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Diversity and Inclusion Academy Sessions

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In order to promote full participation and engagement, each session will have a limited number of attendees. We, therefore, encourage you to register early. 

While participants are encouraged to take advantage of these sessions when they are hosted by the College, individuals can also sign up for sessions on their own or participate in sessions hosted by their department or program. Those who take advantage of these alternative options will still be eligible to appear in the CAS “Diversity Advocate” directory and to apply for the decal, pending proof of completion. All sessions must be at least 1.5 hours in length.

All CAS sessions will be hosted on Friday mornings, via the Zoom platform. To participate in any of the Fall 2020 sessions, register using the form provided below.


Fall 2020 Sessions

September 18, 2020, 9:00-10:30am

In this session, participants will engage in break out discussion groups and interactive activities focused on identifying and addressing structural racism and implicit bias in the workplace.

Facilitators:
Dr. Jennifer Gunter
Director, CAS Collaborative on Race 

Latesha Murray
Co-facilitator, CAS Collaborative on Race

Maximum number of participants: 30 

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: gunter2@mailbox.sc.edu

October 9, 2020, 9:00-11:00am

Did you know that UofSC hosts more than 1,900 international students from over 95 countries? The Carolina Intercultural Training, led by International Student Services (ISS), focuses on understanding cross-cultural communication styles and exploring strategies for increasing intercultural competence. The workshop includes information on the services of ISS, UofSC international student demographics, models of cultural differences, and practical approaches to navigating cultural differences both in a work and classroom setting. Those who complete this workshop will receive an “International Friendly Zone” card.

Register to attend the Carolina Intercultural Training session.

Facilitator:
Julie Medlin Carriker
Internationalization Programming Coordinator, International Student Services (ISS)

Maximum number of participants: 40

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: medlin3@mailbox.sc.edu

October 30, 2020, 9:00-11:00am

The SafeZone Program focuses on building safe space across campus by visibly identifying students, staff and faculty who support the LGBTQ+ population. The workshop examines some issues of sexual identity and gender expression and includes information on ongoing engagement opportunities for UofSC community members to explore and understand issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Register to attend the SafeZone Ally Training session.

Facilitator:
Caroline Wallace
Assistant Director of LGBT Education, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Maximum number of participants: 40

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: wallaccb@mailbox.sc.edu

November 13, 2020, 9:00-10:30am

The session addresses the critical life skills of sexual assault prevention and reporting. It examines the interconnected issues of harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, and healthy relationships through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios and guided self-reflection.

Register to attend the Sexual Harassment Prevention and Reporting session.

Facilitator:
Dr. Carl Wells
Assistant Director, Director of Training and Development, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Maximum number of participants: 40

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: wellscr@mailbox.sc.edu 


Spring 2021 Sessions

More information about the Spring 2021 CAS Sessions will be announced soon.

Session title: Anti-bullying

Facilitator:
Dr. Susan Bon
Faculty Civility Advocate, Office of the Provost 

To schedule or attend additional training sessions
Email: fca@mailbox.sc.edu

Session title: Anti-racism 

Facilitator:
Dr. Carl Wells
Assistant Director, Director of Training and Development, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) 

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: wellscr@mailbox.sc.edu 

Session title: GreenZone Ally Training

Facilitators:
Andrea R. Williams, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Transfer and Population Specific Support
Director, Gamecock Gateway, Student Success Center
Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: andrea.r.williams@sc.edu

Session title: Trans Advocacy Training

Facilitator:
Caroline Wallace
Assistant Director of LGBT Education, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs 

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: wallaccb@mailbox.sc.edu 

 

Registration


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