Gender Identity and Gender Bias: A 5-Day Advanced Program

Last updated September 13, 2021

Course Length

1h 11m

Last Updated

September 13, 2021

Gender Identity and Gender Bias: A 5-Day Advanced Program

Last updated September 13, 2021

Join our program to receive bite-sized diversity, equity & inclusion lessons daily for 5 days. Learn how to create an inclusive educational environment for LGBTQ+ students and colleagues.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion work has never been more important in higher education. Sign up for our free five-day program to sample our suite of best-in-class diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training through two on-demand courses.

New to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Start with our 101 program to lay the foundation for your learning.

As faculty and staff, you have the power to help foster more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. Because of institutionalized oppression and individual discrimination, LGBTQ+ students (as well as faculty and staff) experience higher rates of violence and harassment, which may result in negative academic and mental health outcomes. Studies have identified factors that contribute to more intentionally inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ community members resulting in greater academic success and better physical and psychological health. To create such environments, you must have the awareness, knowledge, and skills to interact effectively with LGBTQ+ communities.

This course will take a foundational approach to help you:

  • Define key concepts related to LGBTQ+ communities like sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Identify common barriers in higher education for LGBTQ+ students
  • Implement recommended practices to foster an intentionally LGBTQ+ inclusive environment
  • Reflect upon your own identities as they relate to gender and sexuality


For 5 days, you will get daily emails Monday through Friday with bite-sized videos and articles that you can complete in 30 minutes or less each day. If you complete all modules within 5 days, you will have the chance to request a certificate. New cohorts start every Monday.


Week 1

Day 1 | 11 minutes

Introduction to Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Spaces

Watch: Welcome & Introduction and The Importance of Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Spaces in Higher Education



Day 2 | 25 minutes

Concepts, Language, and Terminology

Watch: Concepts, Language, and Terminology



Day 3 | 21 minutes

The Social and Campus Context

Watch: Understanding the Social Context and Understanding the Campus Context



Day 4 | 15 minutes

Taking Action & Next Steps

Watch: Creating Intentionally Inclusive Environments, Opportunities for Further Learning, and Closing Remarks



Day 5 | 28 minutes

Further Reading


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Course Highlights

  • 1 hr, 10 mins of video instruction  
  • 8 short videos 
  • 1 downloadable workbook
  • Valued at $495. Free for members. 

Completed our Gender Identity and Gender Bias program?

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