Are you a business looking to ensure that folks from diverse genders and sexualities feel safe and supported on your premises?  Are you a service provider who wants to increase your competency in supporting individuals who are genderqueer, transgender, gay, lesbian, intersex, asexual etc?

We have a series of professional development workshops just for you!  Each workshop has been carefully developed by indviduals who have lived experience trying to access businesses and services as persons who are under that #LGBTQIA2S+ umbrella.  We strongly suggest you register for the first two courses prior to taking the other workshops.

Each of these workshops are available online, with 6 weeks to complete them.  They can also be booked as a webinar for your place of business/office.  Email admin@aspecc.ca to book a webinar.

Certificates are available for those who fully participate and complete the workshop.

 

 

LGBTQIA2+ Primer

This workshop will provide learners with basic information about the identies, terminology and allyship for clients / customers / loved ones who are LGBTQIA2S+

Starts November 23

Costs

Webinar for your company/workplace, minimum $150 donation to ASPECC

Online workshop, 6 weeks access, minimum $15 donation per person

All About Gender

This workshop will provide learners with the foundational understandings of gender, sex and sexuality.  We will explore not only the terminology, but the lived experiences of persons from diverse genders.

Starts December 7

Costs

Webinar for your company/workplace, minimum $150 donation to ASPECC

Online workshop, 6 weeks access, minimum $15 donation per person

Working with LGBTQIA2S+ Clients/Customers

This workshop provides the tools you need to audit your own business/service, to ensure that you are engaging with queer folks in a manner that is supporting and affirming.  We will explore policy making, intake forms, dealing with anti-queer bullying and the power of language and terminology.  You will hear from individuals who have had typical experiences when accessing services and/or shopping, in order to better understand the need for allyship in businesses and service providers.

Starts January 4

Costs

Webinar for your company/workplace, minimum $250 donation to ASPECC

Online workshop, 6 weeks access, minimum $25 donation per person

Working with LGBTQIA2S+ Employees/Co-workers

This workshop provides the tools you need to audit your own workplace/office, and to educate yourself on how to ensure the workplace is not hostile for individuals with diverse lived experiences due to gender and/or sexuality.  You will be hearing from individuals with lived experiences in their workplaces to better understand the need for supporting a workplace culture that supports LGBTQIA2S+ experiences.

Starts January 18

Costs

Webinar for your company/workplace, minimum $250 donation to ASPECC

Online workshop, 6 weeks access, minimum $25 donation per person

Sex Positive Professionals

Sex positive professionals are able to provide services to individuals from diverse lived experiences.  This includes persons who engage in relationship or intimate behaviours that are outside what is considered mainstream.

We will explore the foundation of sex positivity, engage in ”homework” to examine our own values and biases about sex, relationships and gender, and learn how to create room in our practices for individuals with diverse lived experiences and ”lifestyles”.

Starts February 1

Costs

Webinar for your company/workplace, minimum $500 donation to ASPECC

Online workshop, 6 weeks access, minimum $75 donation per person

Kink Aware Professionals

Kink aware professionals are able to provide services to individuals from various BDSM or kink lifestyles.

We will explore what BDSM is, how consent is built into the foundation of kink activities.  There are many activities to explore how to best support individuals who are engaged in kink related activities, including a local study (Edmonton) that surveyed local kinksters and their experiences with service providers.

Starts February 8

Costs

Webinar for your company/workplace, minimum $500 donation to ASPECC

Online workshop, 6 weeks access, minimum $75 donation per person