Safe Zone Training

In this interactive virtual session, you will be introduced to what a Safe Zone is and how creating one and being a part of the Safe Zone Network, has a positive impact at the individual, group and institutional level.

A Safe Zone is an intentional space, climate and/or person that is affirming of all students, staff and faculty regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Creating inclusive and supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty decreases stigma and increases social interactions, participation in campus activities and feelings of safety. Participants will elevate their understanding, empathy and capacity to engage with colleagues and students who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community in a welcoming and inclusive way. This session will help participants support a safe workplace community for everyone as part of their everyday work interactions in a variety of ways.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn basic vocabulary and respectful language
  • Gain a better understanding of the components of sex, gender and sexuality
  • Understand the negative impact on individuals by not engaging in a respectful, supportive way
  • Learn behaviors and communication strategies that will promote inclusion, safety and allyship

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff

Prerequisites

None

Fee

Free

Workshop Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view workshop dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email training@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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Instructors

E. Suzy Shallowhorn

Organizational Development and Performance Support Specialist

Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Phone: 716-645-4489

Email: lss@buffalo.edu

Mary Clare Fahey

Assistant Director for Residential Inclusion Initiatives

Res Life Admin

Phone: (716) 645-5620

Email: mcfahey@buffalo.edu

Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch.

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist

Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Phone: 716-645-4459

Email: training@buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE) at (716) 645-4459 or training@buffalo.edu prior to attending the workshop. Please allow ample time for ODE to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.