The LGBTQ Academy SafeZone Train-the-Trainer Certification Program is a program created to develop confident, knowledgeable and effective SafeZone trainers, who can establish sustainable SafeZone Programs in their schools, on their college campuses and in their workplaces.
The SafeZone Train-the-Trainer Certification Program is an interactive 8 hour course, which includes activities, small group discussions and opportunities for practicing skills as educators. Topics covered include:
- Educational Philosophy
- Suggested Exercises for Increasing Knowledge
- Suggested Exercises for Taking Action
- Encouraging Dialogue and Understanding Your Audience
- Answering Questions Effectively
- Behind-The-Scenes Tips for Successful Facilitation
- Suggestions for Continuing Education
- Creating Sustainable SafeZone Programs on Campus and in the Workplace
This workshop can be run as a one day 8 hour session or two half day sessions. During this course, participants will be coached in running SafeZone trainings and offered opportunities to ask and answer questions in a supportive environment using the teaching skills that they acquire. Each participant will receive a SafeZone Training manual that will provide a complete course guide for running SafeZone Trainings, a review of material from the course, best practices for successful facilitation, suggested reading to extend knowledge, handouts to use in future SafeZone Trainings, a certificate of course completion and an official SafeZone sticker and lapel pin. On-going support will be provided to all participants for up to 3 years following the presentation to offer assistance and access to all of our updated materials. In addition if we come to your campus or workplace, we will provide you with feedback on your website presence with our website “report card” and strategize ways to create more LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces.