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During Orientation Week, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to work with new students and establish that S&T’s value of inclusion is woven into the fiber of the community. Similar to 2018, faculty and staff will facilitate workshops with small groups of 20-30 students. The 75-minute workshops will feature a mix of lecture, conversation and interactive activity.
Facilitators are required to attend one “Diversity Concepts” class and one “Facilitating Difficult Conversations” class. These classes are open to the campus and provide an opportunity for professional development. Eligible participants can earn 25 wellness points for each workshop. If you volunteer as a facilitator, you can earn a total of 100 points listed under “Healthy for Life Sponsored workshop.”
To help facilitators feel comfortable engaging others in discussions on diversity and inclusion, these sessions will cover various diversity concepts to ensure baseline knowledge and develop and hone skills. The classes will be held in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center on these dates:
- 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26
- 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 28
Facilitating difficult conversations
These sessions will cover skills and tactics for facilitating difficult conversations. Participants will learn practical skills with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion subjects. The classes will be held in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center on these dates:
- 9-11 a.m. Tuesday July 23
- 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 25
For more information or if you are interested in attending these classes, please contact Sarah Murchie, executive assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.