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CFAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinars

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Development Webinars

All webinars are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, unless otherwise specified. They are scheduled throughout the year as free open trainings (i.e., anyone at OSU can attend, sometimes they are open to the public) or as on-demand in-house programs for individual units, departments, offices, and organizations throughout CFAES, including Extension. At this time it is not possible for Dr. Taylor to deliver in-house programs to units outside of CFAES. If you are a member of the CFAES community and would like to schedule a specific program for your unit, please contact Dr. Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Please include a timeline for delivery, requested topic(s), and approximate number of participants. Dr. Taylor is also available to give guest lectures on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics in courses for CFAES faculty. If you are not affiliated with CFAES and would like to have Dr. Taylor provide a program for your unit, please contact him to discuss options and other resources.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in any event, please contact Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator, at akgerman.4@osu.edu or 614-292-0622. Automated closed captions will be used unless a request for other services is submitted. Requests made 10 business days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet every request.

Upcoming Webinars

Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices

This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that privilege creates an unlevel competitive job market. Strategies for recruitment of historically underrepresented minority applicants will be addressed. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences requires that all individuals serving on faculty search committees complete this program every 2 years. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu.

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Who Am I?

This interactive workshop covers social identities, privilege and an activity to help participants reflect on their experiences with various identities. This presentation is great for students, staff, and faculty looking to learn more about themselves and each other. Participation in this program is worth 1 CFAES DICE credit.

This workshop will be facilitated by Nick Gilbert, Social Justice Educator for the Ohio State University Student Life Multicultural Center.

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Identity, Power, and Privilege

What does it mean to have privilege? What is oppression? How do your social identities, such as race, gender, class, religion, sexuality, etc. grant or deny you privilege? How can we use privilege to transform systems that perpetuate social inequity? This 2-hour interactive webinar will explore these questions, providing participants with an opportunity to delve into their social identities - a process that reveals how we all have and lack privilege simultaneously – and discover ways to leverage privilege to achieve allyship with people from marginalized groups. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Participation in this program is worth 2 CFAES DICE credits.

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Intro to Intersectionality

The ability to find common ground and shared language when discussing topics of identity is critical to effective social change. Through this reflective workshop, participants will come to understand the unique intersections of their social identities and how these impact their self-perception and interactions with the world around them. Participation in this program is worth 1 CFAES DICE credit.

This workshop will be facilitated by Nick Gilbert, Social Justice Educator for the Ohio State University Student Life Multicultural Center. 

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What's All the Hype? An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What is diversity and why is it important? What's the difference between equality and equity and shouldn't we be striving to treat all people equally? What does it mean to be inclusive? How do all of these things work together to achieve justice? This 60-minute session explores these questions and provides an introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion so that attendees can better understand current social justice movements. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Participation in this program is worth 1 CFAES DICE credit.

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Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life

This 90-minute webinar will provide an introduction to unconscious associations that can lead to an affinity toward or prejudice against some groups of people. We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and unconscious associations, stereotypes, and prejudices that influence how we treat and view others in unintended ways. Participants will learn common ways that bias shows up in daily life and identify strategies that can help reduce the impact of implicit biases. During the session participants will complete and discuss an Implicit Association Test (IAT) – a tool that can help users identify hidden associations that can fuel bias. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Participation in this program is worth 2 CFAES DICE credits.

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Gender Demystified: Creating Inclusive Spaces for People of All Genders

Have you noticed that some people include their pronouns next to their name on Zoom, but aren’t sure why? Are you unsure about gender-neutral pronouns or nonbinary gender identities? Would you like to better understand how gender differs from sex and sexual orientation? This 90-minute webinar will explore the various aspects of identity that relate to gender and sex. Participants will learn key vocabulary, gain a better understanding of their own identities, and identify ways to strive for allyship with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to create environments that are inclusive of all genders. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Click the date below to register. Participation in this program is worth 2 CFAES DICE credits.

 Tuesday, March 15th, 2:00-3:30PM ET

 


Stand Up, Speak Out! How to Interrupt Bias by Being an Active Bystander

All too often we witness subtle comments or behaviors rooted in bias that cause harm to others, many times directed toward people in vulnerable populations. Have you ever been in a situation like that and wanted to say or do something, but didn't know what to do? Anyone can become an active bystander and learn to address explicit and implicit bias. In this 2-hour interactive webinar, we will explore some of the most common expressions of bias and identify tools participants can use as an active bystander to interrupt bias in daily life. Participants will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned using real-life examples. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Participation in this program is worth 2 CFAES DICE credits.

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Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions That Have a Big Impact

Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. In this 60-minute webinar, participants will learn about common microaggressions and the hidden, harmful messages they send. We will disentangle intention from impact and identify strategies for responding when accidentally initiating a microaggression. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Participation in this program is worth 1 CFAES DICE credit.

For a deeper dive into this topic, register for the follow-up webinar When Good Intentions Backfire: Understanding the Impacts of Common Microaggressions. Click the date below to register.

Tuesday, March 29th, 10:00AM-11:00AM ET

 


When Good Intentions Backfire: Understanding the Impacts of Common Microaggressions 

This highly interactive 60-minute program will take a deeper dive into frequently witnessed and initiated microaggressions. Participants will work in small groups to identify the intention and impact of a variety of real-life microaggression scenarios. Basic knowledge about microaggressions is required. It is strongly recommended that participants first attend the program Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions That Have a Big Impact. Please direct all inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Click the date below to register. Participation in this program is worth 1 CFAES DICE credit.

Tuesday, April 5th, 10:00AM-11:00AM ET

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Difficult Conversations: How to Talk About Anything

Have you ever engaged in a conversation about an uncomfortable or sensitive topic and didn't know how to approach it? Conversations about sensitive topics can go awry and lead to friction, but this does not need to be the case. In this 60-minute webinar participants will be provided with strategies for engaging in conversations that may be uncomfortable or challenging. The latter part of this program provides participants with an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a breakout room activity. For more information please contact the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu. Participation in this program is worth 1 CFAES DICE credit.

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