Ryan Sallans, LGBT Programs

Ryan hanging with the wonderful students at Virginia Tech after presenting LGBT program, FTM: Scouting the Unknown.

The list below details LGBT programs that Ryan has provided over the past ten years.

2016

  • 10/05/16 – Keynote Speaker and Group Facilitator | Express Scripts | St. Louis, MO
  • 10/08/16 – Keynote Speaker – FTM: Scouting the Unknown | University of Wisconsin-Platteville | Platteville, WI
  • 10/14/16 – All-Staff Training – Working with LGBTQ Clients in Your Healthcare Setting | Planned Parenthood of Nassua County | Long Island, NY
  • 10/27-28/16 – Stepping Toward A trans Inclusive Campus (Student and Professional Staff Sessions) | Oakland University | Rochester, MI
  • 11/04/16 – Keynote and Workshop Session: Stepping Toward A Trans-Inclusive Campus | Northern New England CUPA-HR Conference | North Conway, NH
  • 11/12/16 – Exploring Identity through Recovery: The Power of Our Voices When We Have Been Marginalized | The Renfrew Center Foundation Annual Conference | Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/20/16 – Speaker for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Event | Location and Organization TBA
  • 11/29/16 – Stepping Toward A Trans Inclusive Campus and FTM: Scouting the Unknown | Pittsburg State University | Pittsburg, KS

LGBT Inclusion and Support in the Workplace, Mutual of Omaha
Tuesday, May 3
LGBT trainer for health services and administrative staff at the Mutual of Omaha. 
Omaha, NE

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Drake University
Tuesday, April 12
Transgender speaker for an all-campus event at Drake University. 
Des Moines, IA

Working with LGBTQ Youth, Heartland Juvenile Services Association
Thursday, April 7
Workshop presenter for juvenile justice staff at the HJSA annual conference. 
Omaha, NE

FTM: Scouting the Unknown and Body Image Workshop, University of Tennessee
Tuesday/Wednesday, April 5 and 6
Keynote Speaker and workshop facilitator for Sex Week at the University of Tennessee. 
Knoxville, TN

Respecting Transgender Employees and Clients, KPMG LLP
Thursday, March 31
Guest speaker for Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) Event sponsored by KPMG LLP. 
New York, NY

Creating Trans-Inclusive Environments in Healthcare Settings, Charles Drew Health Center
Wednesday, March 30
Keynote speaker for all-staff development training at Charles Drew Health Center. 
Omaha, NE

Serving Transgender Students in Your Healthcare Settings, Central College Health Association Conference
Tuesday, March 22
Conference speaker for the Central College Health Association Conference at Northwest Missouri State University. 
Maryville, MO

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Truman State University
Saturday, March 19
Transgender speaker for an all-campus event at Truman State University. 
Kirksville, MO

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Hofstra University
Wednesday, March 9
Campus speaker at Hofstra University. 
Hempstead, NY

Eliminating Transgender Healthcare Inequalities and Changing Landscape in Transgender Healthcare, Des Moines University
Saturday, March 5
Keynote speaker and workshop presenter at the annual LGBTQ Healthcare Conference at Des Moines University . 
Des Moines, IA

Importance of Language When Serving LGBTQ Communities and Transgender Youth Suicide Prevention, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Thursday, March 3
Trainer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, From Research to Practice: Suicide Prevention within the LGBTQ Community Conference. 
Omaha, NE

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Normandale Community College
Tuesday, March 1
Keynote speaker for Success Day 2016 at Normandale Community College. 
Bloomington, MN

Stepping Toward A Trans Inclusive Campus and Sexing ED: Eating Disorders, Body Image and My Trans Identity, James Madison University
Monday, February 29
Professional trainer and campus speaker for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW). 
Harrisonburg, VA

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Campus Speaker and Stepping Toward a Trans Inclusive Campus, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Tuesday, February 23
Professional trainer and campus speaker for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW). 
Boston, MA

Serving Transgender Clients, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference
Friday, February 19
Trainer at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association-Nebraska Chapter, Annual Conference. 
LaVista, NE

Importance of Language When Serving LGBTQ Communities, Heartland Family Services
Monday, February 15
Trainer at the Heartland Family Services All-Staff President’s Day Training. 
Omaha, NE

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Gender Education and Demystification Symposium
Thursday, January 28
Keynote speaker at the Gender Education and Demystification Symposium 
Asheville, NC

2015

Issues Impacting LGBTQ Adults, Webinar
Thursday, December 10
Professional Staff Development Training on cultural competency for healthcare providers and educators serving LGBTQ adults.
National

Importance of Language When Serving the LGBTQ Community, Conference Speaker
Friday, December 4
Trainer at the Expanding Therapeutic Understanding Of LGTBQ Communities Symposium for marriage and family therapist. 
Omaha, NE

