Diversity Education and Training Events

Upcoming Events

  • Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitators: Kavita Sawh and Azon Bonifacio 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 …

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  • Safe Zone Series: Advocates (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Inclusive Communication (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitators: Kavita Sawh and Azon Bonifacio 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 …

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  • Gratitude and Leadership— They Can Co-Exist! (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Facilitator: Chantel Carter 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 …

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  • Gratitude and Leadership— They Can Co-Exist! (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Chantel Carter 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 …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitators: Kavita Sawh and Azon Bonifacio 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 …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • The Unconscious Mind (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Kavita Sawh Description:Research demonstrates that 90% of the time, our decision-making occurs subconsciously. This means that our brain is forming perceptions and making decisions based on our beliefs, learned knowledge, and lived experiences. Unless we make a conscious choice to explore our decision-making process, our conclusions will often include biases and limit our ability to think outside of the box, …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Inclusive Communication (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitators: Kavita Sawh and Azon Bonifacio 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 …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Safe Zone Series: Coming Out

    Virtual

    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+ …

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  • Developing and Nurturing Inclusion

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Inclusiveness is more of a subjective state of mind where people feel valued, respected, and appreciated. They have a sense of their own identity within the university and feel that the university is theirs. They are “of it as well as in it.” There is a sense of belonging and ownership. Related to this is that learning can occur anywhere, …

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  • Intent vs. Impact (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 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 …

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  • Intercultural Competency

    Virtual

    This interactive session explores key concepts in intercultural competency and engages participants in activities to increase self-awareness and understanding across difference. Because intercultural competence cannot be completely acquired after the completion of a short time together, participants will instead be introduced to explicit learning and teachings of the elements surrounding intercultural competency. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS Faculty, A&P, USPS, OPS: Register online on …

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  • The Unconscious Mind (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Kavita Sawh Description:Research demonstrates that 90% of the time, our decision-making occurs subconsciously. This means that our brain is forming perceptions and making decisions based on our beliefs, learned knowledge, and lived experiences. Unless we make a conscious choice to explore our decision-making process, our conclusions will often include biases and limit our ability to think outside of the box, …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Intent vs. Impact (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 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 …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Examining the Real Disability Barriers and Oppressive Disability Language

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Adam Meyer Description: This workshop explores disability from a different lens of understanding by challenging some of the cultural assumptions made about disability. This session offers a broad overview for someone who has not participated in previous sessions offered by Student Accessibility Services or can serve as a refresher if you have participated in previous sessions. In addition, a number …

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  • Barriers Be Gone Escape Room Activity (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Adam Meyer Description:Do you know what common barriers prevent access for people with disabilities? Based on the popular escape room game concept, Student Accessibility Services has been challenging teams since 2018 to be locked in a room full of disabling barriers. If you want to escape, you will need to identify and remove the barriers within the room with more …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Barriers Be Gone Escape Room Activity (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Adam Meyer Description:Do you know what common barriers prevent access for people with disabilities? Based on the popular escape room game concept, Student Accessibility Services has been challenging teams since 2018 to be locked in a room full of disabling barriers. If you want to escape, you will need to identify and remove the barriers within the room with more …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Barriers Be Gone Escape Room Activity (Recurring Event)

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    Facilitator: Adam Meyer Description:Do you know what common barriers prevent access for people with disabilities? Based on the popular escape room game concept, Student Accessibility Services has been challenging teams since 2018 to be locked in a room full of disabling barriers. If you want to escape, you will need to identify and remove the barriers within the room with more …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Representation Matters: Bias in Media and Implicit Institutional Bias

    Virtual

    Facilitator: Martha Hubertz Ph.D 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 stereotyping 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 …

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  • Understanding Micromessages

    Barbara Ying Center: 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. …

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  • Safe Zone Series: Advocates (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 …

    Diversity Education and Training
  • Safe Zone Series: G.O.L.D.

    Barbara Ying Center: 140

    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 …

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