Training and Workshops

Powerful learning experiences can be insightful, engaging, and even fun. The trainings of The HUB Cultural Center are rooted in connection and promote the ideas and "ways of being" we believe to be important for a deeper sense of community, healing, and equity to emerge on our campus and in our world. To request a training please email The HUB. 

Gender & Sexuality Training

We are excited to offer new 2-hour workshops for departments and groups interested in learning about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual identities, as well as information about fostering just communities at Sonoma State and beyond. We incorporated participant and community feedback from SSU's "Safe Zone" workshop to offer the following training opportunities: 

  • Terminology Foundations: This workshop is for folks interested in learning more about queer and trans inclusive language, as well as terminology important to queer and trans communities.
    • Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 @ 1pm

    • Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 @ 10am

  • Understanding Pronouns: This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about gender pronouns, their significance to queer and trans communities, and gender inclusive language. We recommend participants attending the Terminology Foundations workshop before attending this workshop.
    • Thursday, February 18th, 2021 @ 9am

    • Monday, April 12th, 2021 @ 9am

  • Transgender & Non-binary Genders: This is an introductory workshop designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support transgender, non-binary, and gender questioning individuals at Sonoma State. We recommend attending Terminology Foundations and Pronouns 101 before attending this workshop. 
    • Monday, March 1st, 2021 @ 1pm

    • Thursday, April 29th, 2021 @ 2pm

Click here to sign up for a virtual workshop.

To schedule a workshop tailored for your group or department, reach out to Jor Grapentine at

The HUB's Core Leadership Training 

The HUB’s CORE Leadership Program (Internship)

"Absolutely life-changing." - Former CORE Leadership intern

The HUB’s CORE Leadership Program is a unique internship for SSU students who want to be a part of a diverse cohort that supports the overall endeavors and offerings of the HUB Cultural Center. Through the CORE Leadership Program all cohort interns will have opportunities to:

  • Practice somatic (body-oriented), social, and emotional learning, with an orientation toward cultivating awareness and connection as well as individual/collective well-being;

  • Consider how different life conditions and systems influence the emergence and interactions of people from diverse cultural worldviews, communities and identities;

  • Apply the above-mentioned ideas and skills, among others, to the HUB’s communication, programmatic, and community-building efforts.  

CORE cohort interns exercise and develop transferable leadership skills that will support their personal, academic, and professional lives. While the program is a cohort and collective learning journey, there are two distinct roles students can apply for within the CORE Leadership Program: communications interns and program interns. 

Please email The HUB to learn more about internship opportunities.