Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone Training

Standard Safe Zone

The Standard Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. There is a short intermission about half way through.

Safe Zone trainees develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA) individuals
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register for Standard Safe Zone

Spring 2020 Registration Opening Soon:

  • Tuesday, January 21 from 1pm-5pm​

  • Tuesday. February 4 from 5pm-9pm​

  • Thursday, February 3 from 12pm - 4pm

  • Monday, February 24 from 1pm - 5pm

  • Wednesday, March 11 from 10am-2pm​

  • Thursday, March 19 from 9am-1pm​

  • Friday April 3 from 10am-2pm

 

Safe Zone Transgender and Nonbinary

Safe Zone Transgender and Nonbinary (formerly Gender Identity and Gender Expression)  is a two-hour training designed to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for all Carolina students, faculty, and staff members by creating a network of allies who have basic knowledge about transgender and intersex communities. Standard Safe Zone training is a prerequisite for this training.

Register for Safe Zone Transgender and Nonbinary

 

Standard Safe Zone Facilitator Training

The UNC-CH LGBTQ Center offers over 30 Safe Zone trainings per year across campus and in the local community. We meet this demand with the help of Volunteer Facilitators.

Safe Zone Facilitator Training is a four-hour training that covers best practices for facilitating group discussions, presenting information, and dealing with difficult questions and topics. There is no expectation to how many trainings facilitators help with. Some of our facilitators are only available to help with one training a year, while others are involved in 3-4 trainings a semester.

Prerequisites for Facilitator Training:

  • Status as current UNC-CH undergraduate/graduate/professional student, postdoc, staff, or faculty
  • Completion of Safe Zone training (4-hour foundational training)
  • Completion of OR current registration for Safe Zone Gender Identity/Gender Expression training or Safe Zone Transgender and Nonbinary training (2-hour training)

Contact April Callis, Ph.D. with questions about this training.

Register for Standard Safe Zone Facilitator Training

 

Health Care Safe Zone Facilitator Training

The UNC-CH LGBTQ Center offers over 30 Standard Safe Zone trainings per year across campus and in the local community. We meet this demand with the help of Volunteer Facilitators. Recently, the Center is facing increasing requests to provide Safe Zones for health care professionals. In response to this need, we have created a Health Care Safe Zone, with a curriculum that covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources, and common health professional scenarios, along with a terminology primer and strategies for allyship. We are looking for individuals knowledgeable on health care to join our Health Care Facilitation Team.

Health Care Safe Zone Facilitator Training is a four-hour training that covers best practices for facilitating group discussions, presenting information, and dealing with difficult questions and topics. It will also go over the curriculum for the Health Care Safe Zone. Once individuals complete Health Care Safe Zone Facilitator Training, they can start co-facilitating Health Care Safe Zones organized by and alongside of LGBTQ Center Staff.

There is no expectation to how many trainings facilitators help with. Some of our facilitators are only available to help with one training a year, while others are able to facilitate 5-6 trainings. We appreciate any level of commitment!

Prerequisites for Health Care Facilitator Training:

  • Status as an employee or student within UNC or the UNC Health Care system.
  • Completion of Safe Zone training (4-hour foundational training).

Please contact April Callis with questions about this training at ascallis@email.unc.edu.

Register for Health Care Safe Zone Facilitator Training

 

Requesting Safe Zone Trainings

On-Campus or Carolina-Affiliated

If you are interested in having a Safe Zone training for your department, organization or group please contact us at least two months in advance to request a training. We ask that hosting departments and groups commit to the following:

  • Guarantee at least 25 participants. (People usually invite nearby offices or groups with similar purposes, if necessary.)

  • Handle publicity, registration, and participant reminders.
  • Attend a planning meeting with LGBTQ Center staff before scheduling the training. Meeting should run no longer than 30 minutes and can be in-person or via phone.
  • Reserve space and notify Center staff of the location and room amenities, such as computer, projector, speakers, etc as early as possible.

Contact April Callis, Ph.D. learn more, or to schedule a Safe Zone training.

Outside Trainings

We offer trainings to non UNC affiliated organizations. There is a fee of $1000 ($250 per hour) for organizations not affiliated with UNC, plus travel expenses for locations over 30 miles from UNC-CH.

Contact April Callis, Ph.D. to learn more, or Request a Training.