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Gendered Intelligence Continuing Professional Development Sessions

Do you want to:

Then Gendered Intelligence’s “Introduction to Trans Awareness” is for you

We provide half day professional development trans awareness sessions enabling professionals to broaden their understanding of issues faced by trans people.

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.

At the end of the session you will have:

Who should attend?

People from any discipline or field of work are welcome, whether you already have trans clients, staff or pupils, or whether you are thinking about the contacts you’ll have in future.

Past participants include people working in: Local Authorities, businesses, schools, colleges and universities, the NHS, legal professions, youth services, housing associations, counselling, sexual health, theatre / the arts and many more.

Why should I attend?

A good understanding of trans people is important not only for good practice, but because “gender reassignment” is now a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act.

The proportion of people falling somewhere on the broad trans spectrum is estimated at around 1%. Of those, the number seeking a medically supported transition is growing rapidly. Any organisation now needs to be ready to encounter real-life situations involving trans people.

Our sessions offer the opportunity to check out terms you’ve heard and practices you’ve heard of and ask “Is it OK to…?” in a small group setting, typically of no more than 15 people.

All our trainers have a wealth of grass-roots community knowledge and experience to call on.

Session Dates - at our London Location

We aim to offer sessions at our London venue every few weeks. The next dates are:

1:15pm arrival (for a prompt 1:30 start) – 5:00pm

Location: VAI building, very close to King's Cross station, London

Scroll down for London location price bands and booking information

Session Dates - hosted by Other Organisations

There are no current sessions being hosted by other organisations.
If your organisation is interested in hosting a session, please scroll down to the section on "Hosting"

Fees for Half Day CPD sessions at our London Location


Early Bird
discounted fee

3 people from the same organisation on the same session

Standard rate
(For organisations with annual total
income above £200,000 per year)



(equivalent to £65/person)

Reduced rate
(For organisations with annual total
income below £200,000 per year
and self-funding individuals)



(equivalent to £40/person)

PLEASE NOTE: All fees for session dates hosted by other organisations, are at the regular, standard rate of £85/person,

Early bird, Reduced rate and Multi booking discounts DO NOT apply to these sessions

Early bird fees apply to bookings at GI's London Location that are made up to 3 weeks in advance of the session date.

Regular fee booking usually closes two working days before the session unless the session is fully booked - even after that, it's always worth contacting us by phone or email (contact details below) to see if there's a last minute place available.

Multiple bookings

Booking a Place

You can use this form to book a place.

(If you experience any difficulties accessing the form, please contact us on 0207 832 5848 and ask for Cathy Leech or mail

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking

Please note our confirmation system is run by actual humans so doesn't generate an instant reply, however, we always do issue a confirmation, so if you don't hear from us within a week, please contact us.

Here are some comments from our 5000+ past training participants:

I thought you should know that your training with us has garnered rave reviews, including a comment from one experienced member of staff that it had been the best training session she had ever attended.

– 999 Club (working with homeless people), London, 2016

Excellent session, and I feel so much better informed as a result. In particular, I feel far more confident in asking the questions necessary to ensure trans colleagues or clients receive equal service.

– Lowri Williams, Head of HR, Welsh Assembly, 2015

[The trainer] was an open, honest and informative speaker. He could answer school related issues with confidence.

- Peter Jones, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Wigan, 2016

This training was possibly the best I have attended in the last year. The trainer was exceptionally knowledgeable, approachable and humorous. I … will be making some organisational changes, which are so easy to make and may have a large impact on people in the future. Thank you so much for your time!

– Susan Venton, Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service, 2015

"Session was VERY informative and excellent ... [The trainer] was fantastic, made everyone feel very relaxed and encouraged us all to ask questions and engage in conversation without being worried about sounding silly or saying the wrong thing.

- NHS staff member, 2016

Presenter / trainer was excellent - I would recommend this training. It was well pitched, the pace was just right and the accompanying resources excellent.

– Head of Student Services, Leeds College of Music, 2015

In-House Sessions

Gendered Intelligence can offer this and other sessions as cost-effective in-house packages.
Contact us on or call 0207 832 5848 and ask for Cathy Leech

Hosting an Open Session

Could you host a Gendered Intelligence Introduction to Trans Awareness Session?

We would like to offer our open training courses in more locations, beyond London, working alongside organisations keen to build trans awareness in their areas. If your organisation could host an open session, we would be pleased to offer a number of free places on the session for staff from your organisation in return. The session is for a maximum of 15 people in total.

We are looking for venues / hosts that:

If you would like to host a session but can't offer everything on the list, talk to us anyway; we can be flexible in some areas. The most important thing is your ability to use your local contacts to create enough interest to fill the session.

If interested, please contact or call 0207 832 5848 and ask for Cathy Leech

Contact Us

Contact Gendered Intelligence Training on or call 0207 832 5848 and ask for Cathy Leech, Professional Services Administrator


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