|Frequently Asked Questions about Q&A Training
I want to request a Q&A Training for my office, class or organization. What should I do?
- Determine what date and time you’d like to have the training (minimum of 2 hours in length).
- Email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 weeks prior to your desired training date.
- We will work with you and our cohort of Q&A facilitators to coordinate a training date and time.
- Once the schedule is settled, it is the responsibility of the host group to secure an appropriate space, handle publicity to group members, etc. (As you know what is convenient to your cohort, often already have familiar space available, etc.)
- After the Training, continue to engage the issues and take action for creating an inclusive learning/working environment!
How can an individual get trained, not as part of an existing class, office or organization?
We offer open trainings each quarter for individuals to attend out of their own interest. Check our calendar for upcoming, open trainings. (If none are listed there, then none are yet scheduled! We rely on volunteer facilitators, and must coordinate their schedules with campus space availability--an ongoing process.)
I went through both levels of the Q&A training. I’m still interested in learning more. Can Q&A help me?
Yes. There is no formal curriculum beyond Level 2; however the Center for Multicultural Excellence offers individual and group consultations for those interested in continuing the dialogue. We also offer and sponsor a variety of informative trainings, presentations and other resources online and on campus throughout the year. Finally, interested individuals can also be trained as Q&A Training facilitators. See our calendar for all upcoming events.
I went through a DU SafeZone training in/before 2006. Does that count as Q&A training? Can I be added to the Q&A Network?
No. The DU Q&A curriculum has been rewritten and expanded to include more topics and information that were not part of the earlier SafeZone curriculum. Because staying current and involved is an important part of the Q&A Network, even Network members have to renew their commitment annually by participating in some educational development related to LGBTIQ&A topics. To show your commitment, stay current and re/connect with some other Allies, please join us for a Q&A Training!
I want to be part of the Q&A Network, but I don’t want/need any additional training. Can I just join?
No. To ensure that all members have the same baseline of current information, to join the Network everyone must complete Q&A Trainings Levels 1 & 2. The Trainings are a great opportunity to share and expand your knowledge, and to connect with others passionate about equity --all core purposes of the Network.
As part of the Q&A Network, will I be providing counseling?
No. Members of the Q&A Network ARE NOT trained as counselors or mental health professionals; however they do provide information, campus resources and definitely a supportive listening ear. Individuals considering formal, therapeutic work should contact the DU Health & Counseling Center, GSPP Professional Psychology Clinic or other mental health professionals (for example, the community providers listing maintained by the GLBT Center of Colorado).
I am part of the Q&A Network and I’d like to be trained as a facilitator for Q&A Trainings.
Check our calendar for upcoming Q&A Facilitator Trainings (if scheduled, they're posted!) or contact our office.