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Workshops/presentations

My workshops and presentations provide a way to educate groups about supporting trans and gender diverse people. These can be for libraries, colleges, businesses, or any other group or institution.

The base prices below are for online sessions, using Zoom or whatever other platform you prefer (to be hosted by the hiring organization). Fees for in-person sessions will include travel expenses, so contact me to work out details.

Some of these sessions have the option of an additional presenter, which I recommend if possible; we're both trans people who bring different areas of expertise and perspectives from our own experiences. Kalani Adolpho (they/them or he/him) is a mixed Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) non-binary trans archivist. They are the Processing Archivist for Manuscripts & Archives Management at University of Miami Libraries, and a former diversity resident librarian of University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a B.A. in History and an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kalani writes and presents on Indigenous and trans and gender diverse description issues in libraries, as well as trans and gender diverse inclusion more broadly. They are especially interested in Indigenous gender systems.

  • Trans 101 (1 hour): The session will cover the basics of what gender identity is and common related topics such as pronouns. Participants will gain practical guidance on gender inclusive behavior as well as tools to continue learning. This is a one-hour presentation, including Q&A.

    • $300 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $500 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Introduction to trans and gender diverse identities (2 hours): This session is a more in-depth introduction; it includes all the content in Trans 101 along with more detailed information on the nuances and complexities of gender and how to break cisnormative habits. This is a two-hour presentation, including Q&A.

    • $600 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $1,000 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans and gender diverse inclusion for libraries (2 hours): The first hour of this session is Trans 101. We then cover basic recommended practices for library workers on how to support trans and gender diverse patrons and employees. Resources will be shared for learning more about trans inclusion in specific aspects of library work. Time is provided for questions about specific topics or examples. This is a two-hour session; it can be done all at once or broken into two parts.

    • $600 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $1,000 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans and gender diverse inclusion for a specific department or type of library work: This is a facilitated discussion on a particular topic in which I will offer guidance and suggest resources for library workers as they discuss their department's specific needs and goals.

    • $200/hour plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans and gender diverse inclusion for your workplace (2+ hours): The first hour of this session is Trans 101. The remainder focuses on how employees can support trans and gender diverse people in the workplace (this includes coworkers as well as customers, patrons, and/or students). Specifics will be tailored to the particular business or institution.

    • $600 for a two-hour session, plus travel expenses if applicable. Contact me for pricing for longer options.

  • Gender Q&A/open discussion: This is an open space for asking questions, sharing resources, and discussing whatever the attendees are interested in around gender diversity.

    • $3 per minute plus travel expenses, if applicable (e.g. $60 for a 20-minute session).

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $5 per minute plus travel expenses, if applicable (e.g. $150 for a half-hour session).

  • Other: Do you have a need not listed here? I will happily work with you to develop an appropriate session.

Consultations

Are your materials and practices welcoming to trans and gender diverse people? If you haven't gone out of your way to make them so, probably not. This isn't unusual, but it does need to be fixed. Using my research on gender inclusion, as well as my personal experiences as a trans person, I can work with you to make your systems more inclusive for people of all genders. Consultations can be anything from a quick review of a job posting to an extended conversation about an event or workplace situation.

Consultation pricing is $150 per hour, with a 30-minute/$75 minimum.

  • Hiring: Review job postings, application forms, and interview practices to help trans and gender diverse people feel more comfortable applying for jobs at your institution.

  • Language: Look over websites, policies, and other material to eliminate transphobic and cisnormative content.

  • Best practices: Discuss practices for events, spaces, and policies to create a trans-friendly environment.

  • Specific situations: Suggest how to respond to particular situations involving trans and gender diverse people.

  • Anything else: Contact me with your situation and ask! I can't help with everything, but I will work with you on anything that falls within my realm of expertise.

If you are interested in a workshop, presentation, or consultation, contact me to discuss details and pricing.