Training Program | PROJECT EDUCATE.
Project Out’s education and training program provides a strong foundation for cisgender (non-transgender) audiences to learn how to appropriately and affirmingly create a welcoming and inclusive environment as it relates to transgender identity and interpersonal connection. This interactive training and assessment program is designed to ensure that staff, management, government agencies, non-profits and individuals partaking in it become well versed and culturally aware, sensitive and competent in relating to and interacting with the transgender community on a day-to-day basis.
Through various assessments built in directly to the interactive training program, Project Out ensures that participants will grasp the necessary concepts, terminology, methods, and steps required to create a welcoming and inclusive environment as it relates to transgender identity and interpersonal connection.
Training & Development
- Develop a clear understanding of the transgender community, master appropriate terminology and understand the “do’s & don’ts” during the course of day-to-day interaction.
- Interact with transgender individuals with confidence and competence, lending itself to a more inclusive environment.
- Avoid microaggressions and learn how to correct them, should they occur.
- Affirm identity in professional and casual settings through direct interaction.
- Hands-on group exercises and assessment of understanding.
- Q&A: You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! This no holds bar and judgment-free Q&A session allows room for participants to ask any raw questions from our presenters to help strengthen the understanding of concepts presented.
- A certificate of completion will be provided to each person/organization that completes our training program. Once the training is completed, you will be added to our referral database. Note: Referrals are only provided once you complete our training program. We seek to enhance the lives of the trans community and its experience. Our training program gives us the confidence to refer clients to you/your organization without concern about how they will be treated.
*To schedule your training fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email email@example.com or call us! Training is fully customizable to suit individual needs.
Commonly Asked Questions & Answers.
Q. I’ve already had LGBTQ training, isn’t that enough?
A. This is one of the most common questions. In short, no. The needs of the transgender community are vastly different than those of the LGBQ community as a whole. Although transgender people can also be lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer, trans people can also be straight. Factually, the transgender community is the only part of the LGBTQ umbrella that deals specifically with gender identity, which is unrelated to sexual orientation.
Q. I have a transgender child. So, Aren’t I all set?
A. This is entirely false. While someone with personal experience in supporting a member of the trans community is critically important and has a good grasp on basic trans issues, this does not mean that the affirmation is done in a way that is competent as a whole. Additionally, all of our training curricula are developed by transgender community members, by part of our board of directors (trans and trans allies), and others that are highly trained in the subject matter. Each trainer must have more than 5 years of experience directly working with the transgender and nonbinary community.
Q. I am gay and belong to the same umbrella as the trans community. Can I get a waiver for the training?
A. No. The issues that relate to LGBQ people are vastly different than those faced by the trans community in every aspect. Much like the phrase “people of color” is used to represent various races and ethnicities, each culture is vastly different. The same applies to the LGBTQ+ community. As a matter of fact, studies have found that the LGB community discrimination against members of the trans community is similarly as high as the discrimination generating from the general population. Both communities, in that sense, often lack the correct information to best advocate for trans and nonbinary people.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Each training is customized to fit the needs of the organization. Prices fluctuate depending on how many people will be taking the training. Based on the organizations that have completed our training so far, the average price is $300/person for smaller groups. If there are more than 8-10 people, a flat fee will be offered. To receive your customized quote, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How long is the training?
A. That is entirely up to you! However, due to the complexity of the subject matter, to have adequate time to delve in-depth to the topics presented, we recommend a 3.5-4 hour training. However, if that is too long, we also offer 1 and 2-hour training sessions as well. Additionally, full-day training is available for those who want to dig even deeper and hone in on practicing skills.
Q. What happens once I complete the training?
A. Each person who participates will receive a certificate of completion. Likewise, your organization will be added to our list of referrals that is provided to our clients needing services or products that you/your organization/company offer.
For additional questions, email email@example.com or call 857-228-4911.
Schedule Your Training.
To schedule your training, please fill out the form below. An initial assessment will be emailed to you. Training is fully customizable to suit individual organizational/business needs. Thank you!