Diversity Training

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What we do:

We develop and provide diversity trainings for the SIU Carbondale campus including trainings for students, staff, and departments. Our trainings strive to maintain the inclusive excellence of our campus and cover the concepts of diversity, privilege, intersectionality, inclusivity, and being an ally. We offer broad diversity trainings for the campus community, as well as trainings on specific topics pertaining to diversity issues.

We are excited to be developing trainings for the SIU campus and would love to hear from you about topics or potential trainings that you would like to see on campus. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or feedback, please contact us at diversitysiu@siu.edu.

Who we are:

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Remya Perinchery, B.A.

I’m a third year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology program here at SIU. My work is focused on micro aggressions in higher education and experiences of students of color in the classroom. I’m passionate about creating a safe and inclusive space for all students on campus and creating conversations around diversity that promote connection, collaboration, and cooperation.

Catarina Durante Bergue Alves, M.A.

I’m a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program here at SIU. My work is focused on social justice and advocacy related to issues of diversity, gender equality, and survivors of gender-based violence. I’m passionate about educating and providing learning opportunities surrounding diversity and inclusivity and creating spaces where all voices can be heard.

Trainings offered

Diversity: Starting the Conversation

This online training introduces topics such as culture, diversity, and inclusive excellence. You will be asked to think about your own culture and experiences and how that fits in your context at SIU.

This is the first part of the two-part training that will allow you to receive a certificate from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity. This training is provided through D2L and is 15 minutes in length. If you are interested in registering for this training, please contact us at diversitysiu@siu.edu.

The training is available for staff, students, and departments.

Introducing Diversity and Inclusivity

This is the second part of a two-part training that will allow you to receive a certificate from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity on basic diversity and inclusivity competence. If you are interested in part two of this training, please contact us at diversitysiu@siu.edu.

This is a basic training on concepts of diversity, privilege, power, intersectionality, and being an ally. This training will provide information and education as well as opportunities to discuss how diversity and inclusivity apply to your context.

The training is available for staff, students, and departments.

Native American Heritage Month: Diversity Within the Community

In collaboration with the Multicultural Resource Center, this workshop will focus on diversity within the Native American/ American Indian community and how the intersectionality of our identities is experienced. This is a discussion based, interactive workshop that will end with a Q&A with panelists who will speak to their experiences with diversity within the community.

The training is available for staff, students, and departments.

Advocacy: Where to Begin

This online training introduces topics such as advocacy, how to become an ally, and the different levels in which we can implement change. You will be asked to think about your own culture and experiences and how that fits in your context at SIU.

This is the first part of the two-part training that will allow you to receive a certificate from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity. This training is provided through D2L and is 15 minutes in length. If you are interested in registering for this training, please contact us at diversitysiu@siu.edu.

The training is available for staff, students, and departments.

Becoming an Ally

This is the second part of a two-part training that will allow you to receive a certificate from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity on advocating for diversity and inclusivity. If you are interested in part two of this training, please contact us at diversitysiu@siu.edu..

This is a discussion-based training in which we will process feelings associated with privilege, develop strategies and skills to be an ally in your context, and to create opportunities and space for diversity. This training will provide information and education as well as opportunities to discuss how diversity and inclusivity apply to your context.

The training is available for staff, students, and departments.

Diversity Training Certificates

This is a new initiative for SIU Carbondale designed for students, staff, and departments to become more culturally competent. If you complete the following trainings, you will be eligible to receive a Diversity Competence Certificate from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity.

You will be required to complete a brief online training and an in person training for each level of certification. Once you have completed both parts of the trainings, you will receive a digital or hard copy of the certificate signed by the Associate Chancellor for Diversity. Certificates demonstrating diversity and inclusivity competence will be awarded to individuals or to departments whose entire staff complete the training.

Levels of Certification

  1. Basic Diversity Competence requires the completion of
    • Diversity: Starting the Conversation (online training)
    • Introducing Diversity and Inclusivity (in person training)

    With this training, you will become more aware of diversity and concepts such as privilege and oppression, and intersectionality of identities. You will also learn how to apply these concepts to your context at the university.

  2. Advocate for Diversity and Inclusivity requires the completion of
    • Advocacy: Where to Begin (online training)
    • Becoming an Ally (in person training)

    With this training, you will become more well versed in advocacy issues, including how to be an ally in your context, how to process your privilege, and creating space for others. You will also learn strategies and skills associated with advocacy and how to apply these concepts at SIU Carbondale.

TRAININGS COMING SOON!

Advanced Diversity Competence

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