Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Trans and Non-Binary 101

December 8, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Speaker: Colby Swettberg, Ed.M., LCSW, CEO, The Silver Linings Institute

Webinar Description
Join us to build an understanding of transgender and non-binary people and the skills needed to respectfully engage with young people and adults throughout the gender spectrum. Through personal anecdotes and video clips, attendees will explore the impact of language (including pronouns) and actions that communicate respect and empathy for gender diverse people. This workshop will help participants recognize how our biases can impact our interactions with gender diverse people and create a foundational understanding of the differences between gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and other gender-related terms. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email