The Institute For Gender & Cultural Competence

The Training Institute delivers prevention education and intervention curricula based on an understanding of the complex interplay between the individual, relational, social, cultural, environmental, historical and persistent systemic factors that influence the spectrum of discrimination, oppression and violence that impact people’s lives. Using proven effective pedagogy and methodologies, the Institute works to equip organizations and institutions with a framework for the development of strategies that directly address civil and human rights measures, offers anti-oppression analysis and key points for intervention.

Customized Trainings For Your Students, Staff, Board, and Grantees

Customized Training with the Institute For Gender and Cultural Competence (IGCC) brings our culturally-specific, in-depth intersectional analysis, and training expertise to you, the way you want it. We offer a myriad of seminars, workshops, webinars, and teach-ins that focus the most current practices, debates and innovations in the field of violence prevention.


  • Gender and cultural competence. Through specific and in-depth curricula, participants will have a greater understanding of the individual, relational, social, cultural, environmental, historical, and persistent environmental factors that influence the spectrum of discrimination, oppression, and violence that impacts people's lives.
  • Team building. Training together can build understanding and consensus among teams. Participants who learn together can support one another in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Targeted outcomes. Training can be customized to meet the needs of your organization, institution or population. You get to work with the IGCC faculty in shaping the content of the workshop(s) to ensure that the outcomes match your goals.

Learning Environment

All workshops are facilitated by experts in their fields. We use adult learning techniques and learning approaches specific to the age group of student audiences. The IGCC uses participatory pedagogy such as interactive exercises, role-play, and case studies, to maximize the likelihood of significant skill transfer and to increase the benefit to the participants and your school or organization. The sessions also tap into the experience and wisdom that is brought to the workshops by the participants, enabling significant peer learning within the workshop process.


Let us craft a custom learning experience to meet your needs. Contact Sylvia Hooper, Communications and Campus Programs Coordinator,, to discuss.