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Inclusive Excellence Workshops Focus on Communication

How to better communicate with others is at the heart of three upcoming Inclusive Excellence workshops offered by UC's Office of Equity & Inclusion. They include: Informed Discussions (July 19), How to Disagree Well: Keeping Both Your Cool and Conviction (July 23) and Creating a Culture of Inclusion (July 23).

Date: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Kathy Riehle
Phone: (513) 556-8463

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The University of Cincinnati's Office of Equity & Inclusion offers a variety of Inclusive Excellence workshops.  All are free to attend and open to the community.  Below are upcoming events. Click on the event title for a PDF link with additional event details. 

July 17 | 2-4 p.m. | University Hall 454
Presenter: Dy’an Marinos, EdD (c), LPC, CDP
We often engage in discussions around challenging topics without employing the tenets of effective, intentional, and positive dialogue. This workshop is considered fundamental for enhancing cross-cultural communication skills; offering tips and strategies to participants for facilitating difficult conversations around “hot button” issues. The interactive components of this workshop are designed to enhance (1) participants’ understanding of respectful communication (2) the ability to address conflict to avoid destructive speech and behavior, and (3) skills for encouraging honest dialogue while remaining civil with classmates and colleagues.

July 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Teachers/Dyer Complex 407
Presenters: Keith Sun & Liz Pawley
In an increasingly polarized and pluralistic society, there will only be more disagreements between individuals and groups. As a campus, how can we disagree well with others radically different from us? How can we keep ourselves in a respectable demeanor when we feel our fundamental convictions and allegiances are violated by others who think differently? Inspired from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s nonviolent approach to civil disobedience, this session will cover the nature of civil disagreement, the dysfunction in common disagreement practices, and possible solutions towards constructive disagreement both as a campus and in society in general.

July 23 | 10 a.m.– Noon | Langsam Library, Room 462
Facilitated by diversity educator, Dy’an Marinos, and Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, Matt Olovson
This crossover training serves as an introduction to the topic of cultural competence. This interactive workshop provides an overview of university policy, foundational knowledge on microaggressions, and scenario-based learning. Participants can expect to engage in small and large group discussion with opportunities to practice honing their skills to advance a culture of inclusion.

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to participate in this program, please notify Kathy Riehle in the Office of Equity & Inclusion at 556-8463 or in advance of the workshop.

*Please note: Workshop schedules are subject to change. Please be sure to check the website below for the latest information on scheduled sessions.