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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.

  • Trans 101: This is for those who have little or no current knowledge about trans and gender diverse people. The session will cover the basics of what gender identity is, as well as how to handle common issues such as misgendering. The focus will be on the nuances and complexities of gender and how to break cisnormative habits. Participants will be given the tools and resources to learn more on their own. This is a one-hour presentation, including Q&A. $300 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Transgender inclusion for libraries: This starts with Trans 101, with an emphasis on the nuances and complexities of treating trans people respectfully and how to learn more about gender identity. The session then covers 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 in-depth discussion and questions about specific topics or examples. This is a two-hour interactive workshop; it can be done all at once or broken into two sessions (the first on trans 101, the second on recommended practices for libraries). $600 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Transgender inclusion for a specific department or type of library work: Once employees are familiar with the basics of trans inclusion and how it relates to libraries, they can begin to address issues and strategies that relate to their area (e.g. access services or cataloging). This session is a facilitated discussion on a particular topic. It will not be a formal presentation; instead, I will offer guidance and suggest resources for library workers as they discuss their department's specific needs and goals. A one-hour session is $200 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Transgender inclusion for your workplace: This includes Trans 101, with an emphasis on the nuances and complexities of treating trans people respectfully and how to learn more about gender identity. The main focus is 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. Pricing starts at $600 plus travel expenses and depends on the time and the type of content; contact me for more information.

  • 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 transgender 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.