Inclusive Leadership Trainings

Inclusive Leadership Training occuring in a lecture-style classroom of about 22 students, with a student facilitator leading.

The office of Student Activities & Leadership Development is proud to support the greater Bearcat community by providing student-focused, created, and led Inclusive Leadership Trainings across campus. We offer three trainings in which participants will engage in dialogue surrounding  that build off of each other, based on the Social Change Model of Leadership. Each training works on a different level of awareness in the model: the Individual, Group, and Societal.

To request a training, please fill out the SALD Workshop/Request Form on CampusLink.

For more details about the available trainings, please see below:

The first part of the Inclusive Leadership Trainings will focus on self-awareness, identity development, and inclusive communication. The goals for this session are:

  • Learn basic skills to be Inclusive Leaders
  • Gain an awareness of self and importance of own’s identity
  • Gain an awareness of others
  • Develop skills in active listening , empathy, and inclusive communication

The second part of the Inclusive Leadership Trainings focuses on implicit biases and microaggressions. The goals for this session are:

  • Explore how our perceptions and understanding of the others are shaped into implicit biases
  • Uncover microaggressions and their impact on our community
  • Explore what to do to counter microaggressions

Dignity Training will be looking at how to look at Human Rights and how utilizing Human Based Approach can help to be able to show respect to all. The Goals of this session are

  • Honesty in all interactions professionally and academically
  • Demonstrate empathy and respect for people of all ethnicities, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, immigration statuses 
  • Trustiworthiness that makes colleagues and organization memebers feel secure 

Power and Privilege

    This training will look at the "Four I's of Oppression" 

  • Idelogical: forms of Racism is usually associated with the majority community's discriminatory attitudes and beliefs toward minority communities
  • Institutional : racial inequity within instiutions and systems of power 
  • Interpersonal : when we act upon ourprejudices and unconscious bias - whether intentionally. visibly, verbally or not
  • Internalized/Intrapersonal: the ways in which private racial beliefs held by and within individuals. 

Authentic Voice at the Table

    This training will look at how to bring your voice at the table and also stand up for issues without     thrusting yourself into the role of the omnipotent leader. The goals for this training:

  • Understand how to listen intently to the conversationssurrounding  issues you are taking up action for
  • Make an effort to understand how engaged leaders, stakeholders, and causes create change, as well as what is actually needed to transform the population you're ultimately trying to serve
  • Understand how unprocessed anger and rage cause you to internalize the same oppresion you're fighting against