The Diversity Education Program provides customized workshops and facilitated discussions for campus units/departments and other groups. The purpose of these workshops is to increase awareness and sensitivity about the differences we each bring to the campus. Each session will have a focus of engaging participants in a dialogue about how to create a more inclusive environment and build the skills necessary for working successfully with diverse co-workers, faculty and students. Discussing some of these topics can be uncomfortable, and in recognition of this, skilled facilitators promote an atmosphere of respect and safety.
Although many of these workshops have a well-developed format, they can be specifically tailored to meet the goals and needs of the group. Other kinds of programs can also be created to meet a unique need of a department.
Members of the Diversity Trainers Institute (create new page/link with content from the document titled, “Diversity Trainers Institute”) will design presentations that meet the needs of specific departments or other groups. Topics include:
The following workshops are designed to offer participants an in-depth opportunity to examine the many differences that exist in our community and to gain a greater understanding of how we can work together to create a bias-free environment.
The following workshops explore the rich dynamics of cross-cultural interactions and provides participants with knowledge and skill to increase their effectiveness in relating across cultural differences.
Building an inclusive environment that is welcoming and respectful requires the active participation of everyone in the organization. These workshops explore topics that are essential as we work to develop an inclusive and supportive campus community.
- Culturally Respectful Training
- Leading and Managing in a Multicultural Community
- Diversity Awareness for Supervisors
- Diversity in Conflict Modes
- Understanding Affirmative Action and Proposition 209
- Avoiding Discrimination in the Workplace
Whether you spend the majority or a portion of your time advising students, dealing with special advising situations can be challenging, as well as rewarding, work. The following workshop is designed for seasoned as well as new student advisors. If you advise students, be sure to join experienced facilitators and your campus colleagues for this customized series on student advising.
- Advising a Diverse Student Population
Request for a specialized training/workshop for your unit/department, please contact Mikael Villalobos at email@example.com or call 530-752-2071.
Fall Diversity Awareness Two-Day Training
This training/workshop spans two full days and is conducted by outside training consultants with. There are two 2-day trainings scheduled every year and are usually at the end of August and early September. The trainers for this 2-day training work to create a safe and positive environment that facilitates introspection and interpersonal understanding. The first day of the workshop begins with teambuilding exercises that help the participants to get acquainted and begin to trust one another. Then, through a series of interactive exercises, the consultants facilitate a dialogue among the group about the differences we each bring to campus and the value of creating an inclusive community. Participants will explore their own identities and unconscious biases, and teach one another how to be more sensitive to the differences that exist within the group. Participation in this two-day training is by invitation. This training is only available to UC Davis faculty and staff. For more information on how to participate in this training, please call 530-752-2071.
On-line Diversity Course
All diversity-related modules use the tenets of the UC Davis Principles of Community as the guiding principles in the development of courses, workshops and training programs. This new on-line course is an addition to the existing menu of diversity training classes offered through SDPS, but incorporates technology to enrich training opportunities. One of the advantages of this web-based training module is its broader reach to a greater audience, therefore, more groups on campus will be able to access the course and incorporate/tailor the module according to their needs. Additionally, the course covers a broad range of diversity topics, which include information on legal issues, policy implementation, current employment practices, state and federal laws, and behavior expectations. To enroll in this on-line course, please go to lms.ucdavis.edu. Groups also have the option in following this course with a facilitated discussion by the on-line course instructors.
Preview the Living the Principles of Community on-line course.
To request for training/workshop for your unit/department or group, please contact Mikael Villalobos at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-752-2071.