April 6th kicks off DEI’s cultural competency training, which are as follows:
What’s in a Name? Understanding and Respecting Preferred Names and Gender Pronouns
Session description: The session covers best practices for using preferred names and gender pronouns. It will provide information on how faculty can promote inclusivity and belonging in the classroom through recognizing, respecting, and creating a safe space for students to share their preferred names and gender pronouns. In addition, instructors will learn how to encourage and support students when seeking guidance on where to go to update their information.
Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity Training
Session description: Diversity and cultural sensitivity training aim to encourage people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to engage in meaningful conversations to understand how to interact effectively. We must improve diversity and inclusion and motivate positive attitudes and behaviors. Multicultural, multigenerational interaction is increasing; therefore, improving employee engagement, teamwork, and satisfaction is critical to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce.
Marsha N. Lindsay
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer