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Workshops and Trainings 2018-2019

Monthly
      Critical Dialogues Luncheons
Each month, the Dean of Students and VC for SA 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 Jonathan Grady 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.

 

Prevention of Abusive Conduct 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
 
BobCat Connects Workshops - November
Learn how you connect with the Principles of Community through exploring empathy and theory with your co-Bobcats.
Workshops will be scheduled during November.
Contact De Acker for more information.

 

Queer Ally Program Workshop

December  2018
9 - 12:30 pm
RSVP at Register now
 

Diversity Awareness Workshop - next workshop, January 15 & 16, 2019

8:30 am - 5pm.  Must attend both days.
SSB Room 120
 
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.  Email De Acker if interested in an application or fill out the webform application

 

February, 2019

Cross Cultural Communication

 

March, 2019

Dr. Beth Mitchneck
Vice Provost for Faculty Success, University Massachusetts

 

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 fall semester

 

Crucial Conversations Training

 2018-2019

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.

Previous trainings in 2017-2018

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.