LGBTQ+ Allyship I: The Basics:This first session in the series provides basic information about sex, sexual orientation, gender identity + expression, the coming out process, and how to be an ally for the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ Allyship II: Trans Realities:This second session in the series explores the experiences of people who identify as transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary to increase greater understanding for allies of gender identity + expression and the lived experiences of transgender youth + adults.
LGBTQ+ Allyship III: Queer Advocacy:This third session in the series creates opportunities for allies to move from basic allyship to advocacy and to become more comfortable upstanding rather than bystanding in their workplaces + communities.
LGBTQ+ Allyship Lite: TL;DR:This singular training is an overview of I-III.
Team building sessions are also available and tailored to individual organizational needs.
Civic + Community Engagement Trainings
Racial Equity Lens Analysis:currently under development
Communities of Social Change: currently under development
Collaborating Across Difference: currently under development
PROGRAMS + INITIATIVES
Focus on Solutions
This Wanzek Construction workshop encourages team members to collaboratively solve workplace or project challenges — or rocks in the road — relying on creative problem solving and incorporating new perspectives and the diverse experiences of colleagues.
Building LGBTQ+ Allies
This inaugural inclusion workshop at Wanzek Construction explores key LGBTQ+ concepts, productive allyship, and ways to engage with queer colleagues and communities — and it is part of a larger initiative designed to support historically excluded folks, creating more inclusive corporate and project site environments.
Community Engagement Connecting Circles
This workshop was designed to create opportunities to connect among Fellows, staff, and chosen faculty while much of community and civic engagement work was on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop moved from individual reflections on goals and the meaning of community work to small and large group discussions. These conversations bridged the remote work divide during the early months of the pandemic.
Fostering Reciprocal Community Partner Relationships
This workshop for Carleton College Center for Community and Civid Engagement Fellows focused on providing theoretical frameworks and practical skills for building reciprocal relationships with community partners, ensuring partnerships honoring knowledges not typically recognized in Higher Education.
A partnership between Inclusive Excellence Initiatives and the Inclusion Committee, Including U: Brown-Bag Conversations brings students, staff, and faculty together to listen to and learn about underrepresented people at a predominantly white institution. Each session focuses on a different lived experiences on campus and features student, staff, faculty, and community partners as panelists.
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Topics: First Generation Experiences | Autism and Higher Ed | Native Perspectives | Trans Realities | Homelessness | Being Black in Higher Ed | Domestic Violence | Latinx Identities and Campus Life | Age Differences | Being Desi on Campus
Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Topics: Midwest Nice | Indigenous Perspectives Part II | Changing LGBTQ+ Realities | Veteran Students and PTSD | Experiencing Homelessness and Hunger | Non-Traditional Students | Higher Ed and Different Abilities | New American and Refugee Realities | Women in Higher Ed | Underrepresented Campus Faiths
Equity at the Intersections
An Inclusive Excellence Initiatives speaker series highlighting the value of diversity and inclusion by examining intersectional identities. Speakers invited to talk demonstrate a dedication to diversity and inclusion theory and scholarship as well as creating welcoming environments for students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Fall 2019:Dr. Kevin Stockbridge, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University
Spring 2020:Dr. Taj Smith, Director of Diversity Education, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Rochester Institute of Technology
Access, Equity, and Inclusion Fair
An Inclusive Excellence Initiative, this inaugural fair brought together student organizations, academic departments, and administrative units from across campus as well as community partners to promote the accessible, inclusive, and equitable work they are already doing, to inspire collaboration across disciplines and units engaging inclusion in new and innovative ways, and to strengthen our commitment to the success and wellbeing of everyone on our vibrant campus. The Inclusion Fair featured over 30 booths, a catered lunch, and the Including U: Native Perspectives panel.
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
As Hall Center for the Humanities Summer Fellow, Creighton collaborated on the Big Read for the Kansas City Public Library across its 10 metro-area locations in 2013. The KCPL Big Read featured Charles Portis' True Grit and included a curated photography exhibit, community and corporate reading groups, parade, scholarly and popular speakers, a film series, live music, and an Emmy-winning film. He drafted, revised, and published print and digital copy in both English and Spanish for Big Read programming.
For more information on consulting, training, and speaking and to schedule engagements, please contact Creighton through the form under Contact.