Tranzcare offer a range of workshops aimed at:

 Probation and Prison staff

 NHS

 Counsellors and Counselling students

 HR Managers

Award Winning Presenter & Campaigner
Helen Dale worked for fifteen years for Greater Manchester Probation and acts as an advisor on trans issues. She is also a volunteer counsellor specialising in clients with gender identity issues and a counselling/casework supervisor.


She has been Chair of Inner Enigma, the Manchester based Transsexual/ Intersex support charity, and of LAGIP, the LGBT staff support group for the probation service and on the working group for a:gender, a pan civil service Trans support network. She served on the NOMS Equality and Diversity Taskforce.


She won the 2005 National Probation Service (NPS) Diversity Award in the Individual "Communication" category for her work promoting trans issues, was nominated for a Greater Manchester Probation Staff Award in 2007 and won a national Butler Trust award for work in 2008 in this area - presented by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace and was a guest on BBC Radio Manchester to talk about this work. She was awarded the a:gender "Meerkat Award" and made a "Life Member" of the organisation (only the third person to receive this award) for her work with the network.


She has advised other probation areas on dealing with the transition in post of probation officers - including briefing senior management teams and colleagues. She presented a workshop on Trans Issues in the Criminal Justice System at the very first National Probation Service Diversity Conference.


Trans Awareness Workshops

Structure of Workshop

The workshop combines power point presentations with syndicate work and feedback by the audience. It is designed to last ½ day


Typical 1/2 day/ evening Programme:













Target Audience

This workshop will be of interest to dealing with individuals with gender identity issues (transgendered, transsexual, transvestite, intersexed). As there is significant common ground between gender identity and sexuality, those working with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients should also find this workshop of value.


Audiences have included:

Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, attendees should be aware of


Other outcomes will be specific to the audiences, for example:


For Criminal Justice:


For NHS:


For Counsellors:


Delegates should also be in a position to avoid getting a criminal record themselves and facing a £5,000 fine.

Assessment as a Presenter

typical evaluations from workshops

Assessments of Helen's presentations are consistently very positive - scoring an average of 4.7/5 on meeting objectives, effectively presented and delegates being able to apply the learning.






Comments on presentations/ workshops:

very good presentation. Fully made me aware of how little knowledge I had of the issues; thanks


comprehensive information well presented; I'd like more training


whole input was informative and empowering; very useful information delivered in an accessible manner


facilitator/ trainer very informed/ knowledgeable on subject

loads of useful information; needed to be longer


enjoyed the briefing, Helen made the event fun but filled us all in on all the facts and provided lots of insight and knowledge


the event should be mandatory for all staff to attend

Topic

Format

 Introduction

Presentation

Expectations

Feedback from delegates

What I plan to cover 

Presentation

List of labels

Feedback/ presentation

Trans Spectrum

Presentation

What's difference between male & female? Physical/ mental

Syndicates & feedback

Brain sex test 

Particiption

Explanations 

Presentation

Specific Issues faced by trans people

Presentation

Possible Scenarios you could face

Syndicates & feedback

Implications of Gender Recognition Act 2004 & Equality Act 2010

Presentation

Question & Answers

Open Forum

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