LGBTQ 101, Gender and Pronoun 101, Advanced LGBTQ 201, Know Your Rights, and Sexuality/Gender Identity Development courses that fulfill California state law requirements for many industries.
Cultural Humility Trainings
Anti-bias and cultural awareness trainings for a variety of professionals, including Confronting Microaggressions 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 support the work of institutions and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed institutional 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, as well as legal, clinical, medical, and direct service personnel.
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).
The Gender and Pronoun 101 training was FABULOUS. The group discussions and roleplaying scenarios were very helpful. Kelsey is so knowledgeable and professional!
Nothing like a pandemic to force us to evaluate our boundaries, right? Whether we’re working from home, navigating contact with the outside world, or having conversations with loved ones about the recent presidential transition, most of us are probably experiencing some degree of stress related to communication right now. United States culture–and particularly white cultureJanuary 21, 2021 in Cultural Humility
Here are some resources I have found particularly helpful in navigating my own journey of critically examining my internalized white supremacy: Recommended Web Resources: National Museum of African-American History “Talking About Race” Resources https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race Resources for educators, parents, advocates, and students to learn how to talk about race and join the fight for racial justiceJanuary 15, 2021 in Cultural Humility
My full-time job is educating people about diverse populations. I always define and discuss the concept of intersectionality, the idea that all of us have multiple intersecting identities that cannot be separated from one another. When discussing LGBTQ communities, for example, it is essential that providers realize that the prevailing narratives they have been exposedJanuary 15, 2021 in Cultural Humility