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.

WHO AM I?: EXPLORATION OF SELF-IDENTITY (Virtual)

[75 Minutes. Beginning-Level 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.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will explore nine social identities and be able to state their own identities.
  • Participants will listen to and interpret others' personal narratives as they relate to identity.
  • Participants will analyze their own assumptions when it comes to others' identities.
 

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS (Virtual)

[75 Minutes. 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 consciousness and communication skills applicable to interpersonal communications and workplace communication.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will explore and state attributes of different intercultural values
  • Participants will listen to and connect cultural values to experiences of conflict and communications. Participants will then analyze their own communication style and its effect on others.
  • Participants will learn strategies to utilize intercultural communications to understand and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND ALLYSHIP (virtual)

[75 Minutes. Mid-Level Awareness.]  This workshop explores the different forms of allyship, including performative allyship, academic allyship, accomplices etc. Students will engage 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 engage in social advocacy and activism. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn about different forms of allyships.
  • Participants will think critically about the help and harm that may come with certain allyships.
  • Participants will develop a reflection on how one should engage in social advocacy & activism.

#CULTUREMATTERS: Values vs. Artifacts (Virtual)

[75 Minutes. 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 appreciation vs appropriation, and develop critical thinking skills to make good decisions around this subject matter. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to differentiate between cultural appreciation and appropriation, and their complexities.
  • Participants will learn to appreciate cultures and understand the significance of cultural artifacts & values.
  • Participants will develop critical thinking skills around decision making.


 

LEADING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS (virtual)

[75 Minutes. Advance-Level Awareness.] This workshop focuses on the individuals and their comfort/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 conversations from attending this workshop.

Learning Outcomes:

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

 

IDENTITY, PRIVILEGE, & LEADERSHIP (Virtual)

[75 Minutes. 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. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will explore nine social identities relevant to student experience.
  • Participants will identify privileges existing in all social identities and acknowledge their own privileges.
  • Participants will learn about inclusive leadership practices that utilize privilege to advocate and uplift others and strengthen organizations and interpersonal relationships.

DIRC 101 (Virtual)

This short introduction to DIRC session will help participants learn about the about the five identity based/cultural resource centers under the DIRC and some of the programming and resources they provided through these centers. This session also has a mini discussion on inclusive behaviors as sample of DIRC workshops and programming. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will identify the different resource centers under the DIRC department.
  • Participants will identify programs/services offered by the resource centers and department
  • Participants will explore the importance of learning more about identity, diversity, and inclusion work.          

 

 

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.