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Workshops and Trainings 2019-2020

August 2019

Queer Ally Program Workshop

August 12th, 2019
9am - 12:30 pm

The purpose of the Queer Ally Program is to reduce prejudice, bias, and
discrimination towards members of the LGBTQIA communities on the UC Merced
campus and in the Merced community by training students, staff, faculty and
community members to serve as resources on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual issues and support
anyone who is dealing with issues pertaining to their sexual orientation
and/or gender identity/expression.

Interested in being a better ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+
community? The Queer Ally Program is a great opportunity to develop your
allyship.

**This is open to faculty & staff only

Register at http://tiny.cc/Aug12-19

Space is limited so sign up today!!

 

BobCat Connects Workshops

Tuesday, Aug.13, 2019
1 to 3 p.m. in COB2 - 392

Learn how you connect with the Principles of Community through exploring empathy and theory with your co-Bobcats.
Workshops will be scheduled during November.
Sign up through HR Learning Management System. Contact De Acker for more information.
 

September 2019

Critical Dialogues Luncheons

Each month, the Dean of Students and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs  will host in collaboration with ASUCM, a series of monthly dialogue luncheons centering on campus climate concerns (topics to include: social justice and advocacy, mental health, basic needs, sexual assault and domestic violence, etc.). Stakeholders (students, staff, and faculty) are invited to explore these topics. topics.and discuss needed resources and opportunities for growth and collaboration. Contact Dean of Students Jonathan Grady for more information.

Chancellor's Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity

Sept. 25, 2019
Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the California Room
Gina Garcia, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
"Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution"
 

Creating a Respectful Workplace

Thursday, Sept. 26,  2019
2 to 4:30 p.m. in COB2 - 392
For supervisory staff and faculty
University Omubds Callale Concon and Director Campus Climate De Acker
Sign up through HR Learning Management System. Questions? Contact De Acker.
 

Ally 101 workshop (Required)

Date:         Fall, 2019

Time:         TBA
Location:    TBA
Contact:     diversity@ucmerced.edu

Ally 101 is a great way to encourage people to utilize their privilege and influence to support people who are targets of systemic oppression. This workshop will help folx think critically and build skills around being an effective ally. The curriculum addresses a wide range of information, including:

The role of power and privilege in the reinforcement of oppression

Understanding what an Ally is

Effective Ally behavior

 

October 2019

Creating a Respectful Workplace

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
2 to 4:30 p.m. in COB2 - 392
For Non-management staff. Led by University Omubds Callale Concon and Director Campus Climate De Acker
contact De Acker  for more information,
 

Gender Expansive Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
9 to 12:30 p.m., location to be determined
**Participants musthave completed the Queer Ally Program workshop after August 2016 in order to attend the Gender Expansive workshop.**

For staff and faculty who have completed the Queer Ally Program Workshop after August 2016. Participants will learn about the gender spectrum; challenge deeply held notions of gender, gender identity and gender expression; and identify ways to support the gender expansive community.

 
Questions? Contact queerally@ucmerced.edu.
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Connect and Communicate: Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace

Prerequisite: Must have taken 2-day Diversity Awareness Workshop 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1-4:30 p.m. in COB2-392

Our everyday interactions are cross-cultural experiences and how we communicate are influenced by our cultural and lived experiences. This session will explore how our diverse culture and social identities impact how we communicate across cultures and social groups. Participants will gain knowledge of various cross cultural communication styles from verbal to non-verbal communication and how this can impact workplace interactions. Given different cultural contexts, it is natural for intercultural conflict to occur and the methods we have used can often make the problem more difficult. We will also explore and connect intercultural conflict theories with various conflict resolution practice. You will gain knowledge, understanding, and tools to approach a variety of everyday intercultural situations. Participants will engage with each other on how we can better facilitate effective communication and have greater understanding of how we endeavor to communicate across cultures.

