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The UCF Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement Office of Diversity Education and Training Training Program is one of the most prolific in higher education. You can pursue certificates and training individually or as a departmental effort to improve performance and our learning and work environments.

Read about the variety of diversity workshops that have been offered over the years

Six-year training impact:
34,546 participants
Total participants last academic year:
7,996
Total UCF Inclusion Champions:
326

Workshop Schedule

Please see this semester’s Diversity Workshop Schedule for the Fall 2022 workshop and presentation agenda. For detailed descriptions of the diversity workshops offered, click on the course titles below. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. Please note that locations vary. Other opportunities for diversity workshops may be scheduled by calling the UCF Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement Office of Diversity Education and Training at (407) 823-6479 or by emailing diverse@ucf.edu.

Registration Instructions

  • Faculty, A&P, USPS, OPS: Register online on Workday Home page > Global Navigation > Learning > Discover > Browse Learning
  • Students: Register online via KnightConnect. Be sure to log-in with your NID and NID password.

UCF Certificates

ODET offers several certificate options for faculty, staff and students:

  • Inclusion Champion: complete 3 core workshops and 6 hours of elective topics
  • Latino Americans Certificate: complete all three Latino Americans modules exploring the history of Latino Americans from 1565 – 2000
  • We Shall Remain Certificate Series: complete the five-part/three session workshop series exploring the history of Native Americans and their resilience
  • Eyes on The Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years: complete the six episode workshop series to earn certificate
  • Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise: complete the four episode workshop series to earn certificate

Read about the our newly offered certificates 

Please note: Students must keep track of the DIV workshops they have attended and verify their training history with us in order to receive any completion certificates.

Course and Facilitation Descriptions

Dates and Location:

Open from 09/05 – 12/01. Online via Webcourses

Facilitator: Student Accessibility Services

Description:
This course is geared toward UCF faculty and will give an overview of the history of the Americans with Disability Act, disability civil rights and social justice, proactive access and design, and ways to create an inclusive environment on campus and in the classroom

Please note: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. Participants will be able to register throughout the semester. Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

Dates and Location:

Tuesday, November 29, 1 – 3p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
Enhancing understanding through effective cross-cultural communication is an essential skill in today’s world. The workshop, Communicating Across Cultures, as facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity Education and Training, introduces this extensive topic through discussions and activities that focus on the following:

  • Gaining an understanding of foundational concepts such as the Communication Model and the three types of communication,
  • Learning about the perspective of high-context and low-context cultures,
  • Defining culture as detailed by Pellegrino Riccardi
  • Describing ten potential causes of verbal miscommunication across cultures, such as conventions for courtesy, accents, and hot buttons,
  • Exploring cross-cultural differences (and similarities) in various forms of nonverbal communication, such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, and body distance,
  • Considering micromessages and microaggressions and how they may be received differently in other cultures, and
  • Developing skills to assist in the process of communicating effectively across cultures.

Emphasis is placed on the idea that differences in communication patterns and styles across cultures are important reflections of human diversity and how inclusive attitudes around this aspect of our uniqueness contribute to a world in which we all matter.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Friday, September 23, 10 – 11:30am Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Chantel Carter

Description:
Our communities are struggling with connection, and we are experiencing a connection void.  Not connecting with others has created a disconnect that makes it difficult to develop/maintain relationships within our communities.   Let’s talk about this concept called Connectedness so we can strengthen our connections with others and thus strengthen our communities.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Please refer to Workday for dates and locations specified as there are multiple availabilities.

Facilitator: Kristeena LaRoue

Description:
This training will provide an overview of digital accessibility, as well as UCF’s Digital Accessibility Policy. Participants will learn more about digital accessibility, its core components, and how it impacts UCF.

To review available dates/times for this training and register for a session, please visit the registration portal; Workday Learning for UCF employees and KnightConnect for UCF students.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Open from 09/05 – 12/01. Online via Webcourses

Facilitator: Student Accessibility Services

Description:
This course is geared toward UCF staff and will give an overview of the history of the Americans with Disability Act, disability civil rights and social justice, proactive access and design, and ways to create an inclusive environment on campus and in the classroom

Please note: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. Participants will be able to register throughout the semester. Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

Dates and Location:

Please refer to Workday for dates and locations specified as there are multiple availabilities.

