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"Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." -- Eckhart Tolle
Spring 2018 Offerings:
Implicit Bias in the Faculty/Staff Search Process
Identifying And Challenging Implicit Bias in Faculty Search Committees - Open to any staff or faculty serving on faculty search committees.
Departments across the University of Minnesota system hire new faculty each year. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, and this includes hiring faculty of color and female faculty in disciplines where they are underrepresented. The presence of implicit bias in faculty search committees can inhibit this goal. This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of faculty search committees.
Identifying and Challenging Implicit Bias in Staff Searches - Scheduled for Monday March 26, 10:00-11:30 in Griggs - Click to Register
Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly hire new staff. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, and this includes hiring staff of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines where they are underrepresented. The presence of implicit bias in staff searches can inhibit this goal. This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of staff search committees and hires made by individual supervisors. Faculty and staff participants of departmental search processes are invited to participate in this workshop.
Watch for scheduled offerings throughout the semester
Intercultural Leadership Development
Cohort 14, Spring 2018:
Wed. January 24 (5:00-8:30 pm), Thursday and Friday, January 25-26 (8:00-4:00) AND
Thursday and Friday, March 1-2 (8:00-4:00)
The Intercultural Leadership Development (ILD) initiative was launched in the spring of 2012 with over 50 UMD leaders attending a session with Dr. Mitch Hammer, co-creator of the Intercultural Development Continuum. Since that time 13 cohorts, each with 18 UMD staff, faculty and administrators have participated in a 4.5 day Intercultural Leadership Development program. For more information and sign up for future cohorts, go to https://goo.gl/forms/GkPWLTvgbfnm7ZV23
Intercultural Pedagogy Community of Practice (ICPCP)
January 9, 2018; 10:00-2:00 in EduE 54 - Foundational work-syllabus creation and development of a “plan” followed by Bi-Monthly meetings.
Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 in EduE 54
Final celebration - TBD
Facilitated by: Paula J Pedersen and Helen Mongan-Rallis
We will focus on inclusive pedagogy and curriculum integration of diverse/intercultural content. ALL disciplines APPLY!! We will kick off with lunch and a half day - followed by bi-monthly community of practice sessions. Participants are asked to be available for most sessions. Each participant will be asked to have a current course they are working with throughout the semester. For more information and sign up, go to https://goo.gl/forms/gkgiBW5l1S4WrfPw2
OED's Equity and Diversity Certificate Program
The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s free of charge and open to all faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota. UMD has spent the last three years building internal capacity to offer this certificate. The workshops list below will be offered at UMD in Spring 2018.
Friday, Jan 19, 9:00-12:00, Griggs, UMD
Engaging Inclusive Design Concepts to Increase Access
Monday, Feb 12, 1:00-4:00, Griggs, UMD
Being an Ally in the Work of Equity & Diversity
Tuesday, March 6, 9:00-12:00, Griggs, UMD
Facilitating Challenging Conversations
Monday, April 9, 9:00-12:00, Griggs, UMD
Communicating on Issues of Equity & Diversity