-oppression lens. Previous training on transgender and nonbinary communities is recommended for this training

This workshop will provide:

  • An overview of the structures and mechanisms of oppression and privilege;
  • An introduction to the cycle of socialization;
  • Discuss the diversity of trans and non-binary identities and experience;
  • Examples and best practices for developing an intersectional framework;
  • An exploration of strategies for response to oppression and inequality.

Audience: Diversity professionals, career development staff, school administrators, health and human service workers/professionals/administrators, shelter staff, social workers, educators, nurses, mental health professionals, drug and alcohol treatment providers, supervisors, management, front line staff/employees, LGBT advocacy and service organizations, LGBTQ+ community & social groups, and LGBTQ+ affirming/welcoming congregations.

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Creating a Trans-Welcoming College Environment

(Recommended time: 1/2 day or full day)

Training curriculum and activities encompass collaborative learning models including case studies; presentation of terminology and relevant cultural information; skills building exercises; and problem solving techniques for supporting transgender students, professors, and employees.

This workshop will provide:

  • Difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Creating policies, practices, and procedures to support transgender and gender questioning students
  • Approaches to creating a welcoming college for transgender communities

Audience: Career development staff, school administrators, health center counselors, social workers, educators, and LGBT and/or diversity center staff.

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“Thanks to MTPC’s workshop, I have a much better understanding of how to create a workplace that is more inclusive and welcoming for transgender people…” ~ Training participant.