Annual DI&A Symposium

 

 

About the Event

Halfway through the year, we set aside time for all of campus to gather to learn about progress on the Mines DI&A Strategic Plan, share updates on department and campus units’ implementation plan goals and engage in learning and skill development opportunities at the Mines DI&A campus symposium.

Program

9:00-9:25 AM

WELCOME & RECOGNITION
Hear highlights from the DI&A Annual Report, meet the first cohorts of Mines DI&A Ambassadors and Men Advocates for Gender Equity and recognize the 2020 DI&A award recipients.

9:30-11:30 AM
DEPT/CAMPUS UNIT FLASH TALKS
Listen to 4-minute overviews from department and campus unit representatives on standout initiatives and progress on implementation plan goals.
:15 breaks @ 10:00 AM & 10:45 AM
11:30 AM- NOON

DEPT/CAMPUS UNIT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN COLLABORATIONS
Did something during the flash talk presentations make you say, “I think there’s an opportunity here to join efforts for greater impact?” Join facilitator-led interactive breakout rooms organized by flash talk themes to explore collaboration opportunities.

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Choose one

SKILL DEVELOPMENT: MINIMIZING MICROAGGRESSIONS
Through interactive skill-building group work, learn how to identify and challenge microaggressions (unintentional slights or invalidations often directed toward members of underrepresented communities) when they arise and how to become agents of change.
   


SKILL DEVELOPMENT: ALLIES FOR GENDER EQUITY
Presented by Mines Advocates. During this interactive, scenario-based workshop, the Advocate facilitators invite Mines men to discuss incidents experienced by women colleagues and appropriate actions to take in those situations. The content of this workshop was created in consultation with the Mines Women Advisory Board and was designed for the men audience.

 

DI&A OVERVIEW
Are you curious about the genesis and evolution of DI&A at Mines? What questions do you have? Where would you like to plug in to our culture of shared responsibility? During this interactive session receive an overview of the DI&A Strategic Plan, progress on the plan’s 24 recommendations, explore resources, and learn how you can set the tone for an equitable meeting through Inclusion Icebreakers. 

 

2:05-3:00 PM

DI&A: REAL TALK
Congressional redistricting. The concept of fit. Whiteness in the outdoors. General allyship & equity. These are just a sample of the important topics members of Student Life’s DI&A: Real Talk committee invite their colleagues to learn about and discuss through active dialogue each week. During this session, attendees will learn the genesis of this initiative, the value of dialogue with the intent to learn and practice using the dialogue framework through topics of diversity, equity, inclusion and access.

 

3:05-3:30 PM
CLOSING & COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

event details

Colorado School of Mines
Virtual webinar
January 28, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

 

What’s Needed in my Flash Talk? 

  1. Pick one thing from your department or campus unit’s DI&A implementation plan (IP) you’re really excited to share (i.e., maybe you want to locate more collaborators, maybe you want to share a best practice that others can adopt). You will have four minutes max (about 3-4 slides) to present.  Facilitators will be strict about keeping presenters on time. Some examples: AAAS and ASEE CONECD commonly do flash talks; our format is similar. 
  2. Identify a presenter (no more than two) from your department or unit’s diversity committee. 
  3. Choose your 4-minute time slot.  
  4. Upload your ppt slides as a .pptx file by 1/26 so we can have them all keyed up and ready to go one after another.