LGBTQA 101

Thanks for your interest in the LGBTQA 101 Training!  As part one of the Safe Zone program, LGBTQA 101 is designed to bring everyone up to a similar level of understanding and comfort with common terms, definitions, and symbols of the LGBTQA community.  That way, as folks begin the Safe Zone training, we can spend more time unpacking more significant issues that the community faces, and less time going over the basics.

The purpose of LGBTQA 101:

  • To educate!
  • Create a campus community that is welcoming and affirming of the LGBTQ community and their allies

How do I attend a training?

Training dates will be scheduled periodically throughout the academic year.  However, you may also request to have an LGBTQA 101 training brought to your organization, office, residence hall, or department on campus.

Scheduled Trainings for the Spring of 2013: We will soon be listing new training dates for the spring post-Spring Break.

To request a training...

  • Send a email to lgbtqa@neu.edu with the date and time that you prefer, giving us at least two weeks notice. We will then coordinate with our trainers to present for you. If we have any trouble covering the date and time you request, we will ask you for other options.
  • Once trainers have been selected, we will email you to let you know.  We will bring all the materials needed, including a laptop and projector.  We just need you to provide the screen, or a decent bit of blank wall.
  • Remember to book a space!  Ideally, something that allows participants to see each other easily is preferred.
  • The training is two hours long, so it might not fit exactly within a standard staff meeting.
  • Given the time and effort that goes into presenting a training, we would request that you guarentee an attendance of no less that ten people for a presentation.  If your own group is too small to accomodate that, consider working with another group to find a time that works for you all.
  • Similarly, considering the need for conversation, we would prefer to keep the groups to less than 30 people per session, if possible.