Workshops, Seminars & Training
This program targets undergraduate and graduate students beginning to explore and/or expand their knowledge of the concept of diversity. During 50 or 90-minute presentations, the students are introduced to the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity. The meanings behind many of the terms used including diversity, multiculturalism, pluralism, and culture as well as affirmative action and related terms are discussed and their relationship to each other and historical context briefly explored. In the longer presentation, an interactive 10 to 15 minute cultural scavenger hunt is conducted.
Diversity Issues in Education
A general program on diversity with the added dimension of an in-depth exploration of the kind of diversity we find in our elementary, high school and postsecondary schools. As educators, we are challenged to make learning occur in and out of the classroom and make all our students feel welcome, wanted, accepted and successful. How do we define diversity? What are our person understandings and commitments? How do we apply diversity principles and values in an educational setting?
Designed for any group that wishes to honestly address racism, the focus is on understanding racism and its pernicious effects and how, as an individual to take a stand to combat this scourge.
Cultural Competency is a workplace and general skill that allows us to be effective and productive within today’s very diverse settings. It means having the ability to recognize and respond to our similarities and differences and make better decisions based on that understanding. This workshop explores cultural competency and how to add it to our own skill set.
Affirmative Action: What it Is and What it is Not
Affirmative Action has evolved in both meaning and application as understood by the popular press, in legal circles, and amongst educational and business entities. This presentation explores the historical roots of affirmative action, its evolution over time, and the way it is understood in legal, political and societal frameworks. This is a pro-affirmative action program that seeks to remove the negative connotations now given to the term and explain why those negative connotations exist.
Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone is a program at the University of Idaho which identifies faculty, staff, and students who can provide support and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) students, faculty, and staff. A Safe Zone sign indicates that the person who posted it is a person who will be understanding, non-judgmental, and trustworthy. Individuals will know that they can come to this person for help, advice, or just talk with someone who is supportive of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Safe Zone training is offered twice a semester to campus faculty, staff, and students who wish to establish a Safe Zone in their area. Also, Safe Zone training can be provided on site at other times.
The LGBTQA Office and HRAI provide speakers who help educate about sexual orientation and deconstruct myths and discrimination about the GLBTQ population. This program focuses on the concept that you do not have to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (GLBT), or know someone who is, to be negatively affected by homophobia. Though homophobia actively oppresses sexual minorities, it also hurts heterosexuals.
Stop the Hate
Stop the Hate is a nationwide program that focuses on fighting hate crimes and bias incidents on campuses. This is an excellent program for use in residence hall and undergraduate classrooms. All presenters were trained through the Stop the Hate Trainer Program, which was developed by the Association of College Unions International in partnership with the Anti-Defamation league, Tolerance.org of the southern Poverty Law Center, the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence and the National Center for Hate Crime Prevention. The presentations can be as short as an hour or as long as a day with any timeframe in between. The programs are very engaging and interactive and are designed for college students to really think and take ownership about their own and their peer’s actions.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
This training is customized to the audience: staff, students, faculty, administrators, etc. the concentration is on definitions of sexual harassment (what it is, quid pro quo, and hostile environment) along with a detailing of campus policy and procedures.
University of Idaho Hiring Policies and Procedures
The intent of this workshop is to help any hiring unit conducting a search do so in a way that is not only fair and open, but that elicits a diverse and talented candidate pool.
Women in Leadership Training
Celebrating leadership and advancement opportunities for women
Diversifying Your Staff/Faculty
“There just isn’t anyone in the pipeline.” How often do you hear this sentence? This program can be delivered to hiring administrators and search committees as they begin the position advertising and search process. How to reach diverse candidate markets, how to structure the process in such a way as to maximize hiring choice potential, and how to avoid pitfalls and common barriers are the focus.
In addition to the above listed programs, a variety of customized programs on all steps of the hiring process, including “the care and feeding of candidates," anti-discrimination initiatives, Safe Zone workshops, along with gender and ethnicity based workshops are also available.