Community Education Series


LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Trainings


Compass' LGBTQ Cultural competency training aims to increase knowledge and skills to improve one’s ability to effectively interact with the LGBTQ+ community.

The goal is to bring about positive, LGBTQ+ affirming change in the participants’ knowledge, attitude and behavior towards LGBTQ people. 
This interactive workshop promotes a welcoming and inclusive workplace and creates a network of allies to offer support for the emotional and physical safety of people who are marginalized on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The training introduces individuals to key concepts and terminology pertaining to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community, in order to promote greater understanding and awareness.

Covered Topics:

  • Understanding Gender Identity
  • Understanding Gender Expression
  • Understanding Sexual Orientation
  • Allyship & Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQ+ People

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Gender Expression

Without realizing it, gender expression is one of the most visible and influential aspects of people's lives. We cover gender expression's roles in all of our lives, why it matters and look at the influences it has on us on a daily basis.

Gender Identity 

Gender identity describes everyone's own, internal understanding of what their gender is. For some people, this identity matches their biological bodies; for others, it doesn't. We explore what this means for individuals and society.

Sexual Orientation

In this part of the training, we discuss the different types of attractions that human beings experience towards each other and why this attraction is not dependent on our personal gender identity or expression.

How to Be an Effective Ally

Allies are those who do not identify in the LGBTQ community. However, they are an enormous part of who we are and help us to exist with their support. In this section of the training, we work to help allies navigate pronouns, relationships (business and personal) and aid with how organizations can make themselves open and prepared to accept LGBTQ+ people as employees, clients and customers.

Customizable Trainings 

We understand the needs of your organization are unique. We are more than happy to work with you on customized trainings so that you get the most out of our expertise. 

If you would like to get more information on any of these services or groups,
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Organizations Who Have Completed Our Training

Arc of the Glades
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County
Carrier Global
Center for Child Counseling
Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc
Community Partners of Palm Beach County
Florida Atlantic University
Guardian Ad Litem
Ibis Golf and Country Club
Jeff Industries
Mental Health America of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Community Services Department

Palm Beach County Library System
Palm Beach Habilitation Center
Palm Beach County Division of Human & Veteran Services
Palm Beach State College
Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida
Prime Time Palm Beach County
Seagull Industries
Shore Haven Residential Treatment Center
South University
Starbucks Coffee Company SE Regional Managers
The Lord's Place
United Way of Palm Beach County
Vita Nova, Inc.