Facilitator: Kristeena LaRoue

Description:
A vital part of creating an inclusive digital environment is ensuring that all documents are created in an accessible manner. This training will cover the core components of creating an accessible document, primarily in Microsoft Office, and will include a hands-on demonstration of the remediation of an inaccessible document. Please note that participants should bring a device with Microsoft Office installed to this training.

To review available dates/times for this training and register for a session, please visit the registration portal; Workday Learning for UCF employees and KnightConnect for UCF students.

 

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Wednesday, September 14, 12 – 1p.m. Online Webinar

Facilitator: Community Panel Discussion

Description:

Join the Office of Diversity Education and Training and UCF community experts as they discuss what it takes to move towards inclusive excellence. Panelists will share how they help create a safe and inclusive campus environment and suggestions for “doing the work.”

 

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Tuesday November 8, 10a.m. – 12p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Matt Ricke, Ph.D.

Description:
Black feminist poet Audre Lorde opined, “I can choose only to be or not be, and in various combinations of myself. And as my breath is part of my breathing, my eyes of my seeing, all that I am is of who I am, is of what I do. The shortest statement of philosophy I have is my living, or the word “I.” Part of Lorde’s brilliance was her ability to weave into words the tensions and nuances of her identity and lived experience. In this immersive workshop, participants will read, hear, write and share poetry and poetic prose with the goal of exploring their own identity. Using Lorde’s work (and others) as a starting point, participants will emerge with the knowledge that multiple facets of identities are intractably interconnected within a person and with a poem that seeks to document that knowledge

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Wednesday, October 12, 3 – 5p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Nicole Stelter

Description:
Immigration is a prominent topic in the national discourse and affects the lives of millions of people, yet it is incredibly complex and difficult to understand. The Immigration 101 workshop explores basic immigration concepts so that participants walk away with a better understanding of this important topic.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Thursday, November 17, 3 – 5p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Nicole Stelter

Description:
An international student’s journey to studying in the United States is a complex, multistep process that begins long before the student arrives. This session will highlight an international student’s journey, starting before they apply to the university, obtaining their student visa, coming to the United States, and the many things they must consider while earning their degree. Participants will better understand what international students must go through to pursue their dream of studying in the United States.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, September 20,  2:30 – 4:30p.m. BYC 140
Thursday, October 20, 10a.m. – 12p.m. DPAC 169
Thursday, November 3, 10a.m. – 12p.m. BYC 140

Facilitators: Flore Septimus and Kavita Sawh

Description:
As facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity Education and Training, Inclusive Communication explores the concept that as we interact in diverse environments and strive to enhance inclusion and equity, it is important to be welcoming, appreciative, valuing, and respectful in our communications with one another. Discussions and activities develop the following ideas:

  • Inclusive communication involves words, tone of voice, body language, and micromessages
  • Awareness and identification of exclusive language and phrases allows us to rethink how to word what we say (or don’t say) to include all and consistently demonstrate respect
  • Understanding and applying key principles for how we treat each other assists in the process of communicating inclusively
  • The importance of inclusion in diverse environments

Please note: This workshop examines the words we use. Other workshops provided by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion explore tone of voice, body language, and micromessages.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Date and Location:

Tuesday, September 27, 2:30 – 4:30p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh

Description:
This workshop will teach participants how biased practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory and hurtful messages to others. In addition, it will provide ways to help make sure the intention behind our statements, questions, and actions match our impact. Learning Outcomes include:

  • Discuss the differences between intent and impact, their role in diversity and inclusion, and the shift of thinking to an affirmation that enforces constant learning
  • Examine the interactions that compare intent and impact along with ways to navigate these interactions better
  • Reflect upon repair, perspective, and change that can be implemented when the gap between intent and impact is closed

