LGBTQIA+ Training and Professional Development

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Learn about LGBTQAI+ identity, culture, and experiences

Interactive workshops, seminars, and consultations

Terminology and language,
to best practices

LGBTQAI+ Training
and Professional

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Help Yourself and Your Organization Learn and Grow

Kelly Leigh Metzgar is a renowned expert in LGBTQAI+ education, advocacy, and inclusion, dedicated to providing comprehensive training and professional development opportunities for organizations, businesses, and educational institutions.

Kelly is a transgender woman living in the Adirondack North Country of Upstate NY, and is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance, based in Saranac Lake, NY. She is a co-founding board member of Gender Equality NY (GENY).

In today’s diverse and evolving world, understanding and supporting LGBTQAI+ individuals is essential for creating inclusive and affirming environments. Kelly’s training programs are designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to foster LGBTQAI+ inclusivity, respect, and allyship in their respective fields.

Through interactive workshops, seminars, and consultations, Kelly addresses a wide range of topics related to LGBTQAI+ identity, culture, and experiences. From terminology and language to best practices for creating LGBTQAI+-affirming policies and practices, participants gain practical insights and strategies for promoting diversity and equity.

Kelly ‘s approach to LGBTQAI+ training and professional development is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and a deep commitment to social justice. By engaging with participants in meaningful dialogue and reflection, she empowers individuals and organizations to create positive change and build more inclusive communities.

Whether you’re a business leader, educator, healthcare provider, or community organizer, Kelly’s LGBTQAI+ Training and Professional Development programs offers valuable insights and resources to support your journey toward LGBTQAI+ inclusivity and allyship.

Kelly believes in allowing Transgender, Gender Non-Binary and all LGBTQAI+ people live as their true and authentic self. To end the stigma that there is “something wrong” or unacceptable in being LGBTQAI+. She seeks to educate the public on gender identity / expression and sexual orientation issues, to promote understanding, acceptance of LGBTQAI+ people in all aspects of life including in schools, society and employment on the job.

Contact us for more information on the Professional Development Training programs we offer, rates and date availability.

Kelly is involved in Transgender, Gender Non-Binary, Lesbian, Gay, Bi/Pansexual and Intersex advocacy for several years speaking and providing professional development training programs at regional colleges / universities, regional religious, civic and business groups. She’s presented at Transgender and LGBTQAI+ conferences on both the New York State and National levels. She actively participates in events focusing on LGBTQAI+ and Transgender rights legislation issues including the passage of Gender Equality Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State.
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Some Professional Development Training Sessions

Adirondack Health – Saranac Lake, NY
CaresNY – Albany, NY
Clinton Community College – Plattsburgh, NY
Empire State Pride Agenda – Equality & Justice Day – Albany, NY
Families First of Essex County – Glens Falls, NY
Iroquois Healthcare Alliance Association – Utica, NY
Joint Commission Economic Opportunity – Plattsburgh, NY
Keystone Transgender Conference – Harrisburg, PA
North Country Behavioral Health Network – Lake Placid, NY
North Country Community College – Saranac Lake, NY

Northern NY Hospital CEO Group, NY Hospital Assoc. – Lake Placid, NY
Paul Smith’s College – Paul Smith’s, NY
Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference – Philadelphia, PA
Plattsburgh ARC – Plattsburgh, NY
Plattsburgh Central School District – Plattsburgh, NY
Plattsburgh Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Plattsburgh, NY
Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce – Saranac Lake, NY
State University NY – Plattsburgh Campus
Town of Harrietstown – Harrietstown, NY