SafeZone Training at the LGBTQ Academy

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The LGBTQ Academy SafeZone Training is a 4 hour, dynamic, interactive workshop that includes activities and discussion around: LGBTQ inclusive and respectful language, the process of coming out, understanding sex, gender and sexuality, taking action, respectful communication in the face of resistance, where to go for help and much more. This session will give participants the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe and inclusive so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.

Note: Taking this training is the first step towards becoming an LGBTQ Academy Speakers Bureau Member.

Location: The LGBTQ Academy’s Education Center (100 College Avenue. Rochester, NY 14607). There is free parking in the lot next to our building.

Registration Fee: $75 (which includes: a SafeZone Manual, SafeZone sticker, SafeZone lapel pin and breakfast)

Click on the link below to register for Wednesday August 9 from 9am-1pm:

https://www.trailblz.info/gayalliance/eventcomplete.aspx?eventid=1297

Click on the link below to register for Thursday September 28 from 9am-1pm:

https://www.trailblz.info/gayalliance/eventcomplete.aspx?eventid=1298

Feedback from our SafeZone Training Program (March 2017)

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed and learned from this training. Honestly, I was not expecting anything close to what I experienced; I’ve attended many trainings in the past, and this was by far at the top.”

“EXTREMELY knowledgeable and willing to answer any/all questions. Nothing could have made this better!”

“Practical, real-world thoughts. Excellent – Thank you!”

“It was great! This was very informative, I am glad I attended.”

“This should become a mandatory part of new teacher orientation or as a release day or a part of superintendent’s conference day.”

“Interactive activities; knowledge of presenters. It was excellent!”

“You brought humor to allow for comfortable, open discussion. It was terrific.”

“So, so knowledgeable!!! Very clear and concise! Thank you so much!”

100% of the participants from this workshop rated both our trainers and the presentation “excellent.”

SpeakOUT: Successful LGBTQ Education

A perfect workshop for counselors, teachers, student leaders, Dignity Act Coordinators, and social workers! Become more confident and articulate while talking with others about LGBTQ issues. We will focus on your personal story as a tool for education, responding to questions mindfully and tips for respectful communication. A great experience for someone new to LGBTQ issues, or someone who has lived or worked with the issues for years. No matter your identity (transgender, lesbian, gay, straight, bi, cisgender, etc.) this class will be of value to you. Think of it as professional development for your life!

Note: The prerequisite for this course is the SafeZone Training. If you have not yet taken our SafeZone Training either at the LGBTQ Academy or at your school or workplace, please register for one of our two SafeZone Trainings above. If you have taken the SafeZone Training at the LGBTQ Academy, you will receive a 50% discount on the SpeakOUT Training. Taking this training is the second step towards becoming an LGBTQ Academy Speakers Bureau Member.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 9 from 9am to 5:00pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Location: The LGBTQ Academy’s Education Center (100 College Avenue. Rochester, NY 14607). There is free parking in the lot next to our building.

Registration Fee: $100 (which includes a SpeakOUT manual, breakfast and lunch)/$50 for participants who have taken the 4 hour SafeZone Training at the LGBTQ Academy.

Contact: education@gayalliance.org to register.

What participants from our Spring 2017 SpeakOUT Training had to say:

“The experience of this workshop was amazing. It both taught how to present LGBTQ to other people and also gave tips that could be used in other parts of your life. LGBTQ Academy is amazing!”

“Educational, interactive, enlightening, clear, relatable, compassionate, great at modeling the behaviors they were teaching. Fantastic job!”

“Pushed me to get out of my comfort zone in a very positive way. Used personal experience and humor to connect with us. A very moving experience, amazing presenters.”

“Enlightening, enriching, thought-provoking. I thought it was excellent. I would absolutely recommend this class to friends and family members!”

“Very enlightening workshop, challenging me to go beyond my comfort zone and be more inclusive in everyday life. The pace of the workshop kept me awake, focused and thinking about LGBTQ+ issues and concerns.”

“Amazing chance at a step forward toward my goal of creating safe and supportive spaces in my community through education, connection and empowerment…Oh my gosh, such strong, yet compassionate voices.”

“Inspiring, moving, positive! The day flew! Presenter’s approachablility, honest, their genuine ambition to help us be better educators.”

100% of the participants from this workshop rated both the training and our facilitators “excellent.”