Training Outreach Program

Training Outreach Program

The Training Outreach Program is an opportunity to engage your department, office, student organization, or Greek organization in the challenging yet vital work of institutional equity for LGBTQ+ people. We will spend 1 hour learning about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in general, followed by another hour discussing how your organization, specifically, can work towards equity. 

Hour 1

The first hour consists of a standardized presentation about issues that affect LGBTQ+ people in general.

  • The Five Dimensions of Identity (sex, gender, sexual orientation, etc)
  • The Invisible Knapsack (things that LGBTQ+ people "carry around" that other people don't)
  • Pronouns & Names
  • Unconscious & Systemic Bias

Hour 2

The content of the second hour will be decided based on a conversation about your organization's needs. Some common requests include:

  • Review a specific form, publication, or policy
  • Discuss a specific incident or what-if scenario
  • Explore the experiences & struggles of LGBTQ+ college students
  • Learn how to include LGBTQ+ issues & needs in your classes or clubs

Session requests on pause

The Training Outreach Program is not currently accepting session requests. In the mean time, take a look at our Training Resources By Topic page to watch more than 45 hours of educational content!

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Outstanding! ...The presentation had an open style of delivery, highlighting education and training which were much appreciated by us all – and many of our volunteers are former faculty and deans! ...I highly recommend and commend its value – thank you!

Darrell Stone, Director, Student Advocates Office

A fantastic and engaging resource for the Dean of Students provides baseline knowledge about the unique challenges affecting LGBTQ+ people that all IU community members should possess, but is also tailored to the individual unit’s needs.

Dave O’Guinn, Former Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Learn even more

The Training Outreach Program is a great launching point - there's so much more to discover! Visit our main training page to learn about all the resources we offer.

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