Navigating Difficult DEI Discussions & Situations (Advanced/Dialogue)
Preferred prerequisite: Racial Microaggressions and Power + Privilege Workshop
We each enter the academy with our own histories, biases, and worldviews. Our increasingly diverse campus offers us both new challenges, as well as rich opportunities, to learn and grow.
This workshop will allow us to discuss how to create a “DEI Learning Space” within the classroom, in meetings, and within the larger campus. Participants will learn to take advantage of openly discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues that matter.
Goals for this workshop: Assist faculty, students, and staff in creating an increasingly inclusive, culturally competent, and respectful campus climate. Help participants in navigating controversial DEI issues and potentially responding to tense moments in our complex times. Assist participants in steering and embracing uncomfortable and/or difficult discussions as teaching and learning opportunities. Each participant will be expected to bring one example of a DEI interaction and/or a DEI scenario to discuss.