Training and Presentations
The Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs offers various workshops and presentations to the campus community upon request. If interested in scheduling a workshop for your group or unit, please contact our office at [email protected] or 814-898-7101. We would be happy to facilitate one.
- The 4 Aces of Diversity: An introduction to fundamental aspects of cultural diversity; this workshop helps participants gain sensitivity and awareness about cultural differences.
- Safer People Safer Places Behrend: Provides a better understanding, sensitivity, and awareness about students and other members of the campus community and beyond who may identify as being Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, or other forms of gender expression.
- Understanding Social Justice, Privilege, and Oppression: Engages participants in understanding the roots of social justice and how to create a more inclusive environment.
- Intercultural Communication: Communication styles, though individual, are also influenced by culture. This workshop provides an opportunity to recognize some cross-cultural differences and their impact on all of us.
- Comprende? Understanding the Latino/Hispanic Culture: Explains the many differences between these cultures and how they can't all be "fit in one box."
Student Leadership and Academic Success
- Take Control of Your Semester: Teaches participants basic concepts for getting organized and working towards academic success.
- Recover Your Semester: Shares with students who are underperforming academically various steps towards "getting back on track!"
- Social Identity Impact on Leadership: Explores how people may identify with particular social or cultural values. Understanding how these values differ in terms of their level of importance to people may help us better understand our team and even ourselves as a leader.
- First, Plan the Work, then Work the Plan: Students are introduced to a series of techniques to help them lead student organizations. From creating a vision to establishing the organization's mission, the workshop provides a step-by-step guide to set S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Result-oriented, Time-lined) goals and then establish a "plan of action" to achieve those goals. The presentation includes interactive activities and a handout.
- Fundamentals of Student Organization Success, All Within One Hand: Explores five basic areas student organizations can take towards achieving success and how these can be implemented--all found in "one hand!"