Advocate Program Workshops (primarily for faculty/staff, some for community members/organizations)
Workshops on GLBT Identity and Inclusion
- Understanding and Supporting GLBT Students in the Classroom (1 hour)
- This presentation provides an overview of the resources and services the GLBT Center provides for students, staff and faculty; explores the climate for GLBT students on campus; discusses strategies for proactively creating a GLBT-inclusive classroom environment; and covers techniques for responding to climate concerns in the classroom.
- Project SAFE (3 hours)
- Project SAFE is an introductory workshop that addresses a wide range of information, including identity terms associated with the GLBT community, issues that GLBT students often deal with during the coming out process, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, ways that allies can create inclusive environments, and the on- and off-campus resources available to students.
- Trans 101 (2 hours)
- Trans 101 is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshop addresses common issues faced by trans students and strategies campus community members can use to be trans inclusive.
- The Spectrum of Sex: Intersex Identities and Relationship to Gender (2 hours)
- The GLBT community often discusses the spectra of gender and sexual orientation, but fewer GLBT individuals and their allies have thought about the spectrum of sex. Intersex identities are influenced by chromosomal, hormonal, and structural differences that are part of the human experience of “sex.” Join the GLBT Center in a two-hour exploration of the definition of intersex, its relationship to gender identity and expression, and ways to affirm intersex identities.
- Not Driven by Desire: Understanding Asexual and Aromantic Relationships (2 hours)
- Whether our society acknowledges it or not, there are multiple factors involved in relationships besides sexual desire. This two-hour workshop explores identities in which sexual attraction or romantic attraction are not experienced to the degree our culture expects. Participants will learn about how asexual and aromantic identities impact someone’s life and interactions with the rest of the GLBT community and how to affirm and support their experiences.
- Creating Accomplices: Supporting Queer and Transgender Students of Color (3 hours)
- Queer and transgender students of color face barriers and obstacles that are often left out of the narrative of GLBT lived experiences. Join the GLBT Center as we unpack the systemic oppression that impacts and complicates the experiences of folks when race and ethnicity intersect with gender and sexuality. Discover ways that you can be move beyond being an ally for the queer and transgender community of color to being an accomplice.
- Cultural Values about Gender and Violence in the Trans Community (2 hours)
- This is an in-depth workshop about how our cultural values about gender and violence impact the transgender community. This workshop explores the questions: How does the cultural environment in which we all participate perpetuate bias against the transgender community? How does this pervasive bias, conscious or unconscious, impact the lives of transgender, genderqueer, agender and gender-questioning people? This workshop will create a space where participants can explore the role of cultural values and their own role in creating or envisioning those values.
- Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community (2 hours)
- This workshop is designed to help participants understand the ways that interpersonal and sexual violence is experienced by members of the GLBT community, reasons why GLBT people are less likely to report, and ways to support GLBT survivors.
- GLBT Violence, Threat Assessment, and Safety Planning (2 hours)
- Designed for first responders who provide support services to GLBT survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence, this workshop provides an overview of the way abuse manifests within the GLBT community, institutional barriers to reporting for GLBT survivors, and specific strategies for providing support, doing safety planning, and serving as an advocate for GLBT survivors.
- Supporting Employees in Transition (2 hours)
- Designed for administrators, executives, supervisors and employees, this workshop provides and overview of gender and sex, the barriers faced by trans individuals during the transition process, common climate concerns transitioning employees face in the workplace, and ways to support an employee or coworker in the workplace.
- Creating a GLBT-Inclusive Workplace (1 hour)
- Designed as a professional development opportunity for supervisors and employees, this workshop provides an introduction to sexual orientation and gender identity and outlines actions steps that employers can take to make the workplace more inclusive for GLBT employees.
- GLBT-Inclusive Healthcare Practices (2 hours)
- Designed for medical providers, this workshop provides an overview of identity terms related to sex, gender and sexual orientation; the medical needs of the trans community; ways to take a GLBT-inclusive sexual health history; the health disparities within the GLBT community; and ways to provide inclusive care for members of the GLBT community.
- Shelter For All: Creating a Transgender-Inclusive Environment in Homeless Shelters (3 hours)
- Designed for employees of community shelters, this workshop provides an overview of the climate faced by transgender people when accessing services at shelters, guidelines for equal access, best practices for policies and paperwork, and strategies for responding to microaggressions and harassment in shelter environments.
