past trainings

upcoming trainings & Talks

We are excited to announce a few upcoming trainings in the community. Check our Facebook page for updates and information or RSVP with the hosting organization.


University of Southern Indiana

The psychology club at USI will be sponsoring a training for students  on April 23rd 2016 from 10:00-1:00 in Carter Hall. Free breakfast will be provided. Click here to register.

Vanderburgh Substance Abuse Council

Vanderburgh Substance Abuse Council and Tri-State Alliance is sponsoring a training on February 16th 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville, IN.  Registration and pizza begins at 5:30. For more information or to register for the training, please contact Wally Paynter at

United Caring Services Staff Retreat

We will be presenting at this year's United Caring Services Staff Retreat on issues facing their transgender clients. The talk will be at First Presbyterian Church on April 9th, 11:45-12:45 pm. For more information, contact Dr. Amie McKibban.

about the trainings

We strongly believe that ally development is an action oriented, life-long process, and we structure the workshop accordingly.

We hold three separate trainings: for students; for faculty, staff and administration; and for community members. This creates an environment in which our allies can freely share their stories of joy, their stories of sorrow, and feel comfortable doing so.

Each training lasts 3 hours, with attention given to the largest details (we feed you) down to the smallest (comfortable lighting). At the beginning of the 3 hour session, we cover basic information to ensure that we are all on the same page for the remainder of the training. After some basic information is covered, we continue the workshop: shifting between a lecture oriented approach and an interactive approach. From visualization activities, to discussion, to group scenarios, we aim to give our allies a “jumping off point” for their continued journey in becoming an ally.

“I expected this workshop to be a typical 'diversity training' workshop with a lot of cheek-in-tongue lecture. I was wrong. Not only did Amie and Stephanie present relevant information, they designed this in a way that goes above and beyond diversity training. It was emotional. It was thoughtful. And in the end, it is programs like this that will change the culture.” ~ Evansville community member/participant

Fostering socially just communities

Tri-State Safe Zone Initiative