Trainings & Workshops
The primary purpose of Safe Space is to reduce homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on our campuses to make our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of the community, regardless of sexual or gender diversity.
This is accomplished through self-reflective and group-based work that will allow us to challenge our individual biases in order to better serve as a resource and support for our LGBTQIA students, faculty, and staff.
Safe Space Trainings
Unlike more visible underrepresented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method for this community to identify allies who are supportive of LGBTQIA+ communities and their issues. Our Safe Space Training program strives to provide a way for understanding and supportive persons within the UMKC community to prominently identify their commitment as an ally. These students, faculty, and staff proudly display a “Safe Space” sign on their doors or in their workspace to signify their commitment as a resource and open ear to our LGBTQIA+ community.
Fall 2020 Trainings
Bring Safe Space to your office or organization
Safe Space Training is a specific 3 hour training which focuses on advancing participants in four particular areas:
- Knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ community
- Awareness of biases and privileges toward the LGBTQIA community
- Skills and steps toward inclusive action and practices
- Awareness of resources and campus or community support services
If you are interested in having a Safe Space Training for your group, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
To request a panel of LGBTQIA+ students to speak to your class, department, or organization, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Workshops and Presentations
If you’re interested in hosting a presentation or workshop, we’d love to hear from you. Please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Request a Training
Please use this form to request a training from UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services.