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Workshops & Training

Learning about sexual and gender diversity

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office offers educational opportunities for U of T students, employees, librarians and faculty, customized to meet the needs of the group.

 

 

Ongoing Trainings on Sexual & Gender Diversity for U of T Employees

These trainings are available on SuccessFactors: Learning Management System (LMS).  Learn more and register.


Foundations of 2SLGBTQ+ Concepts and Identities

This foundational course will provide participants with a framework for understanding core concepts and terminologies about sexual and gender diversity, including 2SLGBTQ+ identities. The session will examine homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression with an intersectional lens to understand how these concepts operate in our daily lives and work environments. Participants will be offered strategies for challenging oppression and building more 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive campus communities.

Schedule:  

DATE  TIME  FORMAT  REGISTRATION 
Jan 30, 2024 1:00PM-3:00PM Virtual Closed
Feb 22, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM Virtual Closed

Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Building a Gender-Inclusive University

This introductory workshop is intended for employees who want to learn about core concepts about gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and trans and nonbinary identities. The session will also address relevant and current gender-inclusive policies and best practices for students and employees at the university. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about pronouns, inclusive language strategies, and there will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions about collectively building more equitable and gender-inclusive learning and working environments.

Schedule:  

DATE  TIME  FORMAT  REGISTRATION
Jan 31, 2024 1:00PM – 3:00PM Virtual Closed
Feb 27, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM Virtual Closed
May 21, 2024 1:00PM – 3:00PM Virtual Closed
May 22, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM Virtual Closed

2SLGBTQ+ Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

This session will explore how homophobic and transphobic discrimination and harassment can manifest in the workplace. Participants will learn about the relevant policy landscape for managing discrimination and harassment. Building on this, participants will explore how to foster a changing and inclusive workplace culture for 2SLGBTQ+ employees and communities.

Schedule: 

DATE  TIME  FORMAT  REGISTRATION 
Mar 26, 2024 1:00PM – 3:00PM Virtual Closed

Continued Conversations about Gender and Trans-Inclusion

Building on the core concepts learned in “Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Building a Gender-Inclusive University,” participants will engage in more in-depth discussions about where we learn about gender and examine gender norms and expectations. This session will explore how transphobic myths are pervasive and participants will work together to consider the impacts for individuals and campus communities. Participants will be encouraged to work together to develop strategic ways of responding to infrastructural challenges disproportionately impacting trans and nonbinary students, staff, faculty, and librarians.

Note: This course requires completion of “Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Building a Gender-Inclusive University” before taking this one.

Schedule:

DATE TIME FORMAT REGISTRATION
Mar 19, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM Virtual Closed

Trainings on Sexual & Gender Diversity for U of T Students


Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Building a Gender-Inclusive University

This introductory workshop is intended for students who want to learn about core concepts about gender, including gender identity, and gender expression. The session will also address relevant and current gender-inclusive policies and best practices for students and employees at the university. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about pronouns, inclusive language strategies, and there will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions about collectively building more equitable and gender-inclusive learning and working environments.

This training will be facilitated in collaboration with Student Life.

Please note: Registration for this training will require a U of T email, possibly a U of T zoom account. Get your institutional Zoom account here.

Schedule: 

DATE TIME FORMAT REGISTRATION


Request a Workshop

Use this form to initiate a training session hosted by the SGDO. Request a workshop for students, faculty, or a workshop on a topic not reflected in the above staff-focused trainings above.

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