Trainers and Learning Development Professionals - The Equality Network

LGBTIQA+ Inclusion in Training & Learning Development

Take this course to learn how to provide appropriate training to LGBTIQA+ people and help them feel safe, included and respected.

Key Outcomes

  • You’ll feel more confident when providing training to LGBTIQA+ people.
  • You’ll know how to make LGBTIQA+ people feel safe, empowered and valued in your training sessions.
  • You’ll understand common mistakes made in providing training to LGBTIQA+ people – and how to avoid them
  • You’ll gain greater knowledge of the language, history and culture of the LGBTIQA+ community and how to build the lived experience of LGBTIQA+ people into your training.
  • You’ll go away with tangible tips to help you be a respectful and LGBTIQA+ inclusive training and learning development professional.

Prerequisite: No prerequisite for this course.

Who Should Take This Course?

➢ independent trainers
➢ educators
➢ instructional designers
➢ coaches
➢ tutors
➢ mentors
➢ training consultants
➢ HR professionals
➢ teachers

➢ course coordinators
➢ assessors
➢ facilitators
➢ trainers from Registered Training Organisations
➢ training needs analysts
➢ training assessors
➢ course developers
➢ training instructors
➢ anyone in the training and learning development industry who wants to learn more about the LGBTIQA+ community

Become a LGBTIQA+ Inclusive Vendor

Let’s understand your desired learning objectives and we can tailor our course to meet them. Please book a Zoom meeting today!

Featured Reviews

A safe learning environment

As a supporter and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, it is important to me that I am genuinely inclusive and supportive, which is why I enrolled in The Equality Network Masterclass. Bronte provided a safe learning environment to broaden my knowledge and understanding of important issues for the community, and this was enhanced by being part of a small group of like-minded people and hearing Bronte share his personal stories and experiences. I particularly valued learning more about the history of the fight for civil rights. This encouraged me to become better informed about the impacts of those actions, leading to an appreciation of the ongoing issues in our society today and how I can be more supportive. This Masterclass is for those who truly appreciate and value equality and for those who want to hear the stories and voices that matter most – those of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Training format


  • Take the course face-to-face
  • 4 x 150 min workshops
  • 10-12 hours in total
  • 2 half days, a week apart
  • minimum of 8 to conduct course
  • interactive, engaging
  • When completed, gain ongoing access to the course content online
  • Get access to additional scheduled online support (Q&A sessions)
  • Course fee: POA

Live via Zoom

  • Take the course live via Zoom
  • 8 x 90 min workshops
  • 10-12 hours in total
  • timing negotiable
  • minimum of 6 to conduct course
  • interactive, engaging
  • When completed, gain ongoing access to the course content online
  • Get access to additional scheduled online support (Q&A sessions)
  • Course fee: POA

Course Description

☑ Take the course face-to-face, or live via Zoom
☑ Gain ongoing access to the course content
☑ Work with actual LGBTIQ+ training case studies
☑ Get access to scheduled online support (Q&A sessions)
☑ Take the course over a nominal 10 hours
☑ Complete the course and become a member of The Equality Network
☑ Stay up-to-date with additional resource materials

Are you using LGBTIQ+ inclusive language in your courses, workshops and training sessions for LGBTIQ+ people, as well as in your workplace, events or meetings? What about on your website and in your social media posts, and the emails etc you send? Are they accessible and truly inclusive for everyone? 

LGBTIQ+ awareness is crucial if you want to build a safe, inclusive space for everyone in the training you conduct. 

In this course, you’ll learn about some of the best ways to make LGBTIQ+ people feel safe, comfortable and valued as they undertake your training; and you’ll learn lots about the language, history and culture of the LGBTIQ+ community. 

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of what you’ll learn:

  1. Why you’re here – benefits, objections and outcomes of being inclusive
  2. Quick test – what do you know? 
  3. Heteronormativity and training
  4. The relationship between LGBTIQ+ people and training – barriers
  5. Language 101 – keyLGBTIQ+ terms
  6. The LGBTIQ+ acronym
  7. Pronouns – why they’re important; how to use them
  8. Terms to avoid using, and why
  9. LGBTIQ+ flags – symbolism 
  10. In the closet’ and ‘coming out’ 
  11. Where are the gay people in Victoria and what do they earn? 
  12. How’s your gaydar?
  13. LGBTIQ+ stereotypes and their effect   
  14. Those offensive little questions
  15. Milestones in various phases of LGBTIQ+ people’s lives
  16. Equality, equity and liberation – an explanation
  17. Legal rights of LGBTIQ+ people 
  18. Major events in the struggle for rights – US and Australia
  19. Let’s talk straight (or not)
  20. How safe is it in various situations for LGBTIQ+ people? 
  21. Guided fantasy – walk in our shoes 
  22. Mental health statistics of LGBTIQ+ people – implications for training providers
  23. What are the LGBTIQ+ pressure points for your training organisation? 
  24. Sensitivities and concerns that LGBTIQ+ people may have in undertaking training
  25. That first phone call about an LGBTIQ+ person enquiring about training – how to respond 
  26. What could possibly go wrong at a non-inclusive  training  facility?
  27. Impacts of your training facility not being LGBTIQ+ inclusive
  28. LGBTIQ+ health check of your deathcare website and business 
  29. Tangible tips to help you be an LGBTIQ+ inclusive training facility
  30. Developing an LGBTIQ+ inclusion policy or charter

About the trainer

Bronte Price

The person who will train you is Bronte Price (he, him), a cis gay man, who is not only a qualified trainer but also a registered marriage and funeral celebrant. Bronte came out as a gay man at the age of 42, having been married to a woman and having had four sons. He lives with his husband, Clint, and their rescue kelpie, Bingo.

It’s Bronte’s lived experience as both a straight man and a gay man that informs this LGBTIQA+ inclusion course. He understands the pressures on people who know they are LGBTIQA+ but can’t come out for a range of reasons; he’s experienced the stigma of being labelled ‘homosexual’ when to be so was a criminal offence; as a gay man, he’s faced harassment and discrimination from family members and in the workplace; and he continues to work with LGBTIQA+ people who struggle with not being able to be their authentic selves.

He’s on a mission to help other training professionals provide respectful, inclusive training to LGBTIQA+ clients. As a former senior public servant, Bronte understands how to treat people with respect. He knows how to create safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ people and for those who undertake his LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Training.

Get started on your journey to be a LGBTIQA+ Ally!

If you’re wanting to do the right thing in working with LGBTIQA+ people in training and learning development but aren’t sure of what the right thing is, or you’re worried about saying, doing or assuming the wrong thing, then this course is for you.