Past Trainings/Workshops

National Conferences

2011

White Privilege Conference: “Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (GLBTQI) identities and exploring intersections of oppression” -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

National Sign Language and Interpreting Conference: “Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens” -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

RID National Conference: “Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens” -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson


2012

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference: “The Erasure of Identities in the Borderlands Between Binary Cultures: The Deaf and Queer Parallel” -Alex Jackson Nelson, Eleanor Jailer-Coley, Taye Hallock

National Sign Language and Interpreting Conference: “Video Relay Service (VRS) Interpreting” and “Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens” -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson


2013

RID National Conference: “Processing Time and its Effects on Errors in Simultaneous Interpreting.” -Tamar Jackson Nelson

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference: “We Live Here Too: Disability Justice (Deaf)” -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson, Mae Sellers, Jennifer Heiser, Kriston Pumphrey


2014

RID National Conference: “Processing Time and its Effects on Errors in Simultaneous Interpreting” -Tamar Jackson Nelson

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference: “Deaf Allyship 101” Alex Jackson Nelson and Dr. Cara Miller


2015

RID National Conference: “Understanding Trans* Terminology: ASL and English” -Alex Jackson Nelson and Ander Bolduc

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference, Philadelphia, PA: “Mental Health Practitioners: How to Support Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth”  – Alex Jackson Nelson


2017

-National Staff Development and Training Conference, Columbus, Ohio: How to Create and Facilitate Inclusive Training Environments (and Work Places) – Alex Jackson Nelson

Regional, State, and Local Trainings 2011-2013

2011

-Arizona RID: “Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens” -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

– The West Central Regional Juvenile Center (WCRJC), Moorhead, MN: GLBTQI 101

– Wilder Foundation, Minneapolis, MN: GLBTQI 101

– Bar None (A program of Volunteers Of America), Anoka, MN: Trans 101

– Woodland Hills, Duluth, MN: GLBTQI 101

– Anoka County Juvenile Center, Anoka, MN: GLBTQI 101

– Prairie Lakes Youth Program, Willmar, MN:  GLBTQI 101

– MN Child Welfare Training System, Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN: GLBTQI 101

– Heartland Girls Ranch, Benson, MN: GLBTQI 101

– NorthHomes and Support within Reach, Grand Rapids, MN: GLBTQI 101

2012

-RID Region IV Conference; Honolulu, Hawaii: Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

-CMP at Sea; Florida/Bahamas: Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

-TSID State Conference, Austin, TX: Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

 -Avanti Volunteers Of America, Blaine, MN: GLBT 101

-MN Child Welfare Training System, Department of Human Services, Mankato, MN: GLBTQI 101

-Bar None (A program of Volunteers Of America), Anoka, MN: Trans 101

– MN Child Welfare Training System, Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN: GLBTQI 101

-Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office, Minneapolis, MN: GLBTQI 101

-MN Child Welfare Training System, MN Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN: Training of Trainers: Foundations of Cultural A Training for Human Service Workers

2013

-Cabin Workshop for Interpreters, Kimball, MN: Trans 101 for Interpreters – Alex Jackson Nelson and Ander Bolduc

-Wisconsin RID State Conference: Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working with GLBT Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process from a Social Justice Lens – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

-Booth Brown House (Salvation Army), St. Paul, MN: Recognizing and Understanding Privilege

-Catholic Charities Intensive Treatment Unit, Fergus Falls, MN: Trans 101: Understanding Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

-MN Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Training System, various locations: Foundations of Culture, Foundations of Culture: Training of Trainers GLBTQI: Responsive Child Welfare

-Evergreen Youth and Family Services Conference, Bemidji, MN: Providing Competent Child Welfare Practice with GLBTQI Youth

Regional, State, and Local Trainings 2014-2016

2014

-Bethel College, South Bend, Indiana: Sociolinguistic Considerations When Working with LGBTQI Consumers -Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

-Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), Washington, DC: Tools for Working with LGBTQI Students Part I and II

-The Link, Minneapolis, MN: Reframing Our Work: Compassion, Accountability and Social Justice

2015

-NYC MetroRID, New York City: Trans-lating…Not Just Interpreting: Working with the Deaf Transgender Population in the Medical Setting and Beyond – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

-Z, Little Canada, MN: Understanding Trans* Terminology: ASL and English (online and in person) – Alex Jackson Nelson and Ander Bolduc

-St. Catherine’s University Healthcare Symposium, St. Paul, MN: Healthcare Interpreting Competencies for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Consumers – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

-ASL Blend, St. Paul, MN: Understanding Trans* Terminology: ASL and English – Alex Jackson Nelson and Ander Bolduc

-Georgetown University, Washington DC: LGBTQI Discussion – Tamar Jackson Nelson and Dr. Cara Miller

2016

-St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN: Healthcare Interpreting Competencies for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Consumers (Webinar) – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson  //  Click here to register and watch the archived webinar.

