Practical Skills for a Hurried World
This type of coaching provides individuals and organizations with practical skills in a hurried world. We people get “unstuck” by exploring the key differences from our “old” stories and our newly emerging stories. We support this integration with active listening and coaching.
Customized Storytelling Events
Entertainment, Themes, and Fundraising
We have many years of experience creating themed storytelling events with a focus on raising awareness of the topic while finding creative ways to raise funds for innovative non-profits.
Classes & Workshops
Past Types of Classes and Workshops
LGBT, aging, and society’s future
We frequently present on LGBT Aging issues, ranging from workshops and keynotes to full-day intensives. We also help organizations develop plans to become more LGBT-friendly through trainings and programming.
Paul customizes each session to meet the needs of each unique audience. Here are sample descriptions:
Supporting LGBT+ Older Adults: The Fundamentals
This session provides a framework for understanding LGBTQ-related terminology and evolving language, cultural context, barriers to seeking and receiving care and support, and building core competencies. This session is good for beginners and will help participants build skills in serving LGBTQ people in a sensitive and ethical manner. Optional LGBTQ consumer panel.
Understanding LGBT+ Veterans from a Trauma-Informed Lens
This session is told through the actual experiences of Oregon Veterans and a current service member helps explain their unique experiences and challenges they have faced and continue to face. Training includes viewing of Breaking The Silence: Stories of Oregon’s LGBTQ Veterans, LGBTQ Veterans panel, role of County Service Veterans Officers, and framed around Oregon’s commitment to helping ALL Veterans access services in an inclusive and welcoming way.
Supporting LGBT+ Caregivers
This session examines the unique issues experienced by LGBT caregivers through a lens of resilience and natural supports, often overlooked with mainstream providers. Learn through case studies, current research, best practices and interaction with a panel of LGBT+ caregivers provides a focused and dynamic learning experience.
Navigating the Complexities for LGBT+ Elders: Creating Visibility and Inclusion
This session helps participants understand historical oppression and the relevance today. We examine financial, social and health care disparities substantiated by research, with suggested best practices that can be integrated into organizational practice and strategies for creating LGBT+friendly environments. Optional LGBT+ consumer panel.
Being a Strong Ally: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Supporting Person Centered Planning
Through the use of case studies and small group discussion, participants will apply knowledge learned from their area of practice and work as cross-disciplinary teams to start developing a person-centered plan that holistically addresses the cultural factors addressed in earlier trainings. This hands-on experiential training is limited to forty participants.
Leadership Development: Shades of Lavender: Building a Culturally Responsive Organization for LGBT+ Community and Beyond
This results-oriented training is designed for managers and lead staff with a practical approach of setting goals like ways to build organizational capacity that embraces diversity and inclusion and incrementally build cultural agility. Paul Iarrobino brings lessons learned from prior organizational diversity work and his consulting practice and will tailor it to meet the unique needs of organizations.