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Diversity and Inclusion Academy Sessions

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In order to promote full participation and engagement, each session will have a limited number of attendees. We, therefore, encourage you to register early. 

While participants are encouraged to take advantage of these sessions when they are hosted by the College, individuals can also sign up for sessions on their own or participate in sessions hosted by their department or program. Those who take advantage of these alternative options will still be eligible to appear in the CAS “Diversity Advocate” directory and to apply for the decal, pending proof of completion. All sessions must be at least 1.5 hours in length.

All CAS sessions will be hosted on Friday mornings, via the Zoom platform. To participate in any of the Fall 2021 sessions, register using the form provided below.


Fall 2021 Sessions

The Diversity and Inclusion Academy will be held on Fridays at 9:00 a.m.

Session title:
Cultivating a Culture and Systems of Respect

Date/Time:
September 24, 2021
9:00-10:00 AM

Panelists:

Ashley Thomas
Founder and ED of The Hive Community Circle

Patricia Ravenhorst, General Counsel & Director of Systems Advocacy, South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVSA);

Shannon Nix, Associate Director, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) 

Session description:
This panel will address issues of sexual and gender harassment to help participants wrap their minds around the complexities involved. Our hope is to garner concrete and actionable steps the CAS might take to move the needle forward and make progressive change in the right direction. 

Session title: 
Carolina Intercultural Training

Date/Time:
December 3, 2020
9:00-11:00am

Facilitator:
Julie Medlin Carriker
Internationalization Programming Coordinator, International Student Services (ISS)

Session description:
Did you know that UofSC hosts more than 1,900 international students from over 95 countries? The Carolina Intercultural Training, led by International Student Services (ISS), focuses on understanding cross-cultural communication styles and exploring strategies for increasing intercultural competence. The workshop includes information on the services of ISS, UofSC international student demographics, models of cultural differences, and practical approaches to navigating cultural differences both in a work and classroom setting. Those who complete this workshop will receive an “International Friendly Zone” card.

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: medlin3@mailbox.sc.edu

Session title: 
SafeZone Ally Training

Date/Time:
October 29, 2021
9:00-11:00am

Facilitator:
Caroline Wallace
Assistant Director of LGBT Education, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Session description:
The SafeZone Program focuses on building safe space across campus by visibly identifying students, staff and faculty who support the LGBTQ+ population. The workshop examines some issues of sexual identity and gender expression and includes information on ongoing engagement opportunities for UofSC community members to explore and understand issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: wallaccb@mailbox.sc.edu

Session title: 
Sexual Harassment Prevention and Reporting

Date/Time:
November 12, 2021
9:00-10:30am

Facilitator:
Dr. Carl Wells
Assistant Director, Director of Training and Development, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Session description:
The session addresses the critical life skills of sexual assault prevention and reporting. It examines the interconnected issues of harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, and healthy relationships through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios and guided self-reflection.

To schedule or attend additional training sessions:
Email: wellscr@mailbox.sc.edu 

 

 

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