Educational Training and Programming

A critical component of creating an inclusive environment is awareness of the issues that enhance, or impede, inclusivity.  The following educational sessions are offered from across campus for students, staff, or staff.

Student Workshops:

Enacting Equity Mindedness

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, participants will learn the difference between equality and equity, how to build capacity, and explore a personal commitment to infuse equity-mindedness into individual and organization practice.

  • October 13
  • November 16

Micro(aggressions) Feel a Little Macro

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will work with attendees to examine the different types of, common occurrences, minimization methods, and ways to respond to microaggressions whether as a target and/or as a bystander.

  • October 27

Critical and Brave Conversations

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help participants address the realities of having DEIA conversations and examine methods to have these conversations with each other and your sphere of influence.

  • November 17

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns and Preferred Names

This workshop will provide an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity.  Learn more about why they are important, in a safe workshop space with open dialogue.

  • September 22

Rethinking the Disability Paradigm:  The University Community Working Together

This workshop, led by campus partners within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Disability Resources, will help you gain an awareness of your own beliefs and how they influence your actions and the language you use. This is a collective responsibility we all share.

  • October 22

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBTQ Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

  • September 7
  • October 4
  • November 4
  • December 3

Trans 101

The Trans 101 workshop builds off of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone workshops to offer a training specifically focused on transgender issues.

  • September 13
  • October 12
  • December 8

LGBTQ+ 101

LGBTQ+ 101 training will offer basic terminology and definitions, an explanation of the barriers to queer and trans inclusivity, an exercise on privilege, and an overview of services and resources available at Syracuse University. This workshop is run through the Wellness Leadership Institute at the Barnes Center at the Arch.

  • September 23
  • October 13
  • October 29

Allyship 101

Allyship is important now more than ever given the social climate in our country. This workshop was designed to teach participants the practice of Allyship as a proactive way of living rather than reactive interventions. Participants will explore the importance and benefits of true allyship and have the opportunity to practice with various scenarios.

  • September 22
  • October 4
  • October 12
  • October 20

Demystifying Title IX – Prevent, Support, Report

This workshop provides background on prevention strategies, support resources and reporting options for sexual and relationship violence in our campus community.

  • September 21
  • October 19

Managing (STOP) Bias – Virtual Live

This workshop will discuss what bias is and provide real-life, relatable examples (recognize), as well as bystander intervention skills (stop). We will also discuss how to report and what the process looks like after you’ve done so (report). Workshop provided by the STOP Bias Program.

  • October 5
  • October 13

Savings and Study Abroad

Learn about how to manage your money while abroad, budgeting for studying abroad, and tips for savings.

  • October 4

Smart Money: Post Grad Traction Action

This interactive workshop provides activities for students to learn more about themselves and an overview of basic personal financial principles.

  • November 10
  • November 17

Smart Money: Your Life, Your Money…(In-Person)

This interactive workshop provides activities for students to learn more about themselves and an overview of basic personal financial principles.

  • October 6

Rape Culture 101

In this workshop you will learn about ideas, attitudes and beliefs in our culture that normalize sexual and relationship violence. After participating you will be able to recognize these messages and think critically or intervene as a prosocial bystander to help create a healthier and safer culture.

  • October 7

Staff Workshops

Micro(aggressions) Feel A Little Macro

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will work with attendees to examine the different types of, common occurrences, minimization methods, and ways to respond to microaggressions whether as a target and/or as a bystander.

Enacting Equity-Mindedness

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, participants will learn the difference between equality and equity, how to build capacity, and explore a personal commitment to infuse equity-mindedness into individual and organization practice.

Critical and Brave Conversations

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help participants address the realities of having DEIA conversations and examine methods to have these conversations with each other and your sphere of influence.

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBTQ Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

  • September 7
  • October 4
  • November 4
  • December 3

Trans 101

The Trans 101 workshop builds off of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone workshops to offer a training specifically focused on transgender issues.

  • September 13
  • October 12
  • December 8

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns and Preferred Names

This workshop will provide an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity.  Learn more about why they are important, in a safe workshop space with open dialogue.

  • September 22

Faculty Workshops:

Workshop One:  Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond

This three-hour workshop, designed by faculty for faculty, explores key concepts of cultural sensitivity and the practices of cultural competency, with emphasis on identity, diversity in the learning environment, and the climate for inclusion and equity. This introductory workshop provides a foundation for later learning opportunities to be offered through the Office of Academic Affairs.

DEIA Building Blocks: Parts 1, 2, & 3

This three-part workshop series is designed to support participants’ exploration of a) the role that socialization and identity play in how we view ourselves and others, b) the relationship between bias, stereotype, prejudice and discrimination and c) ways to identify and disrupt various forms of microaggression that arise in educational contexts.

Transforming Hot Moments into Learning Opportunities: Parts 1, 2, & 3

The THM workshops illustrate how hot moments create inequity and communicate less than full inclusion of all students in the learning space. Faculty will develop a set of skills at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and whole group level to frame the intimate conversations that happen in classrooms when discussing race, class, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexual and gender identity. They will learn nine skills to transform hot moments into learning experiences that center the well-being of their students.

High Leverage Teaching Practices in DEIA Contexts: Parts 1, 2, & 3

This professional development opportunity focuses on High Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTP) as a set of instructional strategies that provide clarity and expectations for the teacher and support learning and accountability in the students (McLeskey & Brownell, 2015). Across the three interactive workshops, presenters will identify 22 HLTP within four domains, Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral and Instruction. Case studies will be used to encourage attendees’ application of the HLTPs within real-world classroom situations.

Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Parts 1, 2, & 3

The CCRC workshops support faculty in intentional development of culturally responsive instructional materials and practices that will support all students, but have been shown to be particularly effective in supporting international students in transitioning into the cultural worldview within American classrooms. Faculty will learn strategies to increase student participation and to provide meaningful student feedback. In doing so, faculty will expand their abilities to consider how students’ culture, worldview, and diverse backgrounds influence their classroom experiences.

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBTQ Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

  • September 7
  • October 4
  • November 4
  • December 3

Trans 101

The Trans 101 workshop builds off of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone workshops to offer a training specifically focused on transgender issues.

  • September 13
  • October 12
  • December 8

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns and Preferred Names

This workshop will provide an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity.  Learn more about why they are important, in a safe workshop space with open dialogue.

  • September 22

To request customized educational sessions, please complete our Training and Programs Request form.

For questions, please contact diversity@syr.edu