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 Equality Act.

The proportion of people falling somewhere on the broad trans spectrum is estimated at around 1%. Of those, the number seeking to 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

We aim to offer sessions every few weeks. The next dates are:

  • Tuesday 5th December 2023 by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00) BOOKING CLOSED
  • Wednesday 21st February 2024 by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)
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  • Wednesday 20th March 2024 by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)
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  • Thursday 25th April 2024 by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)
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  • Tuesday 14th May by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)
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  • Thursday 20th June by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)
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    Please note - remote sessions are a total of 4 hours long, split into 2 x 2 hour parts on the same day, so you need to be able to attend both parts

    To book, please consult the table below for the right fee band and then click the link saying 'BOOK' next to the date you wish to book for above.

    Fees for CPD sessions

    Organisation type / size

    Fee per place

    Self funding individuals


    Small organisations (less than £200k turnover AND/OR fewer than 6 staff)


    All not-for-profit, statutory and education sector orgs


    Commercial orgs with BOTH under £1 million turnover AND under 30 staff


    Commercial orgs with BOTH under £3 million turnover AND under 100 staff


    Commercial orgs over £3 million turnover AND/OR over 100 staff


  • If you cannot book via Eventbrite using the links above, you can use this form link to request a place instead.

    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

    [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

    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

    "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

    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

    In-House Sessions

    Gendered Intelligence can offer this and other sessions as cost-effective in-house packages. For full details and our downloadable brochure visit our in-house training page.

    You're also welcome to contact us on [email protected] or call 020 7155 1302.

    Contact Us

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


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