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Thank you for your interest in attending one of the events hosted by the Office of Institutional Equity! 

Attendance at these training sessions is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be prompted to log in using your GullNet credentials in order to RSVP.

A full list of training sessions for which registration is currently available can be found below. Please visit the Equity Calendar for all upcoming training and events.

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Bullying in the Workplace and on College Campuses [+]

Bullying comes in all forms but is usually thought of as a K-12 issue that ceases to exist in the workplace or once students head off to college.

Unfortunately, it can happen in the workplace as well as the college classroom, typically manifesting in some specific ways.

Our Coffe Matters discussion will specifically cover:

  • What constitutes bullying?
  • How to recognize and respond to bullying
  • The importance of addressing this issue
  • How can we prevent bullying?
  • What resources are available?

This free program, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty and staff.

Breakfast will be provided to those in attendance.

For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at kqprunty@salisbury.edu or 410-677-5311.

2/28/2018 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Holloway Hall 117
Coffee Matters: Religion in the Workplace [+]

Religious diversity in the workplace can bring many benefits in the form of different viewpoints. Managing religious diversity in the workplace, however, can be challenging.

Respect and acceptance of religious views is vital, as well as being able to accommodate those who may need extra time off or may have special needs that are dictated by their religious preference. By following a few guidelines, it is possible to have a workplace that is enriched by its diversity. Among the issues that will be discussed at the Coffee Matters are:

  • How to raise awareness and understanding of faith in the workplace
  • How to recognize and respond to religious discrimination
  • How to provide reasonable accommodations

This free program, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff.

A free hot breakfast will be provided to those in attendance.

For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at kqprunty@salisbury.edu or 410-677-5311. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

3/8/2018 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Thursday Holloway Hall 117
Coffee Matters: Accommodating Pregnant & Parenting Students [+]

Coffee Matters: Accommodating Pregnant and Parenting Student

Protections from discrimination for pregnant and parenting students are among the lesser known aspects of Title IX. With the increase of “non-traditional” students on campus and the shifting views on the balance between education, career, and family, this aspect of Title IX is “the new frontier”. The effects of pregnancy discrimination in the academic pipeline are only now being subject to increased scrutiny. Therefore, being well-versed in providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant and parenting students is critical to ensuring equal educational access to all students, which is the basis of complying fully with Title IX.

This free program, sponsered by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty and staff.

A free hot breakfast will be provided to those in attendance.

For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at kqprunty@salisbury.edu or 410-677-5311.

3/13/2018 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Holloway Hall 117
Coffee Matters: Hazing on College Campuses [+]

Coffee Matters: Hazing on College Campuses

Hazing used to be one of a number of activities that society tolerated with a "boys will be boys" attitude. This has all changed in recent years as stories about deaths from alcohol poisoning, injuries, and sexual assaults have cast the practice in an ugly light.

The organizations that haze are typically secretive about their induction activities, and the individuals seeking acceptance within a group are often unwilling to blow the whistle on the group hazing them. Despite these obstacles, the serious consequences of hazing have forced educational institutions, state legislators, and students to reconsider their attitudes about hazing traditions.

Our program will cover:

  • Recognizing hazing
  • Anti-hazing laws and SU policies
  • Problems and perceptions surrounding hazing
  • Prevention
  • Next steps

This free program, sponsered by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty and staff.

A free hot breakfast will be provided to those in attendance.

For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at kqprunty@salisbury.edu or 410-677-5311.

4/4/2018 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Holloway Hall 117
Lunch & Learn: Retaliation - The High Cost of Getting Even [+]

Lunch & Learn: Retaliation - The High Cost of Getting Even

Retaliation is the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination in the federal sector and the most common discrimination finding in federal sector cases.

It is essential for everyone in the campus community to know how to recognize retaliation and to avoid and prevent it.

Our program will cover:

  • What constitutes retaliation?

