LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Trainings

Compass' LGBTQ Cultural competency training aims to increase knowledge and skills to improve one’s ability to effectively interact with the LGBTQ+ community.

The goal is to bring about positive, LGBTQ+ affirming change in the participants’ knowledge, attitude and behavior towards LGBTQ people. 
This interactive workshop promotes a welcoming and inclusive workplace and creates a network of allies to offer support for the emotional and physical safety of people who are marginalized on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The training introduces individuals to key concepts and terminology pertaining to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community, in order to promote greater understanding and awareness.

COVERED TOPICS:

UNDERSTANDING GENDER IDENTITY
UNDERSTANDING GENDER EXPRESSION
UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION
ALLYSHIP & CREATING SAFE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE

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Training Topics

Gender Expression


Gender Expression is often the most visible aspect of people's lives. We cover gender expression's roles in all of our lives and look at the influences it has on us on a daily basis.

Gender Identity


Gender identity describes everyone's own, internal understanding of what their gender is. For some people, this identity matches their biological bodies; for others, it doesn't. We explore what this means for individuals and society.

Training Topics

Sexual Orientation


In this part of the training, we discuss the different types of attractions that human beings experience towards each other and why this attraction is not dependent on our personal gender identity or expression.

Advice and Support for Allies

Allies are those who do not identify in the LGBTQ community. However, they are an enormous part of who we are and help us to exist with their support. In this section of the training, we work to help allies navigate pronouns, relationships (business and personal) and aid with how organizations can make themselves open and prepared to accept LGBTQ+ people as employees, clients and customers.

Companies and Organizations We've Trained

Adopt-A-Family
Arc of the Glades
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County
Carrier Global
Center for Child Counseling
Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc
Community Partners of Palm Beach County
Florida Atlantic University
Guardian Ad Litem
Ibis Golf and Country Club
Jeff Industries
Mental Health America of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Community Services Department

Palm Beach County Library System
Palm Beach Habilitation Center
Palm Beach County Division of Human & Veteran Services
Palm Beach State College
Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida
Prime Time Palm Beach County
Seagull Industries
Shore Haven Residential Treatment Center
South University
Starbucks Coffee Company SE Regional Managers
The Lords Place
United Way of Palm Beach County
Vita Nova, Inc.

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