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Gender and Sexual Diversity

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This course consists of 4 modules; prerequisite, pre-work, one live Zoom session, and post-work and can take up to 5 hours to complete all modules. The goal of this course is to increase understanding of the dimensions of gender and sexual diversity to better serve LGBTQIA+ communities.


By the end of this training, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Explore dimensions of gender and sexuality, and differentiate sexual behavior​
  • Examine the impact of stigma and discrimination upon GSD populations​ 
  • List strategies for being an ally and creating a welcoming environment for GSD clients

    Course Completion

    • Learners are expected to complete all parts of the course, including prerequisites, pre-work, and post-work in order to receive your certificate of completion
    • The instructor-led portion of the course on Zoom is interactive, and learners must participate to complete it
    • The maximum number of participants allowed into the live Zoom course is 45. If this course is full, please enroll in the next training

    What you will need:

    • A computer with internet
    • Video and microphone capabilities (to engage in the live Zoom session)
    • A space without distractions

    2024 Session Dates: All sessions run from 1:00-3:00PM, Central Time

    • Dec 14, 2023 (Pre-work opens on Nov 16 and post-work closes on Dec 21)
    • Feb 8 (Pre-work opens on Jan 17 and post-work closes on Feb 15)
    • May 9 (Pre-work opens on April 11 and post-work closes on May 16)
    • Aug 8 (Pre-work opens on July 11 and post-work closes on Aug 15)
    • Nov 14 (Pre-work opens on Oct 17 and post-work closes on Nov 21)

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Prerequisite

    Feb 8

    Complete the e-learning prerequisite course to open pre-work.

    2. Pre-Work

    Feb 8

    Complete pre-work in order to gain access to the live Zoom session. Please note, you will be able to access the Pre-Work activities one month before the live Zoom session.

    3. Live Zoom Session

    Feb 8

    Attend live Zoom session from 1:00-3:00pm CT to access post-work.

    4. Post-Work

    Feb 8

    Complete post-work to receive your certificate of completion.


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
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