The Speakers Bureau is composed of a group of trained speakers who share their personal journeys as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or ally individuals on panel presentations. Audiences are encouraged to ask questions to get an idea of some of the emotions, struggles or accomplishments involved in the LGBT/Ally student or staff member's life.
Panels are often presented at the conclusions of workshops, which are offered with a number of additional services.
Educational workshops are designed and delivered by peer counselors, focusing on a range of LGBT/Ally issues, or on a specific topic that is usually requested. Through lecture, discussion, panel presentations or interactive exercises, workshops are able to open up dialogue within an audience, helping participants to examine and assess their previous knowledge of LGBT issues.
Workshops and panels are geared towards creating a greater understanding of the LGBT community, and are available for academic classes, residence halls, cultural clubs and other campus organizations.
If you are interested in arranging a presentation, please stop by the LGBT Resource Center or contact the LGBTRC Workshop Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to request a workshop.
Speaker's Bureau Training Dates
If you are interested in being a part of the Speaker's Bureau Panels:
The next training dates for Fall are TBA. You must attend both sessions.
The LGBTRC provides educational workshops on a number of topics to increase awareness and understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Workshops can be in the form of interactive panels, discussion groups, presentations, trainings, or academic lectures. Issues and topics are tailored to meet the specific need of the group that requested the workshop. Workshops are available for classroom presentations, residence hall programs, student organizations, staff trainings, and other campus events. If you are interested in organizing a workshop for your group or organization, please contact the LGBTRC Workshop Coordinator at email@example.com.