Being the Only One – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Build Inclusion by Addressing Tokenization, Bias, Stereotype Threat and Imposter Syndrome

When you are the only person from a marginalized identity group in a meeting, department or classroom setting, it can be extremely isolating. It can often result in second-guessing yourself and your abilities. Imposter Syndrome, Stereotype Threat, Biases and Tokenization can all be issues faced by students, staff or faculty members who find themselves as the “only” or “one of a few” in any group setting. How a campus chooses to address this impacts retention, satisfaction, and the overall campus climate.

Our expert presenter addresses ways allies with dominant group memberships can address these issues in the recruitment process, classroom environment and office culture, all while exploring their own identities and group memberships in the process. She shares definitions of key concepts, strategies for those who experience them, as well as opportunities for others to create ways to combat feelings of exclusion and isolation.

You will leave the webinar equipped with opportunities, challenges and concerns to consider moving forward. You and your colleagues will be empowered to actively and strategically act as agents of change from whatever seat you occupy.

Topics Covered

Get actionable takeaways so you can:

  • Gain a greater understanding of experiences that those who are the “only” or “one of a few” navigate, including concepts like Imposter Syndrome, Stereotype Threat, Bias, Microaggressions, and Tokenization leading to hypervisibility — utilize this understanding to take your department — and institution — to the next level of greatness, through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Provide strategies for those feeling isolated to find resources and support when faced with exclusion – ensure everyone feels they have a place, so they feel welcomed, satisfied with their experience, and engaged on campus.
  • Explore opportunities for allies to utilize behaviors and skills that combat exclusion and isolation — upgrade your mindset — and that of your staff — so you can be more effective at creating systemic transformation and change.
  • Engage staff, faculty, and administrators – provide them with tools for becoming active agents of change from whatever seat they occupy.


Naomi Sigg is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio and plays a major role in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus and in the Division of Student Affairs. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Student Life Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, founding member of the APIDA Task Force, and serves on several university committees including the Diversity Leadership Council, the President’s Advisory Council on Minorities, and Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the Latinx employee resource group.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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