Safe Space Online Micro-Course

Course timeline: February 2023 - May 2023

Spring Semester (2023) Enrollment Form


Safe Space Online brings UMB’s traditional LGBTQ+ Safe Space program to the virtual world, allowing participants to build their LGBTQ+ allyship skills, engage with a cohort of online peers, and learn about LGBTQ+ identities, activism, support, and inclusive best practices, all from the comfort of their home or office, at any time or any day. This self-paced micro-course is free for all UMB students and employees. Enrolled participants should expect to dedicate 7-12 hours to this course and will watch videos, read articles, engage in video-based discussion boards, and complete learning quizzes. Individuals who complete this free course will receive a digital certificate, online micro-credential, and digital badge to place on their LinkedIn profile.

Course Instructor:

  • Gregory A. Brightbill, EdD (Graduand), MBA, MEd. Associate Director of Student Leadership & Involvement, Intercultural Leadership & Engagement

Learning Objectives:

  1. LGBTQ+ terminology
  2. How to support someone when as they "come out" to you
  3. The differences between birth/assigned sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression
  4. LGBTQ+ history and legal issues
  5. Inclusive best practices such as gender-neutral and gender-inclusive language and pronouns