Upcoming Online Workshops

Safe Zone Online Ally Training online workshops are free interactive online workshops for students, faculty, staff, and the professional community. During these workshops, participants will build knowledge and skills to create a more inclusive and affirming environment for LGBTQ individuals in engineering and STEM. 

In November and December 2017, ASEE will be hosting three new Safe Zone online workshops. These online workshops have been re-formatted, and will now be divided topic and theme (as opposed to being divided by level). As with our past online workshops, these events will focus on sharing tips and easy-to-implement action strategies for allies. All Safe Zone online workshop participants will leave these events with things they can do!

To register, click the title of the workshop below! 


Safe Zone: Discrimination and Bias through an LGBTQ Lens

Participants will learn: 

  • How to recognize privilege (e.g. heterosexual, cisgender privilege)
  • How to respond to bias – as both the perpetrator and the recipient
  • Micro-aggressions and how to spot them
  • What “inclusive language” is and how to incorporate it into daily speech and activities

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 21 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM, ET (90 minutes) 

Facilitators: Kelly Cross (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Hector Rodriguez-Simmons (Purdue University), and Mahesh Aggarwal (Gannon University)


Safe Zone: LGBTQ in STEM and Action Strategies for Allies

Participants will learn: 

  • What the STEM climate is like for LGBTQ individuals 
  • The current state of engineering culture, as it relates to diversity and inclusion
  • Ways to be an ally and organize support on and off campus
  • Tools and strategies for fostering an inclusive classroom environment

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM, ET (90 minutes) 

Facilitators: Tiago Forin (Rowan University), Kyle Trenshaw (University of Rochester) 


All past online workshops can all be found here.