Student Staff Training Request Form

A UNH Safe Zones training for the student staff in your department / office provides an excellent opportunity to address LGBTQIA+ issues, and promote a workplace environment that is inclusive and welcoming ofLGBTQIA+ students and colleagues. We can "tailor" trainings based on the specific issues that participants may encounter in their particular workplace.
NOTE: We prefer that requests are made at least 3 weeks prior to the training date requested.

*Please note that we do not schedule Hall Programs on Tuesdays between 7-9pm or Fridays from 5-6pm out of support and respect for affinity based space for the student organizations Alliance and Trans UNH.

Training Options for Student Staff

Being “Out” as LGBTQIA+ & Allies: Identities & Experiences

Timeframe: 1-1.5 hours
This program features a panel of UNH LGBTQA+ students followed by an interactive Q & A discussion. LGBTQIA+ students will share how they identify within the LGBTQIA+ and Ally spectrum, personal experiences with coming out and reactions from friends and family, being LGBTQIA+  at UNH, personal impact of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents, tips for allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for the students in your group to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses.

The Power of Words: The Power of Allies

Timeframe: 1-1.5 hours
This program engages students in scenarios that spark discussion about ways to be an ally. This program focuses on bias incidents that students may encounter and the intention, perception, and impact of language, comments, and behaviors. Students will have the opportunity to learn about specific scenario examples of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and discuss bystander responsibility, including ways to respond as an ally.
NOTE: This program can be very specifically "tailored" to the LGBTQIA+ issues that the student staff in your department may encounter.

Gender & Transgender Identities, & Transphobic Bias

Timeframe: 1-1.5 hours
This program engages students in interactive activities and scenarios, and may feature film clips if equipment is available. Students will have the chance to consider their own identities of sex, gender identity, gender expression, and gender socialization. Students will gain an understanding of the bias incidents that transgender and gender non-conforming students may experience, and the assumptions, perceptions, or stereotypes that people may make based on gender expression. As we consider specific scenarios of transphobic bias incidents that could and have happened at UNH, students will discuss ways to respond and be an ally.

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