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NatSci Cultural Competency Workshop

Background

In fall 2020, the NatSci DEI Facilitation Team started offering Cultural competency for personal, organizational and community change, for NatSci faculty, staff, specialists, administrators, postdocs and graduate students.

The multiple session workshop, started in spring 2021, was adapted from the full-day workshop developed by Karen Pace, director of Pace 4 Change, and Dionardo Pizaña, diversity and personnel specialist, Michigan State University Extension.

Workshop Series Dates

Mondays (virtual): Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 1:30-4:00pm

  • Facilitators: Jonglim Han, Sheba Onchiri, and Ariel Robbins

Tuesdays (in-person): Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11, 9:30-12:00pm

  • Facilitators: Kanchan Pavangadkar, Kendra Pyle, and Lori Seischab

Fridays (virtual): Sept 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 9:00-11:30am

  • Facilitators: Jerry Caldwell, Danielle Flores Lopez, and Kendra Pyle

Open for NatSci faculty, staff, specialists, administrators, postdocs and graduate students

Skills Development Workshops

Open to NatSci participants who have completed Cultural Competency for Personal, Organization, and Community Change workshop. Building on this workshop, every session we will have new practice scenarios to help participants develop skills to handle bias incidents, microaggressions, and discrimination that occur in STEM classrooms and workspaces. 

  • Dates for fall 2022 workshops will be posted soon.

Workshop Introduction from Dean Phillip Duxbury