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Interested in expanding your knowledge of LGBTQIA2S+ identities and topics? Want to increase your knowledge of inclusive practices? Our Education & Training team facilitates workshops for students, faculty, and staff, focused on best practices, using affirming language, and developing skills to interrupt homophobia and transphobia.  



A 2-hour workshop on the basics of pronouns and their usage. Participants will have the chance to practice using different sets of pronouns and work on bystander intervention skills. 

Learning outcomes

  • Learn what pronouns are and be able to share why they are important in their own words;
  • Identify the correct pronouns in various sentence structures;
  • Practice different methods of addressing harm using a tool called scripting (coined by author Ritu Bhasin);
  • Use an action planning resource to develop one tangible, actionable goal related to their increased inclusivity around pronouns.

Important information

A 6-hour workshop that aims to deepen our U-M community's understanding of, and ability to engage with, LGBTQIA2S+ allyship. In Towards Solidarity, we move beyond basic conceptualizations of allyship and challenge participants to center liberation as they show up actively for LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

Learning outcomes

Through this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop their understanding of LGBTQIA2S+ allyship away from “ally” as an identity term and toward solidarity, a developmental, intersectional, and active set of practices;
  • Increase self-awareness to more effectively be in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities;
  • Gain knowledge about how LGBTQ+ oppression operates on multiple levels;
  • Identify inclusive practices, skills, and resources to support LGBTQ+ communities, particularly at U-M;
  • Commit to the practice of allyship and showing up in solidarity in their personal and professional lives.

Important information

  • This workshop may be requested over two three-hour days or one six-hour day.
  • Participants are expected to complete our Introduction to LGBTQIA2S+ Communities and Identities webcourse before attending this workshop.
  • Requires at least a 3-week lead time.
  • This workshop is only available in-person.
  • 20-35. 20 participants minimum.


Workshop and training durations are fixed and we're unable to accommodate requests to shorten them.  


Do you have questions about how to create an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming student organization, classroom, or workplace environment? Do you wonder what are the best practices for gathering gender and sexuality demographic data? These are some of the types of questions that the Education & Training team can help you think through and provide best practices. For more information about capacity building consultation, please visit our Consultation page.



Our workshops and consultations are geared towards students, faculty, and staff at  the U-M campus communities. We have a limited capacity for external educational institutions, such as other universities and K-12 public schools. We are unable to accommodate requests from businesses and nonprofits.



Workshop and consultations are free to UM-affiliated units, departments, and student organizations.  
Workshops and consultations for external educational institutions, such as other universities and K-12 public schools are as follows:

  • Pronouns 101, $600.00
  • Towards Solidarity: Allyhood in Action, $1800.00

We also ask that facilitators are reimbursed for their mileage if held in-person. We are able to accommodate a sliding scale for Minority Serving Institutions such as Tribal Colleges, HSIs, and HBCUs.


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