Training

Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive, bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training and resources specifically designed for Pre-K - 12 educators and youth-serving professionals. Welcoming Schools uses an intersectional, anti-racist lens dedicated to actionable policies and practices.

Through this short video, hear directly from educators and students how Welcoming Schools has helped their school click here.

Welcoming Schools has certified facilitators across the country ready to work with your school or district to improve school climate with gender and LGBTQ+ inclusive professional development.

Welcoming Schools offers school communities critical training on:

  • Embracing all families
  • Creating LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive schools
  • Preventing bias-based bullying
  • Supporting transgender and non-binary students

125,000 educators in 43 U.S. States and Canada have participated in Welcoming Schools Professional Development to gain critical skills for creating LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive schools. Over the past 4 years, these educators have impacted over 10.5 million students.

If you are interested in scheduling a training or connecting to a Welcoming Schools team member about professional development for your school or district, click here.

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Professional Development Training for Your School: Virtual or On-Site

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program has certified facilitators across the country ready to work with your school or district to improve school climate with gender and LGBTQ inclusive trainings. See…

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Training, Bullying, Gender, LGBTQ+

Seal of Excellence for a Welcoming School

Welcoming Schools permits us to envision our students as their best selves now and also who they will be 15 years from now, as they are leaders in academics but…

Training, Gender, LGBTQ+, Parents/Caregivers, Bullying

Why Welcoming Schools Professional Development

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive, bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically…

Training, LGBTQ+, Gender, Bullying, Family

Training Modules Available for Professional Development

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools Certified Facilitators are located across the country. They offer practical and interactive professional development to create gender and LGBTQ inclusive schools using the following Welcoming Schools…

Videos, Bullying, Training

VIDEO: What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying & Bystanders

In What Can We Do? students share put-downs that they hear in school:
“You’re gay.”“Your skin is too brown.”“Fatty.”“Your religion is fake.”“Estúpido.”Watch as educators model how to engage students in…