Emma Simpson

Gender Identity Awareness Training for Outdoor Adventure Instructors

The UK's First and only INDUSTRY RECOGNISED CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE, BUILT FOR ADVENTURE EDucation



Developed in response to the rapid rise in young people openly identifying as trans, and specially designed to meet the complex and overlapping needs of the Adventure Education Sector.

Delivered by a professional Trans Trainer & Consultant and an experienced Adventure Education Instructor, this course will prepare you for working with, supporting, and keeping safe the diverse range of people employers and employees meet in adventure education.

We offer bespoke courses tailored to a specific organisations needs and open enrolment courses that are perfect for individuals, small organisations, and freelance adventure education instructors.

"Loved it; I'm excited knowing that the knowledge from this workshop can help make me a better human being, not just a better outdoors practitioner. Thank you!"
-Course Feedback Form

AREAS COVERED

  • Our legal obligations as coaches and leaders under the Equality Act 2010
  • Terminology used to describe gender identity and sexuality
  • Gender and sexuality and how they relate to accommodation, tents, and changing facilities
  • The safety of training, climbing, and deep water immersion while using chest binders (a common practice for trans-masculine and some gender-non-binary individuals)
  • How hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affects training and coaching for outdoor activities and sport
  • Recommendations made by governmental select committees, including the Women and Equalities Committee’s Transgender Equality Inquiry
  • Advice on gender segregation in sport
  • A safe-space for your questions
  • And much more

RECOGNISED FOR CPD POINTS BY

The Association of Mountaineering Instructors

The Mountain Training Association

The British Canoe Union

COURSE FACILITATORS

 

 Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson of Simpson Training

LEAD-FACILITATOR

A respected trans-rights activist, campaigner, coach, and professional consultant. Emma has many years' experience delivering gender identity training courses across the country, and brings their expertise in gender identity awareness and safe space facilitation to the course. 

 Craig Geddes

Craig Geddes

 

Craig Geddes OF THE OUTDOORS PEOPLE

CO-FACILITATOR

The Founder and Director of The Outdoors People and an experienced adventure education instructor. Craig uses his many years of instructing across the world to help our course meets the needs of outdoors professionals, volunteers and organisations.

 

 

Bespoke Courses for Your Organisation

TRAIN YOUR TEAM

We offer bespoke training days tailored to your organisation's needs. It's no surprise that every adventure education company is unique and operates in different environments and different places in the world. We work with you in the run-up to your course to create a syllabus designed to meet those unique requirements, answer all your questions, and look at ways of adapting existing policies and paperwork to help you be as inclusive as possible.

Our interactive course is suitable to be brought to any adventure education company and we're increasingly finding that training like ours is something clients look for when chosing a provider.

If you would like more information about our bespoke training days, then please get in touch.

PRICES

£750

Two facilitators delivering a bespoke course for up to 30 delegates.

We may be able to offer discounts for charities and other third sector organisations, please email us for more information.

Out-of-area-surcharge for Wales, South East England, and South West England. 

Open Enrolment Courses

Perfect for individuals, small organisations, and freelance instructors. Our open enrolment courses cover our standard adventure education syllabus and have built-in time and space to answer any questions you might have in a non-judgemental setting.

Upcoming Course Dates 

FRIDAY, 9TH OF NOVEMBER, 2018

VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED

£55 PER PERSON

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

 Image Credit: Stephanie Michelle Jones

Image Credit: Stephanie Michelle Jones