The Gender + Equality Center provides a number of training opportunites for campus community members to learn about both gender-based violence and LGBTQ+ allyship. See below for descriptions of all trainings provided by the OU Gender + Equality Center and how you can bring us to your student organization or classroom!
Trainings to increase understanding of and prevent gender-based violence (sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and harassment) on campus and beyond.
The Consent Conversation
The Consent Conversation is a mandatory workshop for first-year students at OU to discuss what consent is - and what it is not. In this 1-hour interactive presentation led by peer educators, participants practice asking for consent, handling conflict and rejection, as well as accessing resources for survivors of gender-based violence. Students receive The Consent Conversation at New Student Orientation.
The Consent Conversation 2.0
The Consent Conversation 2.0 asks participants to further apply what they learned in their initial Consent Conversation workshop. Facilitated by peer educators, this 1-hour interactive presentation utilizes video clips from popular media to help reinforce students’ understanding of how consent is – and is not – communicated. Participants will also examine the roots of sexual violence and tips for helping a friend.
#RelationshipGoals is a 1-hour interactive workshop that educates students on the do’s and don’ts of healthy relationships. Facilitated by peer educators, this workshop utilizes video clips from popular media to examine the key communication and navigation skills needed to build and maintain healthy relationships while in college.
The Boundaries Workshop asks participants to examine their own relationship non-negotiables and how their personal preferences may differ from others. This 40-minute highly interactive workshop led by GEC staff members includes in-depth discusson on the various types of boundaries, standing firm in your own boundaries, and how to respond when a partner's boundaries differ from yours. This workshop requires a space where participants can move around the room freely.
Trainings to promote an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) people on campus and beyond.
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally is our first step training in helping individuals learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and ways to be supportive. In this 3-hour introduction to allyship we focus on understanding key elements of identity development as it relates to people within the LGBTQ+ community. Participants also reflect on the ways being socialized into binary understandings of self has been harmful to the LGBTQ+ individual and community and how to create change through allyship. Learn More
LGBTQ+ Faculty Aspiring Ally
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focusing specifically on the experience of Faculty members at the University of Oklahoma.
LGBTQ+ Greek Aspiring Ally
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focusing specifically on the experience of Greek students at the University of Oklahoma.
LGBTQ+ K-12 Aspiring Ally
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focused specifically on the experience of OU students seeking a career in K-12 education.
LGBTQ+ Medical Aspiring Ally
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focused specifically on the experience of medical professionals at the University of Oklahoma.
LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally 2.0
Aspiring Ally 2.0 is a way for individuals to continue along their path of allyship. Building upon previous knowledge base from introductory training, participants will learn more about gender identity development, specifically focusing on transgender and gender non-conforming identities. Utilizing empathy-based learning activities/opportunities, participants learn how to step up in instances of discrimination, and how to provide affirming, culturally competent services to transgender and gender non-conforming people within the LGBTQ+ community. Learn More
Not finding what you're looking for? The Gender + Equality Center is happy to create a custom presentation for your student organization or classroom that fits our mission and vision. Customized presentation requests must be made a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.