LGBTIQ+ Ally Training (EDHR05)

Course overview

This workshop is offered as part of the University's commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive campus where all people can safely work and study free of harassment or discrimination.

Ally Training provides participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTIQ+ inclusion is important to an organisation and explores challenges often faced by people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and the impact that harassment and discrimination can have in the workplace.

Participants who complete the training will be able to join the ANU Ally Network.

Who should attend

For all academic and professional staff, this half day program will provide participants with knowledge and skills to create an inclusive culture for all LGBTIQ+ staff members and be an effective Ally within the ANU community. 

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the acronym LGBTIQ+ and current appropriate terminology
  • Understand inclusion in the workplace and reasons why many LGBTIQ+ people are not in positions to speak out on their own behalf, or are fearful of being harassed or discriminated against
  • Identify why it is important to have Allies who are prepared to support students and staff who identify as LGBTIQ+
  • Create an inclusive culture for all LGBTIQ+ employees and be an effective Ally

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • What inclusion in the workplace is and what it is not: Appropriate behaviour, building awareness, adhering to organisational values of inclusion across all diversity groups, creating an inclusive culture
  • Why LGBTIQ+ inclusion is important: Self editing strategies, impact on individuals wellbeing and career development
  • Diversity of sex, gender identity, gender expression and orientation: Heteronormative binary identities, homophobia, invisible stigmatised identities, diversity within LGBTIQ+
  • Cass Model of identity development: Identity confusion, identity comparison, identity tolerance, identity acceptance
  • Characteristics of an effective Ally: Understanding terminology and myths, advocating for inclusion equity and respect for all, respect for privacy and confidentiality, role modelling person centred language

When can I attend

Please select "Register Now" to review the upcoming workshops for this training program.


Free to ANU Staff

For non-attendance/cancellation of a course with fees of $100 or less (typically those courses which are internally facilitated or centrally funded courses), the following charges will apply, unless the registrant nominates a colleague who meets the eligibility criteria for the course to attend in their place:

a. Notification of cancellation received within 0 – 5 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to $100.00

Please note for non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilities, reasonable evidence will be required to waive the non-attendance fee.


A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code
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