Difficult Conversations: This workshop for MasTec Clean Energy & Infrastructure provides tools for individual contributors and supervisors to navigate those necessary difficult conversations in the workplace, with focuses on skill-building and changing mindset.
Focus on Solutions: This workshop for MasTec Clean Energy & Infrastructure 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 inclusion workshop for MasTec Clean Engery & Infrastructure 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 for Carleton College's Center for Community and Civic Engagement 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 the Carleton College's 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.
Including U: Brown-Bag Conversations: 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: 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: 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.The 2019-2020 series featured Dr. Kevin Stockbridge, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, and Dr. Taj Smith, Director of Diversity Education, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Rochester Institute of Technology.
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.
Safe Zone: This series of three workshops educates allies on LGBTQ+ identities and basic concepts, encourages upstanding over bystanding, and creates a support network for queer and trans students, staff, and faculty. Safe Zone I explores sex, sexuality, and allyship. Safe Zone II delves specifically into gender identity and transgender experiences. Safe Zone III strengthens notions of allyship and provides tools necessary for upstanding rather than bystanding when witnessing anti-LGBTQ+ violence.
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