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Part 1

Date and Location:
Monday, September 19, 3 – 4p.m. Online Via Zoom

Part 2

Date and Location:
Monday, September 26, 3 – 4p.m. Online Via Zoom

Part 3

Date and Location:
Monday, October 3, 3 – 4p.m. Online Via Zoom

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
Latino Americans is a six-part documentary series that chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for more than 500 years helped to shape what is today the United States and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:
Thursday, October 6, 12 – 1p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
There are about 7,000 languages in the world, all with different vocabularies, sounds, and alphabets—but how do these structural differences influence how we interpret the world? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:
Thursday, November 10, 12 – 1p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
Sebastian Junger has seen war up close and knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers. But he suggests another major cause of pain for veterans when they come home: the experience of leaving the tribal closeness of the military and returning to an alienating and bitterly divided modern society. “Sometimes, we ask ourselves if we can save the vets,” Junger says. “I think the real question is if we can save ourselves.”

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:
Thursday, September 8, 12 – 1p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy? Dr. Brené Brown is a renowned researcher, author, and speaker who studies human connection, courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. In this talk, Brown shares insight from her research into human shame and vulnerability that gave her a much deeper understanding of herself, and others.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:
Thursday, October 27, 12 – 1p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? In fact, research has shown that the single-minded pursuit of happiness is ironically leaving people less happy. In this Ted Talk, journalist and author Emily Esfahani Smith discusses the difference between being happy and having meaning and argues that the search for meaning is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:
Thursday, December 1, 12 – 1p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci details how the algorithms that companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. She tells us how we might be “building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time.”

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Friday, September 9, 12 – 1p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Office of Institutional Equity

Description:
This training is an overview of the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) portfolio and our work on civil rights and equal opportunity at UCF. Participants will learn about UCF’s nondiscrimination policies, how to identify behaviors that violate these policies, how to report concerns, and resources and support available. This training covers similar content to the UCF Actions to Prevent and Correct Discrimination (UCFACT) webcourse.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Tuesday, November 22, 3 – 4p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? In fact, research has shown that the single-minded pursuit of happiness is ironically leaving people less happy. In this Ted Talk, journalist and author Emily Esfahani Smith discusses the difference between being happy and having meaning and argues that the search for meaning is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Please refer to Workday for dates and locations specified as there are multiple availabilities.

Facilitator: Kristeena LaRoue

Description:
This training will cover the basics of the remediation of PDF documents for accessibility, including tagging content and establishing reading order. Participants are strongly encouraged to complete Document Accessibility to gain an understanding of the components of an accessible document before enrolling in PDF Accessibility. Please note that participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a device with Adobe Acrobat installed to this training.

To review available dates/times for this training and register for a session, please visit the registration portal; Workday Learning for UCF employees and KnightConnect for UCF students.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Date and Location:

Wednesday, October 5, 2 – 3:30p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Jeannie Kiriwas

Description:
Have you said before, “Well, that isn’t my area of expertise”? This session is designed for individuals who do not have extensive advanced degrees in religious studies but are still very interested in supporting students and their diverse identities. Using the framework of the BRIDGE Interfaith Youth Core curriculum, we will identify strategies for increasing one’s interfaith literacy.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Date and Location:

Thursday, September 15, 12 – 1p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Dr. Martha Hubertz

Description:
A discussion of how representation in media influences implicit and explicit biases. We will discuss various forms of media, including social media, and how that creates serotyping and maintains false belief systems.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Locations:

Wednesday, September 28, 3 – 5p.m. Online via Zoom
Tuesday, October 25,  10a.m. – 12p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Description:
The Safe Zone Advocates training is the second in the series and was created to further individual knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues. The training is geared toward helping attendees explore, identify, and expose cultural biases and acquire skills necessary for advocating for marginalized populations. Participants who complete both trainings (LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone Advocates) are designated as Safe Zone Advocates and can be identified by a Safe Zone placard.

