Workshops

First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias

This workshop engages participants in discussions regarding our behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior.

The outcomes of the workshop are:

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

This workshop engages faculty, GSIs, and/or academic departments in a discussion regarding how we can take steps to make classroom instruction more active and inclusive - particularly when engaging with issues of human diversity. The outcomes of the workshop are:

  • To reveal climate issues
  • To examine the costs and benefits of responding to dynamics in the classroom
  • To identify resources available to faculty

The workshop is approximately two hours, depending on the dynamics within the group.

Look Beyond Your Wall: Discovering Diversity Lenses

This workshop engages students in discussions regarding who we and others around us at Cal are. This is an introduction to an exploration of individual and social identity and how it may shape our experiences at Cal, how students can meet and learn from others' perspectives, and how students can get involved to learn more. We would love to invite students to look beyond the superficial information that they may post on their Facebook wall. Get beyond what we "see" on the surface, and begin to get to know others in a deeper way.

The outcomes of the workshop are:

Let's Talk: Engaging in Cross-Cultural Communication

This workshop engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations.

The outcomes of the workshop are:

Looking In / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference.

The outcomes of the workshop are: