Learning & Skill Development Opportunities

Learning & Skill Development Opportunities

 

 

Exploring Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

Wednesday, September 16
9:15-11:45 AM or

Tuesday, September 22
1:30-4:00 PM

This interactive workshop unpacks implicit/unconscious bias, invites participants to consider their own biases and the ways biases manifest in an organization. Specific strategies and skill-building are offered for minimizing them on both personal and organizational levels. Workshop facilitated by Dena Samuels from Dena Samuels Consulting.

Intended audience: Mines faculty, staff and students

Delivery: Virtual. An access link will be emailed to all registrants closer to the date.

 

Minimizing Microaggressions

Tuesday, September 29
1:30-4:00 PM or

Monday, October 5
9:15-11:45 AM

Through interactive skill-building group work, this professional development opportunity discusses how to challenge microaggressions (unintentional slights or invalidations often directed toward members of underrepresented communities) when they arise and how to become agents of change. Workshop facilitated by Dena Samuels from Dena Samuels Consulting.

Intended audience: Mines faculty, staff and students

Delivery: Virtual. An access link will be emailed to all registrants closer to the date.

Fall 2020 campus workshops flyer

Mines DI&A Ambassador Program

Interested in teaching others, honing your facilitation skills and meeting the growing requests for diversity and inclusion workshops across campus? After participating in Exploring Implicit (unconscious) Bias and Minimizing Microaggressions trainings, as featured above, apply to join the first cohort of Mines DI&A Ambassadors. Application closed October 7, 2020.

Delivery: Virtual. An access link will be emailed to all accepted registrants closer to the date.

 

Mines, as federal grant recipient, will continue to foster environments devoid of hostility grounded in race, sex, and other federally protected characteristics. Trainings employees to create an inclusive workplace is appropriate and beneficial.

Dena Samuels, PhD

Dena Samuels, PhD

Author, Speaker, Leadership Trainer & Transformation Coach

I had the privilege to participate in 2017 in a two-day GeoDES workshop on “bias and social justice issues relevant to the geosciences” led by Dr. Dena Samuels. At the start of the workshop she said she might cause some discomfort since we rarely get the opportunity to explore our biases at a personal level.  And indeed, she made me uncomfortable because she made me confront the social biases that helped the advancement of my career; this was a lesson in humility that I will not forget. Dr. Samuels presents her work consistently in a spirit of compassion and empathy, which enhances her positive impact in the area of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. I highly recommend attending her workshop.

Roel Snieder

Professor of Professional Development Education, Colorado School of Mines