Education

Pride Center of Vermont’s Education program provides informational programs and related assistance for the purpose of educating people about language, inclusivity, and interrupting bias in a variety of settings.

We also offer advisory services to assist individuals, businesses and organizations in reviewing promotional and informational materials, forms, and other documentation for LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

 

Training & Workshops

Our LGBTQ+ Best Practices Training will cover a brief overview of identity development, provide exercises to distinguish and understand the components of the LGBTQ acronym, facilitate a discussion around pronouns and how to normalize conversations regarding personal pronouns, review the minority stress model, and hold a wrap-up conversation where participants identify best practices when working with LGBTQ+ clients using all of their newly gained information.

Objectives:
Participants will have a greater understanding of health disparities that impact LGBTQ communities
Participants will learn about the minority stress model and develop a holistic understanding of LGBTQ identities
Participants will identify best practices that they can incorporate into their work to enhance the accessibility of their programs and services among LGBTQ clients.

Workshops

For individuals or small groups who are unable to book a private training with our Education team, Pride Center of Vermont offers periodical public LGBTQ+ Best Practices workshops. 

Advising & Technical Assistance

Our Education team offers advisory services to individuals, organizations, and companies seeking guidance to ensure LGBTQ+ inclusive language and policies in their internal and external communications. Assistance includes reviewing promotional, informational, and other documents, as well as forms and paperwork, for phrasing, gender and sexuality categories, and other features which can be updated to be more inclusive and accessible to the LGBTQ+ community. These services are available on a donation-based sliding fee scale. Please complete an advising request form here, or contact Kim at kimj@pridecentervt.org with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is covered in the training?

A: The LGBTQ+ Best Practices Training will cover a brief overview of identity development, provide exercises to distinguish and understand the components of the LGBTQ acronym, facilitate a discussion around pronouns and how to normalize conversations regarding personal pronouns, review the minority stress model, and hold a wrap-up conversation where participants identify best practices when working with LGBTQ clients using all of their newly gained information.

Q: What set-up do you need for the presentation?

A: All of our trainings are currently virtual. For virtual trainings, we can provide a Zoom meeting link or use your organization’s preferred virtual meeting platform. Our in-person trainings require a projector & screen or TV hookup, as we use a PowerPoint presentation. We will bring along a flipchart, markers, and supplementary hand-outs.

Q: What is the cost of training?

A: Pricing is dependent on training length, group size, and other details specific to each organization or entity’s training needs. We have a limited ability to provide grant-sponsored trainings for health/care or DV/SV/survivor oriented entities and organizations, based on funding availability and need. Our staff prioritizes smaller and rural organizations for grant-sponsored trainings. Please contact us to discuss.

Facilitators

Kim Jordan (she/her)
Kim is the Director of the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program at Pride Center of Vermont. She provides the “360-degree view” for the SafeSpace program, supporting all SafeSpace and Trans Program staff with supervisory support, grant management, program visioning and planning, direct service thought-partnering, and being a conduit between the needs of SafeSpace/Trans Program and Pride Center as a whole. Kim represents PCVT/SafeSpace and the needs of LGBTQ+ folx impacted by harm on various county, state, and national SV/DV task forces, coalitions, and meetings. She also develops content and facilitation tools for our workshops and trainings. 

Anne Moyerbrailean (she/her)
Anne Moyerbrailean is the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Coordinator of Direct Services & Community Support at Pride Center of Vermont. She is the lead advocate with the program and provides emotional support, advocacy, and referrals to LGBTQ+ survivors of violence. She has worked with LGBTQ+ survivors of violence for the past four years in a variety of capacities, some of which include: supporting LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees, leading relationship skills workshops, facilitating comprehensive LGBTQ+ 101 trainings, and providing emotional support, advocacy, and referrals to LGBTQ+ survivors of violence.

Taylor Small (she/her)
Taylor Small is the Director of the Health and Wellness Program at the Pride Center of Vermont. Taylor uses a holistic view in understanding her wellness work, and currently focuses on three main projects: HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, breast and cervical cancer screening education and referrals, and tobacco cessation education. Taylor is committed to community building and youth empowerment, as seen through her previous work at the Howard Center, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, and Outright Vermont. She has a clear passion and drive to support the larger LGBTQ+ community of Vermont and has previously been featured on VPR discussing the “Trans & Non-Binary Experience in Vermont”.

In addition to our fantastic Education staff, Pride Center of Vermont also partners with independent facilitators in the community and from other organizations.

Contact Us

Contact Us

802‐860-7812

education@pridecentervt.org

Click here for Training Inquiry Form

Click here for Advising Request Form

 

Some recent reviews from training & workshop participants:

  • “I liked the use of humor to create a safe space. [Each of] the facilitators were FAB!”
  • “I loved how inclusive and open people were, a true testament to the facilitator.”
  • “I absolutely LOVE how open this entire conversation was!”
  • “I thought it was upbeat + very informative! I feel there are ways with language that we can help society come into the times!”