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About

Gender Expression:
Understanding Pronouns in the Classroom and Workplace

This website was created to supplement our trainings on the topic of gender expression. Our workshops have been designed to foster engagement for the purpose of connection, belonging, and safety for all groups of people. Whether you are new to these ideas or simply want to learn more, we have a place for you in our classes. This training is not about shame, blame, forced change, demanded acceptance, or agreement. This educational journey is about learning the terminology that relates to gender identity and learning about other perspectives and world views relating to gender.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic terminology and general understanding of gender identity and the importance of gender expression through the lens of cultural intelligence.

  • Participants will review common myths and truths about pronoun usage and gender expression and will improve their awareness and proficiency with these concepts.

  • Participants will explore why using the appropriate pronoun is important, both as an ally or for their own gender expression.

  • Participants will briefly review the concept of microaggressions as it applies to gender expression.

Online & In-person Workshops

We currently have a 60-90 minute workshop that is offered virtually and a three hour workshop offered in person. Part of our commitment to instructional design and learning is the importance of tailoring the course directly for the audience that is receiving it. We teach to workplaces, communities, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and law enforcement agencies and are open to adapting our materials to your organization’s specific needs. We offer completion certificates and email badges for all those who attend.

 

Our online courses are priced at $1500 a workshop with our in-person courses priced at $5000 per half day (travel costs for the presenter included in the price). Please contact Bethany Smith for information about cost for any our classes or fill out the form below. Don’t hesitate to ask for scholarships or a reduced rate, as our primary objective is to provide this information to the community.

Interactive Learning Module

In January, we will launch an interactive learning module version of this workshop that can be completed by your staff and employees over a period of time that is convenient for them. Designed with engaging visuals and concepts, this thirty-minute course will offer a broad overview of the topics and can be tailored to the specific human resources or educational requirements of your organization. As with our online and in-person courses, certificates of completion and email badges are offered. We are also able to offer a set of questions prior to taking the interactive learning module to track baseline knowledge on the topic and a set of question after the module is completed that can be compared to their previous results. The administrator is able to set a pass/fail rate (our suggestion is 80% to complete) and a report showing which employees completed and passed the course is provided at the end of the training period.

 

Our pricing is $20 per person, with a minimum engagement of 25 people. Please contact Bethany Smith for smaller staff pricing or to access a demo of the course. Large group discounts and combination programming are available, where a group can complete the interactive learning module first and then a follow up session with our presenter in a live program either in-person or online.

Does Something Not Seem Right?

Our commitment in this space is to help educate others on these topics in a way that is inclusive, diverse, and welcoming. If something in our training or website doesn’t sit well with you, we want to hear about it. Terminology in this field is constantly changing and each person who shares their gender expression or sexual orientation with others may have a different perspective or prefer different terms. Please contact Bethany Smith with any concerns or you can fill out our the form below (you are welcome to fill it out anonymously).

Contact Us

Bethany Smith (she/her/hers), bethany@dprep.com

Thank you!

I thought it was very well done and presented well. I enjoyed the film clips and images; they helped to drive home the point of what Brian was saying.

I learned That some drag queens aren't gay; that transitioning doesn't always mean surgery; that there can sometimes be a difference between gender identity and gender expression.

I thought the presentation could have even been 2 hours instead of 90 minutes! It was very helpful, interesting and enlightening. Thank you!

Awesome class. Very informational. Even though the subject matter wasn't new to me, but I still learned different ways to explain my child to other people.

I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because

I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.

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