Diversity Training Workshops

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
Please submit your request a minimum of 1 month in advance.

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:

  • Start to recognize what cultural appropriation is.
  • 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.

PRIVILEGE BEADS EXERCISE

Students will be able to:

  • Start to recognize different privileges that they hold.
  • Listen/connect how they share privileges with other of different identities.
  • Analyze their own privileges and how that affects their day-to-day life. 

Through an interactive exercise, students will have conversations around privilege and the fact that everyone has some form of privilege that they hold. By illuminating our privileges, we can recognize ways that we can use our privilege individually and collectively to work for social justice, inclusion, and equity.

SCULPTING RACE: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING RACIAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the different schema of Janet Helm's Person of Color and White Identity development models.
  • Identify examples of when interactions between students of color and white students in various developmental schema may result in conflict.
  • Tell the story of their own racial identity development.
  • Develop specific strategies to welcome students on the university campus and/or to a specific organization, floor, etc.

In this interactive session, the presenter(s) will develop a human sculpture in order to teach the dynamics of Janet Helms’ (1990) People of Color and White racial identity development models. The activity is highly effective when working with traditional age college students. Participants will take part in the sculpting exercise and learn more about how to work with people from different life experiences. As well, through guided discussion, students can reflect upon themselves within Helms’ model and what that means in their day to day interactions.

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 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.

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

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.

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.