This course explores how our core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors are informed and reinforced to create categories of stratification that lead to unequal opportunity and treatment. Participants will explore how  language works to shape and reinforce stereotypes and perpetuate discrimination. Becoming more aware of the ways in which ideas are communicated participants can unpack how individual acts contribute to social inequality and how one can actively promote inclusivity and equality. The next section aims to help participants understand privilege as a concept and to explore it within the context of one’s lived experience. Realizing one’s own privilege is vital to becoming a better citizen of the world, one who fosters real change and promotes equality. Becoming aware and conscious of one’s privilege when interacting with people of different social groups can lead to more respectful and productive personal interactions. Acknowledging and being sympathetic to the struggles of those without the same privileges are the most powerful precursors to social change.  ($25 individual registration fee)

Companies can make all LGBT employees feel included.This course explores ways that organizations can create a culture of inclusion in the workplace; provide all employees a welcoming and safe environment; boost job satisfaction and productivity; and set a powerful example of non-discrimination for the community and their consumer base. ($150 individual registration fee)



This course is designed to promote a sense of inclusion in the legal profession and offer guidance on issues impacting the LGBT community. The content is intended to help fulfill your professional obligations, mitigate ethical risks, and protect clients’ interests. Participants will be asked to review the modules and explore court decisions that have set legal precedence for the LGBT community and apply those arguments to a series of scenarios. This is a (1) ethic bearing course. ($150 individual registration fee)

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students need allies and advocates in their schools. This resource is designed to help educators identify practical ways to become allies who create safe spaces and promote policy changes that are welcoming and inclusive for all Idaho students. This is a (2) credit bearing course. ($150 individual registration fee)


Understanding discrimination of the LGBT community allows individuals to become powerful allies in the effort to dismantle discrimination in all its many forms. This course begins with a chronological history intertwined with the LGBT population offering participants an opportunity to see how things have progressed over time, while also noting the major setbacks that still occur to this day. Participants will take a take a look at how socialization shapes our attitudes towards the LGBT community and examine why we think the way we do.  The following section explores the many faces of discrimination and their effect both direct and institutionalized. Next, participants will explore the legal issues surrounding human rights and how they relate to the LGBT community. Beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we will see that there are basic rights that exist for all of us, regardless of our sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Reading on court specific court cases, we examine several important decisions that have advanced human rights, along with those that are still being contested. In the realm of legality, many questions are still being discussed and we will get to see where the inconsistencies lie, sometimes leaving the LGBT community legally unprotected and treated unequally under the law. Finally, participants will get an opportunity to gauge his/her understanding of the material overall. This will be done by employing a series of questions catered to provoke reflective thought and exploring which ways his or her perspective may have changed. ($150 individual registration fee)



This course provides a basis for understanding social construction and how our core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors are informed and reinforced to create categories of stratification that lead to unequal opportunity and treatment. Utilizing the basic principles of sociology we explore the ways that social inequality manifests itself in discrimination at the macro and microscale, including racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and religious discrimination. Participants will explore how media and language work to shape and reinforce stereotypes and perpetuate discrimination. Becoming more aware of the ways in which ideas are communicated participants can unpack how individual acts contribute to social inequality and how one can actively promote inclusivity and equality. The next section aims to help participants understand privilege as a concept and to explore it within the context of one’s lived experience. Realizing one’s own privilege is vital to becoming a better citizen of the world, one who fosters real change and promotes equality. Becoming aware and conscious of one’s privilege when interacting with people of different social groups can lead to more respectful and productive personal interactions. Acknowledging and being sympathetic to the struggles of those without the same privileges are the most powerful precursors to social change.  Finally, participants will apply their knowledge of social processes, and inequities in five phases of discrimination represented in the Spiral of Injustice. ($65 individual registration fee)




Welcome to the online teacher workshop Books of Conscience.  Learning occurs when interest and the need-to-know intertwine.  This course combines comprehensive information on human rights, the spiral of injustice, and the ACTs that encourage becoming an upstander.  Reading a selected book of choice encourages reflection, application and development of those principles.  Materials provided help teachers to understand and challenge bias in addition to recognizing that one person can make a difference.