Jump to main content

Professional Development Series

Registration for the Spring 2018 Professional Development Series will be administered through CETL. Please include your name, email address, phone number, and the name of the professional development workshop that you would like to attend when you register

Workshop Descriptions 

  • Inclusive Classrooms

    This workshop offers strategies and resources for creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms. Using an interactive design, participants will: explore how our multiple identities as instructors influence classroom climate, examine  microaggressions and their impact on learning, and discuss how inclusive classroom strategies maximize learning for all students. In addition, participants identify how inclusive classrooms are not only beneficial to students who identify as underrepresented but also to majority-identifying students who can gain additional cultural competency as a result of their interaction in inclusive classrooms.

    For: Faculty & Teaching Staff

    February 5, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Fleurette King

    UC Columbine B

    March 9, 2018

    9:30 a.m. to Noon

    Fleurette King

    Candelaria Room 1375

    To register for this session contact CETL.

  • Inclusive Workplaces

    This workshop offers participants strategies and resources to create and maintain inclusive workplace environments. Using an interactive design, participants will: explore how our multiple identities as supervisors and leaders influence workplace climate, examine microaggressions and their impact on morale and productivity, and discuss specific strategies to maximize workplace environments for all employees. Parallel to recruiting a diverse workforce to serve a diverse student body, workplace leaders and managers need to be intentional and proactive in creating inclusive and equitable work environments to develop and retain talented staff.

    For: Staff & Student Managers/Leaders

    February 27, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Fleurette King
    Candelaria Room 1375

    March 12, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Fleurette King
    UC Spruce A & B
    May 23, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Fleurette King
    Candelaria Room 1375

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Safe Zone - Presenter: Stephen Loveless

    Safe Zone is a three-hour training designed to educate and empower participants to be agents of change against issues faced by individuals across the gender and sexuality spectrums. While creating “safe spaces” for individuals is the long-term goal, it is not fair to guarantee safety to anyone. Our program works to inspire folks to craft their own strategy for being affirming and inclusive individuals for others. By doing so, we hope to create a network of folks who are dedicated to creating and sustaining a long-term safe community.

    error_outline Please register here for Safe Zone. 

  • DREAMer Zone - Presenters: Reyna Anaya and Larissa Romero-Perry

    This session focuses on building awareness around the lived experiences of DREAMers (students who identify as undocumented) on the UNC campus. Through the training participants will engage in various activities to increase knowledge on foundational terminology and policy affecting nationality identity, privilege, and advocacy with and for DREAMers and their families at UNC. 

    For: Administrators, Faculty, Staff & Students

    February 15, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya, Larissa Romero-Perry, Susan de la Torre
    UC Columbine B
    April 11, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya, Larissa Romero-Perry, Susan de la Torre
    North Hall Lounge
    May 16, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya, Larissa Romero-Perry, Susan de la Torre
    North Hall Lounge 

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

     

  • VetZone - Presenter: Dan Turnbeaugh

    This session offers faculty, staff and students enhanced understanding of the veteran student experience. Participants will become familiar with veteran culture covering the background and positive aspects of the military culture as well as the societal and educational difficulties faced by veterans in higher education.

    April 12, 2018
    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Daniel Turnbeaugh

    Candelaria Room 1375

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

     

  • Do Something: A Conversation on Building Bystander Engagement Skills - Presenter: Reyna Anaya

    Do you feel like you don't know what to do to support others around you when in bystander situations? Learn about ways to engage as an active bystander and build skills both individually and collaboratively that work toward creating an inclusive and supportive community.


    Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff & Students

    February 28, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya
    UC Aspen
    March 29, 2018
    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Reyna Anaya
    UC Columbine B

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

     

  • Diversity Basics - Presenter: Fleurette King

    Do you hear terms like identity, stereotypes, privilege, and bias? Have you wondered why being “color-blind” or labeling a situation as “retarded” or “that’s so gay” is problematic? Do you wish you could ask questions about these ideas, but you worry you will hurt someone’s feelings, be discounted as a person “who just doesn’t get it,” or worse, called a “bigot” because you asked the wrong question? This interactive session allows participants to learn about foundational concepts of diversity and about their own multiple social identities. Participants have space to ask questions and understand the evolution of empowering language in a judgment-free environment as they explore concepts and their own ways of knowing.

