The LGBTQ Center currently offers three workshops for University faculty, staff, students, and community members who are committed to learning more about LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Safe Space Foundations
This is a 2.5 hour, interactive training that includes a discussion of LGBTQ+ terminology, activities on privilege, and practicing allyship. Topics include sex, gender, and sexual/romantic orientation and a conversation on effective allyship. This is a great workshop for those who are just beginning their understanding of LGBTQ+ identity, for those who are hoping to refresh/deepen their commitment to advocacy, and even for those who are looking for an opportunity to reflect on their own identities and experiences.
A Primer on Pronouns
This is a 1 hour training that details the "What?" "How?" and "Why?" of gender pronouns. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using various gender pronouns and discuss different ways to thoughtfully use pronouns.
This is a 1.5 hour training that details different aspects of the transitioning process for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks, including social, medical, and legal transition. This training might be useful for someone considering different aspects of their own transition, or for advocates and allies who are looking to support transitioning friends/family/colleagues. It is highly recommended that participants complete the Safe Space Foundations workshop before attending this training.
CHECK BACK HERE IN AUGUST FOR OUR FALL 2021 OPEN TRAINING DATES
PRIVATE SAFE SPACE TRAINING REQUESTS:
To request a private, virtual training session for your department, CIO, organization, or business, fill out this Request Form.
The LGBTQ Center’s Speakers Bureau consists of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to educate the University community about LGBTQ+ issues. The Speakers Bureau presents in an open Q&A panel format that allows for a great deal of interaction between the audience and the members of the panel.
We are happy to present in classrooms, residence halls, diversity workshops or retreats – just about anywhere! If you are interested in having the LGBTQ Center Speakers Bureau present to your organization, or becoming a panelist, contact Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)