Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict
NCBI has developed a model for conflict resolution. This model teaches participants skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Workshops examine controversial issues through a positive process. Participants learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. This model is taught in the Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict workshop.
Instructors: Jordyne Blaise
Course Description: Often when individuals hear ‘Title IX,’ gender equity in athletics is the first thing that comes to mind. Title IX of the Education Amendments certainly does involve ensuring gender equity in athletics, but it also works to ensure gender equity in academics and employment. Join this course to learn more about the history of Title IX, progress Title IX has made, and Title IX’s presence in educational institutions today.
Instructors: Joanne Woodard & Panel
Course Description: Participants learn about discrimination on the basis of religion and explore several religions, gain insights into how individuals and groups experience religious discrimination, and obtain strategies to help eliminate religious discrimination. A panel of representatives from different religions makes this workshop an invaluable opportunity to gain information.
Course Description: This workshop satisfies NC State’s DHPR training requirement. This course is intended to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session will outline relevant laws such as Title VII, Title IX, and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and it will touch on corresponding institutional policies. Participants will learn how to identify discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, will be exposed to examples of how prohibited conduct may appear in a professional or academic environment, and will highlight relevant case law on these topics. This course also includes a brief explanation of how affirmative action works in both the employment and academic contexts. Course Objectives: – To provide participants with an overview and practical understanding of the fundamental principles and requirements of Equal Opportunity laws. – To expose participants to some of the principles and requirements of federal and state EO laws and NC State policy and procedures governing 1) non-discrimination throughout the life cycle of the employment process from recruitment and selection, to performance management, to terminations, and 2) non-discrimination in academics. – To help participants recognize and prevent both disparate treatment discrimination and disparate impact discrimination under all of the federally protected categories.
Instructor(s) & Course Description
Instructors: James Benton, Ginger Rush
Course Description: Through this workshop, participants learn the definition of the term ‘disability’ with respect to an individual, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In addition, participants learn what the laws require, engage in dialogue and gain insight into the experiences of persons with disabilities.
Course Description: Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity builds on the basics learned in the Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity course. This application-based session offers participants the chance to practice interpreting equal opportunity-related laws, identify prohibited conduct, and enhance their response strategies. The format of this course is designed to promote discussion and questions are encouraged. Case studies will be used to demonstrate concepts, but participants are welcome to develop examples they wish to see addressed. Course Objectives: – Recognition and practice the options available for resolving complaints and the procedure OIED uses to ensure complaints are adequately addressed. – Discussion of measures that each individual can take to help ensure that NC State is a discrimination and harassment-free environment. – Use real-world cases and scenarios to demonstrate concepts; participants will be encouraged to develop examples they wish to see addressed. Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity is a prerequisite to this course. Extenuating circumstances: Please contact Seprina Justice.
Instructors: Tia Doxey
Course Description: CONFLICT is a word that strikes fear in the hearts of most people. Unresolved conflicts, with the added dimension of diversity, including racial/ethnic differences, sexual orientation, gender, and religion to name a few, prevent positive, sustained personal and professional growth. Participants look at the world through their own set of spectacles, or perceptual filters, comprising what they have been taught and what they have seen, heard, and experienced. These perceptual filters are lenses through which everyone looks at differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, and nationality. This interactive session offers ideas and skills to assist university faculty, staff, and students in addressing the management of negative conflict in proactive, constructive ways. Various methods, including appropriate diversity training, coaching, group facilitation, and mediation are showcased and discussed.
Instructors: Ursula Hairston
Course Description: This workshop provides an opportunity to expand the knowledge participants have gained about the policy of affirmative action in the Equal Employment Opportunity workshop. A historical overview of the policy is explored, as well as the legal obligations of federal contractors with regards to affirmative action. Often, misinformation, mis-communication, and myths surround the concept of affirmative action, which will be clarified in this workshop. Participants will learn about the various individuals and groups involved in shaping the policy of affirmative action as well as the actual implementation of affirmative action in a selection decision.