Workshop for Kansas School Administrators


If you are a School Administrator, District Administrator, or School Board Member in the Shawnee Mission, Olathe, KCK, Gardner, DeSoto, Spring Hill or Blue Valley school districts, then this workshop is custom made for you. 

Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t news about how federal, state, or local policies are impacting the lives of people who identify as LGBTQ+. This is hard for people who are LGBTQ+ and their families and friends, and when youth hear decisions in the news that adversely affect them, the call volume on the suicide prevention hotlines spikes. It also means educators are often on the front lines of issues which many of us don’t fully understand.

We are inviting you to particpate in a powerful
workshop experience created specifically for you. 

On Wednesday, August 1 we will conduct a half-day workshop focused on school and district policies and practices which impact LGBTQ+ students. The workshop includes opportunities to:

  • Hear from Kansas students about their experiences as LGBTQ+ youth in school
  • Analyze the regulations, policies, and laws which impact you and your students
  • Learn from educators who have successfully navigated controversial topics
  • Grow in your comfort and familiarity with LGBTQ+ terminology and vocabulary
  • Increase your awareness of the resources available to you as you create safe learning spaces for all your students
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch provided to the participants from The Russell
  • Earn a certificate of completion which acknowledges your participation in the workshop


At Regnier Hall at KU Edwards Campus
12600 S Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213

This workshop is at no cost for school administrators, district administrators, and current school board members who work in Kansas, but there are only 24 open spots, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re interested, please sign up here for more details:

The workshop will be conducted by trained facilitators from GLSEN, Welcoming Schools, and other local advocacy groups. Additionally, there will be opportunities for you to talk with students, parents, and teachers who identify as LGBTQ+, so you can come with questions and leave with first-person answers.

We are hopeful you will join us!

Sincerely, THRIVE

Our Partners: 

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