Inclusive Leadership Student Training (ILST)
Since Fall 2016, 108 members representing 30 clubs, departments, offices and teams, have come together to learn about inclusivity and how to incorporate it into their organizations. The Popel Shaw Center is hosts the retreat on a Saturday each semester. The training includes a full day workshop, a resource binder for participating groups, and follow-up consulting sessions with Vincent Stephens, Director of the Popel Shaw Center.
Other than semi-annual dialogue facilitation training, there were limited opportunities for students to develop cultural awareness and inclusivity skills that would help them develop individually and within group/organizational contexts. Vincent L. Stephens, Director, PSC, conceived of ILST as an immersive training and development opportunity for students involved with campus sponsored clubs/organizations, employed in campus offices, and/or who serve in peer leadership roles (e.g., RAs).
Rather than training a single club/department, ILST welcomes 2-5 individuals from different groups so they learn in an environment
with students for other Dickinson College groups. The content provides participants with training and resources they can share with
their peers. The content has a micro, meso, and macro level focus so individuals reflect on personal awareness, group/organizational practices, and ways national issues surface at Dickinson.
- Participants will expand their ability to build community with peers and engage cross-culturally.
- Organizations will gain resources and tools to address cultural biases and tendencies that impact recruitment, programming, operations, and/or retention of students affiliated with their group.
- Organizations will develop internal accountability strategies to ensure greater inclusion in their environment.
- Students will be able to integrate advanced understandings of social identity on the micro, meso and macro levels, and intersectionality in their co-curricular, professional, and interpersonal activities.
Groups, Clubs, Departments, Offices & Teams who have attended:
Please join us on February 16, 2019, 10am-4pm at Comfort Suites Carlisle for the Spring 2019 training. Lunch and snacks provided. Must commit to the entire section. Please register on Engaged.