Staff Training Online

Online Staff Training 

Learn to create a healing-centered environment for yourself and the youth you serve with a training and SEL curriculum that centers racial and gender equity. As a participant, you’ll work together with other girl-serving professionals to develop gender and culturally responsive mindsets and practices that are immediately applicable to your own life and your work with youth.

How It Works 

We don’t expect you to drop everything and spend all day learning online. This experience will allow you to engage, both as a group and independently,  with the material over 4-weeks on Google Classroom, taking as much time as you need. We will meet weekly on Zoom for 90-minutes to connect and collaborate. In addition to the training, you will receive a robust curriculum with 50+ gender and culturally responsive lessons with suggested sequences, resource links, handouts, and materials developed specifically for grades 5-8, with the ability to adapt for other grade levels.

Training Modules 

The training was designed to meet the needs of the most marginalized girls and proven to be successful for all youth, including multi-gendered environments. The learning is rooted in collaboration and includes interactive exercises across 7 modules:

1) Brave Space Groundwork
2) Social-Emotional Learning
3) Culturally Responsive Mindsets
4) Bias Intervention
5) Trauma-Informed Practice
6) Compassion Fatigue
7) Healing-Centered Engagement

Details and outcomes for each module



Our culturally responsive curriculum includes 50+ lessons and focuses on five domains with lessons aligned to developmentally appropriate outcomes at three levels, Introductory, Developing, and Advanced. 

5 domains with lessons

It was developed in partnership with middle school girls in grades 6-8 from across the country, including Girls Athletics Leadership School in Denver and Los Angeles, The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in the Bronx and Astoria, and United Playaz and West Bay Pilipino Services Center in San Francisco to support the development, testing, and iteration of our lessons. 


Danielle Bero, Kendra Carr, Catherine MacDonald Burns,  Iris Perkins


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If you’re looking to join us now, learn more about our 2-hour Healing-Centered Workshop.


Girls Leadership is committed to providing equal access to programs. We are able to offer need-based scholarship assistance with reliance on funding from donors, corporations, and foundations. Applications are considered in the order they are received. Scholarships will be awarded based on explanation of need and funding available.

Scholarship Application


What Participants Are Saying  

“So far, this has been the best workshop I have been to. Why? Because they made it safe; gave us data and taught us important concepts through visual & auditory tools; had us reflect; was interactive and gave us tangible lessons to implement in our work environment. Hit all markers! Thank you”

“This entire curriculum is based on equity and access. Bless your work, this is really helpful for addressing diversity in my content. There isn’t a lot available online at times which adds on to our teacher load and having this content available to me now makes it that much easier to be fully present during class.”

“The training provided a productive reframing of how we can learn about ourselves, change the way we structure programming, and grow to be able to better serve the youth that we work with.”

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I receive credits for the training? If your supervising organization approves this training to meet CEUs, we can approve documentation that certifies your hours of participation in this training.

Who is the training for? The training is designed for educators, administrators, district leaders, youth-serving professionals, counselors, and formal volunteers who work regularly with girls in grades 5-8.   

Can I train others to teach the curriculum? Completion of this training does not authorize individuals to sell the program or train others to teach it.

Custom Staff Training 

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