Community Education & Workshops

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Activating Your Values & Personal Power to Impact Positive Change

Throughout history, individuals have used and abused power to drive changes that reflect their personal values. In this seminar, participants will examine their own values and discover how, making value-based decisions, they can drive positive change in their personal and professional lives. 

Activism in the Academy: Working Effectively with Contemporary Student Activists

This workshop looks at collective action among African American college students, the role of the institution, and the ways in which faculty, staff, and leadership can work effectively with this population to advance social justice on campus.

Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom

This session explores the benefits and limitations of the simulation game BaFa’ BaFa’, used as a foundational experience for all students and faculty. Presenters share practical tips for implementing such a program as well as outcome data related to cross-cultural counseling competencies.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

This seminar is a cross-over workshop combining elements of the Anti-Harassment and Informed Discussions sessions. It is, typically, used as the foundation to a series of educational programming.

Creating a Culture of Respect

In this interactive session, participants will assess perceptions and experiences in the workplace, agree to a working definition of respect, identify individiual and shared value, share personal reflections on respectful and disrespectful behavior, and explore strategies to address disrespectful behavior. 

Creating a Culture of Respect 2.0

Participants will: review key components of Level 1; define conflict and explore the stages of conflict; identify situations that may cause one to be annoyed, irritated or angry; review the levels of professional behavior and; hone their skill sin addressing disrespectful behavior through scenarios. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 101

This experiential session lays the foundation for understanding the different and evolving dimensions of diversity, the basic tenets of diversity, systems of inclusion, and strategies to build a more inclusive environment.

Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

This interactive session helps participants to identify, articulate, and manage their feelings and behaviors when encountering difference (people, personalities, or circumstances). Participannts will learn strategies to maintain and control their emotions while calmly addressing the needs of others. 

Finding Common Ground: Developing a Culture of Trust & Respect

Designed to be facilitated within units and/or departments, this session explores cultural considerations for building trust between team members and team leaders, engages participants in group level assessment for finding common ground, and provides opportunities for applying the lessons learned through role play and small group discussion.  

Gender & Generation in the Age of Information

This workshop explores the impact of age and gender identities on job satisfaction, commitment, and longevity. Participants examine scenarios centered on bias in the workplace and assess the efficacy of various responses. 

Implicit Bias: A Deeper Dive

As a continuation of Oops...Did I Do That? Exploring Implicit Bias, this session helps participants identify different types of cognitive biases, audit their personal environments to identify areas for potential bias, clear the smoke of stereotypes, simulate an applicant selection process, and discuss strategies for mindfulness. 

Inclusive Conversations Level 1: Informed Discussions

Thought of as the foundation for building skills for participating in courageous conversations, this workshop offers strategies for facilitating difficult conversations around “hot button” issues. Participants enhance their understanding of respectful communication and learn to avoid engaging in destructive speech and behaviors.

Inclusive Conversations Level 2: Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias

Designed to build upon the Informed Discussions module, this interactive workshop assists participants in uncovering unconscious biases and developing strategies for moving beyond them.

Inclusive Conversations Level 3: A 360 Degree View of Intercultural Challenges

This session is the culmination of the courageous conversations set, providing participants with lessons for viewing intercultural challenges holistically and developing effective strategies for resolving intercultural challenges.

Making Inclusion a Reality

As a mini-think tank, this workshop answers the following questions: 1) What are the opportunities and benefits of an inclusive environment? 2) What are our barriers to creating an inclusive culture? 3) What is my role in helping the University of Cincinnati to create an inclusive campus culture?

The Multigenerational Workforce

Participants develop an understanding of differences and similarities across generations by reviewing core values and motivators that enhance communication, reduce conflict and strengthen work teams.

Oops...Did I Do That? Exploring Implicit Bias

This session helps attendees recognize the ways in which implicit biases manifest and shape their lives, creating false narratives, microinequities, and microaggressive behaviors. Participants begin to identify strategies for increasing consciousness to reduce exclusive practices.

Thinking Styles

By reviewing characteristics of various thinking styles, participants learn to identify their preferred style and design strategies that leverage each style, enhance communication and strengthen work teams. Also, participants will explore unhelpful thinking styles and methods to address them.

Transforming Your Team Through Inclusive Leadership

Designed to engage managers and directors in conversations around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, participants in this workshop will increase their understanding of the dimensions of diversity; review the signature traits of inclusive leaders; explore external factors that impact employees and organizations; relate institutional business stratgies to inclusionary practices; and understand the positive effects an inclusive environment has on the institution.

Using Group Level Assessment to Assess and Address Disrespectful Conduct: Level 1

Using Group Level Assessment (GLA; Vaughn & Lohmueller, 1998), participants in this session will work collaboratively to generate knowledge; advancing their understanding of the cultural difference in perceptions of respectful and disrespectful behavior in the workplace.