-PARID, Philadelphia, PA: Cultural Responsiveness and Linguistic Considerations when Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Consumers: Providing Exceptional Interpreting Services – Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

– Willmar, MN, “Power and Privilege: Understanding Our Impact as Interpreters”

 – Health Partners Medical Clinic, Minneapolis, MN: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients

– Bloomington Schools, Bloomington, MN: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth

– Allianz Insurance, Minneapolis, MN: Gender 101: Gender Identity and Making Respectful Connections

– Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN: A Conversation about Gender Identity

– Unity Church, Minneapolis, MN: Nonconforming: What Does This Mean? A Conversation about Gender Identity

– Options Family and Behavioral Services, Roseville, MN: Understanding and Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth

– Face to Face, St. Paul, MN: Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth 101

– Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming…What Does This Mean?: A Conversation About Gender Identity

– MN Counsel of Child Caring Agencies and MN Juvenile Detention Conference, Brainerd, MN: Understanding and Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth and Updating Practices and Facilities to Work with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth

– Minnesota College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

– Centerpoint Massage School and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN: Understanding Transgender Students and Patients

Regional, State, and Local Trainings 2017-2019

2017
– Beyond the Boxes Conference, Minneapolis, MN: Gender Identity, Expression, and Fluidity
– Harvest Network Schools, Minneapolis, MN: Working Respectfully with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students
– St. Paul College, St. Paul, MN: Understanding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Identities (presented in ASL)- with Josie Krueger
– National Association of Social Workers (NASW), St. Paul, MN: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Advanced Clinical Approaches
– University of Minnesota, CEU’s on a Stick Conference, St. Paul, MN: Practice Techniques for Working with Trans and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth
– The Bridge for Youth, Minneapolis, MN: Working Respectfully with LGBTQ Youth 
– Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter, Anoka, MN: Working Respectfully with LGBTQ Clients
– St. Louis County’s Health and Human Service Conference, Duluth, MN: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth: Clinical Practices and Approaches.
– Minnesota Child Welfare Conference: Advancing Excellence in Child Welfare Practice, St. Paul, MN: Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.
– Community Workshop, St. Cloud, MN: Power, Privilege and the Impacts on the Interpreting Process.
– St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul, MN: Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With LGBTQI Students: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens (presented in ASL).
– Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN: Transgender 101: Understanding Gender Identity.
– Connections to Independents, Minneapolis, MN: Working with LGBTQ Youth.
– Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Faribault, MN: Respecting LGBTQ+ Students (presented in ASL).
– Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, Eagan, MN: Various trainings for staff on working with transgender and gender non-binary consumers.
2018
– Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter, Anoka, MN: Working Respectfully with LGBTQ Clients.
– RID Region IV Conference, Albuquerque New Mexico: Creating and Maintaining an Impartial Climate When Working With LGBTQI Students: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens (presented in ASL).
– University of Minnesota, CEU’s on a Stick Conference, St. Paul, MN: Creating Equity for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Folks in Social Services and Beyond.
– The Bridge for Youth, Minneapolis, MN: Working Respectfully with LGBTQ Youth.
– Southwest MN Regional Multidisciplinary Safe Harbor Conference: Mankato, MN: Best Practices in Serving LGBTQ Folks.
– University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, WI: Clinical Work with TGNC Clients: But What Does it Look Like in My Office?
2019
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN (various training for all staff): Toward Gender Inclusion: Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Basics.
- Gerard Academy, Austin, MN: Working Respectfully with Transgender Youth.
- Lutheran Social Services, St. Paul, MN: Toward Gender Inclusion: Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Basics.
- Family Tree Clinic, St. Paul, MN: History of Transgender Being and Activism
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Eagan, MN: (various training for all staff): Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Basics.
- University of Minnesota CEU’s on a Stick Conference, St. Paul, MN: This Space Was Created With You in Mind: Applying Universal Design Principles to Create Access for All.
The Bridge for Youth, Minneapolis, MN: Working with LGBTQ+ Youth.
- Dakota County Human Services, Apple Valley, MN: Being an Ally: Working Respectfully with the LTBTQ+ Community.
- Minnesota Social Service Association Conference (Region 9), Mankato, MN: Respectfully Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Youth.
- Minnesota Corrections Association Conference, Nisswa, MN: The Basics About Gender Identity.
- University of Minnesota School of Social Work ‘Lunchtime Talk’, St. Paul, MN: Beyond 101: Gender Inclusion in Social Work Practice.

 

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