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The Centers offer educational workshops and training seminars for classes, campus agencies, student organizations, and departments about a variety of topics including gender, sexuality, identity, and other topics relating to multicultural competence. We design programs specifically for target audiences and may include students who talk about their own experiences.

For faculty and staff training and education, contact Robert Aiello-Hauser, Director of ASI Community Centers.  Student organizations and others interested in trainings and education for students, contact Abrahán Monzón, Assistant Director of ASI Community Centers.

SafeZone Training 

Audience: Can be delivered to student, faculty, staff, or mixed audiences. Training can be tailored to specific audiences.

Description: The SafeZone Community at California State University San Marcos creates a visible support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning individuals at the University and within North San Diego County. SafeZone’s educational opportunities are designed to value and reflect the diversity within LGBTQ communities, fostering an environment that is affirming, inclusive, and safe.  By nurturing open communication and increasing awareness and knowledge, SafeZone empower community members to serve as allies, resources, and advocates for LGBTQ individuals.  Trainings are typically scheduled for three hours, including a student panel.

Training Dates for the Fall 2018 Semester will be announced soon!

SafeZone training is underwritten by sponsorship from the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

Safe(r) Zone 

Audience: Can be delivered to student, faculty, staff, or mixed audiences. Training can be tailored to specific audiences.

Description: Information and education about sexual and gender identity is constantly evolving.  SafeZone certification includes a commitment to continued education. Safe(r) Zone consists of trainings that are meant to continue where the SafeZone training left off.  Additional training can be developed for a variety of topics, including:

  • Trans*, Genderqueer, and Gender Non-Conforming Identities
  • Bisexual, Pansexual, and Non-Monosexual Identities

Additional, topic-specific, trainings can be developed with advanced notice.  In order to appropriately cover these topics, we ask that a minimum of 90-minutes are allotted per topic covered.  Additional time allows for more interactive sessions.

Personal Mission Statement Training: Finding Your Passion

Are you Ready to Discover, Develop, and Live your Passion?

Audience: Can be delivered to student, faculty, staff, or mixed audiences. Training can be tailored to specific audiences.

Presenter: Robert Aiello-Hauser

Description: This two-hour workshop takes participants through several activities that look at their interests, strenghts, aspirations, and core values; leading them to create an individualized personal mission statement. A personal mission statement is a brief description of what should be the individual's focus, what they want to accomplish, and who they want to become in a particular area of their lives over the next one to three years. It is a way for participants to focus their energy, actions, behaviors, and decisions towards the things that are most important to them. The realization of one's true passion and the power behind that realization can be life changing.

Mask of Marginalization

Audience: Intended for students, but can be tailored to other audiences.

Description:  Attendees participate in a simulation activity where they can identify their roles that mirror those in society of privilege and marginalization.  Participants will be able to identify what it means to be marginalized and how that affect’s people’s sense of empowerment.

Custom Training

We are also able to develop customized trainings on a variety of topics.  Let us know what your learning objectives, and the time you have allotted for the training.  We will follow up with a phone or in-person meeting to review an outline of the training.  Please allow 3-4 weeks in order for staff to develop training.