  • The importance of compliance with laws against retaliation

  • Whistle-blower protection vs. protection against retaliation

  • Federal employment laws that include protection against retaliation

  • Ways to avoid retaliation and prevent complaints

This free program, sponsered by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty and staff.

A free lunch will be provided to those in attendance.

For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at kqprunty@salisbury.edu or 410-677-5311

4/19/2018 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday Perdue 251
Microaggressions, Equity & Inclusion: Lessen the Racial Divide to Create an Inclusive [+]

A representative from the OIE will facilitate a conversation around microaggressions, equity, and inclusion using components of a recently released webinar and other supplemental materials and resources.

The recent national outrage and controversy surrounding the rally in Charlottesville and continued protests of controversial speakers on campuses has been unprecedented. Today, more than ever, campuses are experiencing tremendous upheaval, a rise in student activism and institutions living in a world of uncertainty.

Higher education administrators must serve their diverse populations however, many feel ill equipped to recognize campus dynamics, solicit student experiences, and implement strategies to lessen the racial divide and foster an inclusive culture that addresses microaggressions from the bottom up.

Those doing the work find themselves caught in a world where the idea of safe spaces is highly scrutinized; microaggressions and exclusionary behaviors, policies, and structures go unaddressed; and ongoing debates of political correctness stifle progress and spreads confusion and frustration.

Join our expert presenter for insight and best practices to assess and improve your campus climate. This webinar will give you practical steps and solutions and ensure you understand “what is right” and how to create an opportunity to move beyond civility towards a truly inclusive institution.

Panelists:

Naomi Sigg currently serves serves as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University.

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/

2/23/2018 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion in 2018 & Beyond [+]

The dynamics of diversity and inclusion continue to evolve and change. Numerous local, national and global incidents have forced institutions to review, improve and update training, policies and procedures. Being able to engage content issues effectively is critical to ensure the success and satisfaction of ALL students, regardless of difference. From Brown vs. Board of Education (over 60 years ago) to Black Lives Matter, DACA and other current student demands – it’s now about so much more than demographics. Microaggressions, white privilege, gender and gender identity, collusion (bystander behavior) are issues presented, often simultaneously, that demand our thoughtful response.

Join us on March 14, 2018 and in just 90 minutes, you and your staff will hear from expert presenter Rev. Sam Offer - Vice President and Senior Consultant with the Washington Consulting Group – on the ever-changing context that affects the success of your work. You’ll examine the five components of context and understand why it is necessary to evaluate context before content in all of the work you do with students and colleagues.

Effectively engage the content matter presented so you can address the current diversity dynamics on your campus and create an inclusive community for all.

Panelists:

Rev. Sam Offer serves as Vice President and Senior Consultant with the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm located in Baltimore, MD. Sam has served as an educator and administrator for over 30 years.

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. Snacks & refreshments will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

3/14/2018 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Racist Messages on Campus: Respond, Recover & Rebuild from Vandalism, Symbols & Slurs [+]

A representative from the OIE will facilitate a conversation around Racist Messages on Campus using components of a recently released webinar and other supplemental materials and resources.

Campuses continue to face race-related posters and graffiti on college campuses across the nation. Racist slurs, symbols and threats written on walls, student nametags and residence hall doors have inflamed students and administrators on a number of campuses, as have posters advertising the White nationalist movement. Social media has also seen its share of tweets and posts demonstrating discrimination and hate.

Join Dr. Jamie Washington – the nationally renowned President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group and the President and a Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute – on January 23, 2018. In just 90 minutes, you and your staff will gain a framework for examining campus bigotry; effective tools for educating students and staff on how they can be engaged on topics of social justice; and how to respond in today’s age of transparency, both quickly and aggressively.

You must be able to address issues of race on campus in a way that encourages respectful dialogue and engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Washington share his expertise on this topic.

Panelists:

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). In October of 2015, WCG was named by the Economist as one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world. He is the President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and the Vice President and President Elect of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

3/26/2018 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Addressing Intersectionality [+]

A representative from the OIE will facilitate a conversation around Addressing Intersectionality and increasing feelings of belonging within students of multiply intersecting identities using components of a recently released webinar and other supplemental materials and resources.

