Faculty, staff invited to participate in diversity workshop
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in an upcoming diversity workshop sponsored by the Rhode Island Higher Education Training Consortium. “Building an Inclusive Campus” will be held Thursday, June 30 at Providence College.
Salve Regina is a member of the consortium, which enables faculty and staff to access high-quality learning opportunities at a reduced cost.
Speaker and author Dr. Maura Cullen, who is widely considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities on issues of diversity and inclusion, will present two separate sessions throughout the day:
- “Taking Adversity Out of Diversity” will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This session will inspire people to create more inclusive communities by moving beyond their fear of saying the “wrong” thing and teaching more effective and compassionate ways to connect.
- “Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say” will run from 1-3:30 p.m. We often make statements that are intended to be supportive or complimentary, but end up being problematic. This session will cover communication traps, how to avoid them and what tools to use in their place.
The cost is $50 for one session or $100 for both sessions. Parking and applicable meals are included. In addition, all participants will receive a copy of Cullen’s book, “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say.”
Workshop fees are typically paid through the office or department’s professional development budget. For more information, or to register, visit the consortium’s Eventbrite page.