Education & professional development

Helping you create lasting, positive social change.

Qtopia offers support and professional development in Ōtautahi Christchurch and across te Waipounamu the South Island to anyone looking to better support their LGBTQIA+ rainbow staff, customers, clients, patients, and whānau. Learn more about how we can help you build inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environments.

Staff at Te Pou Toetoe Linwood Pools after a training.

Our workshops

Our education programme aims to give you the skills you needed to feel confident and competent in the support you provide to the LGBTQIA+ rainbow people in your environment - whether they're your staff, students, customers, patients, clients, whānau, community members, or more.

We're experts in creating spaces where people feel safe, comfortable, and able to ask their questions - which is where the learning really happens.

In the last three years, we've delivered our education programme to over 15,000 people in 300 organisations across the healthcare, education, social support, corporate sectors and beyond.

We'll customise our approach to your context, making sure everyone in the room leaves with something they can put into practice in their own roles.

To find out more about our professional development programme, please contact us at and we'll be in touch.

We're also providers of specialist professional development for healthcare providers - for more information, head to our Healthcare page.

For schools

Qtopia is an accredited PLD Provider with the Ministry of Education, meaning schools are able to access funding for our support with consultation, policy and procedure development, and full-staff professional development. We'll walk alongside you in your journey of inclusion, being there at every step.

We're specialists in complex contexts, working closely with single-sex, special character, boarding, and faith-based schools.

Find us in the online PLD system by searching 'Qtopia', or send us an email and we'll be in touch!