Cultural Competency Training
This training acts as a Safe Zone will be the first part of a Cultural Competency training series on campus. Safe zone will be campus-wide learning opportunities to engage topics including LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has restructured Safe Zone training to align with current trends in support and allyship. Our community will now have access to introductory foundational training through the Office for DEI.
Currently, we are offering an implicit bias training under this topic area. Understanding our own biases and the social impact of our assumptions is essential to moving toward a more inclusive society. While bias does not always come for a place of malice, its impacts can hurt our entire community. In this session, participants will learn what implicit or unconscious bias is, receive an overview of its harmful impact and gain a toolkit for addressing bias in their daily lives through exercises and videos.
Don't Cancel Class Campaign
As you plan your spring semester and pull together your syllabus consider opportunities for the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to visit your class.
Potential reasons to invite us might include:
- You need to cancel a class due to conferences or other obligations
- A unit in your course that highlights the themes of our office
- A desire to utilize your class or training space to educate members of our student community on themes of DEI.
Right now, we are offering our SafeZone 101 training an Intro to Implicit Bias (as a part of our Race Equity lessons).