L.I.F.T. Program Workshops

We offer L.I.F.T. (LGBTQ+ Intersectionality Focused Training) program workshops on a variety of levels, from introductory to advanced, on multiple topics not limited to those listed below. We are also happy to tailor a workshop to the specific needs of your classroom or organization.  Workshops include a lecture-style presentation, interactive activities, and question & answer periods.  Our standard workshop is 90 minutes long. The minimum number of participants is 5.

Workshop requests should be made, no later than 3 weeks from the presentation date.  This allows our Education team to provide the best workshop possible.  

Fall 2021 Note: Our team is undergoing a transition in staff and is unable to accommodate new workshop requests at this time.

We’ll resume workshops as soon as our new staff is in place and up to speed, which is anticipated to be in October. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we welcome our new team members.

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Intro to the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

5-15 minute presentation (tailored to fit request)
Our mission is to increase the awareness, education, and presence of LGBTQ+ topics and concerns on the UWM campus and to provide a resource for students and campus community members wanting to learn about and advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion. To this end, we provide student-inspired programming, education, outreach and social groups in an attempt to create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all students, staff and faculty members. This presentation will give an overview of the services that the LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides. We will share information about upcoming social and educational forums, activities, programs, and events sponsored by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. We will also discuss various ways students can become involved with activities and outreach initiatives conducted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

LGBTQ+ 101

1 – 1.5 hours
This interactive training is provided to staff, faculty, and students across campus so they are aware of and attentive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment for all people at UWM so they can feel included as well as invited to share in the totality of their identities. This training will address information about language and terms, specific challenges LGBTQ+ students face, guidelines for referrals in counseling and harassment reporting, and resources available on and off-campus.

Trans 2.0

1 – 1.5 hours
The Trans 2.0 training will provide faculty, staff, and students with information and tools to work with transgender people including a review of the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, the gender and sex binary, social constructions of gender, an overview of trans identities, current issues facing trans communities, and effective ally behaviors.

You must have completed our LGBTQ+ 101 training prior to requesting or attending the Trans 2.0 training.