Gender Identity on Campus

This workshop focuses on issues impacting gender identity on campus, specifically gender transition and trans and non-binary identities.

Develop practical skills to navigate Title IX and gender identity.

Does a faculty member have a right to intentionally misgender a student? Do they violate Title IX if they repeatedly deadname a student, but they don’t know that deadnaming is offensive? Does a faculty member have a free speech right to insist on calling men Mr. and women Ms.? Does a faculty member’s academic freedom allow them to fail a student for interpretations of the Bible that don’t comport with their own beliefs? Does an institution violate an employee’s religious freedom by insisting she use a restroom that is also being used by someone she considers to be of “the opposite sex”? Can you discipline that employee for publicly protesting about her belief that she is being forced out of her own restroom?

While political battles and lawsuits continue, these are real-world questions you need to be able to answer today. This half-day workshop offers practical advice and survival skills for those who are navigating the complex and emerging conflicts related to gender identity and expression in the higher education environment. The faculty will discuss relevant court decisions, presidential executive orders, and federal guidance, following which participants will break into small groups to discuss a variety of case studies. The group will then reconvene and discuss the exercise as a large group with feedback and guidance provided by the faculty.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Identify the key issues related to gender identity facing educational institutions
  • Understand court decisions, laws, and regulations governing gender identity and Title IX
  • Outline strategies to address different gender identity concerns from a Title IX perspective

Who should attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Student Conduct Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Athletics Directors & Administrators
  • Student Affairs Administrators
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals
  • Academic Affairs Administrators & Deans
  • LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Professionals

Please note, Workshops do not offer certifications or digital badges. Attendees will earn re-certifying credits toward any currently held Certifications. Please click here to view our Continuing Certification Credits (CCC) FAQs.


Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $349 Member
  • $399 Non-Member

Hide Details & Schedule


  • April 27: 11:00am - 3:00pm ET Register
  • August 14: 11:00am - 3:00pm ET Register


*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Please contact for questions.

Individualized discounts are as follows:
1st grouped individual - full price of registration
2-4 grouped individuals - 15% discount on registrations
5+ grouped individuals - 25% discount on registrations