|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2011|
Rio Salado College
Tier2-2: Employee Training Opportunities
Director of Community Partnership Program
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:
A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
Inclusiveness is a core value of Rio Salado College. Through living our values, Rio Salado College creates a climate of high expectations for the success of current and future students, clients, and employees.
Throughout the year, Rio Salado offers a number of brown bag lunch meetings that explore diversity and inclusiveness. Subject matter experts are brought in from the community to lead the sessions, which all employees and students are welcome to attend. The meetings are recorded and linked to the Rio employee portal so they can be accessed at a later date for those who are unable to attend the in-person event.
The Maricopa Community College District Employee and Organizational Learning Team (EOLT) provides diversity and inclusiveness training opportunities to Maricopa faculty and staff. Key offerings include the MOSAIC training (Maximizing Our Strengths as an Inclusive Community), which provides a framework of understanding and action related to diversity at Maricopa. Below is a sampling of additional training that is offered.
• Bafa’ Bafa’
• Beyond Bias
• Conflict Management in Action
• Dimensions of Leadership
• Discovering Diversity Profile
• Emotional Intelligence
• Exploring Comfort Levels
• Exploring Fixed Beliefs
• Meet on Common Ground
• MOSAIC IA: Knowing Ourselves
• MOSAIC IB: Knowing Ourselves
• MOSAIC 2A: Recognizing Bias
• MOSAIC 2B: Recognizing Bias
• MOSAIC 3A: Strengthening MCCCD
• MOSAIC 3B: Strengthening MCCCD
• OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts
• Personal Brand
• Preventing Sexual Harassment
• Safe Space I
• Safe Space II
• Teambuilding: Diversity
• TEAMusic: Valuing Diverse Teams
• The Color of Fear
• Understanding Gender Identity: Gender Identity Basics
• Understanding Gender Identity: Gender Stereotypes
• Understanding Work Behavioral Style
• Walking Each Other Home
Diversity Infusion Program:
The Maricopa Community College District’s Diversity Infusion Program enhances the ability of faculty to create an inclusive learning and teaching environment that promotes positive change on both individual and societal levels through the infusion of diversity into the curriculum. This positive change occurs through heightened awareness, increased understanding, and appreciation for all people. Both full-time faculty and adjunct faculty are eligible to apply for this program. .
The Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI):
MCLI provides a broad scope of learning opportunities targeted at faculty, but this instruction is also open to interested staff and community members. Learning opportunities expand cross-cultural understanding, develop and implement effective inclusive classroom strategies, and increase professional capacities. Through honors forums, dialogue days, Learn Shops. international, intercultural, and learning grants, and internship programs, thousands of individuals have increased their knowledge and understanding and faculty have increased their capacity to be effective in the classroom to enhance student success.
The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:
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