In mid-summer we announced we would work with the Office of Community and Belonging in the creation and execution of diversity, equity and inclusion training for student groups. We have been working closely with them and would like to announce what these training sessions will entail and provide sign-up information.
It is required that two officers participate in these training sessions. If you have a third officer interested, they are also welcome to sign-up. If you are an officer for two organizations your attendance can count for both.
Part I will be a three hours long synchronous session. It will focus on skills for navigating difficult conversations, basic terminology, unconscious bias, and microaggressions, macroaggressions, micro affirmations focus particularly on creating an antiracist organization, and will include pre and post assignments.
Part II, will be a two hours long synchronous session, focused on scenarios, role-playing, and skill-building for interrupting oppression. It will lay the groundwork for your organization to begin developing an action plan for creating an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist student organization. These plans will be due by the end of the spring semester. Coaching will be provided as needed in the support and creation of your Action Plan.
If your student organization has an advisor, they will experience a condensed version of part I and part II together. In order to help them understand and work through these topics as well as how to support your organization members.
When will these training sessions take place?
In order to create a valuable experience for participants to engage in conversations, for part I, it will limit each session to 25. This means we will have to host multiple workshops.
You must register for the session you would like to attend through Embark (clicking the hyperlink below). We understand and value the importance of providing a space for our cultural, identity-based, and religious organizations to come together. For this reason, two sessions will be reserved for groups who identify as such to cater to their needs. The cultural, identity-based, and religious organizations are welcomed to attend any session.
Please know there will be a makeup opportunity for those who may not be able to make this training or timing.