Training

Bystander and ally training

Are you interested in helping us make UW-Eau Claire inclusive, welcoming, and safe for all Blugolds, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression? Whether you already consider yourself an Ally to the LGBTQIA+ community or are entering into the conversation for the very first time, Safe Space and Stand Up training is for you! We offer training in these programs to all university departments, offices, student organizations, and even communities throughout the Chippewa Valley.

Safe Space Training

Register: safespace@uwec.edu

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These trainings are 2-hour session led by two Safe Space trainers, averaging between 8-20 participants, as we find discussion is most useful within that range. That said, group sizes do vary; we are flexible. So, let us know what you have in mind and we'll work with you. 

Safe Space Training covers quite a bit of ground, and while each session varies depending on the lived experiences of those in attendance, some of the terms/issues we will discuss are as follows:

  • LGBTQIA+ (What do the letters in this acronym represent???)
  • Pronouns
  • Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Gender Roles
  • Erasure
  • Heteronormativity
  • The Queer legal landscape
  • Allyship
  • Resources (UW-Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley, Nationwide)

If you or your organization are interested in learning more about Safe Space Training or are ready to sign up, click the link above, and a Gender & Sexuality Resource Center intern will promptly respond. Thank you for your interest and for helping us create a safe and inclusive campus/community!

Stand Up! training

Register: standup@uwec.edu

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UW-Eau Claire is dedicated to addressing and promoting a cultural shift in the norms associated with sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking within our campus community. Along with fostering dialogue among campus constituencies and raising awareness through collaborative events and resources, the Bystander Intervention Training for Sexual Assault explores and educates participants on a variety of issues.

If you sign up for Stand Up! bystander training, you can expect a 2.5 hour session led by two GSRC facilitators. These sessions average 1-30 participants, though group sizes vary and we will accommodate requests as needed. 

Bystander Intervention Training for Sexual Assault covers quite a bit of material, and while each session varies depending on the lived experiences of those in attendance, some of the terms/issues we will discuss are as follows:

  • bystander effect
  • consent
  • rape, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking
  • street harassment
  • victim blaming
  • slut shaming
  • diffusion of responsibility
  • rape culture

If you or your organization are interested in learning more about Bystander Intervention Training for Sexual Assault or are ready to sign up, email us at safespace@uwec.edu, and a Gender & Sexuality Resource Center intern will promptly respond. Thank you for your interest and for helping us create a safe and prosocial campus/community!

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