The Spectrum Center's LGBTQ Ally Development Training Program, started in 2005, seeks to empower members of the University community to be active social justice allies. More than just a "Safe Zone" training, the Ally Development Training uses a social justice framework to guide participants through a curriculum that bridges knowledge of developmental theory to the lived experiences of LGBTQ and Ally-identified people.
Topics include social identities, ally development models, 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 Ally Development Training is to promote a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Fall 2015 Ally Development Trainings:
- Sunday, October 11, 10am - 4pm
- Sunday, November 15, 10am - 4pm (This training will be centered around gender identity and gender expression)
*Due to our staffing capacity, we can only accept one group ally development training request per month outside of our open ally development training.
If you'd like to hold a training for your group and we are already booked for that month, please consider having your group sign up as individuals for any of the open ally development trainings!*
Questions? Contact our Education & Training Graduate Coordinator, Annie Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org