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Our facilitated presentations and workshops feature topics related to identity development, diversity, cultural competence and social justice. Presentations are available upon request to faculty, staff, residence halls, academic courses, student organizations and community organizations. 
  
Programs may be tailored to meet the unique needs or interests of your requesting group or organization. To ensure the success of your program, please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the presentation date. 

This session is designed to be an introduction to Ojibwe culture that promotes awareness and understanding of the Ojibwe people of this area as well as dispels some of the common misconceptions and stereotypes about Native peoples.

Each session includes: The Ojibwe migration story, information on the 4 sacred medicines, significance and history of traditional lacrosse, information about dreamcatchers, traditional uses for birch bark, the significance of eagle feathers and much more.

This session will give participants a better understanding of what it means to be a bystander in various situations, and how to take an active role in making a positive difference in the lives of the people around us. When a situation becomes problematic or potentially harmful to another individual, what do we do? What do you do? Often times, we may not know how to respond or we figure out a response after the initial encounter. This training will be a chance for participants to learn intervention techniques for both in the moment action and acting once a situation has passed, to identify and define instances when they might need to intervene, and to further develop their own abilities to act and support others to create a safer community for all.

This session highlights unique challenges that our nontraditional students face. This training program spotlights different UW-Superior nontraditional students and their own barriers to success. Imbedded into this training are four videos that represent the key themes of the day-to-day challenges that our nontraditional students face on and off campus at UW-Superior. The four core themes are: role strain and obstacles to success, time management and communication, fitting in as a nontraditional student, and motivation as a student. This program also includes active dialogue and strategies for helping nontraditional students be successful. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with current nontraditional students and nontraditional professional staff to gain a knowledge and understanding of our nontraditional student population.

This in-person training for faculty, staff, and students is designed to develop a campus community of support for student veterans and their families. The goal is to educate faculty and staff on the unique challenges student veterans face and to develop a campus community of support for our student veterans and their family members. Staff members will gain tools to enhance the overall college experience for student veterans, so they may better guide and assist these students toward degree completion and a successful future. This session will cover transition challenges for service members transitioning from military life to a civilian and educational setting. This training consists of a presentation, small group dialogue, Q&A with student veterans and scenarios that student veterans face in the collegiate environment. Those who complete this training will receive a completion certificate and decal for being Green Zone trained.

This session will explore what role unconscious bias plays in everyday life, provide an understanding of the impact of unconscious bias on self and others, and discuss how to mitigate unconscious bias.

This workshop addresses one of the most ever-present and significant aspects of equity and diversity work: education through dialogue. In each participant’s on-going development as an ally and a leader, they will find themselves in more and more situations that call for careful listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This worship offers each participant an opportunity to develop these educational skills.

The concept of privilege - and the power and oppression that comes with it - is better understood than ever before. But it remains a sensitive topic in many situations. This workshop seeks to make issues of power, privilege, and oppression easier to discuss, reflect upon, and address in a space that provides resources and guidance through dialogue and experience. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the three terms, how they relate to each other, and how to challenge behaviors that continue to uphold power structures that continue to marginalize various groups of people.

This session will address how faculty and staff can promote inclusive learning environments. Faculty and Staff will engage in discussions surrounding the make-up of an inclusive learning environment by evaluating the following interactions: introductions, content, problematic assumptions and planning. Participants will also learn how to apply inclusive practices within their courses, educational programs, and or other learning environments.

This session will cover some of the challenges and pressures that underrepresented and underserved populations face when coming to college, whether it’s cultural, community, spiritual, familial, or other influences. We will address how University staff and faculty can use this knowledge to support these students and help them honor and recognize their backgrounds and identities to ensure they are true to themselves while still finding their full potential and having the best possible experience during their higher education journeys. 

All too often, initial conversations about diversity and excellence frame these two categories as oppositional—as though one must sacrifice diversity to achieve excellence or compromise excellence in diversity. An alternate view point is that diversity is a central component of excellence; one cannot achieve excellence with also incorporating diversity. This session will help participants understand the importance of diversity in the search process, identify strategies one might utilize to increase the diversity within search pools, and discuss the role of unconscious bias in the search process.

Do you have questions on how to best support students with disabilities in your classes? Trying to rethink how you facilitate your classes to be more inclusive of those with disabilities? In this short seminar, we will talk about ways in which you can foster a more disability-inclusive classroom and teaching style as well as understand the UW-Superior landscape with disability.

In a world that is ever changing, how do you connect with the people around you? While we learn about the stories and lives of other people, we do not always take the time to reflect upon our own experiences and identities. This interactive workshop will be a time for participants to work on how they tell their own story, and to go deeper into the ways that they connect with others.

Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions, are necessary for us to address the racial inequities that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society.

This training will cover transgender identities, nonbinary identities, and other minoritized gender identities outside of the gender binary. During our time together, we will delve deeper into the concept of gender and the various issues that impact folx from these marginalized communities. Participants will gain a better understanding of the formation of one’s gender identity, how Western society influences our understanding of gender, and ways to be further inclusive for people of all gender identities. While certain terms and concepts will be defined, participants are encouraged to have a general understanding of the LGBTQ+ community before attending a Trans+ training.

This session will discuss various gender-related issues that impact our society, engage participants in conversation as to how these issues occur in our daily lives, and explore ways in which we all might better promote gender equity.

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