Spring & Summer Workshops offered through Staff Development and The Bob & Alecia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center provides tools that help promote a greater and deeper understanding of others, their cultures and requirements. Businesses, educational and health care institutions, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations benefit from an informed employee base able to consider multiple perspectives and address conflicts with conscious intentional process.

Please consider participating in one or more of the workshops detailed below. GRCC employees may register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Rethinking Body Image

Wed May 22, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 122 LRC

This learning session will explore the power of body image and women. Are we trapped in society’s definition of beauty? Has the concept of beauty changed over time? What affect does media play on self-esteem and self-concept? Is individual potential hindered by these beauty concepts? Is it dangerous? This workshop will feature contemporary statistics and explore possible responses to the particular pressures weighing on women.

Boundaries in the Workplace

Tue May 28, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 122 LRC

This learning session is built on participant discussion detailing and defining the role of supervisors of student employees. Supervisors may play many roles some of those roles may lead to conflict or complications.

Bullying in the Workplace

Tue June 4, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 122 LRC

GRCC is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups. All forms of harassment are contrary to basic standards of acceptable conduct between individuals. This training helps participants recognize and react to workplace bullying.

Facilitating Difficult Conversations (Part 1)

Thu June 13, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 122 LRC

Participant discussion in response to short vignettes related to critical teaching moments in classrooms and raises issues of free speech/hate speech, classroom climate, pedagogy, confronting oppressive behavior and a host of other topics related to learning environments.

SafeZone Training

Wed June 19, 2013

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Room 122 LRC

The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion (regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement). The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people. One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning.

Facilitating Difficult Conversations Part 2

Tue June 25, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 122 LRC

This course builds upon skills learned in Part 1, and participant discussion centers on when to apply dialog, debate or discussion. Participants determine strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviors. Learning Objectives: Help facilitators gain tools to design and deliver cultural communication presentations; Practice facilitating difficult conversations.

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