Gender Glorious Professional Development

Gender Glorious Professional Development equips educators of children aged 0-6 years with strategies to foster gender equity and inclusion in early childhood settings.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional), access and inclusion
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online
  • Strength of evidence: Level 5 – Foundational research evidence
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: Variable

Program description

Gender Glorious Professional Development is a workshop by Body Safety Australia that supports educators of children aged 0-6 years to embed practices that promote gender equity and are inclusive of sex, sexuality and gender diverse children, colleagues and families. The workshop comes in a variety of formats, including a 2-hour introductory session, half-day or full-day. Workshops can be delivered face-to-face and virtually.

Topics include:

  • What is gender? Gender expression and identity explained
  • Language and gender: How it shapes society
  • Childhood development: How and when gender stereotypes creep in
  • Barriers and roadblocks: How gender norms can hinder a child’s development
  • An anti-bias approach: Strategies to increase understanding of differences and their value to a respectful and civil society
  • Review the gender equity of your physical environment.

Detailed cost

  • Full-day face-to-face workshop: $4,276 (including GST) for up to 50 participants
  • Full-day online workshop: $2,858 (including GST) for up to 50 participants
  • Half-day face-to-face workshop: $3,327 (including GST) up to 50 participants
  • Half-day online workshop: $2,230 (including GST) up to 50 participants
  • Two-hour introductory face-to-face professional development: $2,389 (including GST) up to 50 participants
  • Two-hour introductory online professional development: $1,600 (including GST) up to 50 participants
  • Travel costs: for face-to-face delivery, there are additional travel costs that apply to areas more than 50 km from Melbourne, 3000. Please contact provider for further details.

Modified adapted content is available. Please contact the provider for further details.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: educators of children aged 0-6 years.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource. Professional development programs can be delivered after centre hours.
  • Factors to consider: no minimum number of participants is required, although having all educators in an early childhood setting involved in the workshop helps to support a whole-of-community approach.
  • Training requirements: no training requirements needed.
  • Tools and systems: participants attending the online workshop will require access to a computer and internet. On-site programs require presentation technology such as a projector or smart TV. Body Safety Australia can arrange a projector for the program upon request.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Equity and diversity

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.