Please join us for SpeakOUT, a workshop on successful LGBTQ Education. SpeakOUT training participants become more confident and articulate while talking with others about LGBTQ issues. We will focus on using your personal story as a tool for education, responding to questions mindfully and tips for respectful communication. A great experience for someone new to LGBTQ issues, or someone who has lived or worked with the issues for years. No matter your identity (ally, trans*, gay, lesbian, bi, etc.) this class will be of value to you. Think of it as professional development for your life!
The class is open and appropriate for everyone; all ages, all identities, all experiences and will prepare participants to successfully advocate for and address challenges to full LGBTQ inclusion. A perfect workshop for counselors, teachers, student leaders, Dignity Act Coordinators, and social workers!
Participants in SpeakOUT classes in Rochester will have the option of completing additional training to become a Gay Alliance Speakers Bureau Educator.
Fee: $75/pp Please know that we are unable to provide refunds to registrants who cancel within one week of the training or who do not attend. Attendance both days is mandatory. If you need ASL interpretation we ask that you please let us know at least 10 business days in advance. You can select “ASL services” in the on-line registration process. Please contact JeanneG@gayalliance.org with any accessibility needs or other questions.
This course takes place over two days: Friday October 2nd, 6-8pm and Saturday October 3rd, 8:30am-5:00pm. Attendance on Friday is required for entry on Saturday.
FACILITATORS: Jeanne Gainsburg, Gay Alliance Education Director, and Rowan Collins, Gay Alliance Education Coordinator, join forces to bring you this fast-paced, dynamic and interactive workshop.