Sign up in LMS HR Learning Management System

BobCat Connects Workshops

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 
1 to 3 p.m. in COB2- 392

Learn how you connect with the Principles of Community through exploring empathy and theory with your co-Bobcats.
Workshops will be scheduled during November.
Sign up through HR Learning Management System Contact De Acker for more information.
 

November 2019

Creating a Respectful Workplace

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
2 to 4:30 p.m. in COB2 - 392
For supervisory staff and faculty
Let by University Omubds Callale Concon and Director Campus Climate De Acker
contact De Acker  for more information.
 

Principles of Community Initiative

Recognizing the importance of embodying the Principles of Community, a series of stakeholders will be embarking on the development of a three-part curriculum to help ensure the campus community has a clear sense of the principles (awareness), understand the value of these principles (commitment), and actualize these principles in their daily practice (actualization). A series of a dialogues, workshops, and focus groups will occur during the semester.

Previous workshops

June 2019

UndocuAlly Training

Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27
10 a.m to noon
Student Athletics and Activities Center, Room 209

Campus community members interested in supporting UC Merced’s undocumented students can sign up for UndocuAlly Training. Staff, faculty, and graduate students are eligible to participate in the two-day training. Participants are required to attend both days in the same session. Those who have not taken the training in the past two years are encouraged to sign up as a refresher..

Click here to register at least one week before the first day of the chosen training session. For more information contact Ariana Mora Mero at amoramero@ucmerced.edu.

UndocuAlly Training: Summer Sessions

 

June 2019

Mental Health First Aid

Tuesdays, June 4 and June 11, 2019

  • Trainees go through an 8-hour training program that teaches them a five-step action plan to (1) assess a situation, (2) select and implement appropriate interventions, and (3) secure appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health or substance use problem.
  • Trainees also learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and addiction, and about available treatments. Upon completion, participants gain a better understanding of the impact mental illnesses and addictions have on a person, their family and communities.

Please contact De Acker for more information.

Connect and Communicate: Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace

Prerequisite: Must have taken 2-day Diversity Awareness Workshop 

June 13, 2019 1 to 4:30 p.m.  COB2-392

Our everyday interactions are cross-cultural experiences and how we communicate are influenced by our cultural and lived experiences. This session will explore how our diverse culture and social identities impact how we communicate across cultures and social groups. Participants will gain knowledge of various cross cultural communication styles from verbal to non-verbal communication and how this can impact workplace interactions. Given different cultural contexts, it is natural for intercultural conflict to occur and the methods we have used can often make the problem more difficult. We will also explore and connect intercultural conflict theories with various conflict resolution practice. You will gain knowledge, understanding, and tools to approach a variety of everyday intercultural situations. Participants will engage with each other on how we can better facilitate effective communication and have greater understanding of how we endeavor to communicate across cultures.

Sign up in LMS HR Learning Management System

Diversity Awareness Workshop

Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Campus Climate, University Ombuds, Social Justice Initiatives and Human Resources, this workshop uses a variety of experiential exercises to help participants identify and appreciate individual and collective differences and strengths, as well as explore their own knowledge, attitudes and experiences. Participants must attend both days. 

Submit an online application to apply.     

Questions? Email De Acker.

May 2019

UndocuAlly Training

Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May 31
10 a.m to noon
Student Athletics and Activities Center, Room 209

Campus community members interested in supporting UC Merced’s undocumented students can sign up for UndocuAlly Training. Staff, faculty, and graduate students are eligible to participate in the two-day training. Participants are required to attend both days in the same session. Those who have not taken the training in the past two years are encouraged to sign up as a refresher..

Click here to register at least one week before the first day of the chosen training session. 

For more information contact Ariana Mora Mero at amoramero@ucmerced.edu.

UndocuAlly Training: Summer Sessions

April 2019

Crucial Conversations Training

April 8 and 10, 2019

Crucial conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants will surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment.  If interested, sign up through Human Resources Learning Management System

 

March 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019, 4 p.m.

