Education Program

Rainbow Center offers educational workshops & cultural competency trainings to the South Sound region and to the greater state of Washington. All trainings are facilitated in a safe, affirming, and inclusive atmosphere for participants to ask questions and engage in discussions openly and respectfully.

LGBTQ Core Competency
Duration: 2 hours
Whether you are new to learning about the LGBTQ community or consider yourself well-informed, this training will equip participants with current and accurate information surrounding laws, terminology, and more so that you can feel confident in your knowledge and be an effective ally to the LGBTQ community.

Gender Identity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Society’s construction of gender, how it is defined, and how it is expressed has impacted us in ways we may not easily recognize. This, in turn, has created barriers for transgender and GNC (gender nonconforming) people to be affirmed in their gender identities. Learn more about gender identity, gender expression, and how to deconstruct social constructions of gender  so you can be an effective ally and contribute to creating a sensitive, affirming, and welcoming space for trans and GNC folks.
*Note: LGBTQ Core Competency is required before taking this training.*

LGBTQ Sensitivity
Duration: 1 hour
A condensed version of LGBTQ Core Competency – recommended for small businesses and classrooms.
*All trainings are able to be tailored to fit the needs of the participants*

Tailored Discussion
Not interested in a training, but still looking for a facilitated conversation? Let us know what you are looking for and we can tailor a discussion just for you! Unlike trainings, discussions do not use multimedia presentations.

Procedures, policies, intake forms, etc. Rainbow Center will evaluate your agency’s sensitivity and inclusivity to LGBTQ folks your agency serves as well as those you employ. We will offer informed and practical suggestions and solutions while affirming your agency’s desire to provide competent services to the LGBTQ community.

For more information or to schedule a training please contact the Rainbow Center’s Education Department, at [email protected] or call the Rainbow Center at 253-383-2318.