Continuing Education

Growing Up Transgender

This event has concluded. 

For some, the “T” in LGBTQ+ can be a source of confusion. If you want a better understanding of this oft-misunderstood community, we invite you to attend our course. We will define and examine concepts in an open environment and provide ample space for questions.

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 8:30 am-4:30pm

This course will take place at the Rock County Campus in Janesville

Register Online Closed

In this jam-packed and interactive approach to often confusing concepts, participants will explore:

  • The difference between sex and gender, from both a biological and cultural standpoint
  • The transgender legal landscape: current and future challenges
  • The experiences/challenges of transgender youth
  • The role of Health and Human Services professionals in caring/advocating for the Transgender community

Christopher Jorgenson currently serves as the director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at UW-Eau Claire. When not on campus, engaged in advocacy work and teaching in the Woman’s Studies program, he can be seen traveling around the state providing a variety of training programs, most notably: Safe Space Training, Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention Training, (Being) Sex and (Doing) Gender: The Difference and Why It Matters, and QPR & Campus Connect suicide prevention gatekeeper training programs.

Alexandra Hall, MD is a family physician with extensive experience in transgender medical care. Trained at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Vermont, she has worked for Dean Health Care, Cornell University, and now the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She frequently conducts workshops and trainings for mental and medical health professionals on the care of transgender clients, both on a regional and national level, and has been involved in advocacy for improved access to care as well as appropriate insurance coverage for transgender people.

Registration Fee: $189

Registration includes instruction, course materials and lunch.

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.
If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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CEU information

Participants will earn 0.65 Continuing Education Units ( 6.5 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669.

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This course in offered in partnership with UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education Please direct all registration questions to 866-893-2423 or