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Transgender Awareness Workshop

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G/14 & G/15

Exchange Station - Ground Floor

Tithebarn Street

Liverpool, L2 2QP

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Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are proud to be in partnership with the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) to conduct a Transgender Awareness Workshop at LJMU on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

The aim of the workshop is to help the University staff and managers to support trans people as employees and students. This will be followed by separate sessions with any participants who need to cover further issues.



Location

This workshop will take place in the Exchange Station building, located on Tithebarn Street near Moorefield’s train station in rooms G/14 & G/15.

If you are unfamiliar with the location please see the link to google maps to help direct you to where you are travelling from: https://goo.gl/Ro4hph

Upon your arrival at Exchange Station, please proceed to turnstile 3 and follow the door on your right to where you will see and LJMU reception to direct you to the rooms



Schedule

10:00 - Welcome & introduction

10:00 - 11:20 - Preparing to support trans staff and students

11:20 - 11:30 - Break

11:30 - 13:00 - Practical examples of good practice

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 - Confidential 1:1 sessions



Programme

Topics

The topics to be covered will be as follows and will include full coverage of the specific questions that each participant has previously submitted and may raise during the day.

  • Setting the scene, including prevalence of gender variance
  • The nature of gender variance and the terminology used to describe it
  • A lived experience, the emotional journey
  • Interactive discussions of factors to consider, illustrated with case studies and videos, particulary to illustrate practical ways of supporting trans people
  • Discrimination in employment and service delivery and its effect
  • Transphobia and hate crime
  • Law, including Equality Act 2010, Gender Recognition Act 2004, Data Protection Act 1998 and Human Rights Act 1998
  • Good practice including for supporting an individual undertaking a change of gender expression
  • Medical car for trans people and its impact in the workplace and educational setting
  • Accomodation
  • Other support needs
  • Monitoring and confidentiality
  • Any unaswered questions
  • Submission of evaluation forms

Confidential 1:1 Sessions

This will begin at 14:00 and for the rest of the day. The three facilitators will separatley be available to talk privatley with any staff member of student about trans matters.



GIRES

GIRES is a registered charity, which was founded in 1997. Its work is largely undertaken by volunteers. The GIRES trustees are trans people, or their relatives or friends, as are most of the charity's 300 individual members. The charity also has 100 organisations as Corporate Members, which are involved in education (including schools, colleges and universities), sport, healthcare, housing, local and central government, law, policing, emergency services, regulation, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, television, publishing, aviation, nuclear power, defence equipment, information technology, medical products and food processing.

GIRES promotes research into gender identity development and uses it to improve the lives of trans people. It collaborates effectively with the professionals around the world who specialise in the trans sphere, for instance in the publication of articles in peer reviewed journals, recently including The Lancet. GIRES received the 2016 Education Award from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

GIRES serves its Corporate Members, and other public and private sector organizations, in: developing policies and practices, supporting individuals who change their gender expression in the workplace or educational setting, engaging with the trans community, training, e-learning and design of healthcare schemes for trans employees. The charity delivers about 50 training sessions per annum, which always achieve high evaluation scores. GIRES maintains an online directory of trans support organisations which has received over 3 million visits since it was launched in 2010. GIRES supplies a wide range of literature and its website provides a wealth of material, including free e-learning resources that enable users to obtain CPD points. The website is accessed from 189 countries and its use has grown rapidly.

Facilitators

Bernard Reed OBE, MA, MBA and Terry Reed OBE, JP, BA (Hons), MCSP, SRP, Grad. Dip. Phys. helped their trans daughter to win a landmark sex discrimination case in 1997. Then, with a group of trans activists, they established the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES).

Bernard and Terry are both members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and present papers at professional conferences internationally. They received WPATH’s 2016 Education Award. Terry has co-authored articles in peer reviewed journals, recently including The Lancet. She is a member of the Parliamentary Forum on Gender Identity. She served on the Royal College of Psychiatrists Intercollegiate Committee on treating gender dysphoria. They served respectively on the NHS England Clinical Reference Groups that develop the specifications for gender identity services for young people and adults and have contributed to the new Prison Service Instruction on caring for transgender people. They were each awarded the OBE in 2010 in recognition of their services to the charity.

Larna Gallier is an experienced trainer in trans issues, who has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including the police, the NHS, universities, schools, commercial companies and LGBT groups. She has developed training materials, for instance relating to transphobic hate crime for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, to be used in upskilling staff and managers. Larna has also supported many people, in individual and group settings, who are dealing with personal trans issues. Larna’s own lived experience as a trans person has given her a deep insight into the needs of this community. She is an excellent role model who can inspire other trans people to be successful.



Further information

For enquiries, please contact the LJMU Equality and Diversity department at equality@ljmu.ac.uk with the subject ‘Trans Workshop’

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