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Transgender Awareness Workshop

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

- Free

Introduction to Trans Awareness:

Remote delivery training session

Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level, two part training session that introduces the key information people need to know to support trans colleagues or to work with trans clients or pupils.

At the end of the session, delegates will have:

An appreciation of how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact

Improved understanding of trans identities, terms and language

A basic grounding in the key laws relating to trans people

Increased awareness of trans experiences and ways to be trans inclusive

Increased confidence in working with trans colleagues/clients/students

Information about helpful resources

Timings: The session is delivered remotely, split into two two-hour parts

The session is based around interactive exercises, encouraging participants to get involved in thinking through what trans means and ways to achieve equality and inclusivity in practice .

Session outline:

Introduction and Expectations

The Wider Context

Sex, gender and sexual orientation – how do they interact?

Language and Terminology

What does ‘trans’ mean?

The diversity of trans lives

Key terms

Straightforward guidance on managing language

The Law and Trans People

The Equality Act (2010)

The Gender Recognition Act (2004)

Other laws that may apply

Becoming Trans Aware and Trans Inclusive

Common good practice in trans equality and inclusion

The real experiences of trans people

How trans-related situations might appear in your workplace – developing a positive approach and confidence


Gendered Intelligence resources

Other organisations, free online resources and reports

Summary, Evaluation and Close