Trainer Pre-Reqs and Experiences
Ideal trainers are people who:
Frequently Asked Questions
How much could I make from a training?
The average training is 2 hours and is paid between $200-$300, dependent on the rate we negotiate for the training. Trainers are also reimbursed for travel and materials needed.
Do you guarantee a certain number of trainings per training?
No, we cannot guarantee a certain number of trainings. Trainings happen based upon the needs of requesting institutions.
How long are trainings?
Trainers are, on average, 2 hours, but they could be as short as 1 hour, or up to 3.
Would I facilitate a training alone?
No, we try to have 2 trainers at each training.
I have had some experience facilitating, but I wouldn’t consider myself an expert, does that disqualify me?
No, not necessarily! When you are out in the field, we try to pair more experienced trainers with new trainers, as well as provide an opportunity to shadow a trainer before jumping into facilitate.
What is the most challenging part of being a trainer/facilitator?
Trainings tend to occur at institutions that are just starting out on their journey of greater LGBTQ inclusion. The audiences are largely made up of heterosexual, cisgender folks. Because this is the first time they may be exposed to information on the LGBTQ community in depth, they sometimes ask questions that are not framed in the most affirmative way, or using the right language. As a trainer, it is important to allow space for these questions and to answer without judgment, as this protects the educational environment.