Chancellor's Dialogue for Diversity and Interdisciplinarity

Dr. Beth Mitchneck

"Institutional Change for Equity:  A Recipe for Change"
Vice Provost for Faculty Success, University Massachusetts

Dr. Mitchneck will talk about her work on addressing intersectional inequalities in engineering education across sexuality, gender, and race/ ethnicity.

March 18 & 19

UndocuAlly Training: Spring 2019 Session
Campus community members interested in supporting UC Merced’s undocumented students can sign up for UndocuAlly Training this Spring. Staff, faculty, and graduate students are eligible to participate. Those who have not taken the training in the past two years are encouraged to sign up as a refresher. More information on the attached flyer.
 
Training will take place in SAAC 219 on Monday, March 18th & Wednesday, March 20th from 10am-12pm each day. Participants are required to attend both sessions. Click here to register by Monday, March 11th. Training caps at 25 participants, register today!
 
For more information contact Ariana Mora Mero at amoramero@ucmerced.edu
UndocuAlly Training: Spring 2019

Mental Health First Aid "Train-the-trainer"

March 25, 26 and 27

 

Queer Ally Program Workshop

March 27th - 9am - 12:30 pm

 

February, 2019

BobCat Connects Workshops

Friday, February 15 @ 12 noon

Learn how you connect with the Principles of Community through exploring empathy and theory with your co-Bobcats.
Workshops will be scheduled during November.
Sign up through HR Learning Management System Contact De Acker for more information.

 

Tuesday, November 27 @ 12 noon

Respectful Workplace Workshop

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1pm - 3pm in COB2-390
Callale Concon, University Omubds and De Acker, Director Campus Climate
contact De Acker for more information
 
Chancellor's Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018  4:30- 5:30 pm, COB 120
reception to follow
Dr. Donna Riley will be speaking on September 13, 2018. She is currently head of Engineering Education at Purdue University, former NSF program director and founding faculty of Engineering at Smith College.  In 2008 she published Engineering and Social Justice and in 2010 was awarded the NOGLSTP Educator of the Year award for her work on combining social justice work and science pedagogy. Dr. Riley is out both personally and professionally as bisexual, and speaks about biphobia to the queer community and about homophobia to the heteronormative world.

 

Queer Ally Program Workshop

Tuesday, June 12, & July 2018
1- 4:30 pm
RSVP at Register now
 
Prevention of Abusive Conduct Workshop
June 14, 2018
offered in conjunction with Ethics and Compliance Forum
Callale Concon, University Omubds and De Acker, Director Campus Climate
contact De Acker for more information
 

Unpacking Oppression Workshop and Understanding Diversity and Social Justice

Tuesday, November 21  9am - 12 noon

This presentation will be led by Mikael Villalobos, Ed.D., who serves as associate chief diversity officer in UC Davis’s Office of Campus Community Relations. Participants will explore the cultural barriers that perpetuate oppression at the institutional level. The course provides an opportunity to increase awareness regarding power and privilege with the goal of fostering a more inclusive and equitable campus environment. Participants will also learn skills to become allies for social equity.
Contact dacker@ucmerced.edu if interested

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The Art of Inclusive Communication Workshops

Tuesday, Nov. 28  12 noon - 3pm (staff and faculty)   4pm - 7pm (graduate and undergraduates)

This pilot program is presented by the National Conflict Resolution Center. Students, staff and faculty will learn communication skills, how to acknowledge their differences and how to find common ground with one another.

Contact lcurl@ucmerced.edu (students)  or dacker@ucmerced.edu (staff and faculty)

This project will continue during the Fall, 2018 semester.  Watch for Upcoming announcements

 

Crucial Conversations Training

December, 2018

Crucial conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants will surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment.

 

Diversity Awareness Workshop

Thursday, January 4 and Friday, January 5, 2018

8:30 am - 5pm.  Must attend both days.
 
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Climate, University Ombuds, Social Justice Initiatives and
Human Resources, this workshop uses a variety of experiential exercises to help participants identify
and appreciate individual and collective differences and strengths, as well as explore their own
knowledge, attitudes and experiences.