My professional development workshops and programs educate on LGBTQ spectrum, identity development and classroom climate along with educational equity issues, specific bullying prevention and inclusive classroom intervention strategies. Below is a list of off-the-shelf courses and professional development programs, and in most cases I work with my clients to customize curriculum specific to their needs:


  • Interventions for LGBTQ Bullied Youth

  • Creating and Fostering an Affirmative School Environment

  • LGBTQ Heroes Journey

  • Boosting Resilience in LGBTQ Youth

  • Helping Parents Understand Their LGBTQ-Identified Children

  • LGBTQ Students Rights, Law & Policy

You are so wonderful!!!
Thank you so much for driving way out here and presenting.  The feedback regarding your workshops has been incredible. You and the work you do is changing lives. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all you do for so many.

-Tori St.John, Student Assistance Program

Desert Sands Unified School District

what people are saying....


“I attended your workshop on bullying interventions this weekend at the conference.  It was honestly the best session I went to, you are such a great speaker and the information was incredibly useful! I plan on using the shadow collage with ALL my students who are having a difficult time. Thank you so much for all that you do!”
- Valerie Fury

"You are terrific!!  We so enjoyed and learned so much!  All four of us from Safe Schools Desert Communities who attended your session can't wait to have you present for our students during the Rainbow Youth Summit!  Your sense of humor and the earnestness of your presentation mingle to make a perfect combination.”

- Doug Hairgrove, Safe Schools Palm Springs/Desert Cities

“Cory has a gift at presenting on sensitive subjects and making the audience feel very comfortable and engaging. Please keep up the great work, Cory.”

- Dr. Ron Holt, Audacity of Pride

“I can easily say that your training was a major highlight for me. Since I've been back, I've shared what I've taken with a few colleagues and they were intrigued by the interventions that can so easily be integrated into the work they are already doing. Thank you for that!”

- Pauline Tan, Village Family Services

"Thank you so much for your presentation today.  You hit exactly the right note and moved the leadership team to a place where we can begin making significant progress toward creating truly safe schools.

During our reflection and debrief it was clear everyone was emotionally affected and invested in this initiative. Thank you for your skillful facilitation, and I am truly proud to be a part of an organization engaging in this work.

- Melissa Kaplan, Head of Schools, Bright Star Schools

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Current or Previous Clients:

  • California Teachers' Association


  • Loyola Marymount University

  • Cal State LA

  • Teenline Suicide Hotline

  • The Center for the Advancement of Young People

  • Rainbow Youth Summit, Dessert Citites 

  • Outdoors Gay Camp

  • California PTA

  • Paramount High School

  • Dahlia Heights Elementary

  • Eagle Rock PTA

  • Bright Star Schools

  • United Tribes Technical College

  • Bismarck State College

Keynotes & Conferences:

  • California Teachers' Association LGBT Caucus 2013, 2014

  • Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership, 2013

  • Time To Thrive Conference--Human Right's Campaign 2014, 2015

  • PennyLane Center's EDGY Conference, 2014

  • Rainbow Youth Summit, Dessert Cities, 2015

  • North Dakota Counselors Association, 2015

  • California Association of School Counselors, 2015

  • PennyLane Center's EDGY Conference, 2016

“Best presentation of the entire conference!  We were given content and strategies (and treated like adults).  Loved the energy, humor.  Bring him back, and give him a larger room next time!”
-CESCAL attendee