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The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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 Unity Star for the Spring 2022 workshop and presentation schedule. 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 Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (407) 823-6479 or by emailing diverse@ucf.edu.

Registration Instructions

  • Faculty, A&P, USPS, OPS: Register online at my.UCF.edu > Employee Self Service > Learning & Development > Request Training Enrollment
  • Students: Register online via KnightConnect. Be sure to log-in with your NID and NID password.

UCF Certificates

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

  • Inclusion Champion: complete 9 hours of core workshops and 6 hours of elective topics
  • Continuum of Learning Certificate: complete four elective or stand-alone DIV workshops not in a series or towards another certificate program
  • Latino Americans Certificate: complete all three Latino Americans modules exploring the history of Latino Americans from 1565 – 2000
  • The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Certificate Series: complete the four-part comprehensive workshop series looking at race relations in the United States between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement
  • 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

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

DIV 008

Tuesday, January 18, 9am – 12pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Wednesday, February 9, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh

Location: BYC 140

Description:

As the foundational workshop facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the ABCs of Diversity 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.

DIV 596

Wednesday, February 16, 10am – 11am

Wednesday, April 13, 1pm – 2pm

Facilitator: Pamela Fletcher

Location: BYC 140

Description:

The objective of this program is to increase participant knowledge and awareness around negative implicit associations. By increasing bias awareness, interviewers can reduce the impact of these associations on candidates of underrepresented groups in the search and screening process. Topics discussed include blind spots vs. bias, types of bias, career-related bias, and ways to mitigate bias in the search and selection process.

 

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

DIV 044

Friday, February 4, Open from 9am – 5pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Webcourses@UCF

Description:

The ability to enhance understanding through effective cross-cultural communication is an important skill in today’s world. The workshop, Communicating Across Cultures, as facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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 10 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 on how inclusive attitudes around this aspect of our uniqueness contribute to a world in which we all matter.

 

Please note: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. On average, Communicating Across Cultures takes between 3 – 4 hours to complete. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

DIV 496

Monday, March 14, 2pm – 3pm

Facilitators: Kristeena LaRoue & Kevin Price

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This presentation is an introduction for faculty and staff on the Foundations of Digital Accessibility. This presentation will provide an overview of Digital Accessibility as well as discuss ways in which faculty and staff can take advantage of the partnership between Student Accessibility Services and the Office of Institutional Equity to facilitate access for all UCF students.

 

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.

DIV 590

Friday, February 18, 10am – 11:30am

Facilitator: Chantel Carter

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

When was the last time you truly felt grateful?  What does that even mean or look like nowadays?  We are all leaders in some capacity regardless of our titles or the kind of work we do.  Gratitude is one of many skills we need as leaders to be successful in our work and in life.   With everything going on, it can be easy to get caught up in the negativity.  This session will discuss why gratitude is important and how it can be infused successfully in our work, in our lives.   In this session, we will review various gratitude exercises that may be helpful in infusing gratitude within your day to day.  Gratitude does not have to be a daunting process.  Let gratitude become a part of your habit profile.

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.

DIV 441

Wednesday, February 23, 3pm-5pm

Facilitator: Christina Khan

Location: Online Via Zoom

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.

DIV 588

Friday, March 4, 3pm – 5pm

Facilitator: Christina Khan

Location: Online Via Zoom

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 from before they apply to the university, to obtaining their student visa, arriving to the United States, and the many things they must consider while earning their degree. Participants will gain a better understanding of 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.

DIV 579

Monday, February 14, 3pm – 4:30pm

Facilitator: Michelle Dusseau, Ph.D.

Location: BYC 140

Description:

This workshop will discuss the many faces of being a change agent, the communication tools and styles for personal and professional impact, as well as working through burnout in complex communication environments.

Please note: Inclusion Champions Present workshops are designed and facilitated by faculty or staff members who have earned the Inclusion Champion Program Certificate. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

DIV 599

Tuesday, February 22, 1pm – 2pm

Facilitator: Danielle Maya Eadens, PhD

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This survey-level presentation will offer an overview of the history around the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how to be an ally combating the continued ableism many people with disabilities encounter in their daily lives. The discussion is designed to encourage deeper understanding and offer memorable awareness of the complicated issues around inclusion, human agency, and valuing the voices of those in the disabled community.

 

Please note: Inclusion Champions Present workshops are designed and facilitated by faculty or staff members who have earned the Inclusion Champion Program Certificate. 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.