There has been growth in the exploration and expression of spectrums of identity on campus, leaving many administrators wondering how they can best support students in this regard. How does intersectionality appear in higher education, what is its impact and how is it sometimes overlooked? Layers of identity can have a serious impact on involvement and engagement in campus programs, initiatives and overall learning.

Join us and you and your staff will hear our expert presenter unpack the ways identity layers interact – be it gender, race, economic status or other demographic variable – so you can cultivate a sense of belonging and inclusion for all through strategies and activities that can impact a person’s sense of self and way of life.

You must be able to address intersectionality in your dialogue about diversity and inclusion so you can dismantle barriers to equity. You’ll be able to better encourage engagement and belonging, increase student satisfaction and help students persist toward graduation.

Panelists:

Farzana Nayani is a recognized Diversity & Inclusion specialist and established Intercultural practitioner and consultant.

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

4/10/2018 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday Seagull Square Classroom 131
The Danger of a Single Story [+]

Using Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful 2009 TED Talk, Mark D'Angelo, SU's D&I Specialist will facilitate a workshop around how socially constructed narratives are used to frame socially constructed identities--serving to privilege and empower some, while oppressing and disempowering others. How can we interrupt this problematic cycle of socialization to make our campus spaces more inclusive and welcoming for all identities? What can we do in our own capacities to avoid perpetuating oppressive stereotypes, insecurities, fears, and misconceptions around identities that we don't personally carry? Join us to engage together using our collective experiences, identities, and expertise to begin this dialogue as an inclusive community!

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot breakfast will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

3/30/2018 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday Seagull Square Classroom 131
The Danger of a Single Story [+]

Using Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful 2009 TED Talk, Mark D'Angelo, SU's D&I Specialist will facilitate a workshop around how socially constructed narratives are used to frame socially constructed identities--serving to privilege and empower some, while oppressing and disempowering others. How can we interrupt this problematic cycle of socialization to make our campus spaces more inclusive and welcoming for all identities? What can we do in our own capacities to avoid perpetuating oppressive stereotypes, insecurities, fears, and misconceptions around identities that we don't personally carry? Join us to engage together using our collective experiences, identities, and expertise to begin this dialogue as an inclusive community!

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

4/27/2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Safe Space Workshop [+]

The Safe Space workshop is an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe space for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. This workshop aims to reduce the often unwelcoming and even hostile environments in which LGBTQIA people navigate in their daily lives.

Workshop participants will explore their role and responsibility in creating a more welcoming environment at work, school, and in our communities. All attendees will leave the workshop with greater understanding and workable solutions for promoting Safe Spaces of Respect, Acceptance, and Support for all.

For a detailed description of this program, visit: http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/programs/safespace.html

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. Lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D'Angelo at mldangelo@salisbury.edu or 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp

3/7/2018 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Safe Space Workshop [+]

The Safe Space workshop is an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe space for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. From the classroom bully to the unintentional exclusion by use of certain language, LGBTQIA people frequently find themselves excluded and uncomfortable in a variety of settings. This workshop aims to reduce the often unwelcoming and even hostile environments in which LGBTQIA people navigate in their daily lives.

Workshop participants will explore their role and responsibility in creating a more welcoming environment at work, school, and in our communities. All attendees will leave the workshop with greater understanding and workable solutions for promoting Safe Spaces of Respect, Acceptance, and Support for all. For a detailed description of this program, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/programs/safespace.html.

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot breakfast will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

4/5/2018 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Safe Space Workshop [+]

The Safe Space workshop is an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe space for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. This workshop aims to reduce the often unwelcoming and even hostile environments in which LGBTQIA people navigate in their daily lives.

Workshop participants will explore their role and responsibility in creating a more welcoming environment at work, school, and in our communities. All attendees will leave the workshop with greater understanding and workable solutions for promoting Safe Spaces of Respect, Acceptance, and Support for all.

