LGBTQ Foundations, Level IV: Make NOISE

Friday, February 16, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Faculty, Staff

GVSU Inclusion & Equity Institute Color Burst

In the "Make NOISE" session, participants will focus on developing strategic action plans to integrate LGBTQIA+ inclusion into their leadership practices. Through interactive activities and case studies, attendees will learn how to create comprehensive organizational policies, foster a culture of open communication, and implement initiatives that champion diversity and acceptance. By equipping leaders with actionable strategies, this session empowers them to drive transformative change, elevate inclusivity as a core value, and ensure that LGBTQIA+ individuals are safe, valued, respected, and empowered within their organizations.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will be able to:

  1. Use N.O.I.S.E as a planning analysis tool to determine what’s working within institutionalized systems and how things can be improved. 
  2. Foster Allyship and Advocacy: Attendees will acquire the skills to actively champion LGBTQIA+ rights, serve as allies, and advocate for change within their professional spheres, fostering a more supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  3. Lead Inclusively: Through case studies and interactive exercises, participants will cultivate leadership strategies that celebrate diversity, address bias, and create an environment where all team members are empowered to bring their authentic selves to the workplace.
  4. Promote Education and Awareness: By the end of the session, participants will be equipped to initiate educational initiatives and awareness campaigns about LGBTQIA+ issues, driving meaningful change and fostering a culture of empathy and understanding.
  5. Measure Progress and Impact: Attendees will learn how to measure the impact of their inclusive leadership efforts, using qualitative and quantitative methods to track changes in organizational culture, employee engagement, and overall LGBTQIA+ inclusion.


DL McKinney, (they/them), MPA; Director of the LGBT Resource Center

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Location Information

Allendale Campus in Kirkhof Center Rm 2266

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Contact Information

Inclusion & Equity Institute

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 616-331-4111



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This event was added to the calendar by Sydney Hohlbein ( on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 12:13 p.m.