SUPPORT A GROWING COMMUNITY OF WOMEN AND NONBINARY SPEAKERS
At Women Talk Design, we’re on a mission to amplify the voices of women and nonbinary folks. We want to see more women and nonbinary folks keynoting conferences, leading team and client presentations, writing books, being interviewed on podcasts, and speaking up in meetings.
Since 2017, Women Talk Design workshops have given women and nonbinary people a space to learn, practice, and grow as public speakers. Our programs are focused on helping participants cultivate the confidence to share their ideas, speak up, influence, and be visible.
As our community expands, we're excited to bring on more instructors to teach programs that support the growing needs of our speakers – both new and experienced. From presentation skills to storytelling, feeling confident on stage to sharing ideas in meetings, it's important for us to offer a full spectrum of workshops facilitated by instructors as diverse as our community.
You don't need to be an "expert" to teach with us. We're looking for instructors who have personal experience with the topics they want to teach and can bring their unique stories and perspectives. We're interested in working with folks who are curious, passionate about our mission, and committed to continuous learning. We have opportunities for you to teach your own curriculum and to teach our existing programs.
We encourage anyone who is interested in teaching with us to apply – especially individuals from historically excluded and marginalized communities. Our community members can't wait to learn from you!
Currently, our instructors are design leaders, researchers, leadership coaches, actors, improv and voice coaches, professors, speakers, and authors.
They are passionate about amplifying the voices of women and nonbinary folks.
They are listeners, facilitators, coaches, and life-long learners. They seek feedback and continuously iterate their curriculum.
As we grow our instructor community, we welcome facilitators from around the world.
WHY TEACH WITH US
Support a growing community of women and nonbinary speakers
Motivate through your curriculum
Share your voice, be visible, and gain experience
Meet others with similar goals and expand your network
All of our programs are designed to provide participants:
tools that they can use after the workshop
time and space to reflect and practice
an opportunity to work with and learn from fellow participants
It's crucial that we foster safe supportive spaces in our workshops. All participants, instructors, and staff members must follow our Code of Conduct.
WHAT YOU'LL TEACH
We're currently looking for instructors to teach our virtual community workshops. These are 2-hour programs that happen between 8:00am - 7:00pm pdt. Instructors can either teach their own curriculum or teach one of our current programs. You don't need to have a workshop prepared in order to apply.
Our goal is to create lasting relationships with our instructors. If you teach with us, you can expect to run your workshop twice a year with the potential for more depending on scheduling and community interest.
We are currently looking for instructors who can teach workshops on these topics:
Designing your talk topic
Delivering a presentation with confidence
Finding opportunities to speak
Crafting a bio and pitching yourself
Finding speaking opportunities
Writing blogs and books
Designing inclusive meetings/events
Other topics related to communication, idea sharing, and professional visibility
We pay instructors 50% of the enrollment fees collected for the workshop. We offer scaled ticket pricing for our workshops and we'll work with you on minimum and maximum participant requirements.
Interested in teaching with us? Here's what you can expect
Tell us about yourself
Head to the application page and tell us a bit about your background, what you're interested in teaching, and why. This is a chance for us to learn more about you and what lesson you'd like to bring to the community. If you already have a workshop planned out, feel free to include any materials.
Review and Discussion
We'll do our best to get in touch within two weeks of your application submission. At that time, we'll share if we currently have availability to explore a program with you. The workshops we schedule depend on community interest and other programs running. Even if there isn't an immediate opportunity, we'll keep you on our list for future programs.
Your First Pilot Workshop
We treat each new workshop as a pilot. When you teach with us, we'll work with you to confirm the description, participant takeaways, and workshop outline. Women Talk Design will manage registration. We’ll promote the workshop in our newsletter and on our social media channels and we encourage you to do the same. A Women Talk Design team member will be at your workshop to help with logistics.
Feedback and Beyond
We collect feedback from participants during each workshop. Based on attendance, feedback, and instructor and Women Talk Design input, we'll figure out the next steps for the workshop. We like to offer each workshop more than once so if we choose to move forward together, you may have the opportunity to teach the workshop 2x a year.
Please note: We won't be able to accept every instructor that applies. We are currently prioritizing ensuring that our instructor roster is as diverse as our community. We're looking to onboard instructors who can add new perspectives to our current curriculum or have a workshop of their own that they want to teach.
NOMINATE AN INSTRUCTOR
We know this community's network is extensive. Do you know someone who would make a great Women Talk Design instructor? Fill out the nomination form below. We'll then reach out to share more about the opportunity and encourage them to apply.