DIVERSITY 101: UNPACKED | UNPLUGGED
“Building Bridges to Strengthen Inclusion, Dialogue and Multiculturalism”
rac(ISM) | sex(ISM) | class(ISM) | homo/trans(phobia) | able(ISM)

Provides an overview of class{ISM}, rac{ISM}, sex{ISM}, homophobia and able{ISM} to introduce participants to content and skills that foster multicultural collaboration and bridge building. Understanding inclusion and exhibiting the capacity to work cooperatively in a diverse community is an important skill. This program: 1) teaches participants five tools that can be used to cultivate cross-cultural intelligence; and 2) facilitates dialogue about controversial trending topics to explore difference, unpack prejudice and encourage respect and appreciation for diversity. Constructive engagement about diversity is encouraged to provide a safe space for intellectual growth and exploration. Participants will be trained to become social justice ambassadors and equipped with diplomacy skills that enable them to cultivate meaningful diverse social and cultural relationships.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing cultural awareness; 2) building social capital; 3) strengthening understanding, tolerance and a sense of community that appreciates difference; and 4) enabling the capacity of participants to have conversations about hot topics with sensitivity and cultural competence.

DIVERSITY 102: S.M.A.R.T. DIVERSITY
“Measurable Inclusion that Facilitates Organizational Growth and Development"

Implementing inclusion and a climate of inclusivity requires transitioning the idea of diversity from idealization to actualization. Being able to work with team of diverse professionals is a fundamental part of social and emotional intelligence and success in business. Institutions are increasingly adding bias, multicultural, diversity and inclusion trainings to strengthen teamwork, cultural competency and organizational capacity. Encapsulated in this training is the information, language, and tools that advance a culture of inclusion and foster success in business with a diverse client and customer base.

Individuals bring knowledge, skills, experience and expertise to the workplace in simultaneity to bias and prejudice. S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) Diversity introduces content, exercises and tools that enable the application of core principles in multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion. Participants will engage in knowledge sharing, interactive exercises and case studies to strengthen team work, everyday approaches to engagement and goals that foster measureable and intentional inclusion.

This training:

1) provides and Introduction to the Multiculturalism, Diversity and Inclusion;
2) explains the language of Inclusivity, key groups and contemporary terms for addressing diverse communities (African-American, Hispanic/Latin X, Asian, LGBTQ(P), Age, Neurodiversity, etc.);
3) defines bias (conscious and unconscious) and equips participants with the skills to recognize bias and decrease discrimination;
4) explores music and the soundtrack of bias through controversial words that are pervasive in global popular culture and on premise/nightlife events/social contexts (N,B,F,Q,R,S);
5) proposes strategies for actualizing authentic diversity (employees, clients, contracts and community relationships);
6) embeds a culture of inclusion that enables optimal productivity, embraces differences and encourages teamwork;
7) engages participants in the development of a personal diversity statement and goals regarding what diversity should be in their workplace (i.e. personal statement, company statement, work signatures with pronouns, etc.).

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing cultural awareness; 2) building social capital; 3) strengthening understanding, tolerance and a sense of community that appreciates difference; and 4) enabling the capacity of participants to implement S.M.A.R.T. diversity and actualize measurable inclusion.

(HERITAGE MONTH COMMEMORATIVE SERIES)
“Celebrating Resilience and Moving Forward”
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 101

Discussing campus incidents and national events that are racially and culturally sensitive are a significant part of a well-rounded collegiate experience. Heritage month commemorations offer a unique opportunity for socially and culturally rich programming. This session will explore 15 historical facts about the African-American experience that are different than other American experiences to facilitate cross-racial and cross-cultural dialogue about identity, privilege, bias and prejudice. Participants will be taught: 1) how to approach conversations about race and culture with openness; 2) how to engage conversations that are racially sensitive; 3) receive coaching on how inclusivity works; and 4) learn how to agree to disagree without exhibiting intolerance.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing racial and ethnic sensitivity and awareness; 2) bridging cross-racial understanding; 3) strengthening inclusion and a sense of community that appreciates difference; and 4) enabling the capacity of participants to have conversations about race and ethnicity with competence.

