Lavender Leadership Certificate

Lavender Leadership Certificate: Developing Diverse LGBTQ+ Communities

A racial justice centered LGBTQ+ leadership development workshop series for University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate and graduate students. Open to students coming in at any level of current leadership or involvement.

The overarching goal of the series is to build the capacity of UMD's LGBTQ+ and allied students to run or volunteer in LGBTQ+ student initiatives, groups, and organizations that build community, create change, and seek/sustain social justice. We center racial justice and racial diversity as key components of this work, and we also center inclusion, kindness, and genuineness as key leadership attributes.

Students can join for any one of the modules -- but those who complete all four modules within the academic year will receive the Lavender Leadership Certificate, recognizing participation, and they will be automatically nominated for consideration for membership in the Lavender Leadership Honor Society.


Previous Workshops

Module #1: Identity, Intersectionality, and Leadership

Friday, September 29, 2017, 4pm-6pm

Intention: LGBTQ+ students better understand what inclusive leadership is and how their own intersecting identities affect their leadership, with particular deepening of conversation around racial justice as a component of this.

Module #2: Facilitating Dialogue

Friday, November 3, 2017, 4pm-6pm

Intention: LGBTQ+ students have a greater ability to lead conversations within the LGBTQ+ communities, with particular recognition of diversity within LGBTQ+ communities, including raising issues of racial justice.

Module #3: Outreach and Communications

Friday Feb 16th, 4:30pm-6:30pm 

Intention: LGBTQ+ students have a greater ability to attract diverse LGBTQ+ students, including students of racially diverse backgrounds, to their events, meetings, and organizations, and to retain those already attending.

Module #4: Advocacy

Friday March 9th, 4pm-6pm 

Intention: LGBTQ+ students have a greater ability to create the changes they seek on campus (e.g. behavioral, cultural, organizational, policy/practices, resources), with particular attention to intersectional issues and racial justice.