LGBTQ+ Inclusion Trainings
LGBTQ 101, Gender & Pronoun 101, Advanced LGBTQ Best Practices, Know Your Rights, Increasing Family Acceptance, and Sexuality & Gender Identity Development courses that fulfill California state law requirements for corporations, schools, healthcare, child welfare, & clinical CEUs.
Cultural Humility Trainings
Anti-bias, anti-racist, and cultural awareness trainings for a variety of professionals, including Confronting Microaggressions & White Supremacy in the Workplace, and an all-day Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression training for providers.
Other Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting
Policies and procedures, quality assurance, and user experience language consulting, curriculum development, and manuscript reviews on LGBTQ inclusion, mental health, religion, and spirituality.
From the corporate office to educational institutions to non-profit organizations, I have the facilitation skills and expert knowledge to inspire lasting change for your community.
I am an LGBTQ training consultant who supports the LGBTQ workplace inclusion, anti-bias, and cultural awareness efforts of institutions. I am passionate about supporting organizations and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed systemic change. I offer educational trainings and LGBTQ workplace policy expertise with an emphasis on practical skills, identity awareness, and personal empowerment. I regularly work with corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion officers and LGBTQ affinity groups, offering virtual LGBTQ inclusion trainings worldwide, and in-person diversity and inclusion trainings in San Francisco, Oakland, Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area. As the president of the Trans Bodies, Trans Selves national board, I work with thought leaders in gender inclusion in legal, clinical, medical, & faith communities across the United States. As a transgender man and LGBTQ training consultant, I bring personal, professional, and academic perspectives to diversity & inclusion work. I have contributed to several academic publications and presented at conferences nationwide. I offer special expertise in LGBTQ spiritual trauma and abuse, and LGBTQ inclusion for faith communities. I look forward to working with you!
The Gender & Pronoun Best Practices for the Workplace training was quite informative. I had made assumptions based on my own research that were incorrect. I really appreciated that Kelsey clarified the nuances and differences between sex assigned at birth, gender expression, and gender identity. Having a subject matter expert come in provided a lot of clarity about questions I still had.
Kelsey is phenomenal! The content he created for a Continuing Education Unit for Social Workers exceeded my expectations. This was the first time I have had the privilege to work with someone whose content literally brought me to tears. His depth of knowledge and passion was evident in the exceptional content he produced, and he will always be the first person I reach out to for future endeavors.
Kelsey’s work creating an informative LGBTQ audio course aimed at health care practitioners set a new bar of excellence within our organization. His expert knowledge and skillful delivery has rightfully established him as a leader in the LGBTQ community. Equally important, Kelsey is a joy to conduct business with and has a contagious positive attitude. Thanks Kelsey!
I attended a workplace 101 training with Kelsey, and walked away feeling impressed with Kelsey’s facilitation style, content knowledge, and truly honored to have the opportunity to hear about gender issues from a trans man willing to share his story with us.
I really loved Kelsey’s approach to breaking down the topics of gender – a lot of which he did by sharing his own personal experiences. He created a safe space that felt non-judgmental and informative. I could tell by people’s responses that many felt safe to venture outside their comfort zones during the discussion.
I loved hearing Kelsey’s story and experience. It gave so much weight to the importance of getting this right in the workplace.
I loved how Kelsey weaved through academic citations so we could see the origins of words and ideas—it helped to reinforce the evolution of cultural thinking.
I really liked that Kelsey gave us small-scale action items, something as simple as announcing your pronouns and making it a norm. I also appreciated best practices about participating in Pride and respecting people’s spaces as an ally.
Kelsey helps bring [the work of LGBTQ inclusion] to life. He served as a strategic design thought-partner and supported our organization in developing and implementing long-term goals and short-term actions. Kelsey brings his dedication and heart to his work and blends it skillfully with his expertise in LGBTQ issues.
If you make a mistake (mis-gendering someone), Kelsey provided great tips to handle (acknowledge and apologize in the moment – don’t make a huge deal about it).
I am often asked in my LGBTQ and Gender & Pronoun Inclusion trainings whether it is okay to ask someone about their gender pronouns. Is it rude to ask about gender pronouns? Unprofessional? An invasion of privacy? Or is it appropriate, necessary, and/or considerate to ask about gender pronouns? The answer depends on the context.May 24, 2021 in LGBTQ
As many institutions are increasing their awareness about LGBTQ inclusion, they are examining the impact of LGBTQ microaggressions in the workplace. These harmful messages, ranging from subtle implications to outright derogatory language, can make LGBTQ employees, clients, & other stakeholders uncomfortable, as well as undermine our professional relationship with that person. What is a microaggression?June 21, 2021 in Cultural Humility
There are many reasons to invest time and resources into corporate LGBTQ workplace inclusion efforts. In my LGBTQ workplace inclusion trainings, sometimes participants will question the purpose of gathering to educate ourselves about best practices in working with LGBTQ co-workers, colleagues, and other stakeholders. Here are four empirically-based reasons why corporate LGBTQ workplace inclusion initiativesMay 17, 2021 in LGBTQ
Have you or your clients been impacted by anti-LGBTQ religion or spirituality? Looking for concrete skills and practices to promote healing? Join me and my colleague Dev Cuny for a FREE 6-week Restorative Practices for Healing Spiritual Trauma for LGBTQ People and Allies! This 6-week cohort group is intended for people who have been harmedFebruary 19, 2021 in Healing