DIV 600

Thursday April 7, 12pm-1pm

Facilitator: Dr. Martha Hubertz

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This session will explore how implicit bias exists in and impacts how we interact with one another in differing contexts, including all sectors of academia and other social systems. Discussions and activities will focus on the following:

 

  • What is an implicit bias?
  • Reflection on how implicit bias in institutions affects each of us.
  • Opening the conversation on how institutional bias may be circumvented.

 

Please note: Inclusion Champions Present workshops are designed and facilitated by faculty or staff members who have earned the Inclusion Champion Program Certificate. 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.

DIV 053

Thursday, March 3, 9am – 12pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Tuesday, April 12, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh

Location: BYC 140

Description:

Inclusive Communication, as facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 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 affords us the opportunity to rethink how to word what we say (or don’t say) so as 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, and
  • inclusion always matters and always applies.

Please note that this workshop examines the words we use. Other workshops provided by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion explore tone of voice and body language (Communicating Across Cultures) and micromessages (Micromessages and Microaggressions).

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

DIV 585

Tuesday, January 25, 1pm – 3pm

Wednesday, March 30, 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh

Location: BYC 140

Description:

This workshop will provide participants with awareness of the ways biased practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory and/or hurtful messages to others. It will provide ways to help make sure the intention behind our statements, questions and actions match our impact.

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

DIV 440

Wednesday, March 23, 3pm-4pm

Facilitator: Christina Khan

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This interactive session explores key concepts in intercultural competency and engages participants in activities to increase self-awareness and understanding across difference.

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.

DIV 601

Tuesday, March 29, 3pm – 4:30pm

Facilitator: Patricia Farless

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This discussion examines the intersectionality of race, class, gender and nationality.  In doing so, it considers the development and entrenchment of Jim Crow in the South. Furthermore, this talk explores the often-unsuccessful efforts to protect labor in the workplace. Finally, it fleshes out the racist ideology prevalent in the final push for women’s suffrage.

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.

How to Discover Your “Why” in Difficult Times

DIV 580

Friday, January 28, 12pm – 1pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: BYC 140

Description:

What has the coronavirus pandemic taught us about ourselves and our relationships? In a deeply personal and wide-ranging conversation, leadership expert Simon Sinek shares his own experience caring for his mental health as the world shut down. He discusses why we need to nurture friendships (in both good times and bad), explains why anyone can be a leader — and reveals the secret to discovering your “why” in life.

Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. This session is a screening of  a pre-recorded TED Talk. It will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

DIV 567

Friday, April 8, 12pm – 1pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: BYC 140

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. This session is a screening of  a pre-recorded TED Talk. It will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

 

DIV 225

Friday, April 1, Open from 9pm – 5pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Webcourse@UCF

Description:

Micromessages and Microaggressions is one of the most frequently requested workshops facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 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: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. On average, Micromessages and Microaggressions takes between 3.5-4.5 hours to complete. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

DIV 595

Wednesday, February 2, 3 – 4pm

Tuesday, March 22, 3 – 4pm

Facilitator: Kavita Sawh

Location: BYC 140

Description:

Names are indicative of the complexity and range of diversity in humanity. It is part of your Personal & Professional Narrative. In this workshop, we will create a physical name visual to help reflect on and share our story.

 

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

DIV 566

Friday, March 18, 2pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

Crip camp is the story of how a group of teens turned their summer experiences at camp Jened into a catalyst for civil activism and follows their fight for accessibility legislation that would transform lives and shape the future of the disability rights movement. The film depicts the experiences of campers up to the present day highlighting a powerful journey towards inclusion.

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

DIV 442

Wednesday, April 6, 2:30pm – 4pm

Facilitator: Jeannie Kiriwas

Location: BYC 140

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 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.

Advocates

DIV 241

Monday, January 31, 10am – 12pm

Thursday, March 17, 3pm – 5pm

Monday, April 25, 12pm – 2pm

Location: 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 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.

 

Coming Out

DIV 242

Monday, February 21, 10am – 12pm

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Location: Online via Zoom

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 gain a better understanding of 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.

 

G.O.L.D.

DIV 243

Friday, March 25, 3pm – 5pm

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Location: BYC 140

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 that relate to sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex.
  • Increase understanding about the ways in which 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.

 

LGBTQ+ 101

DIV 033

Wednesday, January 19, 10am – 12pm

Monday, April 11, 12pm – 2pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Tuesday, March 1, 3pm – 5pm

Location: BYC 140

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 on selected dates.  Video and audio access is required.

