Spring 2017

Diversity & Inclusion Trainings Calendar


JANUARY 

RAISE 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students 
  • Date: 1/9/2017 

Description: R.A.I.S.E. focuses on allowing FAS and students to engage more deeply and personally in issues related to LGBTQ Services. During the training, we hope that participants will gain a better awareness of their own personal biases and barriers to being an effective ally to the LGBTQ community. Participants will become equipped with tools to be able to respond both actively and proactively. Unlike our former training, this program expects participants to commit to ongoing and continuous education and learning. 

Co-sponsor(s): Office of LGBTQ Services 


Supporting Students Who Disclose 

  • Audience: Staff 
  • Date: 1/12/2017 

Description: Information on how support staff can effectively support and respond to students or colleagues who have been impacted by gender-based violence 

Co-sponsor(s): Human Resource Services and PEAC 

Supporting Students who Disclose: For RAs 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Date: 1/17/2017 

Description: Information for RAs on how to effectively respond to their peers/residents who disclose incidents of gender based violence 

Co-sponsor(s): PEAC, Residence Life & Housing, and YWCA Rape Crisis 


Recognizing and reporting bias 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Date: 1/17/2017 

Description: A training that introduces new CAs, HAMs, and RAs to Dickinson’s definition of bias, techniques for addressing bias, and the Bias Education and Response Team (BERT). A required presentation for student Residence Life & Housing student staff 

Co-sponsor(s): Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity 


Protecting Our Community 

(Presented by Dennette Moul) 

  • Audience: Nonexempt Staff; Exempt Staff & Faculty (Two separate sessions) 
  • Date: 1/19/17 

Dickinson College is committed to providing a supportive working environment for all employees. As part of this effort, we offer educational programs to assist all employees with recognizing and addressing potential harassing and discriminating workplace behavior. Our program involves a combination of in-person and web-based modules to provide a comprehensive approach to ensuring that all employees receive the information necessary to recognize, address and support a harassment and discrimination free workplace. 

Co-sponsor(s): Office of General Counsel and Human Resource Services 


FEBRUARY 

Spring 2017 Inclusive Leadership Student Retreat 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Date: 2/11/2017 

Description: A voluntary one-day weekend training helps students with campus organizational affiliations (e.g. SLCE groups, student workers, RAs) develop their individual cultural awareness and assist their affiliated organizations become more welcoming, inclusive, and engaging for a wide range of students. The Retreat will be at the Comfort Inn & Suites Carlisle 10 am-4 pm. Interested students can complete a group application (2-5 students/organization). Please email psc@dickinson.edu for information on the application process. 

Co-sponsor(s): Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and Student Leadership and Campus Engagement (SLCE) 


RAISE 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff 
  • Date: 2/22/2017 

Description: R.A.I.S.E. focuses on allowing FAS and students to engage more deeply and personally in issues related to LGBTQ Services. During the training, we hope that participants will gain a better awareness of their own personal biases and barriers to being an effective ally to the LGBTQ community. Participants will become equipped with tools to be able to respond both actively and proactively. Unlike our former training, this program expects participants to commit to ongoing and continuous education and learning. 

Co-sponsor(s): Office of LGBTQ Services 


MARCH 

Book Discussion: United Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good (Cory Booker) 

  • Audience: Staff & Faculty 
  • Date: 3/23/17 

Description: United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. “Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word,” author and Senator Cory Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together—and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper connection: love. The book and discussion are both catalysts for increasing awareness of diversity and inclusion issues. 

Co-sponsor(s): Human Resource Services and President’s Commission on Diversity 


Recruiting and Hiring Diverse Staff 

  • Audience: Staff 
  • Date: 3/31/2017 

Description: A pilot workshop for directors from the Advancement office aimed at presenting strategies for recruiting and hiring diverse staff and avoiding bias in the assessment processes. The workshop is presented as a pilot and intended to be modified to fit other staff operations. 

Co-sponsor(s): Institutional Initiatives, Office of Advancement, and Human Resource Services 


MAY 

Having Difficult Conversations 

  • Audience: Staff & Faculty 
  • Date: 5/12/17 

Description: Faculty and staff are invited to join the President’s Commission for Women, Gender and Sexuality and Human Resource Services for this workshop, which will help you develop a toolkit of ways to deal with and respond to difficult and contentious conversations that are often made more challenging because of gender dynamics. Facilitators for this interactive event are Steve Riccio and Dennette Moul. 

Co-sponsor(s): President’s Commission for Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Human Resource Services 


Social Justice Peer Educators (SJPE) training retreat 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Dates: 5/16-19/2017 

Description: The Landis Collective (Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice; Office of LGBTQ Services; Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity; Prevention, Education & Advocacy Center; and Women’s and Gender Resource Center) is establishing a Social Justice Peer Educator (SJPE) program. This program builds on the momentum already established by the Office of LGBTQ Services RAISE trainings, the PEAC’s Extended Orientation sessions on consent and healthy relationships, the PSC’s Inclusive Leadership Student Training Retreat, Green Dot training, and the Landis House Collective’s Extended Orientation sessions on power, privilege and oppression and microaggressions. In order to strengthen and sustain these efforts, Landis will be recruiting, training and coordinating a cohort of student SJPEs to provide training and educational opportunities for students. 

In order to strengthen and sustain these efforts, Landis is recruiting, training and coordinating a cohort of student SJPEs to provide educational opportunities for students. The deadline to apply for the 2017-18 academic year is Friday, March 10 at noon. 

Co-sponsor(s): The Landis Collective, Student Life, and Student Leadership and Campus Engagement (SLCE) 


Protecting Our Community 

(Presented by Dana Scaduto & Dennette Moul) 

  • Audience: Audience: Nonexempt Staff; Exempt Staff & Faculty (Two separate sessions) 
  • Date: 5/ 18/17 

Description: Dickinson College is committed to providing a supportive working environment for all employees. As part of this effort, we offer educational programs to assist all employees with recognizing and addressing potential harassing and discriminating workplace behavior. Our program involves a combination of in-person and web-based modules to provide a comprehensive approach to ensuring that all employees receive the information necessary to recognize, address and support a harassment and discrimination free workplace. 

Co-sponsor(s): Office of General Counsel and Human Resource Services 


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