Supporting Transgender Employees in the Workplace, Corporate Training
Wednesday, December 2
Corporate training on supporting transgender employees in the workplace for managers and staff. 
Santa Ana, CA

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, University of Rhode Island
Wednesday, November 18
Transgender speaker for all-campus event at the University of Rhode Island. 
Kingston, RI

Issues Impacting LGBTQ Youth, Webinar
Thursday, November 5
Professional Staff Development Training on cultural competency for healthcare providers and educators serving LGBTQ youth.
National

Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) Conference, University of Missouri
Friday, October 30
Keynote speaker and professional training on stepping toward trans-inclusive campuses at Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) Conference at the University of Missouri.
Columbia, MO

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, University of Colorado
Thursday, October 22
Transgender speaker for all-campus event at the University of Colorado. 
Fort Collins, CO

A Transition Story: Coming Out, Family Support and Healthcare Access, Webinar
Tuesday, October 20
Professional Staff Development Training on cultural competency for healthcare providers and educators serving the transgender community.
National

Stepping Toward a Trans-Inclusive Campus and FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Massasoit Community College
Thursday, October 14
Professional Staff Development Training on stepping toward a trans-inclusive campus and campus wide program at Massasoit Community College.
Brockton, MA

Stepping Toward a Trans-Inclusive Campus and FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Penn State-Berks
Friday, October 9
Professional Staff Development Training on stepping toward a trans-inclusive campus and campus wide program at Penn State – Berks.
Reading, PA

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Lehigh Carbon Community College
Thursday, October 8
Transgender speaker for all-campus event at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Schnecksville, PA

Balancing Act: Happiness with Our External and Internal Self, FTM World Fitness Conference
Friday, October 2
Keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual FTM World Fitness Conference, a conference dedicated to health and wellness for people who identify as transgender.
Atlanta, GA

Importance of Language in LGBTQ Communities, Webinar
Thursday, September 24
Professional Staff Development Training on LGBTQ cultural competency for healthcare providers and educators serving the LGBTQ community.
National

FTM: Scouting the Unknown, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Wednesday, September 16
Transgender speaker for all-campus event at NWU. 
Lincoln, NE

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Staff Development Training, Heartland Family Services 
Wednesday, July 8
Professional Staff Development Training on LGBTQ cultural competency for mental health providers and case workers serving LGBTQ youth and adults. 
Omaha, NE

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Staff Development Training, Heartland Family Services 
Wednesday, July 8
Professional Staff Development Training on LGBTQ cultural competency for mental health providers and case workers serving LGBTQ youth and adults. 
Omaha, NE

Beyond Our Skin: Stories From Two Transgender Nebraskans
Tuesday, July 7

Community event at Indigo Bridge Bookstore featuring Ryan’s book, Second Son.
Lincoln, NE

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Staff Development Training, Bridges
Wednesday, June 24

Professional Staff Development Training on LGBTQ cultural competency for treatment facility serving women ages 19 and up.
Hastings, NE

New Orleans Pride, Keynote Speaker
Friday, June 19

Keynote speaker on the importance of working collaboratively in the LGBT community to create change both within ourselves and within our society.
New Orleans, LA

Western Kentucky University, Gender and Communication Conference
Saturday, April 25
Keynote speaker on the intersections of identity that goes beyond our gender. Workshop presenter on the use of students’ voices to advocate for gender inclusion on university campuses.
Bowling Green, KY

10th Annual Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth
Friday, April 3
Featured speaker on social and medical transition options for transgender youth.
Des Moines, IA

University of North Florida, Professional Staff Development Training
Thursday, April 2
Professional staff development training on ways to create a trans-inclusive campus.
Jacksonville, FL

American Psychiatric Nurses Association-Nebraska Chapter Annual Conference
Friday, March 27
Professional training on working with transgender patients in healthcare facilities.
Omaha, NE

2nd Annual GLSEN-Omaha GSA Conference
Saturday, March 21
Keynote speaker on accepting individual identity and honoring your truths.
Bellevue, NE

Workplace Transition Corporate Training
Friday, February 13
Employee and manager training sessions on workplace transitions for transgender employees.
Phoenix, AZ

10th Annual IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction) Symposium
Thursday, February 12
Professional training on working with transgender clients in substance abuse and rehabilitation facilities and mental health practices.
Phoenix, AZ

Madeira School
Thursday, January 22
Guest speaker for all-school assembly on transgender identities and acceptance.
McLean, VA

2014

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Conference
Thursday, November 6
Pre-conference presenter on the old and new frontiers of transgender medicine in the United States.
Omaha, NE

ILGA World Conference 2014
Wednesday – Friday, October 29 – 31
Co-presenter at conference on accepting our trans bodies and special guest at US embassy for conversations on transgender identities, culture and transitioning.
Mexico City, MX

Lehigh University 2014
Thursday, October 23
Panelist with Janet Mock for a moderated discussion surrounding identity, visibility, and self-actualization.
Bethlehem, PA

