Calendar

Mar
19
Thu
2015
Legacies + Layers = Lenses
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Mar
26
Thu
2015
Affirmative Action in Employment @ Admin II
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Protected Class of Age @ Admin II
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructors: Amy Circosta & Luci Bearon

Course Description: This workshop provides answers to the following questions: – Who are the aged? – What are the basic facts and common misconceptions about the aged? – What is ageism? – What are the different types of ageism? – What are the causes of ageism? – What are the major consequences of ageism? – How can you avoid ageism? – How can ageism be reduced in the workplace?

Mar
31
Tue
2015
Americans with Disabilities Act
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructors:

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.

Class Inequality and the Quest for Equal Opportunity
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Rick Dellafave

Course Description: Course Description: In contrast to the popular conception of class inequality as the outcome of an individualistic, meritocratic process, we offer a competing conception based on the exploitation of human labor and labor’s struggle to overcome it. We examine how and why class inequality has been increasing rapidly today. We also see how class inequality works to prevent the achievement of racial and gender equality.

Apr
7
Tue
2015
Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Jordyne Blaise

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.

Protected Class of Disability
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Apr
10
Fri
2015
Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership Through Diverse Communities
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities

This workshop will allow you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort zone, and gain new understanding. The unique workshop is interactive, experiential, and high energy. Participants are both teachers and learners.

The full workshop lasts approximately six hours, during which time participants engage in small group and large group discussions. In this workshop, you will:
•Celebrate similarities and differences.
•Identify misinformation about other groups.
•Identify and heal from internalized oppression.
•Claim pride in your own group identities.
•Gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge bigoted comments and actions.

Apr
14
Tue
2015
Tentative: Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards Program @ Talley Student Union Ballroom
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
16
Thu
2015
EOI Jeopardy
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructors:

Course Description: Equal Opportunity Jeopardy is an educational game for team participants designed to to review equal employment opportunity laws and history, affirmative action, and diversity. This program is both educational and fun. The game has the format of Jeopardy. Although no money is given away, the fun and learning is priceless.