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OED Certificate Workshop: LGBTQIA Identities and Communities

December 13, 2017, 8:30 am
Description In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about LGBTQIA identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Addressing Religious and Spiritual Identities in a Public Context

December 12, 2017, 8:30 am
Description For many people, religion and spirituality are deeply personal, and create values that offer a sense of purpose and community.  However, in public contexts, religion may be seen as either impolite to talk about or as dangerously divisive.  In this workshop, we will explore how religious, spiritual, and humanist identities interact with other social identities in a historical and modern context shaped by power and privilege, and address the complexity of balancing religious and spiritual expression with the separation of church and state within a public context. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity

December 7, 2017, 8:30 am
Description The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? And how do you make the case quickly, i.e., in the time it takes for an elevator ride? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, share ideas for breaking the ceiling, and practice making a one-minute case explaining how achieving women’s equity benefits everyone. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: LGBTQIA Identities and Communities

December 5, 2017, 1:00 pm
Description In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about LGBTQIA identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Race, Racism, and Privilege

November 29, 2017, 8:30 am
Description Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions, are necessary for us to address the racial inequities that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access

November 28, 2017, 1:00 pm
Description Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers diminish access for some University community members. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for advancing access for everyone on our campuses. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access

November 9, 2017, 8:30 am
Description Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers diminish access for some University community members. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for advancing access for everyone on our campuses. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Engaging Inclusive Design Concepts to Increase Access

November 2, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION Growing out of a movement to increase access for people with disabilities, the term "inclusive design" refers to the concept of designing products and environments to be as accessible as possible for all users. Whether it's captioning, gender neutral restrooms, curb cuts or inclusive language, the work of equity and diversity involves paying attention to how we design our classrooms, labs, offices, residence halls, work, curricula, and events to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. In this workshop, participants learn key concepts of inclusive design and are given opportunities to assess the inclusivity of their own spaces, products, and communities. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity

October 31, 2017, 1:00 pm
Description The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? And how do you make the case quickly, i.e., in the time it takes for an elevator ride? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, share ideas for breaking the ceiling, and practice making a one-minute case explaining how achieving women’s equity benefits everyone. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Addressing Religious and Spiritual Identities in a Public Context

October 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
Description For many people, religion and spirituality are deeply personal, and create values that offer a sense of purpose and community.  However, in public contexts, religion may be seen as either impolite to talk about or as dangerously divisive.  In this workshop, we will explore how religious, spiritual, and humanist identities interact with other social identities in a historical and modern context shaped by power and privilege, and address the complexity of balancing religious and spiritual expression with the separation of church and state within a public context. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Facilitating Challenging Conversations

October 24, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION This workshop addresses one of the most ever-present and significant aspects of equity and diversity work: education through dialogue. In each participant’s on-going development as an ally and a leader, they will find themselves in more and more situations that call for careful listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This workshop offers each participant an opportunity to develop these educational skills. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Race, Racism, and Privilege

October 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Description Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions, are necessary for us to address the racial inequities that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) Registration Visit our website for registration links. Accommodations To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Engaging Inclusive Design Concepts to Increase Access

October 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION Growing out of a movement to increase access for people with disabilities, the term "inclusive design" refers to the concept of designing products and environments to be as accessible as possible for all users. Whether it's captioning, gender neutral restrooms, curb cuts or inclusive language, the work of equity and diversity involves paying attention to how we design our classrooms, labs, offices, residence halls, work, curricula, and events to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. In this workshop, participants learn key concepts of inclusive design and are given opportunities to assess the inclusivity of their own spaces, products, and communities. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Communicating on Issues of Equity and Diversity

October 12, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION Our efforts in advancing equity and diversity will mean little if we can't communicate effectively with our key constituents and stakeholders—especially around our efforts and successes. This workshop addresses how our various means of communication do—or do not—send messages that are perceived as welcoming and inclusive. It also addresses the challenges, strategies, and outcomes found in a strong equity and diversity communication plan. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Communicating on Issues of Equity and Diversity

October 11, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION Our efforts in advancing equity and diversity will mean little if we can't communicate effectively with our key constituents and stakeholders—especially around our efforts and successes. This workshop addresses how our various means of communication do—or do not—send messages that are perceived as welcoming and inclusive. It also addresses the challenges, strategies, and outcomes found in a strong equity and diversity communication plan. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Facilitating Challenging Conversations

October 5, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION This workshop addresses one of the most ever-present and significant aspects of equity and diversity work: education through dialogue. In each participant’s on-going development as an ally and a leader, they will find themselves in more and more situations that call for careful listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This workshop offers each participant an opportunity to develop these educational skills. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Leadership in the Context of Equity and Diversity

October 3, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION This workshop explores leadership in both traditional and nontraditional contexts, as well as both personally and institutionally. We ask: how can I leverage what formal and informal power I have to move equity and diversity work forward – in my workplace and in other parts of my life? What do I need to be a leader, and what will it mean to see myself as a leader on these issues? What will it take for my unit/department/college/university to be seen as a leader on issues of equity and diversity? (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Leadership in the Context of Equity and Diversity

September 28, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION This workshop explores leadership in both traditional and nontraditional contexts, as well as both personally and institutionally. We ask: how can I leverage what formal and informal power I have to move equity and diversity work forward – in my workplace and in other parts of my life? What do I need to be a leader, and what will it mean to see myself as a leader on these issues? What will it take for my unit/department/college/university to be seen as a leader on issues of equity and diversity? (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Being an Ally in the Work of Equity and Diversity

September 26, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION If “Diversity is Everybody’s Everyday Work,” then where do I fit in? How can I be part of this work if I never thought these issues were “my issues”? This workshop introduces participants to the concept of being an ally. Participants explore how it’s possible, and why it’s necessary, to work toward access, inclusion, and support for marginalized and underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and community members, and for greater equity in all parts of our institution—even from our positions of privilege. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

Greater Than 7 Kickoff

5 hours 38 min ago

We invite everyone to come and kickoff our 4th annual Greater Than 7 celebratory week! This event will be featuring Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, an award-winning Lao American poet, playwright, and cultural producer. She was born in a refugee camp in Nongkhai, Thailand and currently lives in Minnesota. She created the REFUGENIUS brand and identity in 1993 when she decided to pursue art as a career.

Free food and beverages while supplies last.

Click here to learn more about the Greater Than 7 week!

To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the OED CoOp at oedcoop@umn.edu.

This event is partly sponsored by the TCF Bank.