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First Annual OIED Managers Conference a Big Draw

On Monday, March 10, 2014, OIED hosted the first annual NC State Conference on Leadership and Diversity for Managers. Drawing a full capacity of approximately 100 attendees to the new Talley Student Union ballrooms, the conference packed 15 different break-out session choices on Diversity, Tools, Leadership, and Communication into a full day of education for NC State supervisors and managers.

Conference co-chair Dr. Deb Luckadoo, Director of Staff Diversity in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, took the podium at 8:30AM to welcome participants and introduce Dr. Mike Mullen, Dean and Vice Chancellor in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, whose keynote address, "Diversity: A Key to Leadership" included personal stories from his own background and experiences. Participants also attended four 50-minute break-out sessions during the day. Presenters hailed from all over campus. Popular sessions included "Extraversion and Intoversion in the Workplace: What 10 Seconds Feels Like, the Power of an Agenda, and Why Silence is (Sometimes) Golden," presented by Claire Jeffries, Assistant Director, Alumni and Student Affairs, Poole College of Management; "Communication Skills for Leading a Diverse Workforce," presented by Ursula Hairston, Assistant Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity; and "Integrating Competing and Shared Values to Achieve Organizational Goals," presented by Christopher Hitch, Director, Shelton Leadership Center. Session choices were all highly rated, with all 15 workshops receiving a 3 or higher on a 4-point scale. The day ended with a closing workshop given by co-chair Rachel Monteverdi, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County.

If you did not have the opportunity to attend this year's conference, plan to attend next year! Help us make NC State even better.

Next NC State Staff Women's Network (WINGS) Meeting
NC State now has a networking group for staff women! All are welcome. The group's name ("WINGS") stands for "Women Involved in Networking, Giving back, and Service." The group has been meeting monthly since October 2013. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (rescheduled from last week due to weather) from 12:00PM-1:00PM at Hunt Library. This month's meeting will feature a tour of the library and a clothing drive.
Come Experience the Tunnel of Oppression this Week in Talley
The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience that examines contemporary issues of race, class, domestic violence, religion, body image, gender identification, and discriminatory forms and processes. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about these issues. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion which allows the opportunity to process the experience.The entire experience lasts approximately 30 minutes per group and is a great opportunity for participants to think critically about issues that impact NC State’s campus on a daily basis. Participants are welcome from 11:00AM-2:00PM or 4:00PM-7:00PM on both Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Tunnel will be held in the Talley State Ballroom. Attend
RSVP Line Advocates Needed in Women's Center
The Women's Center is looking for volunteer advocates to answer calls on its Relationship and Sexual Violence Phone (RSVP) line, a 24/7/365 hotline available to anyone impacted by dating violence, sexual assault, rape, stalking, or any other form of gender based violence. The hotline is staffed by trained advocates who are members of the NC State community. Advocates provide callers with emotional support and information about their rights, options, and resources. All calls are confidential. Spring Training: Fridays, March 28, April 4 and 11, 2014 in Harrelson Hall, Room 330 from 12:00PM-6:00PM. Advocates must complete the 18-hour in-person training prior to answering calls. Training is open to all NC State students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested, contact Jenn Scott, Assistant Director for Interpersonal Violence Services to set up a short interview. Once training is completed, advocates must be willing to cover at least one shift per semester. Shifts are either: weekdays: 5:00PM to 9:00AM each night, Monday-Thursday, or weekend shift: 5:00PM Friday to 9:00AM Monday.
MSA Seeking Applications for Symposium Counselors
The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is currently recruiting Symposium Counselors for the following programs being held August 14-19, 2014: African American Symposium, Hispanic/ Latino Symposium, and Native American Symposium. Become a 2014 Symposium Counselor! If you know of any strong student leaders who may be interested in this paid summer position, we kindly ask that you help us get the word out by referring students to the web application. Applications are due on March 28, 2014. More information about Symposium and all details are listed at the website above.
Lunch and Learn: The Psychology of Modern Day Slavery
The NC State Women's Center and the NC State African American Cultural Center jointly invite you to attend a Lunch and Learn on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 12:00PM-2:00PM in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356. The Psychology of Modern Day Slavery is a short documentary film created by the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35). Feminist psychologists discuss the socio-historical, cultural, and psychological factors that have driven the proliferation of human trafficking. This documentary also includes survivor testimony of women from the United States, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Viewing of the film will be followed by a guided discussion and action steps. Pizza and soda will be provided. See the flyer.