Professional Development Request Form

Providing high quality, accessible professional development for school personnel, social service providers and government officials, the Alliance’s educational workshops and training programs focus on sexual orientation and gender identity within a broader social justice and anti-oppression framework. Alliance staff and volunteers work closely with participants to create specially tailored sessions for each context that are both engaging and educational.

Folks that would typically use this service: 

  • School staff and administrators
  • Teachers
  • School counselors
  • Community organization staff
  • Regional Office of Education staff

If you are looking for trainings or workshops for adult allies to better support LGBTQ+ young people, consider requesting our professional development services, and please fill out the form below.

Name *
Phone Number of Primary Contact *
Phone Number of Primary Contact
Do you have a budget for this Professional Development / Consulting? *
* choose "No" if a partner school in Communities in School - Chicago
Do you have particular dates you are seeking for workshops? *
Has your school/district worked with the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance in the past? *
Please Proceed
Does your school have a Genders and Sexualities Alliance, Gay Straight Alliance, or similar LGBTQ+ student group?
Is the GSA adviser linked to the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance "Adviser Listserv"?
Does your school train staff annually on best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ students?
Has your school ever engaged in a longer study (year long or multi-year) on creating affirming environments for LGBTQ+ students and staff?
Does your District have clear policies or procedures for transgender student inclusion?