GLYS Services and LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Trainings
As a national subchapter of GLSEN, GLYS offers a Safe Space Training with resources from their research and advocacy. This training is designed to help educators create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. Our Safe Space Training covers:
What is a safe space?
Gender identity vs. gender expression
Proper use of pronouns
How to advocate for inclusivity
For schools, GLYS recommends a follow up Safe Space training that is more interactive and allows participants to talk through various scenarios with GLYS staff as they talk through their best practices for working with this population.
*this training meets NYS requirements for staff*
Community Organizations can also benefit from Safe Space Trainings
Safe Space Training
LGBTQ+ Youth Issues and Concerns
Suggested for those who already have a base knowledge on the LGBTQ+ community
Increase knowledge about LGBTQ+ issues
Examine your own implicit bias and prejudices against LGBTQ+ people
Learn LGBTQ+ local and national history
Guidelines for offering friendlier and more inclusive programming and services
Understand how LGBTQ+ people and viewed and how they view themselves
Know the rights of LGBTQ+ people
GLYS does not require compensation to speak with youth or students - to set up a presentation please contact our School Support Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our trainings can be customized for your specific needs. If you have questions about customizing a training, please email email@example.com
All trainings start at a base rate of $250 per hour, with an additional $100 presenter travel fee if your training will take place outside of Erie County.
GLYS is happy to provide these trainings on site at your school/organization! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.