We’ve collated feedback from Diversity in Practice – working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Communities training sessions delivered by Berkeley Wilde to Bristol City Council during October – November 2020.
These are the testimonials from some of the course attendees:
“Very interesting and thought provoking session. The trainer did an excellent job of engaging all participants, not particularly easy when using Zoom to deliver the materials. The time went very quickly which is a positive reflection on how the trainer delivered the subject matter in such an interesting and engaging way. Excellent. I thought the pyramid theory (genocide at the top) was particularly powerful, as was the map of the world showing legalities relating to law and sexuality.” – Faye Johnson
“An excellent session, I have learned lots and have more knowledge which will increase my confidence in discussing LGBT issues moving forward.” – Ian Moore
“The training was excellent today. Berkeley was a brilliant trainer and he kept us all engaged and informed. Berkeley has a wonderful manner that made me feel at ease particularly as I do not enjoy sessions on Zoom but I enjoyed this session immensely. Berkeley created a safe space where even if you got the quiz question wrong you felt that it was OK as part of the learning experience. Berkeley was so well informed and knowledgeable and I really enjoyed the examples and historical context. Thank you for a valuable and enjoyable session today (no mean feat on a Monday morning!!) and the best training session I have attended for a long while. Would thoroughly recommend training with Berkeley and The Diversity Trust.” – Michaela Sargent
“I thought the training was fantastic and a space for me to think about the experience of my LGBT+ colleagues and those in the wider communities – I’m going to make a conscious effort to be more approachable to those on the LGBT+ community, especially in terms of having a more diverse team and group of colleagues. I was also quite moved by the training – a really close friend of mine at school came out as trans when she left school at 18, and at the time (2001 so not even that long ago) there was so little support for her and it was hard to understand what trans meant. I heard unkind comments about her from adults and it’s amazing to be in a place now where today things would be better. Still a way to go, but I really appreciate the efforts made by the Council and The Diversity Trust to make a positive change..” – Catherine