Safe Zone Training

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Please use the following form if you are requesting a Safe Zone training for a group, or if you would like to participate in an upcoming Safe Zone Training as an individual.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Laura Wilson – lwilson5@umw.edu or (540)654-1558


Training Descriptions

Student-oriented: This training is geared toward students and focuses on terminology, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to be an ally.

Basic training: This training is geared toward faculty and staff and focuses on terminology, issues related to privilege, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to support the LGBTQ+ population on campus.

Advanced training: This training is geared toward faculty and staff who have already completed the basic training and covers more advanced topics, including bystander intervention.

Identity and Intersectionality Workshop: This training can be offered for faculty, staff, or students interested in learning about and discussing issues related to social group identities. The topics include privilege, power, oppression, prejudice, diversity, cultural competency, intersectionality, and allyship. The goal of the workshop is to encourage participants to engage in self-reflection in order to strengthen their role as an ally for people of all identities. Ideally, participants will have attended at least one Safe Zone workshop prior to attending this training, but this is not mandatory.

Queering Your Classroom Workshop: This is a Faculty only classroom-based workshop. It is open to any faculty interested in discussing ways to make their classroom more LGBTQ+ inclusive. The goal of the workshop is to identify particular action steps you can take to make your syllabi, materials, or classroom policies more welcoming and inclusive of all students, regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Ideally, participants will have attended at least one Safe Zone workshop prior to attending this training, but this is not mandatory.

Other: In some situations, trainings can be tailored to meet the particular needs of a group.


 


 

Safe Zone Training Request

This form is to be used for offices, departments, organizations, and individuals to request a Safe Zone training.
  • Name & Contact Information

  • If you are completing this form as an individual, simply write "individual."
  • The Safe Zone committee will make every effort to schedule your training for the dates and times you specify; however, we may not be able to honor your first preference.