Professional Development Workshops
By request only: The following programs are available to offices and departments at UVM. For more information, e-mail Sherwood Smith, or call 656-8833.
#1 Responding to Diversity Issues in the Classroom: A Developmental and Social Justice Approach.
This half-day workshop engages participants in building an understanding of how to have meaningful conversations about diversity issues and how to confront difficult situations more effectively in the classroom context. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of both the dynamics of interpersonal conflict in general and practical responses that promote understanding.
#2 Political Correctness: Why Can't I Say That... Or Can I?
The term "Politically Correct" has become commonplace in our language. However, the origins and meanings are often assumed rather than explored. This workshop explores both the origins and current uses of the terms "politically correct" and "political correctness" as well as the ideas behind these terms.
Key Questions: What is political correctness: ideas, actions, behaviors, attitudes...? Who does or does not have to be politically correct? Who benefits and who does not benefit from politically correct language, behavior or ideals? Who decides political correctness and why? Bring your curiosity and examples to share.
#3 Bisexuals, Gays and Lesbians Claim They are a Cultural Population. Is This True?
This is a debate and discussion between two people over the question of what is a cultural group? Two sides debate over whether LBG people constitute a cultural group in the US. Both presenters will give detailed explanations for their opposing positions on this question. Following the presentation, the audience will have time for questions and large group discussion.
Key Questions: What is culture? What is LGB culture? Who says it is a culture and why? What makes it important?
#4 Managers & Diversity: Multicultural Team Leadership
This workshop engages participants in understanding 5 key concepts related to cultural competency: Competency areas, Personal Reflections, Knowledge Areas, Learning Styles, & Key Elements. These concepts will be used with case study examples and video clips. The session will include substantial opportunity for discussion.
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