Currently Safe Zone Trainings are provided in Chaffee, Lake, Fremont, and Custer Counties.

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Ark Valley LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

 Ark Valley LGBTQ Safe Zone's team is excited to offer Safe Zone training to your community. The 2 1/2 hour training is highly interactive and will enable you, your business, department, and/or organization to demonstrate inclusion and openness.


Training covers how to be an ally, basic terminology, and micro-agressions. It is designed to increase understanding and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues. Participants gain a better understanding of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, and inequalities. 

Safe Zone training is essentially a guided conversation how to make organizations become safe places for those who identify as LGBTQ. It raises awareness of what it means to be a human being among other human beings in a world of incredible diversity.

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Safe Zone Training is perfect for teachers, waiters, doctors, kayakers, construction workers, nurses, astronauts, bakers... 

Ark Valley LGBTQ Safe Zone asks for a $10 donation per person (or what you can afford, if anything) to cover materials (handouts and facilitation supplies) which you take with you. No one will be turned away. Trainings are offered in Chaffee, Fremont, Lake, Saguache, and Custer Counties of Colorado. 


There are two ways you can access training

You Come to Us
Community Trainings

Periodically, we host community trainings in Salida, Canon City, Leadville or Westcliffe, where you come to us.

This choice is perfect for individuals, groups smaller than 5, or organizations that want to train at an off-site location. Trainings are limited to 12 individuals and fill up fast. Click the links below to find a training date/location near you.

We Come to You
Group Trainings

Our trainers will come to your organization at a date of your choosing. This choice is perfect for groups who want to train together as an organization and have the space to do so. Requirements:

  • Guarantee no less than 5 and no more than 12 participants 

  • Publicize the training among your people and keep track of registrants
  • Setup the meeting space, which should be private and free from interruptions
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the training