Community and Belonging Division

Workshops and Trainings

The Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Education can facilitate  professional learning opportunities for your constituents (students, faculty, staff) with prior notification (at least three weeks notice) by contacting completing the Professional Learning Opportunities request form. Additionally, we can facilitate workshops based on the following topics:

Sexuality & Gender Identity Education

The office does not provide Safe Zone training but instead offers a series of capacity building educational opportunities that raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community.

Identity & Intersectionality

This workshop is about exploring and understanding different aspects of identity and intersectionality. Participants will engage in intentional exercises that will get them to reflect upon the influences of socialization upon their own identity, as well as apply their knowledge to their engaged work in the communities in which they serve and belong. 

Identity Erasure & Programming

Identity Erasure involves ways different oppressed histories of marginalized identities are denied, or re-explained, or glossed over in their history or literature curriculums. This workshop will explore how identity erasure can, and often does, infiltrate the curricular and co-curricular atmosphere of colleges/universities—sometimes overtly, sometimes subtly.

Microaggressions

Professor of Colombia University Derald Wing Sue puts it, “Micro-Aggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward the other”.  This workshop will explore how these brief and everyday slights, insults, indignities, and denigrating messages are sent to people by well-intentioned people who are unaware of the hidden messages being communicated. 

Micro-Resistance & Micro-Affirmations

Micro-resistance and micro-affirmations are incremental daily efforts to challenge privilege that often help target groups cope with microaggressions. This workshop will explore how these concepts can serve as a mean as survival and challenge the culture that allows microaggressions to thrive. 

Implicit Bias Workshop

Brings to light the unconscious stereotypes we all have towards people others and how to educate ourselves on changing our thought process to being more accepting and inclusive. This workshop can also be utilized during faculty/staff search processes.

Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable

In social justice circles, calling in refers to “the act of checking your peers and getting them to change problematic behavior by explaining their misstep with compassion and patience.” Calling out is a more familiar—and, perhaps, more popular and easier—way of addressing socially problematic language and behavior. This workshop will explore the impact of both concepts when navigating difficult conversations.