Workshops

The Center for Belonging and Social Change

The Center for Belonging and Social Change (CBSC) offers Identity Based Workshops that are available to members of the Ohio State community seeking to build inclusive environments. To request one of the below workshops, please email Ari Grubaugh at grubaugh.20@osu.edu. Customized workshops are also available by request. LGBTQ topics include:

Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Classrooms

The Center for Belonging and Social Change offers this training to facilitate faculty and staff in creating more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ students. This 2-hour workshop focuses on best practices for supporting LGBTQ students in the classroom, as well as strategies for navigating challenging conversations and interrupting bias. This workshop is offered once a month and by request. All workshops are offered virtually on Zoom unless otherwise noted. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/inclusiveclassrooms. To request, email grubaugh.20@osu.edu.

LGBTQ 101

This workshop provides an overview of LGBTQ identities, terminology, and history. LGBTQ 101 is open to students, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about the LGBTQ+ community. This 1-hour workshop is offered once a month and by request. All workshops are offered virtually on Zoom unless otherwise noted. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/lgbtq101. To request, email grubaugh.20@osu.edu. This workshop is eligible for one DICE credit.

Pronouns 101

This workshop provides an overview of pronouns and their correct usage, and discusses the importance of normalizing the practice of sharing pronouns. The workshop is recommended for students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about respectful pronoun usage. The workshop is offered once a month and by request. All workshops are offered virtually on Zoom unless otherwise noted. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/pronouns101. To request, email grubaugh.20@osu.edu. This workshop is eligible for one DICE credit.

Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training aims to create a more welcoming and safe campus for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This 2.5-hour workshop is recommended for faculty, staff, and students. Through this workshop, participants will (1) gain a greater understanding of LGBTQ identities and the systems of oppression that affect the community, (2) learn tools for incorporating LGBTQ-inclusive practices into your daily life, and (3) strengthen their skills in recognizing and interrupting anti-LGBTQ bias. Those who attend the entire workshop (2.5 hours), will receive a “Safe Zone Trained” sticker. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/safezone. To request this presentation, email grubaugh.20@osu.edu. This workshop is eligible for two DICE credits.

Trans 101

This workshop explores best practices for engaging with and supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students and communities at The Ohio State University. The workshop is recommended for faculty, staff, and students. Through this 1-hour and 30-minute training, participants will gain a greater understanding of transgender identities and the systems of oppression that impact their community, as well as strategies for creating gender inclusive spaces. This workshop is offered once a month and by request. All workshops are offered virtually on Zoom unless otherwise noted. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/trans101. To request, email grubaugh.20@osu.edu. This workshop is eligible for one DICE credit.