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:

  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)
  • Wednesday 13th July 2022 by remote delivery (online) - 10.00 - 15.00 (with a lunch break 12.00 - 13.00)

  • 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

    Fees for Half Day 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


    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.

    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 [email protected])

    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 20,000+ 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

    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 0207 832 5848 and ask for Cathy Leech

    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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