Creating An Inclusive Campus
When addressing the issues of cultural competency in student affairs, the notion of culture is often discussed using a piecemeal approach when examining cultural identity. This webinar will engage participants in learning a framework for defining cultural competency through the lens of intersectionality exploring students multiple cultural identities (i.e. ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, ability, gender/gender identity, and sexual orientation, spirituality/religion) simultaneously. Participants will identify strategies to integrate the various competency models together to promote best practices with clients and students from underrepresented populations.
- Define intersectionality and its relationship to current cultural competencies in the field of student affairs, higher education, and counseling
- Examine the intersectionality of the multicultural competencies when working with students and campus stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
- Explore the training needs for counselors and student affairs professionals working with the culturally diverse populations
- Recognize strategies for addressing potential value conflicts and ethical issues that may exist in culturally competent practice
- Develop tools to increase professional competency when working with underserved populations on campus
When it comes to microaggressions, implicit bias, and other exclusionary incidents, no campus is immune. However, most campuses hold a vision, mission, and campus community statements that include the importance of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. As campuses continue to become more diverse, the disconnect between the university community and the experiences of its students, staff, and faculty are more visible. All university staff and faculty must understand essential diversity and inclusion concepts, explore their own identities and biases, and develop strategies on how to both intervene during exclusionary situations and identify opportunities for strategic university change toward inclusion. Join the presenter as she shares critical concepts in diversity and inclusion work, provides opportunities for self-reflection, and strategies useful for all campus members when addressing and intervening in moments of exclusion, bias, and microaggressions.
- Understand the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at universities across campus and reflect on their campus climate and culture
- Examine key inclusion concepts including group memberships, implicit bias, intent v. impact, and microaggressions
- Investigate the effects of microaggressions and exclusionary behavior for students, staff, and faculty
- Explore strategies for addressing bias, microaggressions, and exclusion on campus through systemic change, ongoing training, and simple everyday actions like micro-affirmations
- Explore and investigate their own identities and biases to continue to advance the work of inclusion
College campuses are places where many people have their first experiences encountering and interacting with a wide range of people from many diverse backgrounds and world views. Many colleges strive to educate students to develop an understanding of their personal relationship to the worlds social, cultural, political, economic, technological, and natural environments. In order to create an environment conducive to student success, faculty, administration, and staff must collaborate (literally co-labor) to create a community of mutual respect and understanding.
This two-part workshop will address how developing and enhancing cultural competence must be the primary outcome of diversity/inclusivity programs. Cultural competence is the ability to understand, communicate, and effectively interact with people across cultures. While culture is often viewed in the U.S. as being primarily related to race, ethnicity, and gender, effective diversity/inclusivity programs must also address sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability/ability, religion, age, and other issues that lead to marginalization and exclusion.
Part 1: It takes a campus community to create inclusive and civil environments wherein students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed, are encouraged to do their best work, are treated with respect and dignity, and are valued for who they are. This session will increase participants awareness of difference and consider how issues of diversity can impede the development of inclusive communities. It will examine issues of implicit cultural assumptions, stereotyping, and biases and consider how attitudes toward race and gender operate at a conscious and unconscious level. The session will support participants to expand their cultural competence and ability to make distinctions, and encourage them to use their natural empathy in relations with others in order to strengthen their campus communities.
Part 2: This section will focus on the needs of faculty. We will address the many kinds of diversity on campus (e.g., age, gender, religion, sexual orientation), and focus specifically on how faculty can strengthen their efforts to increase success for students who confront social and academic challenges that limit their engagement, learning, and success. These include students who are first generation/low socio-economic status, multicultural and international students, and students who are academically under-prepared for college level work. We will also address bullying and incivility as emerging challenges on campuses and in the workplace.
- Understand diversity/inclusivity and discuss why campuses should provide professional development in this area
- Appreciate the relationship between diversity, inclusivity, and civility
- Identify Cultural Competence as the goal for diversity/inclusivity training
- Recognize seven kinds of diversity and seven isms, or forms of exclusion
- Understand how issues of diversity (e.g., age, sexual orientation, race) influence the work and learning experiences of students, faculty, and staff
- Differentiate Diversity/Inclusivity initiatives from Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
- Programs and proactive vs. reactive professional development
- Understand how issues of diversity in diversity pose a challenge for diversity/inclusivity training
- Examine culture, subculture, and their impact on our lives and work
- Understand civility and the emerging issue of bullying in the workplace
- Learn how to identify and respond to incivility and bullying
- Develop personal action plans, wherein they will identify a specific action they can take to contribute to more inclusive campuses where they work
Examining cultural competency from a lens of intersectionality helps us see people as holding memberships to multiple cultural identities simultaneously. As human beings, we aren't female on Tuesday, African American on Friday, and gay on Saturday, we carry all of our identities with us wherever we go.