University of South Florida-St Petersburg 2014
Wednesday, October 16
Transgender speaker for all-campus event on USF-St. Petersburg campus.
St. Petersburg, FL

CenterPointe Region V System Training 2014
Friday, October 3
Professional trainer for Region V System mental health providers in the state of Nebraska on working with transgender clients.
Lincoln, NE

Northern Plains PFLAG Regional Conference 2014
Friday, September 26
Keynote speaker on transgender identities in the heartland for community members and professionals.
Sioux Falls, SD

National Association of Social Workers Conference 2014
Friday, September 19
Professional training on working with gender creative and transgender children and adolescents for social workers and case managers. Omaha, NE

Healthy Youth Nebraska Conference 2014
Monday, September 15
Professional training workshop on working with LGBTQ youth for teachers, mental health providers, case managers and students. Program Booklet
Grand Island, NE

Gender Odyssey Conference 2014
Wednesday through Saturday, August 14 – 16
Professional training and General Conference workshops
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Union Pacific 2014
Monday, June 9
A corporate training on creating inclusive environments for transgender employees
Union Pacific in Omaha, NE

Nebraska “Corn This Way” LGBTQ Youth Conference 2014
Saturday, May 17
A keynote on bridging the LGBTQ community and honoring self
Community Engagement Center
University of Nebraska-Omaha in Omaha, NE

Culturally Responsible Teaching Workshop 2014
Friday, April 9
A professional development training  for school teachers and administrative staff on gender inclusivity in the classroom
Anonymous High School in Des Moines, IA

Annual Women’s Health, Maternal-Child Nursing Conference 2014
Monday, April 7
A professional training on transgender healthcare for nursing staff across the state of Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE

River City Gender Alliance Fundraiser 2014
Saturday, March 29
A keynote on transitioning identity and reading from new anthology Manning Up by Transgress Press
Omaha, NE

Virginia Tech – March 20 – Campus Presentation

PFLAG Regional Conference – March 15 – Professional Training

James Madison University – February 25 – Campus Presentation and Professional Training

University of Oregon – February 20 – Campus Presentation

National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) National Convention – February 15 – 18 – Booth

National Eating Disorders Association Webinar Series – February 11 – Guest Panelist

2013
Nebraska Wesleyan University – December 11 – Campus Presentation
Roger Williams University – November 21 – Campus Presentation
Towson University – November 20 – Campus Presentation
Alfred University – November 19 – Campus Presentation
National Eating Disorder Association Annual Conference – October  11 – Presenter
Missouri College Personnel Association’s Annual Conference (MOCPA) – September 29 – October 2 – Keynote Speaker
Gender Reel Film Festival  – September 21 – Book Reading
Friends of Planned Parenthood Luncheon – September 5 – Book Reading
Gender Odyssey Professional Seminar, Seattle – June 31 – August 2 – Keynote Speaker
Equality Forum International Conference, Philadelphia –Featured Panelist
Drake University
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of South Dakota
Virginia Tech
Iowa Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth – Featured Speaker
Rutgers University-Camden
University of New England
Northwest Missouri State University
Truman State University
Ursinus College
University of Delaware
First Event Transgender Conference, Boston –Featured Speaker

Fall 2012
Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) –Keynote Speaker
University of Nebraska-Kearney
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Central Missouri
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Annual Conference, Florida – Featured Panelist
Presenter – Southern Comfort Conference, Atlanta
Metropolitan Child Advocacy Coalition (MCAC) Annual Conference, Omaha –Keynote Speaker
Sioux City Pride

Spring 2012
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Rhode-Island
Buena Vista University
Queering Psychotherapy Conference, Omaha – Presenter
Doane College
Professional Transgender Resource Network Conference –Presenter/Co-organizer
Allegheny College

2006 – 2011
Arizona Psychoanalytic Society (APS) Salon, Scottsdale –Featured Speaker 
Nebraska Wesleyan University
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Biennial Conference –Presenter
Bloomsburg University
University of Nebraska-Omaha
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Warren-Wilson College
BryanLGH West Substance Abuse Counselors Training – Keynote Speaker
University of Nebraska-Kearney
University of Georgia-Athens
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kansas State University-Salina
State University of New York- Oswego
Bowling Green State University
Creighton University
Bowling Green State University

More Conference Presentations:

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – 2011
Gender Odyssey – 2007, 2008, 2011
Drawing Water from a Deeper Well – 2008, 2010
Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference – 2008, 2009
6th Annual HIV/AIDS & STD – 2008
10th Annual Colorado Goldrush – 2008 –Keynote Speaker
FutureNet Family Planning – 2007, 2009
Nebraska Chapter of Social Worker’s – 2007, 2008, 2010
Planned Parenthood Federation of America – 2007
Forge Forward – 2007
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change – 2006