DIRC Workshops


DIRC offers workshops aimed at identity development, social consciousness, allyship, advocacy, and leadership development. Our workshops are student centered and have different learning outcomes based on levels of awareness. Please review our workshops below. 

To request a workshop for your class, student staff training, student organizations etc. please fill out the  Workshop Request Form. For more information on these workshops, please contact us at DIRC@Fullerton.edu

Due to high demand, we ask that one DIRC 101 and one other workshop can be requested per class/organization, per academic semester. Please submit your request a minimum of 1 month in advance.


Students will be able to:

  • Explore and state their own identities
  • Listen to and interpret other personal narratives as they relate to identity
  • Analyze their own assumptions when it comes to other identities

Beginning-Leves Awareness. This workshop provides students with an exploration of self-identity, as well as the opportunity to interact and learn about each other’s perspectives, which may or may not be widely held or understood. Students will be challenged to explore ideas about identity, to see “diversity” from broader angles, to rethink their own assumptions, and to compare their own perspectives to those of people with differing views.  



Students will be able to:

  • Explore and state attributes of different intercultural values
  • Listen to/connect the cultural values to experiences of conflict and communications. Analyze their own communication style and its effect on others.
  • Learn strategies to utilize intercultural communications to undersand and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Beginning-Level Awareness. This workshop examines  nine intercultural values (individualism vs. collectivism, power, gender, time orientation etc.) and consider how these values impact conflict and interpersonal communication. Students will examine their own example of conflict and analyze how intercultural values could guide their understanding of conflict and resolutions. Students will gain critical consciousnes and communication skills applicable to interpersonal communications and workplace communication.


Students will be able to:

  • learn about different forms of allyships
  • Think critically about the help and harm that may come with certain allyship
  • Develop a reflection on how one should engage in social advocacy & activism

Mid-Level Awareness. This workshop explores the different forms of of allyship, including performative allyship, academic allyship, accomplices etc. Students will enage in thinking about the pros and cons of different allyships and consider the potential harm of allyship even with good intentions. Students will reflect and consider their how they should enage in social advocacy and activism.  

#CULTUREMATTERS: Values & Artifacts (Virtual)

Students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between cultural appreciation and appropriation, and their complexities
  • Appreciate cultures and understand the significance of cultural artifacts & values
  • Develop critical thinking skills around decision making

Mid-Level Awareness. This workshop helps students understand the difference between cultural appreciation and appropriation. Emphasis is placed on cultural appreciation and explores opportunities to engage and learn about other cultures without appropriating. Students will learn about the complexities behind apprecation vs appropriation, and develop critical thinking skills to make good decisions around this subject matter.  


Students will be able to:

  • Explore barriers and challenges that often prevent people from leading or engaging in difficult conversations around identies, politics, race & racism, privilege, and more.
  • Identify their own discomfort and reflect on the cause of their discomfort when engaging in difficult conversations.
  • Learn strategies and skills to engage and lead others in meaning conversations around difficult topics.

Advance-Level Awareness. This workshop focuses on the individuals and their confort/discomfort when engaging in conversations around identities, politics, race & racism, privilege and more. Participants will reflect on their own experiences of difficult conversations and attempt to figure the cause of their discomfort. The workshop will also provide strategies to help students lead and engage difficult conversations in respectful manners. Student should feel more confident in themselves and their ability to lead and guide difficult converations from attending this workshiop. 


Students will be able to:

  • Explore nine social identities relevant to student experience
  • Identify privileges existingin all social identities, and acknowledge their own privileges
  • Learn about inclusive leadership practice that utlizes privilege to advocate and uplife others and strength oranizations and interpersonal relationships. 

Advance-Level Awareness. This workshop provides students with an exploration of self-identity as well as privileges within different identities. Students will learn about leadership competencies related to identity and inclusions and explores ways to use privileges to advocate and uplift others. Leadership competencies include: model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. 

DIRC 101 (Virtual)

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the different resource centers under the DIRC department
  • Identify programs/services offered by the resource centers and department
  • Explore the importance of learning more about identity and diversity work          

In this short interactive section will provide students an opportunity to look into each other’s prospective and think about some of their own identities. They will also have an opportunity to learn about the 5 cultural/identity based resource centers under the DIRC department and learn about some of the resources they provide to students at CSUF.

*You may request a DIRC 101 workshop with another workshop listed on this page. On the workshop request form, indicate which workshop you would like to request and in the learning outcomes, add  "DIRC 101."



Students will be able to:

  • Explore and state attributes of different communications styles
  • Listen to/connect the communication style to their own experiences 
  • Analyze their own communication style and its effect on their interest

This workshop highlights various aspects of different individuals (what is observable, what is assumed), how culture impacts behavior, and the meaning that individuals attach to culturally-influenced behaviors. Through a role play exercise students can begin to understand what affects one’s perspective, and how to work with others from different cultures and communication styles.