Safe Space is Georgia Tech’s LGBTQIA ally training program.
NOTE: Our November training session is now full. Please register for a Spring training instead.
Safe Space training dates for Spring 2015 are:
Thursday, 22nd January: 1:00-4:30
Wednesday, 25th February 9:00-12:30
Monday, 30th March 1:00-4:30
Thursday, 16th April: 9:00-12:30
Training sessions are open to all faculty, staff, and students who have a sincere interest in learning more about how to be an ally to the LGBTQIA community.
Each training lasts 3.5 hours. By the end of the Safe Space training, participants will:
Participants who complete Safe Space training will receive a card to display in their work space or residence hall room to indicate to others that they are allies and can provide support to LGBTQIA peers.
Our Fall training is now full. Please register for a Spring training instead.
Once you have completed the online registration form, you will receive an email with a link to a short pre-test. This test is anonymous so we have no way of linking your responses to you. This test is required for everyone who registers for a Safe Space training.
Great question. First of all, we ask that you don't make Safe Space training mandatory for your colleagues or members. Compelling an unwilling person to go through ally training usually doesn't make them an ally, and we want to make sure that everyone who posts a card in their office or dorm is truly willing to support an LGBTQIA person who goes to them for guidance.
Second, in order to make the best use of our facilitators' time, we ask that you have a minimum of five people commit to attending a training before you reach out to us. If you have fewer than five people who are interested, please consider registering for one of our monthly open sessions.
We also offer alternative trainings to Safe Space for those managers who want to require their staff to learn about issues affecting the LGBTQIA community. Participants who complete one of these trainings will not receive a Safe Space sticker or be added to our list of Safe Space allies.
If there is sufficient interest in your department or group for a Safe Space or other LGBTQIA training, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date and time.
Any current faculty or staff member can apply to be a facilitator. We will be rolling out applications for student Safe Space Peer Facilitators in 2015. Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the requirements and then complete our online application. You can email the Director if you have any questions.