Workshops

Identity, Power, and Privilege

This introductory workshop is designed to introduce the conversation of racial disparity through the lens of identity, power, and privilege. Participants are asked to come with an open mind, prepared to listen to and discourse about topics that are sometimes challenging to discuss. During this workshop participants will:

  • Engage in meaningful conversations with colleagues around multiple concepts and perspectives in a brave space.
  • Gain the knowledge and/or strengthen understanding of vocabulary and concepts related to social identities. Reflect on their social identities and openly discuss overarching themes with their colleagues.
  • Gain the knowledge and/or strengthen understanding of target and non-target identities.
  • Practice differentiating between the levels of oppression. Exercise creative thinking and reflection on how we can build inclusive environments and services for students.
 Dates:
Tuesday, April 9th, 10. a.m. Virtual
 
Webex Link will be provided for 2024 dates a week prior to the training
 

Implicit Bias

This intermediary workshop is intended to assist participants with understanding and minimizing the role of unconscious bias within their organization. Through education and discussion, this training strategy teaches employees how to recognize and manage their biases. In this workshop, participants will:
  • Define the concepts associated with implicit bias.
  • Identify their own implicit bias(es) and learn the impact of them in personal and professional spaces.
  • Identify skills in which to discuss the impact of (implicit) biases and how to mitigate the impact of these biases in their personal and professional interactions.
Dates:
 Monday, April 15th, 10. a.m. Virtual
 
Webex Link will be provided for 2024 dates a week prior to the training

 

Microaggressions

This advanced workshop is designed to assist participants with the ability to recognize and alleviate microaggressions, personally and professionally. Microaggressions involve the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. In this interactive workshop, participants will:
  • Define the concept of microaggression.
  • Discuss examples of microaggressions in both their personal and professional lives.
  • Explore the impact microaggressions have in institutions of higher education.
  • Reflect on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are associated with microaggressions.
  • Identify ways to alleviate microaggressions in their holistic lives.
Dates:
Monday, April 22nd, 10. a.m. Virtual  
 
Webex Link will be provided for 2024 dates a week prior to the training

Cultural Humility 

This intermediary workshop is intended to assist participants with understanding and minimizing the role of unconscious bias within their organization. Through education and discussion, this training strategy teaches employees how to recognize and manage their biases. In this workshop, participants will:
  • Define the concept of cultural humility.
  • Discuss the difference between cultural competence and cultural humility.
  • Highlight the role cultural humility plays in higher education.
  • Explore the dynamics of difference.
  •  Reflect on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are associated with cultural humility.
Dates:
 
Monday April 29th, 10. a.m. Virtual
Webex Link will be provided for 2024 dates a week prior to the training