Safe Space Training
The goals of our training sessions include:
- Provide an overview of what it means to be an "ally" for any ODU faculty, staff or student.
- Educate the community on issues/trends/concerns with LGBTQ students, faculty and staff.
- Provide additional resources (websites, theories, contacts, etc.) that might be of use to an ally.
Types of trainings include:
- Safe Space Ally Certification (for faculty/staff & graduate students)... open enrollment or departmental.
- Student Ally Certification (for undergraduate students).
- LGBTQ 101 (for classrooms).
Become a Trainer/Facilitator
- This opportunity is available to faculty/staff and graduate assistants.
- To qualify, you must register for and attend one Safe Space Certification session in its entirety as a participant and preferably a second session as an observer. You will then meet with one of the co-chairs to review your experiences and be trained on key facilitation skills.
- Do you have previous experience with Safe Space (e.g. a previous workplace)? If so, you may qualify to become a trainer after one Safe Space Certification session. If interested, please email email@example.com. Include your name, title and department, and a description of your qualifying experience. For example, did you participate in Safe Space training or facilitate it?