As you know, there is a sea change happening in our society’s understanding of gender. These changes can bring many challenges, and until now there has been little help for those who need to know how to best manage the changes we are all seeing around gender.

The Gender Spectrum Gender Institute will equip you with the knowledge, tools and resources you need to keep up with today’s rapidly changing gender understandings. This training will provide you with the strategies you need to effectively incorporate broader perspectives of gender into your work. Whether you are a corporate diversity and inclusion officer, a health professional or mental health provider, a leader interested in maximizing your employees’ development, or anyone who needs to learn more about gender for your work and personal life, this training is for you.

For this training only, we are offering companies or organizations the option of sending two participants for the price of one! Don’t miss this chance to attend this valuable training!

You can also register by email, or contact us if you have any questions or would like more information at [email protected] 

View the agenda for the Gender Institute.

In addition, we are offering a continuing “training of trainers” series for those interested in a deeper engagement and who want to train others in this work. The first part of the “training of trainers” will begin immediately following the Gender Institute session on December 12 and will continue with two follow-up online trainings.

The Gender Institute does not require any previous study or knowledge about gender. The learning environment meets each participant where they are in terms of existing knowledge of gender, language and experience. It is a safe place to ask the questions you have. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • What is gender? We will present you with a framework that provides a paradigm shift in how you think and talk about gender.
  • The language of gender: you will leave understanding the key terms and concepts frequently used in public discourse about gender.
  • Addressing gender-related concerns within your organization
  • Supporting gender inclusion and diversity in your workplace
  • Identifying the essential practices needed to create a welcoming environment for Gender-expansive people in your workplace

The Bay Area Gender Institute will take place on 

December 11 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

December 12 from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cal State East Bay Oakland Center (downtown Oakland)
In the Transpacific Centre
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Rockridge Room
Oakland, CA 94607

Information on public transportation, nearby hotels and more is on the registration page.

For this training only, Gender Spectrum is offering the Institute for $725 for two people to attend from your company or organization (please email [email protected] for nonprofit or sliding-scale rates).

The “Training of Trainers” seminar will continue on December 12 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, with two online follow-up sessions (dates TBD). The cost of the Gender Institute together with the “Training of Trainers” series is $1,450 (please email [email protected] for nonprofit or sliding-scale rates).

Join us and help create a more gender inclusive world!

Register here, of if you have any questions or would like more information, please email [email protected]

View the agenda for the Gender Institute.

About the Gender Institute Leaders

Lisa Kenney:  as the Executive Director of Gender Spectrum, Lisa is a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations and corporations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, social institutions and corporations. She provides workshops and other events for parents and caregivers on gender and co-authored, with Stephanie Brill, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting transgender and Non-binary Teens.

Joel Baum: as the Sr. Director for Professional Development at Gender SpectrumJoel facilitates trainings, conducts workshops, develops curriculum and provides resources to professionals in service of a more compassionate understanding of gender and young people. A founding member and Director of Education with the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF-Benioff Children’s Hospital, he is frequently called upon to help institutions think more expansively about the gender diversity of all children and teens, and ways to create more inclusive conditions accordingly.