Spectrum Center

Register for the Fall 2018 ADT Session HERE.

The Spectrum Center's LGBTQ Allyhood Development Training Program, started in 2005, seeks to support an individual or organization’s process of development as it relates to LGBTQ inclusivity and advocacy. Allyhood Development Training (ADT) uses a social justice framework to illustrate the lived experiences of LGBTQ identified people to workshop participants.

Topics include social identities, LGBTQ terminology, active bystander intervention strategies, and practice utilizing the day's knowledge and skills in real-life scenarios.

Through active engagement in the training, participants will grow in their personal awareness, knowledge, skills, and actions as it relates to their engagement in doing ally work. The purpose of having the Allyhood Development Training is to promote a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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*Due to our staffing capacity, we can only accept one group 6 hour allyhood development training request per month outside of our Open Allyhood Development Training.


Open Allyhood Development Training

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Center is offering one open session of the Allyhood Development Training per semester. The details for these sessions can be found below:

Friday, October 5, 2018 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Great Lake South, Palmer Commons

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center, North Campus

To register for the open sessions, please go to this link: https://myumi.ch/650Ep

Questions? Contact us at spectrumcenter@umich.edu.


                              Request a Workshop!

We offer workshops for a variety of audiences coming from a variety of familiarity with LGBTQ+ content. We are happy to tailor workshop content to the specific needs of your classroom or organization based on the learning objectives of the workshop being requested.

Workshops can range from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the content and needs of the requester.

Some of our participant learning objectives may include:

  • Being introduced to terminology related to LGBTQ identities

  • Being able to articulate the difference between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and attractionality

  • Gaining familiarity with various identity terms outside the gender binary

  • Being able to articulate a process of allyhood development and where they are in the process

  • Begin to be able to critically think about the societal construction and expectations of gender identity and gender expression

  • Identifying some practical strategies for working to create an inclusive space for LGBTQ+ folks

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