DIV 589

Thursday, January 27, 10am – 11:30am

Facilitator: Chantel Carter

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

It is important to have healthy boundaries, especially in the workplace.  This can be challenging at best.   The concept of setting boundaries may not be a common practice for many people nor something that is often discussed or encouraged.   Everything we are experiencing right now is contributing to our stress levels.  This session will look at the importance of healthy boundaries in the work setting and strategies that can be adopted.  The goal is to equip participants with information on boundary setting so they are empowered to focus on self-care.  We can do this!

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.

Part 1    DIV 582

Thursday, April 14, 2pm – 3:30pm

Part 2    DIV 583

Thursday, April 21, 2pm – 3:30pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

Must attend both sessions to receive the completion certificate.

Description:

We humans impact the environment in many ways including changes to climate, biophysical environments, ecosystems, and natural resources. And whether directly or indirectly, we are contributing to soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water and an overall unsustainable environment for ourselves and our communities. Correspondingly, the impact of environmental hazards disproportionately impacts the lives of marginalized communities, highlighting the inequities of a crisis that is at all our doorsteps. So how do we work towards a more sustainable future? The first step: recognizing that this is our burden to share.

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 each Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

DIV433

Monday, February 7, 3pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, March 15, 10am – 11:30am

Facilitator: Justin Andrade

Location: BYC 140

Description

Recognizing social justice is a goal and a process, this session will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the topic. This workshop seeks to equip and engage the audience with consciously considering and critically thinking about the role and impact social justice (access) has on the UCF campus community.

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

DIV 587

Wednesday, March 16, 3pm – 5pm

Facilitator: Christina Khan

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

International students and other linguistically and culturally diverse learners may face distinct challenges in an American classroom. Geared toward faculty, this session explores practical tips for supporting these student populations in the classroom and beyond.

 

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.

DIV 602

Wednesday, March 2, 10am – 11am

Facilitator: Widaad Zaman, Ph.D.

Location: Online Via Zoom

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.

DIV 586

Thursday, February 10, 9am – Friday, February 11, 5pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Webcourses@UCF

Description:

Since the launch of Project Implicit in 1998, an online site where an individual may take a Harvard Implicit Association Test, the topic of implicit social cognition or implicit bias has been of great interest.  The workshop, The Power of Implicit Bias, as facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion introduces this extensive topic through readings and activities that focus on the following:

  • defining implicit bias,
  • providing a brief overview of the history of implicit social cognition,
  • exploring examples of how implicit bias may manifest,
  • learning about potential influences on the development of implicit bias,
  • understanding the Cycle of Socialization and how it helps us to recognize the importance of messaging in the development of our unconscious biases,
  • engaging in a self-exploratory activity designed to identify the social messaging received around aspects of diversity,
  • taking a Harvard Implicit Association Test, and acknowledging, despite the widespread use of the IAT, some of its limitations,
  • discovering interventions and strategies to help address and control our implicit biases, and
  • reminding ourselves to continually value what matters most to us, including our relationships with other people.

Please note: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times.  On average, The Power of Implicit Bias takes between 4-5 hours to complete.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.  Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

DIV 501

Monday, February 28, 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

A discussion on ways race, ethnicity & culture blur; the systemic ways in which proximity to whiteness is endorsed and internalized and how these structures impact community and sense of belonging.

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.

DIV 598

Monday, February 28, 1:30pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Student Accessibility Services

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

In this virtual session, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will share highlights from a recent virtual presentation that nationally known disability advocate, Haben Girma, recently gave to the UCF community. Haben discusses disability from the lived experience and challenges the way in which our society perceives disability. This session will include presentation, video content and small group discussion.

 

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.

 

Part 1    DIV 502

Tuesday, February 1, 1pm – 2pm

Part 2    DIV 503

Thursday, February 17, 1pm – 2pm

Facilitator: Abigail Malick, Ph.D.

Location: Online Via Zoom

Part One:  Let’s Be Clear This session supports the university’s goal of creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community by taking a strong stance against sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and other forms of relationship violence. Title IX Training covers UCF Policy 2-004 – Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence. We will review policy language of sexual discrimination and various forms of sexual misconduct including mandatory reporting duties of our faculty and staff members as well as university-wide resources.

Part Two:  Handling Sensitive Disclosures As faculty and staff members, you may find yourself in the position of suspecting that a student has been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking. You may also be faced with responding to a direct disclosure. These types of experiences can be very traumatic for any individual, including students. Faculty and staff members can play an important role in helping a student access the support and resources that can help the student begin to heal. We will review research on Title IX disclosures, how students disclose, and steps to handling a student disclosure.