For a detailed description of this program, visit: http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/programs/safespace.html

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. Lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D'Angelo at mldangelo@salisbury.edu or 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp

5/1/2018 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Seagull Square Classroom 131
ADA Reasonable Accommodations for Students: Expectations of Campus Rules, Policies, and Practices [+]

Keeping up with the rules and regulations of ADA can feel overwhelming and confusing at times. Both faculty and students will benefit from this informative session. This Breakfast discussion will offer a deeper understanding of how to comply with federal regulations within the classroom environment.

Katherine MacDonald, Coordinator with the Office of Student Disability Support Services will be our guest presenter. Join us as we examine the academic accommodation process that reflects the most current ADA regulations, findings from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, and best overall practices.

Our program will cover:

  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Common myths and misconceptions
  • Effective Communication
  • Notice and Documentation
  • Academic Considerations
  • Reasonable Accommodations

This free program, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty and staff. Free lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at kqprunty@salisbury.edu or 410-677-5311.

4/9/2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday Perdue 350
Minors on Campus [+]

Minors interact with colleges and universities in many different ways. As institutions we have a legal responsibility to the minors we host. Proper training, policies and protocols protect you, your institution and your young guests from potential lawsuits.

Take steps to implement institution-wide protection protocols, identify leading practices to protect children and youth, and ensure a safe and compliant environment for all the youth you host.

Join our expert presenters as they guide you through the critical issues related to minors on campus and practical ways you can meet legal obligations, improve current policies and protocols, and safeguard your young guests.

Panelists:

Dr. Gregory J. (Greg) Nayor currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Daemen College in Amherst, NY. (Click here for full bio)

Dr. Grant L. Azdell currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. (Click here for full bio)

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

4/23/2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday TETC 226T
The Danger of a Single Story [+]

Using Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful 2009 TED Talk, Mark D'Angelo, SU's D&I Specialist will facilitate a workshop around how socially constructed narratives are used to frame socially constructed identities--serving to privilege and empower some, while oppressing and disempowering others. How can we interrupt this problematic cycle of socialization to make our campus spaces more inclusive and welcoming for all identities? What can we do in our own capacities to avoid perpetuating oppressive stereotypes, insecurities, fears, and misconceptions around identities that we don't personally carry? Join us to engage together using our collective experiences, identities, and expertise to begin this dialogue as an inclusive community!

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

5/9/2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Seagull Square Classroom 131
Free Speech [+]

Free speech is a foundational principle of higher education. It is through the robust exchange of ideas, both orthodox and controversial, that higher education fulfills its mission. But freedom of speech is also a source of substantial discussion that often leads to controversy.

Campuses are caught in a vortex between various demands to preserve free speech while at the same time ensuring a campus free of discrimination and hate speech. Campus leaders are forced to balance important values of academic freedom and the free flow of ideas, including intellectual dissent, against the possible harms – and cost – from speech and conduct that may endanger the community and compromise the commitment to an inclusive and positive learning environment.

A representative of SU’ Office of the General Counsel along with a representative of the OIE will address a wide range of issues related to free speech.

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

4/20/2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday Conway 279
Free Speech [+]

Free speech is a foundational principle of higher education. It is through the robust exchange of ideas, both orthodox and controversial, that higher education fulfills its mission. But freedom of speech is also a source of substantial discussion that often leads to controversy.

Campuses are caught in a vortex between various demands to preserve free speech while at the same time ensuring a campus free of discrimination and hate speech. Campus leaders are forced to balance important values of academic freedom and the free flow of ideas, including intellectual dissent, against the possible harms – and cost – from speech and conduct that may endanger the community and compromise the commitment to an inclusive and positive learning environment.

A representative of SU’ Office of the General Counsel along with a representative of the OIE will address a wide range of issues related to free speech.

This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. A free hot lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Mark D’Angelo mldangelo@salisbury.edu 410-677-6772. To register, visit www.salisbury.edu/equity/rsvp/.

5/3/2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday Conway 277

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