Michael M. Kocet is Professor and Department Chair at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kocet earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas and completed a graduate certificate in dispute resolution at University Massachusetts Boston. He is a licensed mental health counselor and National Certified Counselor. His professional areas of interest include: ethical issues in counseling and student affairs; counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients; grief counseling, and is author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on ethics and diversity issues. He is the editor of the recently released book, Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys: A Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators published by Routledge Press. Dr. Kocet served as member of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee (2001-2007) and currently co-chairs the ACPA Ethics Committee. He is Past President of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) and is currently a board trustee for the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC). He served on the Minority Fellows Program Advisory Council through National Board for Certified Counselors. He also volunteers as a Healing Circle Leader for Comfort Zone Camp, the nations largest bereavement camp for children, ages 7-17. He has presented at local, state, and national conferences in counseling and student affairs and is sought out as a national speaker and consultant on ethics, diversity, and grief counseling.
To create inclusive campus environments all members of the community need to feel responsible and involved in its development. An inclusive campus thinks about the needs of all members, including students, staff, and faculty and must be nimble and diligent in creating positive, systemic change to further inclusion, equity, and justice when necessary.
Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since 2013, Naomi Sigg plays a major role in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Board and is a member of several university committees including the Diversity Leadership Council, the President's Advisory Council on Minorities, and Alianza, the Latinx employee resource group. Naomi is a certified Green Dot Facilitator working towards preventing violence on campus.
During her tenure at CWRU, Naomi developed the three-hour Diversity 360 educational module for undergraduate and graduate students which serves as a common experience, setting a foundation for key identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts. The program is facilitated by over 100 trained faculty, staff, and students. To date, over 8,000 students have been through the program.
As a strong advocate for underrepresented and marginalized communities, Naomi collaborated with students in the creation of several new organizations including, the Black Student Union, Voices: A Women of Color Collaborative and most recently, the Indigenous Alliance for Native American and Indigenous communities on campus. Naomi often presents her work at regional and national conferences including the International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Education, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and the Ohio Consortium for Multicultural Centers in Higher Education (OCMCHE). She is a recipient of the Mather Spotlight Award presented by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and along with colleagues from Case Western Reserve University she received the National Dialogue Award presented by the Sustained Dialogue International Institute.
Naomi earned both her undergraduate degree in political science and graduate degree in college student personnel at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Outside of work, she is a mother of two small children who continue to keep her occupied as they discover the world through books, adventures at local parks and museums, and various foodie destinations.
Thomas Brown is a lifelong student and academic affairs educator with an impressive record of effectiveness in creating academic and student affairs programs that promote increased learning, achievement, and success. Tom served as Dean of Advising Services/Special Program at Saint Mary's College of California, was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the National Academic Advising Association, and was chairperson of the Prelaw Advisors National Council. Tom is currently Managing Principal of a consulting network that assists campuses to increase student success, build inclusive communities, and manage change ( www.tbrownassociates.com). He also writes an occasional column, The Advising Dean, for The St. Helena Star newspaper in California's Napa Valley ( http://napavalleyregister.com/star/).
His work is based on an integration of theories, research findings, and practical experience that makes a real difference for individuals and institutions.
- A consultant to more than 450 colleges and universities in the US and abroad
- Regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses at national conferences, campus colloquia, and professional development workshops for faculty and staff.
- Nationally recognized author and expert in retention, academic advising, promoting the success of at-risk students, international education, and diversity/inclusivity training.
- Recent publications include: Fulfilling the Promise of the Community College: Increasing First-Year Student Success, (co-editor and author) Critical Concepts in Academic Advising in The Academic Advising Handbook, Jossey Bass, 2008; Preparing Providers to Foster Student Success, in Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community, 2008; Advising Students of Color, in Academic Advising for Student Success and Retention, 1997, 2004
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