The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center provides tools that help promote a greater and deeper understanding of others, their cultures and customs. 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.

All workshops are open to all GRCC Faculty and Staff. Please register online at http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285 if you need assistance.

Social Contracts….An Intentional Approach

Tue May 27, 2014 from 11:30 Am – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

Whether you are leading in a classroom, a small group meeting, or managing a project, the Social Contract approach will assist you in an intentional process of building and defining inclusive principles, guidelines and consequences for social behaviors. Do not play the expectation guessing game in regard to appropriate social behaviors. Instead, attend this workshop, which will: Introduce a model of an intentional, inclusive Social Contract approach; Practice the model by developing your own Social Contract; Share wisdom with other teachers, community organizers, and professionals; and take back the model to your community.

Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Wed June 4, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

Never before have we had four generations of people together in the workplace. Because of this shift in employee demographics, the need to create safe places to discuss generational differences is vital. Essential to the Generational Diversity in the Workplace workshop are interactive activities, videos and small group dialogue exploring the relationship between different generations. Participants will: Understand the formative years of each generation and their core values; Use this information to connect and work with different generations; Offer strategies for effective cross generational communication.

Unintentional Bias in the Hiring Process

Tue June 10, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

Numerous studies show that our unconscious is dictating our decisions. These unconscious decisions impact our business decisions. The biases we carry may not be limited to visible differences but may extend to other assumptions and associations such as the way a person speaks (tone, volume, and accent) or prior personal knowledge or acquaintance. In The Unintentional Bias in the Hiring Process workshop, participants will: Examine common language and tools for processing unintentional bias situations in the hiring process; Review our Unintentional Bias in the Hiring Process video; and practice common language and process tools in small group activities

Boundaries in the Workplace

Thu June 12, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

How do you know WHERE to draw the line in relationships, roles and responsibilities? Participants will begin to address this issue by exploring methods of respecting and protecting other’s boundaries in the workplace. Objectives for the session include: Define boundaries in regards to job responsibilities and interpersonal boundaries; Determine the importance of boundary setting; and help others to understand their boundaries.



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