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Rainbow Diversity Training

SPECTRUM’s Rainbow Diversity Training is a service that helps organizations along the path towards becoming more open and welcoming, as well as equitable and accessible to persons of all sexual and gender diversities, both to clients and employees of the organization.

SPECTRUM offers both online training modules for individuals as well as a variety of workshops for organizations in 2SLGBTQ+ cultural competency that help organizations along the path towards becoming more welcoming and inclusive to 2SLGBTQ+ employees, clients, and other partners or stakeholders.

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RDT Training Workshops for Organizations

We have the following two-hour workshops available:

  • Rainbow Diversity Training 101 (also available as a one-hour lunch and learn that provides a condensed version)
  • Rainbow Diversity Training 102
  • Rainbow Diversity Training 201
  • Rainbow Diversity Training 301
  • Rainbow Diversity Training for Leaders
  • Aging with Pride (for senior-serving organizations)

Why does 2SLGBTQ+ cultural competency matter? 

Anti-2SLGBTQ+ stigma means that 2SLGBTQ+ face difficult choices in deciding whether they feel safe being out at work. Becoming a more open and welcoming organization can not only support employees but to improve interactions with clients who are 2SLGBTQ.

What’s in the workshops?

SPECTRUM’s series of RDT workshops can help organizations at all stages of their learning process, as well as a training program for leaders and a program for senior-serving organizations. Topics covered in these courses include:

RDT 101

RDT 102

RDT for Leaders

  • Basic 2SLGBTQ+ terminology and concepts
  • In-depth on Gender and attraction
  • Forms of anti-2SLGBTQ+ discrimination
  • Personal experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ people
  • Coming out as 2SLGBTQ+
  • Personal Reflections
  • What is Privilege?
  • Understanding intersectionality
  • Intersectional experiences
  • Language do's and don'ts
  • Concrete steps for being a better ally
  • Taking the next steps in your ally journey
  • Allyship basics
  • Organizational planning checklists
  • Transitioning in the workplace
  • Health benefits for people living with HIV and AIDS
  • Health benefits for trans and non-binary people
  • RDT 201

    RDT 301

    Aging with Pride

    • 2SLGBTQ+ symbols
    • Common 201 questions
    • Pronouns
    • Anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate
    • Intersectionality
    • Allyship and making safer spaces
    • Common 301 questions
    • Trans and non-binary issues
    • Personal stories
    • Rainbow history in Canada
    • Reflecting on accountability
    • Making safer spaces 301
    • Basic terms and concepts
    • Case studies
    • Elder abuse
    • HIV / AIDS
    • Palliative care
    • Positive spaces

    Workshop Pricing

    Have questions about our pricing? Get in touch!

    Service

    Non-Profit / Charity

    Public School

    College / University

    Local Small Business

    Corporation

    RDT 101 Lunch and Learn (1 hour, for up to 20 participants)

    $100

    $100

    $100

    $200

    $500

    RDT 101 (2 hours, for up to 20 participants)

    $250

    $250

    $250

    $400

    $1000

    RDT 102 (2 hours, for up to 20 participants)

    $250

    $250

    $250

    $400

    $1000

    RDT 201 (2 hours, for up to 20 participants)

    $250

    $250

    $250

    $400

    $1000

    RDT 301 (2 hours, for up to 20 participants)

    $250

    $250

    $250

    $400

    $1000

    RDT for Leaders (2 hours, for up to 20 participants)

    $250

    $250

    $250

    $400

    $1000

    Aging with Pride (2 hours, for up to 20 participants)

    $250

    $250

    $250

    $400

    $1000

    Full Day Rainbow Diversity Workshop (8 hours incl. 30 minute lunch break)

    $700

    $700

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    $1500

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    Audit of Policies, Forms, Documents

    $35 / hour

    $35 / hour

    $35 / hour

    $40 / hour

    $45 / hour

    Online modules for individuals

    SPECTRUM offers two options for eLearning about 2SLGBTQ+ basics:

    • Rainbow Diversity Training 101: a course covering basic terms and concepts
    • Rainbow Diversity Training 102: a supplementary course that covers privilege, intersectionality, and puts the basic terms into context

    Users can choose either to purchase access to just the 101 course, or a bundle including both the 101 and 102.

    Request more information or book a session

    During the pandemic all of our training is happening virtually using Zoom. We look forward to being able to do this work in person when Public Health guidelines allow.