Professional Development

TransActive professional development training assists those in education, healthcare, social services and other disciplines in their goal of establishing safe, supportive and empowering environments in which gender expansive children, youth and their peers can thrive.

We deliver solution-centered, evidence-based programming and instruction designed to help you meet the evolving demands of your interactions with those you serve, coworkers and the community in general.

Recent Training Partners Include:
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Oregon Department of Child Welfare
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Randall Children’s Hospital, and more

TransActive training addresses existing myths and misinformation about gender expansive self-expression in children and youth, while examining the social, cultural, health and legal challenges that face those who are transgender, gender expansive, queer and non-binary. Workshops are engaging, innovative, inclusive, challenging, collaborative and fun.

Whether choosing a 90-minute introductory workshop or a half/full day in-service training, TransActive can help put you and your team ahead of the curve in providing safe and respectful environments for every child, youth and adult in your professional or social community.


Gender Diversity Trainings Currently Offered

For information regarding custom training or a customization of the below modules, please contact us at transactive@lclark.edu.

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Early Childhood Development and Gender Diversity
This workshop focuses on the developmental stages of gender diverse expression and identity in early childhood. This workshop will address evidence-based factors that impact that development (and expose myths and disinformation) of gender diversity in a number of very young children.

Gender Diversity in PK-12 Settings
Transgender students exist in every school district, county, city and town in the United States. Participants will learn the basic components of gender diversity, demonstrating inclusive language, how to address bullying, ways to analyze curriculum, and more.

Removing the Mystery (Gender Diversity 101)
Designed to assist in a better understanding of gender identity development, cultural gender myths and stereotypes and their impact on gender diverse and transgender children. Intended as a broad overview and introduction suitable for all adults who are new to this topic.

Trans Adolescents/Teens: Early Treatment and Barriers to Care
This workshop explores the emergent areas of early medical intervention in transgender youth healthcare, depathologization of gender diversity and the challenges that youth and their families face when seeking access to treatment and insurance coverage.

Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward
This full-day workshop provides participants with a better understanding of the complex personal, social, political, medical and historical challenges affecting the lives of transgender people.

The Hysteria of Hate: Disinformation & Legislation Targeting Trans Kids
Attendees will explore the ways in which socio-political and ideological attitudes regarding gender diverse and transgender people has evolved in the 20th and 21st centuries—from that of disbelief and indifference, to psycho-medical curiosity and eventually, intersectional intolerance, discrimination, oppression, condemnation and political opportunism.

Title IX and VII: Protecting Transgender Student and Employee Rights
This training will help teachers, staff and administrators better understand their obligations under federal, state and local laws and provide them with tools and techniques to help their communities embrace the full inclusion of transgender students and employees in school life.

Trans Children and Youth: It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Serving the holistic needs of trans and gender diverse children, youth and their families can require collaboration between healthcare providers, educators and social services professionals. By working together with our partners in these fields, TransActive Gender Center has been successful in minimizing or preempting gender identity and gender expression-related trauma experienced by kids and their families. ​