 

Training Objectives:

  • Increase insight into personal and cultural biases
  • Increase awareness of the impact these biases have on interactions with LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Increase comfort in addressing systemic oppressions that affect LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Increase ability to identify micro-aggressions that impact LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Increase comfort in discussing power, privilege, and oppression
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to increase the ability to advocate

Increase understanding that being an ally is an ongoing and active process

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Locations:

Friday, October 7, 12 – 2p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Description:

The Coming Out workshop explores the process and challenges of coming out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender. Participants will learn more about what the process of coming out may look like, different misconceptions, and how to be an advocate during and after someone comes out. The workshop will allow those who attend to explore their LGBTQ+ identity or to support a family member or friend who may be coming out.

Training Objectives

  • Provide a space for individuals to ask questions about the coming out process and better understand what coming out means to an LGBTQ+ person.
  • Educate individuals on different coming out models and theories to better understand the diversity of the coming out process.
  • Explain the barriers and challenges faced by those who go through the coming out process and provide tips on how to be part of a support system.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Locations:

Friday, November 18, 10am – 12p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Description:

The GOLD workshop aims to provide education on topics concerning language specific to gender and sexual/romantic orientation within the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will learn more about ideas of gender, sexual orientation, biological sex, romantic orientation, and gender presentation.

Training Objectives

  • Increase the ability to articulate the differences between sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex.
  • Increase familiarity with various terms related to sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex.
  • Increase understanding about how to respect people regardless of their identity

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Locations:

Monday, September 12, 10a.m. – 12p.m. BYC 140
Tuesday, October 18, 3 – 5p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Description:
The LGBTQ+ 101 training is the first in the series and is designed for all levels of knowledge about LGBTQ+ issues. In this 2-hour training, participants will be presented with general information about individual and societal concerns related to LGBTQ+ identity. This training serves as an introduction to these issues. LGBTQ+ 101 must be taken as an entry point before any other Safe Zone workshops are taken.

Training Objectives:

  • Gain a greater understanding of LGBTQ+ culture
  • Feel more comfortable talking about LGBTQ+ issues
  • Interact more sensitively with LGBTQ+ populations
  • Help create a safer environment for LGBTQ+ individuals on campus

Please note:  Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.  Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session.  Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:

Wednesday, October 19, 11a.m. – 12p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Matt Ricke, Ph.D.

Description:
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is an extended course that builds upon the basic information covered in Title IX/OIE trainings. This course goes into specific detail about healthy and unhealthy workplace dynamics, how sexual harassment impacts the workplace, and how by building a healthy, proactive, and respectful workplace, we can work together to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:

Tuesday, September 13, 2 – 3:30p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Widaad Zaman, Ph.D.

Description:
Are we born with prejudices, or are they learned? Certainly, we know that specific prejudices do not just appear, but may take years to become engrained in an individual. Yet interestingly, children begin to categorize the world they live in from very early in infancy. So, when do they begin to categorize people, and how does that influence the progression of prejudicial tendencies? Furthermore, what is the role of the child’s social world in the prejudices they ultimately learn?

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Monday, October 3, 10 – 11a.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Office of Institutional Equity

Description:
This training covers the basics of UCF’s Title IX compliance program; prohibition on sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and related interpersonal misconduct; ways to support individuals who disclose sexual and interpersonal violence; and resources and reporting options available at UCF.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Date and Location:

Wednesday, September 7, 2:30 – 4:30p.m. BYC 140
Thursday, September 22, 10a.m. – 12p.m. DPAC 169
Tuesday, October 11, 10a.m. – 12p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh and Flore Septimus

Description:
As the foundational workshop facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity Education and Training, this workshop explores three key concepts – diversity, inclusion, and equity. Discussions and activities develop the following ideas:

 

  • human diversity is broad and includes all the ways in which we differ,
  • understanding our similarities is key to developing connections,
  • inclusion involves creating and maintaining safe and respectful spaces for everyone, and
  • equity requires us to respond to the needs of individuals in order for each person to realize their full potential.

