LGBTQ+ Trainings

LGBTQ+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Diverse, Queer, Questioning +

Supporting Students, School Personnel, and Businesses

School District Policies


Watershed Services has one of the most knowledgeable experts in the country with the experience and a supportive approach to provide public school districts and private/independent schools with the information and resources to successfully implement policies for LGBTQ+ students. 

 School Personnel Trainings​

On-site trainings are available for Teachers, School Administrators and Staff to gain foundational information about best practices in supporting and affirming  Transgender and Gender Diverse students and school personnel. Additional trainings address how to support TGD students in classrooms, school spaces, sports/athletics, and specific school services providers such as school nurses and school counselors.

​Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Students

  • Foundations in Supporting Transgender & Gender Diverse (TGD) Students & School Personnel (2 hour training) 

  • Specialty Training for School Counselors & School Nurses in Providing Services to TGD Students (2 hour training)

 Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) School Personnel


An introduction for school personnel regardomg foundational information, terminology, and understanding Transgender and Gender Diverse students so that they may work toward creating and maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment for students and personnel in the school community (2 hour training)


Parents and School Community Members Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Students & School Personnel

An educational and supportive presentation for parents and school

community members to assist them in gaining a better

understanding of diverse individuals (1.5 hour training)

Transgender & Gender Diverse (TGD) Trainings

for Specific School-Related Personnel

After completing TGD 101, the following tailored trainings

address the unique issues for certain school personnel

and their work in schools. Additional TGD “booster”

trainings are also available for school personnel,

administrators and school boards to stay current in

regard to language, information and the most up-to-date

best practices for supporting TGD students and school

personnel (2 hour training)

  • School Administrators, Principals and Assistant Principals

  • Athletic Teachers and Coaches

  • School Nurses

  • School Counselors, Psychologists & Social Workers

  • Booster Trainings for School Personnel (approximately every 2-3 years)

  • Students (Elementary, Middles School or High School)

Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Our Schools

Supporting school personnel in gaining foundational information, terminology, language and skills for creating and maintain a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students and school personnel (2 hour training)

 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Individuals Outing Pride: 100+ Years of LGBTQ+ History in the U.S.

A training often given to celebrate National Coming Out Month (October) Pride Month (May/June), LGBTQ+ History Month (October or February) or as an inclusion training given throughout the year to students or the school community (1.5 hour training)

The recent 50-year anniversary of Stonewall highlighted an important moment in US LGBTQ+ history, yet few know the experiences, both positive and negative, of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout the last 100+ years in the US. This engaging presentation uses discussion, photos and video to expand attendees knowledge about the diverse backgrounds and experiences of LGBTQ+ people over the last century.

Businesses Supporting TGD Employee Trainings


Consultation and training services are available to assist businesses in supporting TGD employees via policies and trainings for personnel, managers, executive suite members and board members.

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