Beyond Diversity is an intensive experiential training model that expands beyond surface level diversity teaching. It is designed to work with upper-level course-work and pairs well with curriculum that address individual to systemic level power, privilege, and oppression. The model begins with a personal identity profile (PIP), then progress to a series of critical questions that get to systemic challenges. Key social justice theoretical frame-works are addressed in this workshop; including: Micro-aggressions, Intersectionality, implicit bias, Institutional social construction, etc. The aim is to help participants navigate from individual action to understanding systemic barriers that infringe on day-to-day interactions.
In addition to the above trainings we are able to offer trainings on the following:
- Gender identity
- Everyday micro-aggressions
- Inclusive programming
- Race, gender, sexuality, and the intersectionality of these traits
Creating Community is an experiential training model that works particularly well with the identity development of high school students, first-year college students and international students. Beginning with 3 ground rules that hold the learning community accountable to a deep level of sharing, the model explores a few safe intra-personal identities and categories then moves to a concentric circle exercise. This exercise asks a series of questions related to how we are accommodated or may have been asked to assimilate to dominant culture based on our names, languages spoken, and eldership as examples. Facilitators process and name some of the systemic patterns that emerge in the room.
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
The premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. The IDI is a cross-culturally valid, reliable, and generalizable measure of intercultural competence along the validated intercultural development continuum. (NOTE: There is fee associated with this training)
More Trainings and Workships To Come!
- Implicit Bias
- Culturation and Appreciation
- Extreme Beliefs
- Identifying Dangerous Groups
- Interfaith Leadership
- Power and Privilege
If you have any questions or need additional information about trainings, you can contact T. Garey Davis by (e) tdavisL@gmu.edu or (w) 703.993.2700. For general information about CBDE or trainings offered, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep in mind that we provide resources and trainings to the entire campus. All workshop request must be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to the proposed date. If not submitted three (3) weeks in advanced, we may not be able to accommodate.