{WiFM} What’s In It for Me?
“Speak Truth to Power: Trending Topics in Diversity”
#LIVES MATTER | #TIMES UP | #ME TOO | #LIVE LOUD | #DREAMERS”

Introduces participants to five tools that cultivate social intelligence, bridge building and inclusivity. Facilitates dialogue about controversial trending topics to explore difference, unpack prejudice and encourage respect and appreciation for diversity. The, “WiFM (What’s in it for me?)” framework is used to contextualize the value of diversity and inclusion and explore class{ISM}, rac{ISM}, sex{ISM}, homo|transphobia and able{ISM}. Participants will be trained to become social justice ambassadors and equipped with diplomacy skills that enable them to cultivate meaningful social and cultural relationships.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing cultural awareness; 2) building social capital; 3) strengthening a sense of community that fosters appreciation and tolerance; and 4) enabling the capacity of participants to have conversations about hot topics with sensitivity and cultural competence.

TITLE IX 101
“Preventing Incidents, Increasing Awareness and Promoting Equity”

Provides an introduction to Title IX that encapsulates the content required to meet the compliance and regulatory requirements detailed in the Title IX Resource Guide of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed to ensure that no person in the United States on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

This training: 1) addresses the compliance and regulatory requirements of Title IX by detailing what Title IX protects and prohibits, what constitutes sex discrimination, sexual and gender-based harassment, non-discriminatory practices and the process for filing a complaint/grievance; 2) supports meeting the administrative requirement of creating awareness of rights under Title IX; 3) disseminates the contact information of the Title IX Coordinator; 4) explains the process for filing a complaint/grievance; and 5) provides educational exposure and awareness about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus SaVE amendment.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing gender sensitivity and awareness; 2) bridging understanding of sex and gender stereotypes; 3) strengthening inclusion and a sense of community that appreciates difference; and 4) enabling the capacity of participants to have conversations about gender with competence.

(HERTAGE MONTH COMMEMORATIVE SERIES)
“Illuminating HERStories to Empower, Encourage and Celebrate Women”
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 101

Discussing campus incidents and nationally trending topics that impact women is a significant part of a well-rounded collegiate student experience. Heritage month commemorations offer a unique opportunity for socially and culturally rich programming and crucial conversations. This session will: 1) provide an educational overview of GIRL POWER 101 in historical context; 2) explore how the #ME TOO | #TIMES UP movements have changed the cross-racial and cross-cultural dialogue about women, identity, privilege, bias and prejudice; and 3) utilize commemorative and leadership development programming to create awareness, promote gender equity and strengthen the cultural competency of all students.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing gender sensitivity and awareness; 2) bridging understanding of sex and gender stereotypes; 3) strengthening inclusion and a sense of community that appreciates difference; and 4) enabling the capacity of participants to have conversations about gender with competence.

RISK REDUCTION FOR ATHLETES
“Dating, Violence and Drug Awareness”

This program is designed specifically for athletes to catalyze risk reduction, strengthen understanding of what constitutes consent and increase awareness about sex and gender-based inclusivity in sports. This training addresses the compliance and regulatory requirements of Title IX by detailing what Title IX protects and prohibits, what constitutes consent, sex discrimination, sexual and gender-based harassment, non-discriminatory practices and the process for filing a complaint/grievance; and 2) explores hyperstimulation to prevent substance abuse and high-risk behaviors.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing awareness about violence, Title IV, Campus SaVE and VAWA; 2) decreasing sex and gender-based bias; 3) creating cognizance and mindfulness in regards to triggering, addiction and anger management; 4) strengthening competency regarding consent, sexual violence and assault; and 5) acquisition of tools that support inclusivity and risk reduction.

POPULAR CULTURE 101 :: EXPLORING RULES OF ENGAGEMENT?
“Social Code or Crisis: Is use of the words N(iggah) and B(itch) Empowering?”
AN EXPLORATION OF BIAS , PREJUDICE & MICROAGGRESSION

Explores bias, prejudice and microaggression using Hip-Hop/Rap music. Artists are discussed that use the N- and B- words to question how language with historical connotations used inside of groups can have positive and negative implications. The pros and cons of, “codified” language and the ability of words to define communities are evaluated to assess how perception and alliances are impacted by Hip-Hop/Rap culture and music. Popular culture is used as a lens to unpack, “difference,” increase cultural literacy and engage students in critical thought.

The learning outcomes of this session include: 1) increasing racial awareness and gender sensitivity; 2) enabling understanding, tolerance and appreciation of difference; 3) strengthening the capacity of students to have cross-racial, cross-gender and intersectional conversations with sensitivity and cultural competency; and 4) acquisition of tools that support diplomacy and deescalating conflict in regards to hot topics.


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