Is your staff equipped to address the needs of LGBTQ clients/patients/consumers through affirming best practices and organizational systems?
Does your campus ensure equitable access for LGBT students through affirming interactions, effective support programs, institutional policy, records management, and curriculum integration?
Does your business need education and systemic support to ensure safety, workplace productivity, and risk management with regards to an employee’s gender transition or other LGBTQ issues?
Willy provides customized LGBTQ and transgender-specific cultural competency training that is tailored to the group’s field(s), work setting, and populations served. He specializes in developing curriculum materials that enable participants to engage in interactive problem solving and practical skills building in the group’s specific context. Utilizing a multimodal popular education training style, Willy employs a welcoming, interactive, non-punishing approach that honors participants’ expertise and welcomes all questions, at all knowledge levels. Contact Willy to discuss your training needs.
Willy’s trainings provide opportunities to:
Explore the intersections of race, culture, immigration status, language capability, class, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation
Utilize culturally competent language and behavior for working with LGBTQ individuals and families
Identify LGBTQ socioeconomic, health care access, and legal issues that impact your work
Discuss strategies for addressing mental health needs and reducing suicidal behavior
Develop culturally competent best practices and organizational systems
Advancing LGBTQ ACCESS
For a complete client list, please refer to Willy’s CV. Willy has provided customized cultural
competency training and organizational development services for:
Community Health Providers
Thousands of training participants representing the field of community health: medical, nursing, mental health, substance use disorder, and public health organizations and county health departments (i.e. multiple departments at Kaiser Permanente facilities, San Francisco General Hospital, Affordable Care Act navigators nationwide, Children’s Hospital, Stanford Vaden Health Center, San Francisco Department of Public Health, California Association of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors)
Numerous educational institutions, including pre-school, K-12, college preparatory, colleges and universities (i.e. multiple departments at Princeton, Stanford, Vassar College, Penn State, Pomona College, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Elon University, California Institute of Integral Studies, attendees at the Expanding the Circle conference on LGBTQ issues in higher education, private universities, community colleges, Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges)
Corporate businesses (i.e. ABC7News, Pacific Gas and Electric [PG&E}, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Goodwill)
Government agencies (i.e. USDA Food and Nutrition Service, California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Veterans Administration)
San Francisco Probation and Re-Entry, Santa Cruz County Juvenile and Adult Probation, Imperial County District Attorney's Office
Faith-based institutions (i.e. John XXIII AIDS Ministry, Westmont College, Catholic Charities)
Social justice organizations (i.e. Basic Rights Oregon, San Francisco LGBT Center)
Social service organizations (i.e. Human Services Agency of San Francisco, and numrous domestic violence, reproductive justice, racial justice, economic justice, youth services, foster youth, homeless, and tenants rights organizations)
"Willy did an amazing job providing a training at our health center's Spring Retreat. The staff truly loved, and benefitted from, his insights, information, engaging personality, and openness to the process. I plan to invite him back for future trainings, to build on the vital foundation of knowledge and awareness that has now been created."
-- Inge Hansen, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of the Weiland Initiative for Gender and Sexual Identity Issues in Student Health, Vaden Health Center, Stanford University