Offerings

All training's are interactive, experiential. and leave time for Q&A. Training modules are generally 2 hours, but can be expanded to meet your organization’s needs.  All training's are facilitated in a way that supports multiple styles of learning, including auditory, sensory, and visual learning.

Our training's cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

 

LGBTQ+ 101/Creating Safe Space: This entry level training provides participants with an understanding of common myths and facts about the LGBTQ+ community. Training participants walk away with a greater understanding of terminology and concepts as they pertain to the LGBTQ+ community, as well as tools for recognizing personal biases and creating safety in relationships and organizations.

 

Implicit Bias: Each of us carries assumptions and prejudices about “the other” that often remain buried in the subconscious. When left unexplored, these biases negatively impact how we interact with each other and support uneven power dynamics within organizations. This training explores how implicit bias is created and maintained, as well as the ways in which it reinforces power and privilege dynamics. 

 

Microaggressions: The term microaggressions was coined by psychiatrist and Harvard professor, Chester M. Pierce in 1970.  The term refers to brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward culturally marginalized groups.  Participants will learn how to identify the 3 aspects of a microaggression, how microaggressions affect those impacted, and how they can damage workplace culture and performance

 

Intersectionality: The term intersectionality was coined in 1989 by professor Kimberle Crenshaw to describe people who embody multiple marginalized identity markers. The purpose of intersectionality is to identify that multiple forms of discrimination based on these identity markers are related to one another. We need to take these relationships into account when working to promote social and political equity. This training explores the concept of intersectionality, its impact on the individual, and how that impact plays out in relationships and at work. 

Pre-Training Consultation

Pre-training consultation allows us to tailor training content to the needs of each team we work with.  For more information, please contact elle black, Interim Training Program Manager, at elle@pacificcenter.org.

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ/IA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County.