Training & Workshops

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DIRC offers workshops aimed at promoting community and social consciousness. Our trainings aim to increase self-awareness, cultural competence, sensitivity, and critical thinking.

To request a workshop for your deparment training, class, etc. please fill out the  Workshop Request Form or contact DIRC@Fullerton.edu

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

DIRC 101

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."

 

WHO AM I?: EXPLORATION OF SELF-IDENTITY

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

This exercise 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. 

FOUR CORNERS EXERCISE

Students will be able to:

  • Explore and state their own identities
  • Listen to and interpret others' personal narratives relating to identity
  • Analyze their own assumptions when it comes to other identities

This experiential exercise engages participants in a dialogue around varying viewpoints intended to provoke critical thinking and sharing. Participants get a chance to reflect upon their viewpoints and life experiences while fostering communication, listening, an leadership skills set around various issues of cultural background, values, race, class, gender, religion, and other issues. 

#iMPACTMATTERS

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize cultural appropriation
  • Listen/connect cultural appropriation to different historical/current events
  • Analyze how to not appropriate other cultures

You can see cultural appropriation in popular culture, society, and in university settings dealing with theme parties, mascots, tattoos, clothing, etc. It's a difficult subject matter, but one that should be discussed. Participants engage in interactive programs to better understand the difference between appreciating a culture and appropriating a culture. 

ALPHA OMEGA: UNDERSTANDING CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

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. 

C.U.P. WORKSHOP

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

This exercise provides students with an 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. 

 

 

ALPHA OMEGA: UNDERSTANDING CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

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.