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Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusive Resources and Best Practices

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE



Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusive Resources and Best Practices

Description: This in-depth workshop will provide participants with a greater understanding of the TGNC experience and how they can improve TGNC inclusivity and services. Building from the ground up, this session will provide participants with a greater understanding of gender identity vs. birth/assigned sex; LGBTQ+ terminology, gender and Queer theories and models; and research-informed best practices and procedures for improving TGNC diversity. Participants should expect to actively participate in this session and will be able to discuss relevant issues pertaining to the current climate of TGNC Americans and how Social Workers can better serve gender-variant individuals.

* This workshop is free for current/active Field Instructors.  If that applies to you, the fee will remove itself during checkout. If you are unsure, feel free to contact Donna Earling at 


Gregory A. Brightbill, MBA, MEd Related seminars and products

Greg Brightbill joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in spring 2016 as an academic coordinator and now works in the Office of Interprofessional and Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) as its leadership education and involvement program specialist.

Brightbill’s responsibilities include the daily operation and coordination of the President’s Student Leadership Institute; assisting the UMB President’s Fellows in their White Paper Project, and developing LGBTQ+ and safe space programming for the UMB campus.

Before UMB, Brightbill worked in student services at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Va. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Frostburg State University, a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration degree from JMU, and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Maryland University College. Brightbill is pursuing a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership degree from Frostburg State University with a research interest in exploring the intersection of graduate-level education and LGBTQ+ support services.

Beyond his role in ISLSI, Brightbill serves as a senator and member-at-large of the UMB Staff Senate. Also at UMB, he has led the development and implementation of workshops, lectures, and initiatives focused on LGBTQ+ populations, therefore improving the campus climate for LGBTQ+ staff, faculty, and students. In addition, Brightbill has represented the University at various events in the Maryland region, speaking about his experiences and knowledge related to safe spaces and LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Brightbill believes in the vital role of being an active ally. He regularly teaches faculty, staff, and students the role of advocacy and allyship, stating that to be a true ally one must challenge complacency and actively dedicate their time and energy toward dismantling prejudice and hate.



Agenda & Learning Objectives


00:00 Registration
09:00 am EST


10:30 - 10:45     Break

Lecture (Continued)

12:00 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


·         Understand gender-identity development and gender-as-a-social construct

·         Learn about the coming out process, TGNC identity development, and climate models for improving the TGNC experience

·         A greater understanding of birth/assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

·         Have foundational knowledge of LGBTQ+ terminology

·         Be able to more easily use gender-inclusive language such as gender-neutral pronouns

Bibliography & References



Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit.  *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive 3 continuing education  credits.


Please refer to the tab "Live Interactive Webinar Policies & FAQs" for UMSSW Office of CPE policies regarding all live interactive webinar related matters.

Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Webinar Policies & FAQs

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