ODEI Diversity Workshops
Upcoming Diversity Essentials
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Workshops by Request
The following workshops are available upon request, and can be formatted for a college, department, or classroom environment. To schedule a workshop or to customize to your particular needs, please contact Kim Davis at email@example.com or (509) 359-6874.
Creating an Inclusive Organizational Culture
Participants will learn:
- strategies for reviewing your current organizational culture through an honest and critical lens
- how cultural awareness and responsiveness positively affect your work and organization
- recognition of the relationship between implicit bias, microaggressions, and organizational culture
- ways to learn about cultures outside of your own
- strategies to shift organizational culture to become more inclusive
How (Not) to Talk to Your Colleagues about Race
Participants will explore these questions:
- Do we have to talk about race?
- But aren’t things better?
- Am I supposed to feel guilty?
- Is it going to be uncomfortable?
Implicit Bias: Detoxing your Bias
- The Truth about Bias
- Development of Bias
- Impacts of Bias
- Focus on Cultural Humility
- Self-Reflection and Change
Microaggressions: Have I Ever Said That?
- Define and explore examples of microaggressions to create awareness.
- Reflect on microaggressions we’ve observed/experienced at EWU.
- Begin to identify ways to respond to microaggressions.
Microaggression: Intent versus Impact
- What microaggressions are, and how common they are in our everyday communications
- Intent versus impact of microaggressions
- Effects of microaggressions on marginalized communities
- Strategies for becoming more self-aware in relation to microaggressions
Mutual Mentorship: Navigating a Multigenerational Workforce
- understand generational differences in the workplace
- understand myths about generations
- determine commonalities between generations
- develop strategies to foster mutual mentorship
Over My Head: What’s My Role in the Fight for Equity?
- understand that inequities do exist, even if it’s uncomfortable to acknowledge.
- understand that identities are complex. One person can have privilege and also be marginalized
- learn that discomfort is okay. Our feelings are valid, and we should accept each other for that.
- brainstorm ACTIONS we can take to combat inequity from a variety of identity standpoints.
Service in a Multicultural Environment
Participants will learn:
- Why service is so important for each of our departments
- The difference between bad, good and excellent service
- Common myths in the service world
- Three types of service interactions
- How to deal with difficult people
- Keys to Inclusive Service
- Putting it all together at EWU (or your organization)
Strategies for Ensuring Culturally Responsive Advocacy
- the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for organizations
- how cultural awareness positively affects your work
- how implicit bias and microaggressions manifest in your work and everyday life
- the relationship between implicit bias and advocacy outcomes
- to acknowledge our own biases and see each client’s and individual’s worth in order to reduce the effects of implicit bias on your work
Workshop on Workplace Diversity
- understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for organizations and EWU goals
- gain awareness of identities that make up diversity in the workforce, including protected classes
- discuss structural issues that exist on our campus and nation-wide that hinder equity
- understanding how cultural awareness positively affects your work and creating an inclusive environment promotes equity