Bisexuality awareness training

If you need a trainer/workshop leader for this stuff... please ask. Email: jennifer@uncharted-worlds.org.
I'm based in Nottingham, England, but will happily travel within reasonable distance (say an hour on the train) of Nottingham, London or Reading.

You may already know what you want, and/or you may find it useful to look at the aims in the two examples below.

I also design and lead sessions on related subjects, sometimes working with a colleague.


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Session designed for Nottingham Queens Medical Centre School of Nursing

Background
This workshop was given as part of an optional study unit called "HIV & related issues".
Workshop time slot available: 1 hours.
The participants mostly identified as straight, and weren't expected to have much prior awareness of lesbian/bi/gay issues.
Aims of the workshop
 o To raise awareness of the wide variety of emotion, behaviour and identity that can be called bisexual
 o To make clear that knowing how someone describes their sexual identity does not necessarily predict their behaviour
 o To raise awareness of biphobia and stereotypes of bi people
 o To make participants aware of resources for bi people,
e.g. London & Edinburgh phone helplines, Bi Community News, internet sites
Feedback
From nurse teacher organising the course...
 o "I would like you to repeat the sesh you did before on Bisexuality... Hope this will be possible as the session evaluated extremely well last time.
"The students ... felt they had gained a lot from the information provided. They feel that this will enhance both their personal and professional development and in particular will help them in providing more appropriate care to their clients."
From participants' feedback forms*...
 o "Good informative session, will pass on info to my colleagues"
 o "Interesting handouts & varied discussion"
 o "Very interesting, informative and lively debate"
 o "Thank you! - I really enjoyed the session."

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Session designed for Leicester Lesbian Gay & Bisexual Centre volunteer orientation

Background
All new volunteers at the Centre do a course covering listening skills, gender, race, etc. This is one workshop in that series. Some participants will later be answering the phone line; some will be doing other things around the Centre; some do the induction course before they've decided yet exactly how they're going to contribute.
Workshop time slot available: 3 to 3 hours. We usually take a short break half way through.
Participants identify as lesbian, gay or bi, or are questioning their sexuality.
Aims of the workshop
 o To raise awareness of the wide variety of emotion, behaviour and identity that can be called bisexual
 o To explore similarities and differences between the experiences of bi people and the experiences of gay and lesbian people
 o To raise awareness of biphobia and stereotypes of bi people
 o To consider potential needs of
a) people who identify as bisexual
b) people in the process of coming out as bisexual
c) people who are exploring bisexual emotion or behaviour (whether or not they identify as bi)
d) partners of people in the above categories
 o To make participants aware of resources for bi people,
e.g. London & Edinburgh phone helplines, Bi Community News, internet sites
Feedback
From participants' feedback forms*...
 o "A very informative and interesting workshop"
 o "Enjoyed exploring issues and questioning stuff. ... good facilitation & good vibes. Learnt a lot"
 o "This course has opened up a grey area of sexuality for me personally - all of the information given will cause me to delve deeper into the subject for my own personal development. Thank you!"
From organiser of volunteer induction programme...
 o "Thanks! - evaluations brilliant"

* Besides the evaluations carried out by the people organising the training, I almost always ask participants to fill in a feedback form for me personally, saying which were the most and least interesting and useful parts of the workshop for them. This assists me in designing and fine-tuning future workshops. These quotes are from the "Any general comments" part of those forms.