- GLBT-Inclusive Youth Services and Programming (3 hours)
- Designed for professionals who work with GLBT youth in community or school settings, this workshop is designed to create space for critical reflection on the climate in social and learning environments, the interpersonal skills professionals employ as they engage with you, the interpersonal skills professionals teach youth about how to engage with each other, and strategies for responding when attitudes or actions create environments that are not inclusive.
- Creating a GLBT-Inclusive K-12 Classroom (3 hours)
- Designed for current or pre-service educators, this workshop provides an overview of sex, gender and sexual orientation; common issues faced by GLBT students; special concerns related to the coming out process; specific climate barriers for GLBT students in K-12 schools; and strategies for creating inclusive learning environments.
Workshops on Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
- Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions (3 hours)
- The term ‘microaggressions’ is used to refer to the “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative slights and insults” towards members of marginalized communities (people of color, women, GLBT people, people with disabilities, etc.). This workshop will help participants learn how to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and explore strategies for responding appropriately when they occur.
Workshops and Presentations on GLBT Identity and Inclusion
- Navigating the Coming Out Process (2 hours)
- Designed for GLBT students, this workshop explores the nuances of identity in order to increase students’ comfort with their identities, discusses key things to consider about the coming out process, and helps students develop a coming out plan.
- Understanding Gender and Sexuality (1 hour)
- This presentation provides an overview of terms associated with sex, gender, and sexual orientation; explores the climate faced by GLBT students; and outlines the resources available on campus and in the local community.
- GLBT 101 (2 hours)
- This workshop provides an overview of identity terms associated with the GLBT community, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, and ways that allies can create inclusive environments.
- GLBT Pronouns 101 (1 hour)
- This presentation provides an overview of the terms associated with gender identity and expression and covers gender pronoun options and how to use them inclusively.
- Creating Inclusive Spaces within Fraternities and Sororities (1 hour)
- This presentation provides an overview of common climate concerns within fraternities and sororities for members of the GLBT community, introduces the concept of heterosexism, and explores its structural manifestations within Greek student organizations.
- SAFE Chapter (2 hours)
- This workshop provides an overview of identity terms associated with the GLBT community, common concerns that GLBT students face, and the impact of climate within Greek Life for GLBT members. The workshop also connects inclusion to Greek organization values and provides strategies for creating an inclusive environment within fraternities and sororities for members of the GLBT community.
- Bridging Community: Support for Queer and Transgender People of Color (1 hour)
- This presentation helps students understand the barriers and obstacles faced by GLBT students of color; increase their awareness of the way the lived experiences of GLBT individuals are influenced by their race, ethnicity, and class; and learn strategies to better support queer and transgender students of color.
Volunteer, Internship, and Practicum (VIP) Program Presentations (peer education trainings)
- GLBT Center 101 (1 hour)
- This presentation highlights the GLBT Center mission, services, resources, programs, and student organizations. It also provides an introduction to GLBT terminology.
- Coming Out as GLBT (1 hour)
- This presentation introduces the realities of the coming-out process (and how it’s different for everyone), including the risks and benefits, and offers suggestions for how to respond when a friend comes out to you.
- Understanding Gender and Sexual Diversity (1 hour)
- This presentation defines sex, gender, and sexual orientation and provides a detailed introduction to the terminology associated with these topics.
- Being an Ally (1 hour)
- This presentation defines the term “ally” and what it means to be an ally to the GLBT community. The presentation offers suggestions for how to be a better ally by outlining ways of confronting oppression and provides knowledge of what resources are available for allies to utilize.
- Consent and Communication (1 hour)
- This presentation specifically defines what consent is and addresses common myths about consent. It also provides strategies for positive communication between sexual partners.
- Leadership and GLBT Inclusion (1 hour)
- This presentation provides an introduction to basic GLBT terminology and outlines the GLBT Center mission, services, resources, programs, and student organizations. The presentation offers guidelines for student leaders to be intentionally inclusive of diverse identities.
- Understanding Microaggressions (1 hour)
- This presentation defines microaggressions and addresses the types of microaggressions experienced by the GLBT community on a daily basis. It offers approaches for recognizing and responding to these microaggressions when they occur.
NC State faculty, staff, and students may register for GLBT sponsored workshops in REPORTER. If you are a part of the Advocate program, attending a single workshop will fulfill your workshop requirement for the year, but you are free to take as many as you like.
These courses are open to the NC State community at no cost. If you are not a member of the NC State community and would like to register, please contact the GLBT Center at 919.513.9742