Improve Your Workplace & Interactions with Colleagues and Students
No campus is immune to microaggressions, implicit bias, and other exclusionary incidents. However, most campuses hold vision, mission and campus community statements that include the importance of diversity, inclusion and social justice. As campuses continue to become more and more diverse, the disconnect between the aspirations of a university community and the experiences of its students, staff and faculty are even more palpable. It is more important than ever that all university staff and faculty understand key diversity and inclusion concepts, explore their own identities and biases, and develop strategies on how to both intervene during exclusionary situations and identify opportunities for strategic university change toward inclusion.
Case studies include interactions with students, faculty, and staff to understand the nuances between constituents on campus.
You will learn key concepts in diversity and inclusion work, have opportunities for self-reflection, and gain strategies useful for all campus members when addressing and intervening in moments of exclusion, bias and microaggressions.
- Engage in case studies to create “in the moment” strategies to address bias and microaggressions as they unfold – intervene in meaningful ways within your sphere of influence.
- Develop a deeper understanding of microaggressions, microaffirmations and microresistance on campus – foster an environment of equity and belonging by considering and implementing proactive, reactive, and restorative practices to address them.
- Explore personal, cultural and organizational barriers to addressing and intervening during moments of bias and microaggressions – recognize how these barriers play a role in your biases and develop strategies to disrupt unconscious bias.
- Improve the workplace culture and campus environment for everyone – limit misunderstandings, conflict and emotional strain within relationships and interactions to improve everyone’s overall workplace satisfaction, sense of belonging and feelings of personal value to your department and your institution.
Naomi Sigg is the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at John Carroll university and plays a major role in the development of DEI and campus climate initiatives on campus. In her role, she oversees the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion which includes the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX, and the Student Accessibility Services. Naomi is a certified Green Dot Facilitator, Sustained Dialogue Moderator, and holds a Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace.
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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
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