Spectrum Center

Allyhood Development Training Flyer

The Spectrum Center's LGBTQ Allyhood 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 Allyhood 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 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 Allyhood Development Training is to promote a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Allyhood Development Trainings for the 2016-2017 school year to be announce soon!  

Request a Training for Your Group*

*Due to our staffing capacity, we can only accept one group allyhood 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 allyhood development trainings!* 


Questions? Contact our Education & Leadership Program Manager, Tynishia Walker, at tywalker@umich.edu