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

May 8, 2018, 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.

Teaching with Intention: Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom

April 26, 2018, 9:00 am
Description Most instructors are adept at handling conversations dealing with their content areas. But when conversations become more challenging, particularly around topics some find controversial and even "off topic," how can we facilitate in such a way as to increase learning? In this workshop, instructors will learn strategies for addressing issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion, among others that may arise, in order to support classroom community and promote inclusive teaching. Registration Register here 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

April 25, 2018, 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

April 24, 2018, 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: Race, Racism, and Privilege

April 19, 2018, 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: LGBTQIA Identities and Communities

April 18, 2018, 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: Addressing Religious and Spiritual Identities in a Public Context

April 11, 2018, 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

April 10, 2018, 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: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity

April 3, 2018, 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: LGBTQIA Identities and Communities

March 27, 2018, 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.

Identifying and Challenging Implicit Bias in Staff Searches

March 26, 2018, 2:30 pm
Description Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly hire new staff. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, and this includes hiring staff of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines where they are underrepresented. The presence of implicit bias in staff searches can inhibit this goal. This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of staff search committees and hires made by individual supervisors. Faculty and staff participants of departmental search processes are invited to participate in this workshop. Registration Register here 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

March 22, 2018, 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: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access

March 21, 2018, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION TOur 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: Facilitating Challenging Conversations

March 8, 2018, 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: Engaging Inclusive Design Concepts to Increase Access

February 28, 2018, 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.

Office for Equity and Diversity

2 hours 7 min ago
The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) works to leverage the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. Offices: Business and Community Economic Development; Conflict Resolution; Disability Resource Center; Diversity in Graduate Education; Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action; Gender & Sexuality Center; Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy; Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence; and the Women’s Center.