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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 Fall 2021 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, and USPS: Register online at my.UCF.edu > Employee Self Service > Learning & Development > Request Training Enrollment
  • Students and OPS: Email your name, course title, and course date to diverse@ucf.edu.

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

Wednesday, September 1, 9pm-5pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Webcourses@UCF

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: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. On average, the ABCs of Diversity 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 578

Monday, October 18,  2pm-3pm

Facilitator: Student Accessibility Services

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

WordPress provides a platform to build web pages that comply with established accessibility guidelines to give access to people with disabilities.  This presentation will focus on best practices, tools, and techniques for developing web pages that are accessible.  You will leave with resources and support to use when you are developing your site.

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 044

Wednesday, December 1, 9pm-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 590

Monday, November 15, 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

Thursday, October 14, 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

Wednesday, November 17, 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

Tuesday, October 12, 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: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Session 1 -DIV 585

Wednesday, October 6, 1pm-4pm

Session 2

Thursday, November 4, 1pm-4pm

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

Thursday, October 7, 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 053

Wednesday, September 8, 9pm-5pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Online Via Zoom

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: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. On average, Inclusive Communication 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.

Part 1    DIV 236

Monday, September 27, 3pm-4pm

Part 2    DIV 237

Monday, October 4, 3pm-4pm

Part 3    DIV 238

Monday, October 11, 3pm-4pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Online Via Zoom

(Must attend all three parts to receive completion certificate)

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 each workshop.  Videos must be viewed prior to the debrief and discussion sessions.  Registrants will receive links to the videos.  Registrants also will receive links to join the Zoom sessions.  Video and audio access is required.

HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR “WHY” IN DIFFICULT TIMES

DIV 580

Monday, September 20, 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.

LET’S END AGEISM

DIV 500

Monday, November 29, 12pm-1pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: BYC 140

Description:

Let’s End Ageism. It’s not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older.  It’s ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other.  Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice.  “Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured,” she says. “It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.”

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.

OUR LONELY SOCIETY MAKES IT HARD TO COME HOME FROM WAR

DIV 581

Monday, November 8, 12pm-1pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: BYC 140

Description:

Sebastian Junger has seen war up close, and he knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers. But he suggests there’s 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.      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

Monday, October 25, 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

Tuesday, September 14, 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 566

Thursday, December 2, 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 150

Location: Online via Obojobo

Description:

Cultural competency is the ability to function effectively in the presence of socio-cultural diversity. In 2008, Diversity Track (Summer Faculty Development Conference) scholars proposed 21 “core” cultural competencies as learning objectives for the University of Central Florida’s students, as well as potential areas of growth for faculty and staff. These cultural competencies encompass three domains of learning – cognitive, affective, and skill-building.

The purpose of the Diversity Track of the 2013 Summer Faculty Development Conference was to expand and refine the cultural competencies to include details that would facilitate infusion into curricula. In particular, Diversity Track scholars developed Performance Standards for each of the 21 “core” cultural competencies. This learning object presents the Performance Standards for the Cognitive, Affective, and Skill-Building Domains. The ultimate goal of this work is the development of culturally competent individuals equipped to function in today’s global workplace.

Visit https://diversity.ucf.edu/training/online-workshops/ for registration instructions.  You must complete all three sections with a score of 75% or higher to receive credit.

DIV 442

Wednesday, November 10, 3pm-4:30pm

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

Wednesday, September 22, 10am-12pm

Location: Online Via Zoom

Thursday, October 28, 12pm-2pm

Location: BYC 140

Tuesday, November 30, 3pm-5pm

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 on selected dates.  Video and audio access is required.

COMING OUT

DIV 242

Wednesday, October 13, 12pm-2pm

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Location: BYC  140

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.

SAFE ZONE SERIES: GOLD

DIV 243

Tuesday, December 7, 3pm-5pm

Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Services

Location: Online via Zoom

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. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

LGBTQ+ 101

DIV 033

Thursday, September 2, 10am-12pm

Location: Online Via Zoom

Thursday, October 21, 12pm-2pm

Location: BYC 140

Wednesday, November 3, 3pm-5pm

Location: 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 on selected dates.  Video and audio access is required.

DIV 589

Tuesday, September 21, 10:30am-12pm

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

Tuesday, September 28, 2pm-3:30pm

Part 2    DIV 583

Tuesday, October 5, 2pm-3:30pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

(Must attend both sessions to receive 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 the Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

DIV433

Thursday, September 30, 2:30-4pm

Wednesday, October 27, 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.

Course number: DIV566

Wednesday, August 4 open from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus
Location: Online via Zoom

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.  Video must be viewed prior to the debrief and discussion session.  Registrants will be notified regarding access to the video.  Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom session. Video and audio access is necessary.

DIV 587

Wednesday, September 29, 3pm-4:30pm

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 501

Wednesday, September 23, 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 each Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

DIV 584

Monday, November 22, 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

Tuesday, October 19, 9am – Wednesday, October 20, 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 591

Monday, September 13, 3pm-4:30pm

Facilitator: Patricia Farless

Location: Online Via Zoom

Description:

This session examines how race, class and gender intersected in the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the Reconstruction Amendments from Reconstruction to the Progressive Era. In doing so, it will examine the reasons behind the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments (13, 14 & 15) to their application as supporting business rights over racial and gender equality.

 

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.

Episodes 1 & 2   DIV 292

Tuesday, November 2, 3pm-4pm

Episodes 3 & 4   DIV 293

Tuesday, November 9, 3pm-4pm

Episode 5            DIV 294

Tuesday, November 16, 3pm-4pm

Facilitator: Barbara Thompson

Location: Online Via Zoom

(Must attend all five episodes to receive completion certificate)

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. Videos must be viewed prior to the debrief and discussion sessions. Registrants will also receive a link to join each Zoom session. Video and audio access is required.

Part 1 –DIV 569

Tuesday, September 7, 1pm-2:30pm

Part 2 –DIV 570

Thursday, September 9, 1pm-2:30pm

Facilitator: Flore Septimus

Location: Online Via Zoom

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.