Upcoming Workshops

 

All workshops will be facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion. Please contact him at taylor.3408@osu.edu if you have questions or would like more information. These workshops are free and open to all CFAES faculty and staff (including postdocs).

January

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias

Register Now – http://go.osu.edu/cfaesjanuaryworkshop

This interactive workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively influence the people we interact with. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to unconscious, or implicit, bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Prior to the workshop, participants are asked to take a few online tests developed by Harvard University to detect unconscious biases and preferences. The Implicit Associations Tests are brief, easy to complete and very informative http://www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their results during the workshop in a respectful and judgement-free environment. Cap: 25 participants. This workshop will be offered again in April.

Offerings:

Columbus - January 11th and April 19th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Eastman Room, 4H Center)

Wooster - January 25th and April 26th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm (126 Research Services) 

February

Identity, Power, and Privilege

Register Now – https://cfaes/equityandinclusion/februaryworkshop

What does it mean to have privilege? How do your social identities (e.g., race, gender, class, religion, sexuality, etc) grant or deny you privilege? How do you know when you have it and when you don't? How can we use power and privilege to break the cycle of oppression? This workshop will explore these questions, offering participants an opportunity to delve deeply into their social identities by creating a Multiple Social Identity Profile - a process that reveals how we all have and lack privilege simultaneously. Participants will begin to uncover sources of bias that have been reinforced by an unrelenting cycle of socialization, develop skills for effective allyship, and learn how implementing even the smallest of steps toward equity, inclusion, and justice can transform an individual into an agent of change in their communities and profession. Light refreshments will be provided. Cap: 35 participants. This workshop will be offered again in May.

Offerings:

Columbus - February 8th (registration deadline Feb. 1) and May 10th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Multimedia Room, 4H Center)

Wooster - February 22nd (registration deadline Feb. 15) and May 24th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm (126 Research Services) 

March

Diversity of Transgender Experiences

More information coming soon

Offerings:

Columbus - March 8th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Eastman Room, 4H Center). Registration deadline Mar. 1.

Wooster - March 22nd, 1:30 - 4:00 pm (126 Research Services). Registration deadline Mar. 15. 

April

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias

Register Now – coming soon

This interactive workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively influence the people we interact with. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to unconscious, or implicit, bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Prior to the workshop, participants are asked to take a few online tests developed by Harvard University to detect unconscious biases and preferences. The Implicit Associations Tests are brief, easy to complete and very informative http://www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their results during the workshop in a respectful and judgement-free environment. Cap: 25 participants.

Offerings:

Columbus - April 19th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (219 Ag Engineering). Registration deadline Apr. 12.

Wooster - April 26th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm (126 Research Services). Registration deadline Apr. 19. 

may

Identity, Power, and Privilege

Register Now – coming soon

What does it mean to have privilege? How do your social identities (e.g., race, gender, class, religion, sexuality, etc) grant or deny you privilege? How do you know when you have it and when you don't? How can we use power and privilege to break the cycle of oppression? This workshop will explore these questions, offering participants an opportunity to delve deeply into their social identities by creating a Multiple Social Identity Profile - a process that reveals how we all have and lack privilege simultaneously. Participants will begin to uncover sources of bias that have been reinforced by an unrelenting cycle of socialization, develop skills for effective allyship, and learn how implementing even the smallest of steps toward equity, inclusion, and justice can transform an individual into an agent of change in their communities and profession. Light refreshments will be provided. Cap: 25 participants. Cap: 25 participants.

Offerings:

Columbus - May 10th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Eastman Room, 4H Center). Registration deadline May 3.

Wooster - May 24th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm (126 Research Services). Registration deadline May 17. 

june

What's all the Fuss About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education?

More information coming soon

Offerings:

Columbus - June 7th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Ag Admin 250A). Registration deadline May 31.

Wooster - June 21st, 1:30 - 4:00 pm (126 Research Services). Registration deadline Jun. 14.