Register for LGBTIQ+ and ALLY Training

LGBTIQ+ and Active ALLY@UNSW Training

All current UNSW staff and students are welcome to undertake free LGBTIQ+ training and Ally@UNSW training.

In 2021 the training content and delivery has been revitalised and will be delivered as a two-step model, outlined below.

  • Step 1 Workshop: LGBTIQ+ Foundations
  • Step 2 Workshop: Becoming an Active Ally@UNSW

The Division of EDI welcomes two new co-facilitators, Michelle Sanders, Team Lead, Equitable Learning Services and Luce, De Buitleir Andrews, Principal The Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy to deliver this exciting new training program.

Managers, supervisors, academics and any staff or students in leadership or support roles are especially encouraged to attend.

For students, these workshops are accreditable as part of the UNSW Student Leadership Program.

If you have any questions about training please contact DITeam@unsw.edu.au

 

Workshop 1: LGBTIQ+ Foundations

All current staff and students are welcome to attend. This includes all identifying and non-identifying LGBTIQ+ who are new to UNSW, wish to broaden their knowledge about LGBTIQ+ communities, changed job roles or need to refresh their knowledge.

This 2-3.5 hour (depending on face to face or online delivery) introductory workshop provides a broad set of information to increase awareness of critical past and current impacts and influences on the lived experience of LGBTIQ+ people with a clear focus on the university environment.

Topics include:

  • Basic knowledge around LGBTIQ+ people and communities, including unpacking various forms of the acronym
  • The difference between sex characteristics, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation
  • Understanding health and wellbeing and the impacts of social stigma and assumptions
  • Intersectionality
  • Inclusive Language and Pronouns
  • Respectful and inclusive behaviours in the workplace and classroom
  • Overview of support and initiatives at UNSW
  • Role and importance of Allies

Workshop 2: Becoming an Active Ally@UNSW

All staff who have completed Workshop 1: LGBTIQ+ Foundations are encouraged to become active Allies by completing Workshop 2.

Existing Allies who complete Workshop 2 by July 2022 will remain on the Ally website as a visible Ally@UNSW.

This 1.5-2 hour (depending on face to face or online delivery) workshop focuses on the role of an active Ally@UNSW, including the tools to be a visible, confidential source of support and to be active, influence and advocate on behalf of LGBTIQ+ people and communities at UNSW and broadly.

Topics include:

  • The role of an active Ally
  • active representation and being an active bystander
  • Topical issues
  • Increasing Visibility
  • Finding your voice
  • The Power of Personal Narratives
  • Creating new conversations

Your role as an active Ally@UNSW involves a commitment to creating an inclusive environment for LGBTIQ+ identifying staff and students and therefore for all members of the UNSW community. It includes being publicly listed on the Ally website and being a trusted, safe confidential contact who continues to learn, recommends areas for improvement at UNSW, calls out discrimination when it’s safe to do so, and encourages LGBTIQ+ voices – sharing articles, posting on social media and engaging your local areas to celebrate and recognise Days of Significance like Mardi GrasIDAHOBIT and Wear It Purple.

Training Schedule

Click on a date below to register. Please note that times vary depending on whether delivery is face-to-face or online. Spaces are limited due to the interpersonal, community-building nature and safe space of these workshops.

Dates

Workshop

Format*

*Any face-to-face workshop may move online at short notice based on COVID restrictions

Tues 20 July, 9:30am-12pm

LGBTIQ+ Foundations

 

Online (Teams)

Tues 27 July, 9:30-11am

Becoming an Active Ally@UNSW

Online (Teams)

Thurs 5 August, 9:30am-1pm

LGBTIQ+ Foundations

Face to face – UNSW SYDNEY Kensington campus

Tues 14 September, 9:30-11:30am

Becoming an Active Ally@UNSW

Face to face – UNSW SYDNEY Kensington campus

Tues 19 October, 9:30am-1pm

LGBTIQ+ Foundations

Face to face – UNSW SYDNEY Kensington campus

Tues 16 November, 9:30-11:30am

Becoming an Active Ally@UNSW

Face to face – UNSW SYDNEY Kensington campus