Lifespan Education

References/Comments

Workplace Diversity Training

"Dr. Hedgepeth provided a safe and open forum for all participants, her presentation materials were well prepared and she was able to present varied information on the topic of Sexual Diversity and still keep the message clear and on track. I am impressed with how Evonne was able to draw all attendees into the discussion. I highly recommend the Sexual Diversity training to all employers who are committed to diversity and acceptance in the workplace."

Charles R. Benjamin, Executive Director, North Sound Regional Services Network, Mount Vernon, Washington

 

 

 

"Evonne Hedgepeth is able to delineate issues clearly, provide precise, clear material on a crisp timeline, while keeping everyone at ease in a respectful and thoughtful atmosphere. I highly recommend her work."

Rhea Miller, San Juan County Commissioner, San Juan Islands, WA

 

“Evonne is a superb educator who we have repeatedly used to assist our staff in pinpointing the causes of and cures for workplace prejudice.”

Greg Devereux, Director, Washington Federation of State Employees

 

 

 

“I have never attended any training that was so thought-provoking, enlightening and handled with such sensitivity.”

Jim LaCour, Director, Human Resource Services, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

 


Cultural Competency Training

“Evonne worked closely with our CME coordinator to develop a presentation for our medical staff on workplace diversity which was extremely well done. . . Her presentation style is engaging, interactive and non-threatening, very important for this topic.  She focuses on attitude self-assessment and skill-building, not just didactic information-giving.  She was extremely flexible in her approach, and adapted her presentation to meet (our) specific needs.  I recommend Evonne as a resource for your organization as you address needs related to cultural diversity.”

Pamela E. Roberts, CPMSM, Director, Medical Staff Services, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Washington

 

 

 

“I wish to express our appreciation for enhancing our respective knowledge base and contributing a highly informative presentation.  Thank you for taking your time to educate us, touch our hearts and make us become more aware of a population which is often overlooked and frequently misunderstood.  You made us think and understand.”

Joann Freimund, Chair, Washington State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council

 


Training of Human Service Professionals

“Evonne Hedgepeth brings important perspectives and awareness to our understanding. She is very effective at presenting sensitive topics with the right balance of education and human compassion. She also is very capable of sharing her teachings across a variety of population groups. Understanding these perspectives is very necessary for social workers, practitioners, and human service professionals as we strive to meet the needs of various client groups. I highly recommend her series.”

Eddie Rodriguez, Director, Access and Opportunity, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

 

 

 

“Evonne, thank you for your wonderful presentation, "Different Lenses, Different Visions." Your respectful approach made important information accessible, clear, and wonderfully constructed to meet the needs of our participants. You made complex theory clear and applicable to our work and culture. It was a stimulating, timely, and scholarly presentation that offered a helpful new perspective to bring back to our agencies. “

Michael McGee, Director of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York City

 

 

“I am happy to serve as a reference for Lifespan Education.  I am pleased to share with others how much I enjoyed working with Dr. Hedgepeth, and that she is about serving the client.  Dr. Hedgepeth is a good listener who works to understand the professional development needs that a training program coordinator is trying to present.  I respect her for those efforts.”

Terry Barber, Director of Professional Development/Elementary Programs
Association of Washington School Principals
Olympia, WA

 

 


Sexuality Education and Training

“Evonne knows more about teaching and education-and specifically sexuality education-than anyone I know. And she puts her knowledge to excellent use, helping others to become great educators!”

Joan Helmich, Training Director, The Center for Health Training, Seattle, Wa.

 

 

 

“. . . one of the most thought-provoking teachers I have ever known . . . she presents a very professional, yet very human, image . . .”

Dr. Barbara Fuhrmann, Dean, College of Education, Louisiana State University

 

“The TASH training was by far one of the most comprehensive human sexuality education workshops that I have ever attended. I found Dr. Hedgepeth to be one of the finest trainers that I have ever come in contact with in my 33 years of education. I immediately decided that the TASH training must come to Kansas to serve the needs of our cadre of trainers.”

Dr. Darrel Lang, Health and Physical Education, Kansas Department of Education

 

 

 

“Given the attention directed toward sexuality issues in the popular press and school curriculum today, it is essential that trainers and educators remain current in both the issues and "best practices" for implementing comprehensive sexuality education. . . . The TASH training focuses sexuality education around Bloom's Taxonomy and the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to develop quality sexuality education programs. I highly recommend this training; in fact, we are bringing it to Michigan for our trainers this year.”

Marty Doring, Coordinator, Health and Drug Education, Bay City, Michigan