Office of Equity and Inclusion Professional Development Workshops Now Open to CFAES Undergraduates

Sep. 25, 2019
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The CFAES Office of Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that effective immediately all diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development workshops will be open to CFAES undergraduate students. Previously, workshops were available only to faculty, staff, and graduate students. The Office of Equity and Inclusion feels that this valuable resource should be available to all members of the CFAES community in order to create an inclusive environment where all people are valued and celebrated. Below is the schedule for the remaining fall workshops along with descriptions and registration links. Columbus workshops are held in the Eastman Room, 4-H Center and Wooster workshops in 126 Research Services. Lunch will be provided at all workshops.

October: Identity, Power, and Privilege (Register here)
This workshop will explore what it means to have privilege and why it is granted or denied based on social identities. Participants will delve into their social identities and develop skills for effective allyship so they can become an agent of change in their communities and profession. Cap: 30 participants.

Columbus - Thursday, October 3rd, 1:30-4:30 pm  
Wooster - Friday, October 4th, 1:30-4:30 pm

November: Men, Women, and Everyone Else: An Exploration of Sex, Gender, and Gender Identity (Register here)
The words "sex" and "gender" are frequently used synonymously, but they actually refer to different, but related, characteristics. What is the difference between the two and what happens when they don't align? What does it mean to be "transgender"? How do all of these concepts relate to other identities such as sexual and affectional orientations? This workshop will take a deep look into the surprisingly complex world of sex and gender and will culminate in an in-depth discussion of the diversity of trans and non-binary identities. Cap: 30 participants.

Columbus - Thursday, November 7th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Wooster - Friday, November 8th, 1:30-4:30 pm

December: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias (Register here)
This workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously and negatively impact our interactions with them. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to implicit bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Cap: 30 participants.

Columbus - Thursday, December 5th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Wooster - Friday, December 6th, 1:30-4:30 pm

All workshops are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion. Please contact him (, or Equity and Inclusion’s Program Assistant, Alicia Baca (