Fall 2016

Diversity & Inclusion Trainings Calendar


AUGUST 

Practicing Inclusivity 

  • Audience: Students
  • Date: 8/18/2016 

Description: An interactive training session focused on helping First Year Mentors/FiG leaders lead FiG groups in an inclusive and thoughtful manner welcome to a variety of identities and needs. A required presentation for FYMs/FiG Leaders. 

Co-sponsor(s): Office of LGBTQ Services and the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity 


Recognizing and reporting bias 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Date: 8/19/2016 

Description: A training that introduces 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 Residence Life & Housing student staff 

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


Protecting Our Community 

(Presented by Dana Scaduto & Dennette Moul) 

  • Audience: Nonexempt Staff; Exempt Staff & Faculty (Two separate sessions) 
  • Date: 8/23/16 

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 


Academic Hiring: Faculty Orientation 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff 
  • Date: 8/24/2016 

Description: Workshop to present strategies for hiring diverse faculty and avoiding bias in assessment processes 

Co-sponsor(s): Institutional Initiatives, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Women’s & Gender Resource Center, Provost and Associate Provost offices


Understanding and minimizing the influence of unconscious bias 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff, Department chairs and search committee chairs 
  • Date: 8/24/2016 

Description: A presentation exploring the concept of implicit bias, ways it impacts faculty searches, and techniques for fostering more equitable and inclusive searches. An optional session for department chairs and search committee members. 

Co-sponsor(s): Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and Women’s & Gender Resource Center 


SEPTEMBER 

Creating a sense of belonging on campus: Our shared responsibility 

  • Audience: Faculty (invited), Staff (invited) 
  • Date: 9/16/2016 

Description: A presentation by Dr. Richard Shin (University of Maryland College Park) focused on issues of belonging and marginalization for racially and sexually underrepresented students. The presentation aims to enhance the ability of staff and faculty personnel to anticipate the needs of underrepresented students, and enrich their ability to support these populations. 

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


Implicit bias and microaggressions in the classroom 

  • Audience: Faculty 
  • Date: 9/16/2016 

Description: Faculty members will have an opportunity to learn more about how important concepts like implicit bias and microaggressions appear in their classrooms and develop productive strategies for responding to them. An optional session for all interested faculty members. No RSVP necessary. Part of the Pedagogies of Inclusion series. 

Co-sponsor(s): Women’s & Gender Resource Center and Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity 


Train the trainer session for Extended Orientation facilitators 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Date: 9/19/2016 

Description: Landis staff will train students in content for the fall 2016 Extended Orientation sessions on Power, privilege and oppression and facilitation techniques. A required review and training for student facilitators. 

Co-sponsor(s): The Landis Collective (Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice; Office of LGBTQ Services; Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; Prevention, Education & Advocacy Center; and Women’s &Gender Resource Center) 


RAISE 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students 
  • Date: 9/21/2016 

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 


Inquiry, Inclusion & Engagement Panel Discussion 

  • Audience: Entire Campus 
  • Date: 9/28/16 

Description: A facilitated panel discussion featuring Dickinson faculty members David Ball, Chair and Associate Professor of English, Heather Bedi, Assistant Professor Environmental Study, and Naila Smith, Assistant Professor Psychology and moderated by Jason Rivera, Director of Institutional Research, will serve as our mid-week, keynote event for Celebrating Dickinson. This panel discussion is designed to encourage open honest dialogue and highlight the strategic direction outlined this past year; inquiry, inclusion, and engagement. All members of our community are encouraged to attend. 

Co-sponsor(s): Human Resource Services and Institutional Initiatives 


RAISE 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students 
  • Date: 9/29/2016 

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 


OCTOBER 

Inclusive Student Leadership Training Retreat 

  • Audience: Students 
  • Date: 10/1/2016 

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. Interested students can complete a group application (2-5 students/organization). 

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


NOVEMBER 

Developing cultural awareness as a management practice 

  • Audience: Staff 
  • Date: 11/11/2016 

Description: A presentation that equips administrative staff with tools for developing greater cultural awareness and for managing their respective work environments with an inclusive lens. Please contact Human Resource Services for application and registration information. 

Co-sponsor(s): Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and Human Resource Services 


Facilitator and Moderator training 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students 
  • Date: 11/28/16 

Description: Facilitator and Moderator training focused on helping faculty, staff and student participants asking questions, active listening and navigating conflict facilitated by Rhonda Fitzgerald (Sustained Dialogue Campus Network) 

Co-sponsor(s): Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Student Life, and Sustained Dialogue 


Facilitator and Moderator training 

  • Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students 
  • Date: 11/29/16 

Description: Facilitator and Moderator training focused on helping faculty, staff and student participants asking questions, active listening and navigating conflict facilitated by Rhonda Fitzgerald (Sustained Dialogue Campus Network) 

Co-sponsor(s): Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Student Life, and Sustained Dialogue