Upcoming workshops and religious observances can be found on the UC Inclusion calendar below. 

NOTE: Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.

Upcoming Inclusive Excellence Workshops

Refresher & Title IX Update (OGEI)

Facilitator: Ashely McWhorter

This 30-minute discussion, facilitated by the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion, will provide a brief refresher and update regarding Title IX. Participants will gain understanding in how the office serves as a strategic partner in promoting gender equity within the University of Cincinnati community.

  • September 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Teacher/Dyer Complex Room 540

Informed Discussions (E&I)

Facilitator: Dy'an Marinos

We often engage in discussions around challenging topics without employing the tenets of effective, intentional, and positive dialogue. This workshop offers tips and strategies to participants for facilitating difficult conversations around “hot button” issues. The interactive components of this workshop are designed to enhance understanding of respectful communication, addressing conflict to avoid destructive speech and behavior, and encouraging honest dialogue while remaining civil with classmates and colleagues.

  • October 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., University Hall 415

Anti-Harassment/Non-Discrimination Seminar Level 1 (OEOA)

Facilitators: Brandon Craig & Tracey Johnson

This 90 minutes seminar, facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, provides foundational information on University of Cincinnati policy, expectations, and procedures for ensuring equity and inclusion across the campus community. Presenters will discuss best practices for culturally aware campus engagement, individual and institutional responsibilities in the prevention and remediation of prohibited conduct, and campus resources administering institutional nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policy. Designed to facilitate dialogue and participant engagement, this session discusses efforts by the University to prevent and remediate prohibited conduct, providing strategies for building and maintaining inclusive living, learning, and working environments at UC.

  • October 16, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., TUC 425

Dialogue and Discussion: Engaging in Courageous Conversations (E&I)

Faciliators: Dy'an Marinos

In academia, courageous conversations often involve questioning current practices while promoting growth and development through discourse. Whether the focus is on performance evaluation or professional coaching, in courageous conversations, colleagues are invited to express themselves authentically while avoiding placing blame or becoming defensive. Essential to the exchange is a willingness to learn (

In this workshop, participants will gain insight into the comments and behaviors that inhibit inclusion in the workplace, recognize differences between dialogue and discussion, and develop stategies for fostering trust and respect among coworkers.

  • October 23, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., TUC 415

Inclusion Advovacy in Support of Equitable Hiring Processes (OEOA)

Facilitator: Matt Olovson

This 90 minutes seminar, facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, is designed to empower and engage the UC community in efforts ensuring equal employment opportunity and good faith, affirmative action practices diversifying the University workforce. Providing attendees with foundational policy information and compliance requirements, this session prepares search committee members, hiring units, and leadership to recruit strategically, equitably assess validated qualifications, structure fair hiring processes and champion workforce diversity across the organization. This program is designed to supplement, not replace, OEOA search committee consultations, particularly for individuals desiring to better advocate for inclusive employment practices at UC. 

  • October 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., TUC 415

Inside Out: The Impact of Identity in the Workplace (E&I)

Facilitator: Dy'an Marinos

Social identity theory (Tajfel, 1979) suggests people identify with others like them. In the workplace, we may find ourselves drawn to those similar to us in race, age group, occupation, etc. This social context of professional relationships can elicit positive thoughts about our work leading to increased job satisfaction, commitment, and engagement. However, finding one's community of support through similarity can also create perceptions of the in-group and out-group of the workplace. In this workshop, participants will learn how one might develop the social support they seek on the job while avoiding the "us versus them" mentality.

  • November 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., University Hall 454

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