Transgender Education and Awareness Services (TEAS)

Transgender people are a part of all communities, and our work is always intersectional.

 

True positive change for the transgender community is created through:

  1. supporting personal efficacy from within the trans/gender diverse community, and
  2. supporting institutional systemic change in the broader community through consultation, training, and education delivered by the community.

 

TransPonder created Transgender Education and Awareness Services (TEAS) to fulfill our commitment to educate the community at large.

Thank you for your interest in working together to create a safer space for trans/gender diverse people!

     Purchasing a training package supports culture change in your organization, and also directly supports the trans/gender diverse community as a portion of your dollars go right back into our organization, and the other portion supports trans/gender diverse trainers!

Whether this is the first step, or you are already moving along the path, we have options to support you!

     What we have learned over years of providing training all over the country to a wide spectrum of groups is that the “one and done” model of training does not foster true systemic change. We have decided to create a “Beyond the Checkbox” model of training that values both your times and ours, offering the greatest return on your financial investment. Our vision is to build a relationship of mutual support that extends beyond our time training together.

     For organizations who are just getting started, are uncertain how far they are willing to take this work, and/or who may be encountering some leadership/staff resistance, you may want to consider our seed pack. While it is not tailored to your group specifically, it is an introduction that will provide you with tools you can implement immediately to reduce harm, and help you assess more individualized next steps.

     For organizations who are deeply committed to systemic changes within their community and/or organization and are backed by leadership/resources, we suggest an investment in one of our annual training packages. As these are customizable, our annual packages are as beneficial for folks who are at square one as they are for those who have been at this for a long time.Our packages are designed to meet your team/community exactly where they are at and take them through a process of change together.  

     We still provide a limited number of single sessions on a case by case basis and offer options to provide a presence at specific events, run workshops, etc. Please do not let money be an obstacle, let’s figure out supportive solutions! We are also willing to customize packages for requests that do not “fit into the box”. Please contact us with your ideas and we can get creative together!

AVAILABLE PACKAGES

Package Includes:

  • Three (3) 90-minute introductory conversations on the following topics:
    • Uncovering unconscious assumptions and dispelling gender stereotypes 
      • Terms/definitions / intersectional cultural awareness review 
      • Examining gender and its implications for everyone
    • Entry level advocacy — Why language matters: practical application tools for affirming gender and creating safer spaces 
      • Navigating pronouns/misgendering 
      • How to be an ally even when the trans person isn’t in the room
    • How to affect systemic change: removing foundational/institutional barriers to access
      • Recommendations for generalized policy/procedure infrastructure changes

Price = $800

Package Includes:

  • In-depth transgender-affirming organizational assessment (max 4 hours)
    • “You don’t know what you don’t know” and this will help
  • Seed-pack educational content 
    • or equivalent of 4.5 education hrs
  • 3 consulting hours
    • To be used at your discretion as your needs become apparent

Price = $2000

Package Includes:

  • In-depth transgender-affirming organizational assessment (max 4 hours)
    • “You don’t know what you don’t know” and this will help
  • Seed-pack educational content 
    • or equivalent of 4.5 education hrs
  • 3 consulting hours
    • To be used at your discretion as your needs become apparent
  • Access to participate in our Trans Inclusion Coalition ($300 value)
  • PLUS eight (8) additional hours of educational and/or consulting content 
    • For your organization to use in the most beneficial ways that YOU see fit

Price = $5000

Package Includes:

  • In-depth transgender-affirming organizational assessment (max 4 hours)
    • “You don’t know what you don’t know” and this will help
  • Seed-pack educational content 
    • or equivalent of 4.5 education hrs
  • 3 consulting hours
    • To be used at your discretion as your needs become apparent
  • Access to participate in our Trans Inclusion Coalition ($300 value)
  • Transgender Grievance Partnership ($1500 value)
  • PLUS sixteen (16) additional hours of educational and/or consulting content 
    • For your organization to use in the most beneficial ways that YOU see fit

Price = $8400

This package was designed with intentional/co-housing/festival communities in mind.

Package Includes:

  • On-site Listening sessions (with individuals and groups) 
  • Organizational assessment, which includes:
    • Policy/procedure review 
    • Values and ethics review
    • Facilities review
    • Leadership/decision making/power and privilege review
  • Facilitated community connection process tailored to assessment findings 
  • 3-month-later follow-up listening sessions with future-work recommendations

Price = $3000
+ food/lodging/travel accommodations for on-site visits

ADDITIONAL CONTENT / COSTS

Additional Education / Consulting Costs Additional education or consultation time beyond what is purchased in a package will incur additional hourly fees. There is an option to pay a monthly flat fee as a retainer for as-needed consultation and tailored specified training sessions.
Transgender Grievance Partnership Many organizations do not receive accurate feedback – even when they have an official grievance process – due to a lack of trust that the process will lead anywhere or that there won’t be negative consequences for the one reporting the grievance. We will setup a safe and trusted process for receiving transgender-related grievances that take the individual and organization’s needs into account. This includes:

  • A link on your website showing TransPonder’s logo where individuals can go to safely report a transgender-related grievance.
  • A QR Code that can be put on printed materials to collect this same information.
  • Quarterly reporting on the grievances received with recommendations for what action to take in response.
    • A deeper dive into recommendations can be done using consulting hours

Price = $1500

Trans Inclusion Coalition Going over best practices, collectively committing to implementing them, accountability and troubleshooting for follow-through, networking

Price = $300

EXAMPLES OF CONTENT

You may not know what you need, and that’s okay! Below are some examples of education and consultation offerings we provide. If you don’t see what you want here, let’s talk!

Education

Consultation

  1. Seed pack (recommended part of every package)
  2. An in-depth journey into supporting trans/gender diverse youth
  3. An in-depth journey into supporting trans/gender diverse elders
  4. Understanding medical transitions
  5. Identities Beyond the Binary (non-binary, gender queer, gender fluid, agender, and more…)
  6. Intersectionality in the trans/gender diverse community (overview)
  7. Listening sessions in your organization
  8. Planning for trans/gender diverse safety
  9. Trans/gender diverse reproductive medical care (safer-sex ed)
  10. Topic specific for mental health providers
  11. Topic specific for medical providers
  12. Topic specific for retail businesses
  13. Topic specific for birth resources
  14. Topic specific for mortuary/death resources
  1. Policy, procedure, and benefit evaluation and recommendation
  2. Facilities assessment and recommendations
  3. Feedback collection and solution implementation support
  4. Employee/customer/client grievance support
  5. Social media grievance support
  6. Community repair support (how to recover from making a public misstep)
  7. Event/Project planning support
  8. Clinical supervision / case consultation (not for board certification)
  9. Intake/First-Contact Process Review
  10. Complete Organizational Assessment
** All packages are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and are non-refundable.
** Payment installment plans may be available upon request
** Education hours are eligible for continuing education credit