Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Tier2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kee Warner
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

In response to the recommendations of the Diversity Strategic Plan, UCCS developed the BIG Idea Building Inclusiveness in 2007. It is available for faculty, staff and student leaders, serving approximately five hundred participants each year. This has been augmented with the development of a Safe Zone training specific to UCCS offered through the LGBT Resource Center in collaboration with SPECTRUM and PRIDE under the umbrella of The BIG Idea Building Inclusiveness program

This 2.5-hour interactive workshop aims to provide awareness, knowledge and skills to participants about personal and institutional dynamics of social inequality. Providing hands-on strategies, the goal of the workshop is to better equip members of your organization to engage diverse social identities, to explore how oppression and privilege operate in our daily lives, and to create a more inclusive organizational culture.

Also, Safe Space Training is a training for allies interested in creating a safe and affirming environment for LGBT students, friends, family and colleagues. The Safe Space Training is conducted by the MOSAIC Office in partnership with SPECTRUM and PRIDE.

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:
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