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 each Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

 

DIV 603

Monday, March 21, 10am – 11am

Facilitator: Matt Ricke, Ph.D. and Abigail Malick, Ph.D.

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This informative session will detail the history of Title IX, a landmark piece of federal civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. The session, presented with an interactive timeline, will share how Title IX came to be, and how shifting policy, social movements, and case law have shaped what Title IX is today.

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.

 

DIV 584

Tuesday, February 15, 1pm – 2:30pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

In the 1940s, psychologist Dr. Carl R. Rogers fathered the concept of person-centered therapy, which prioritized a client’s ability and capacity and defined the role of the professional as a facilitator of an environment conducive to growth and development. The core principles of this concept can also be applied to the learning environment and benefit our marginalized communities especially. This session aims to answer one question: how can we on a college campus apply the foundations of this support style to our interactions with our audiences to support them in their goals and aid in their development despite the circumstance? Belief is a powerful thing.

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.

 

DIV 016

Thursday, February 24, 9am – Friday, February 25, 5pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Webcourses@UCF

Description:

Understanding Power & Privilege, as facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, introduces the constructs of power, privilege, oppression, internalized oppression, and intersectionality and explores their implications for the individual and society. Discussions and activities focus on the following:

  • defining key terms associated with this complex topic
  • reflecting on aspects of individual identity and noting how self-perceptions and the perceptions of other people may differ
  • exploring the seminal work of Dr. Peggy McIntosh, as it relates to white privilege and male privilege
  • delineating examples of privilege associated with several dimensions of diversity and providing an opportunity to describe our own areas of privilege
  • expanding our views of privilege by learning about the perspective of Tim Wise and the story of Lilly Ledbetter
  • gaining knowledge of the Cycle of Oppression and internalized oppression
  • recognizing the important work of Kimberlé Crenshaw with respect to the concept of intersectionality
  • opening the conversation on how privilege may be addressed.

As certain topics in this course are more extensively discussed in the ABCs of Diversity and the multi-part Diversity Certificate Series, participating in one of these workshops is required prior to enrolling in this Webcourse.

Please note: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. On average, Understanding Power and Privilege takes between 4 – 5 hours to complete. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

DIV 291

Tuesday, February 8, 1pm – 4pm

Tuesday April 5, 1pm – 4pm

Facilitator: Veterans Academic Resource Center

Location: BYC 140

Description: 

Explore military and veteran culture, also some of the 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.

Part 1 –DIV 569

Monday, March 28, 1pm – 2:30pm

Part 2 –DIV 570

Monday, April 4, 1pm – 2:30pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

Must attend both sessions to receive the completion certificate.

Description:

Considered America’s fourth pillar of Democracy, the news media is a source of community knowledge and can be a catalyst for action and social change. How has news media changed since it’s institutionalized conception in the United States? How has society’s view of media changed over time and what are the factors and events that impacted this perception? How do the multiple news sources that we have available to us nowadays impact how our society engages and is informed about the world around them?

Part 1 will focus on the History & Purpose & Types of News media and the societal expectations media sources.

Part 2 will deal with news media in the digital age, Social media and media Literacy.

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

 

Consultations and Presentations

In addition to Faculty, GTA, and New Employee Orientations, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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 Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 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.

Online Workshops

Performance Standards for UCF’s Cultural Competencies.

The following are the links for each learning object in the workshop, Performance Standards for UCF’s Cultural Competencies:

Each link will take you directly to the UCF OBOJOBO system. You will log into the OBOJOBO system using your UCF PID and Password.

You will immediately see the Overview, the start of the learning object. It will take you approximately 20 minutes to read the Content section and answer the questions. The time required also depends on your reading speed. Make sure to read the Content thoroughly as the questions in the Practice and Assessment sections are directly from this material.

The Practice questions are just that, practice and review. After answering each question in this section, you will know which option is the correct answer.

The Assessment section evaluates what you have retained, and while they are the same questions posed in the Practice section, they are in random order.

To maximize your score on the Assessment, you may take it up to three times.

Your information will be stored in the OBOJOBO system. This information includes your name, the date and time you completed each learning object, and your score(s).

After completing all three learning objects, have achieved a score of 75% or higher, and if you are interested in receiving credit in your Training Summary, please contact ODI at (407) 823-6479, or e-mail diverse@ucf.edu with your name and PID.