The impact of stereotypes (“single stories”) on our thinking and behavior also is explored.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Date and Location:

Tuesday, October 18, 2:30 – 4:30p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh

Description:
Micromessages and Microaggressions is one of the most frequently requested workshops facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity Education and Training. Micromessages are signals that we send to one another through our actions and behaviors. Although these messages may be “small,” their impact can be tremendous. This conversation on micromessages includes an in-depth look at both micro-inequities and micro-affirmations. Microaggressions are brief exchanges that send denigrating messages to marginalized groups and also are examined in detail in this workshop. Throughout this Webcourse, the impact of micromessages and microaggressions on inclusion and equity is emphasized. Areas of focus entail:

 

  • reflecting on the history behind our current knowledge of micromessages and microaggressions,
  • defining and providing examples of micromessages (both inequities and affirmations) as well as microaggressions,
  • recognizing the personal toll that micro-inequities and microaggressions may have on individuals and the community,
  • understanding the ways in which each of us may stop or reduce the prevalence of micro-inequities and microaggressions, and
  • acknowledging that it takes the dedication of all of us to address and eliminate the many forms of exclusion and noting that micro-affirmations are powerful tools in helping people to reach their full potentials.

Please note:  Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Friday, October 14, 3 – 4p.m. Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Michelle Dusseau, Ph.D.

Description:

This course will provide an introduction to emotional intelligence or serve as a refresher to those who have previously studied EI. There will be a specific focus on utilizing EI to combat burnout and effective navigation of complex communication climates.

 

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Dates and Location:

Tuesday, November 15, 1 – 4p.m. BYC 140

Facilitator: Military and Veterans Student Success

Description:
Explore military and veteran culture and some unique challenges that student veterans experience.  Recommendations and strategies for working with student veterans will be discussed.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates and Location:

Please refer to Workday for dates and locations specified as there are multiple availabilities.

Facilitator: Kristeena LaRoue

Description:
This training provides an overview of the basics of video accessibility, including captioning and audio description. The training will demonstrate multiple ways of captioning video content and provide information on UCF’s approved vendors for captioning services.

To review available dates/times for this training and register for a session, please visit the registration portal; Workday Learning for UCF employees and KnightConnect for UCF students.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Episodes 1 & 2

Date and Location:
Monday, October 31, 3 – 4p.m. Online Via Zoom

Episodes 3 & 4

Date and Location:
Monday, November 7, 3 – 4p.m. Online Via Zoom

Episode 5

Date and Location:
Monday, November 14, 3 – 4p.m. Online Via Zoom

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Description:
We Shall Remain is a PBS television series that shows how Native people valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture — from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s, who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s, who harnessed the momentum of the Civil Rights Movement to forge a pan-Indian identity.  The series highlights Native ingenuity and resilience over the course of 300 years and upends two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land.   Episodes include:

Episode 1: After the Mayflower

In 1621, the Wampanoag of New England negotiated a treaty with Pilgrim settlers.  A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English and a confederation of Indians, this diplomatic gamble seemed to have been a grave miscalculation.

Episode 2: Tecumseh’s Vision

In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North American continent.

Episode 3: Trail of Tears

Though the Cherokee embraced “civilization” and won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous march to Oklahoma.

 

Episode 4: Geronimo

As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of proud resistance.

Episode 5: Wounded Knee

In 1973, American Indian Movement activists and residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town of Wounded Knee, demanding redress for grievances. As a result of the siege, Indians across the country forged a new path into the future.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Consultations and Presentations

In addition to Faculty, GTA, and New Employee Orientations, the Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement Office of Diversity Education and Training provides a variety of consultations and presentations as a service to the UCF Community.

Consultations: A consultation is an individual or group meeting to assist in planning diversity-related programs and events, incorporating diversity into grant proposals, infusing the curriculum with diversity content and pedagogy in both new and existing courses, or discussing a diversity issue or incident. Depending upon the circumstances, consultations may occur face-to-face, by e-mail or telephone.

Presentations: The Chief Diversity Officer of the Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement Office of Diversity Education and Training, and members of the training staff are available to make presentations to classes, departments, organizations, and student groups. We also facilitate sessions at team retreats. Our presentations cover a variety of diversity topics, and, if time, personnel, and resources allow, we will tailor specific presentations to meet your unique needs.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation or a presentation with any of the members of our training staff, please feel free to contact us.

Corporate DEI Training

Coming soon.