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Autumn 2021 International Student Experience Workshop Series

October – December Dates/Times vary

The series is a three-part sequence designed to educate participants about life as an international student, and offer guidance on how to best work with this population. The workshops, held over the course of Autumn Semester, will include presentations by staff from OIA and other offices on campus, as well as a panel of international students who will answer questions and share experiences on the selected topics. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for all three workshops (there is a choice between two dates for each session), and those who complete the three-part series will receive a training certificate.  Learn More and Register Here

Inclusive Excellence in Hiring

November 3 or December 1 at 11:00AM

This 75-minute training provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool for faculty and staff positions. Participants will examine the role that various forms of implicit bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that intersecting social identities create an unlevel competitive job market. Strategies for targeted recruitment of historically underrepresented minority applicants will be addressed.  Additional sessions will be hosted on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM.  View additional dates and Register Here

We're Still Here: Getting to Know Present-Day Native American and Indigenous People

Thursday, November 4 at 6 p.m.
This presentation is an introduction to Native American and Indigenous Peoples cultures, histories and contemporary issues. Register online at go.osu.edu/werestillhere

Microaggressions 101

November 9, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Microaggressions cause harm in every workplace. Yet many of us remain confused about what a microaggression actually is, what to do when we experience one, and what to do if someone tells us we have enacted one. This workshop dives deep into the definition of microaggressions, equips participants with a firm understanding of what constitutes as a microaggression, and offers tools to plan out interventions and/or hold ourselves accountable when faced with microaggressions. Register for the webinar here.

Additional Dates: Jan 28 / 11:30 – 1:00PM Register Here

March 22 / 3:00-4:30PM Register Here  April 18 / 11:30 – 1:00PM Register Here

Understanding Settler Colonialism and its Impact on Native American and Indigenous Communities

Monday, November 8 at 6 p.m.
This workshop explores the process of settler colonialism and the destructive impact that it has upon Native American and Indigenous relationships to the land. Register online at go.osu.edu/settlercolonialism.

Bystander Intervention to Stop Harassment Toward the LGBTQIA+ Community

November 13, 2021, 2 PM

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that LGBTQIA+ folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see anti-LGBTQIA+ harassment.  Register for the webinar here.

Microaggressions 102

November 16, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

This workshop focuses on how we can address microaggressions. Participants will learn micro-intervention strategies that can be used when we experience or witness a microaggression, as well as strategies for how to hold ourselves accountable and offer meaningful apologies if we are told we’ve enacted a microaggression. This is an application-based workshop, and participants will have numerous opportunities to practice these strategies as well as reflect on how they can use them moving forward. This workshop is designed to be attended after Microaggressions 101. Register for the webinar here.   Additional Dates:  February 1, 2022 3pm – 4:30PM Register Here

March 18 /  11:30AM – 1:30PM Register Here  April 27 / 3:00PM – 4:30PM Register Here

Histories and Holidays: Learning Fact from Fiction about Columbus Day and Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m.

This presentation provides historical context to the practices of celebrating Columbus Day and the Thanksgiving holiday as well as explores why these celebrations are harmful and disruptive to Native American and Indigenous Peoples culture and histories. Register online at go.osu.edu/historyandholidays.

Harmful Representations: The Use of Native American and Indigenous Peoples as Sports Mascots

Monday, November 29 at 6 p.m.

This workshop explores the use of Native American and Indigenous Peoples as sports mascots and the racist and psychological damage that the use of these caricatures and images create among Native American and Indigenous communities. Register online at go.osu.edu/harmfulrepresentations

 

Bystander Intervention: To Support the Latinx Community in Public Spaces

November 30, 2021, 1 PM

In honor of Latino Heritage Month and to bring awareness to the increase of harassment toward the Latinx community in recent years, Hollaback! is offering a free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene when they witness Latinx people experiencing harassment in public using Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention. Register for the webinar here.

Inclusive Excellence in Hiring

December 1 at 11:00AM

This 75-minute training provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool for faculty and staff positions. Participants will examine the role that various forms of implicit bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that intersecting social identities create an unlevel competitive job market. Strategies for targeted recruitment of historically underrepresented minority applicants will be addressed.  Additional sessions will be hosted on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM.  View additional dates and Register Here

The OSU's President & Provost's Diversity Lecture Series

Isabel Wilkerson

December 1, 2021, 5 PM

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, an interpreter of the human condition, and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval. Through her writing, Wilkerson brings the invisible and the marginalized into the light and into our hearts. Through her lectures, she explores with authority the need to reconcile America’s karmic inheritance and the origins of both our divisions and our shared commonality. Register for this event here.

Navigating Difficult DEI Conversations

December 2, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

“I just don’t know how to have this conversation.” If you’ve ever had this thought, this workshop is for you. Difficult conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion range from conceptual to conflict resolution. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn what’s important to consider when having difficult conversations and offers concrete tools to avoid harmful conversations in favor of healing ones. Register for the webinar here.

 

The State of Anti-Black Racism in U.S. Science, Engineering, and Medicine

December 6, 2021, 9:30 AM – December 7, 2021, 5:30 PM

The Roundtable on Black Men and Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (SEM) will host a capstone workshop reviewing their work on the state of anti-Black racism in U.S. SEM.  Register for the roundtable here.

The Mental-Health Crisis on Campus

December 8, 2021, 2 PM

College students are in the midst of a mental-health crisis, with suicide the second-leading cause among American college students. How can colleges prioritize suicide prevention, de-escalation, and postvention strategies? To discuss this urgent issue, The Chronicle is assembling a panel of experts in a virtual forum to examine how colleges can respond to the increased need for mental-health support on campus. Register for the webinar here.

Inclusive Excellence Certificate

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DEI 365 MONTHLY DIALOGUE

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 365

 

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