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Workshops and Trainings 2017-2018

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

Diversity Awareness Workshop

Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22, 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.  Email De Acker if interested in an application or fill out the webform application

 

Previous trainings in 2017-2018

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

 

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.
 
Fill out webform application if interested by January 2nd 2018.