    For: Staff, Faculty & Students

    January 31, 2018
    10:00 a.m. to Noon
    Jasmine Houston or Fleurette King
    UC Spruce B & C
    February 28, 2018
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Jasmine Houston or Fleurette King
    UC Spruce A & B
    March 28, 2018
    10:00 a.m. to Noon
    Jasmine Houston or Fleurette King
    UC Spruce B & C
    June 12, 2018
    10:00 a.m. to Noon
    Jasmine Houston or Fleurette King

    Candelaria Room 1375

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

     

  • How to Facilitate Difficult Conversations - Presenter: Fleurette King

    Have you experienced tense conversations involving cultural, political or interpersonal conflict? Have you wondered how you might facilitate difficult conversations and navigate conflict more effectively? While conflict or tension ignored or mismanaged can become destructive and negative in a community, intentional facilitation strategies, conflict and tension can lead to vibrant community building. In this interactive workshop, participants receive tools, resources, and opportunities to practice facilitating difficult conversations in learning environments, the workplace, or in other group and organizational settings.

    For: Staff, Faculty & Students

    February 16, 2018

    9:30 a.m. to Noon

    Fleurette King

    Candelaria Room 1375

    May 3, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Fleurette King

    Candelaria Room 1375

    June 21, 2018

    9:30 a.m. to Noon

    Fleurette King

    Candelaria Room 1375

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Towards a More Inclusive Campus: Engaging White Privilege and Developing Critical Consciousness

    In U.S. society race, sex, economic class and other social identities carry with them systems of privilege and marginalization. Each member of our community holds many identities, and many experience both the privilege and marginalization associated with their intersecting identities. This session will explore White privilege as a system of racial benefits that people who identify as White or of European ancestry experience. In the same ways that Whites benefit there are systemic disadvantages for People of Color and other people marginalized by race or ethnicity. This highly interactive workshop will provide a contemporary, productive, and reflective learning experience for all participants regardless of racial and ethnic identities. Conversations about race and privilege are essential to creating a more inclusive campus community. These conversations maybe difficult. People may experience discomfort, resistance, guilt, or ignorance. We ask that participants enter the session with an open mind and willingness to explore this challenging topic. The hope is that outcomes will assist in how we can address racial disparities and racism, and work together through transformative learning. Part 2 of this topic will be provided in Fall 2018, and will be offered to participants that have completed Part 1.

    For: Staff, Faculty & Teaching Staff

    March 21, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Larry Loften and Fleurette King
    UC Spruce B & C
    June 7, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Larry Loftan and Fleurette 

    Candelaria Room1375

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Using Strengths-Finder in Supervisor Development- Facilitators: Katrina Rodriguez and Renee Welch

    Have you wondered what skills will increase your supervision effectiveness? Have you been in challenging situations in your role as supervisor and wished you had more strategies to work through the dilemma? In this workshop, you will use the Gallup StrengthsFinder (GSF) Assessment to build an understanding of the strengths and talents you possess. Learn how to utilize your strengths in your role as supervisor and in seeing the strengths in your team to achieve success. 

    *Note: Participants need to complete the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment prior to attending the workshop. GSF Assessment codes provided after workshop registration.

    For: Staff, Students, Faculty, and Administrators in supervisory roles. 

    February 16, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Renee Welch and Gardiner Tucker
    South Hall Large Lounge & Conference Room
    March 13, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Katrina Rodriguez and Gardiner Tucker
    South Hall Large Lounge & Conference Room
    June 8, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
    Renee Welch and Gardiner Tucker
    North Hall Lounge

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Diversity Education Basic Facilitation Training - (Lunch Included)

    Would you like to enhance your diversity facilitation skills? Would you like to gain transferable skills for being an effective coach, supervisor or facilitator? This training will establish foundational skills for facilitating effective, challenging and rewarding diversity learning. Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives will help determine approaches. Participants will explore and reflect on their own strengths, weaknesses and triggers. In the afternoon, participants will practice facilitating and receive feedback. Limited to 14 people.

    For: Staff, Faculty & Students

    May 17, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Fleurette King
    Candelaria Room 1375
    June 13, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Fleurette King
    Candelaria Room 1375

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Foundations of Team I: How to Build Trust, Show compassion, Form Stability, and Enhance Hope

    Team effectiveness is critical in reaching goals and in a creating a vibrant and healthy climate for departments and organizations. In this first Team session, participants discover the four basic needs of a team and develop strategies to build trust, show compassion, form stability, and enhance hope with your team. Participants will gain confidence in meeting team needs as they work with committees, councils, departments, volunteer organizations, research teams, or any groups working toward a common goal.

    For: Staff, Students, Faculty, Administrators

    February 6, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Becky Broghammer and Katrina Rodriguez
    UC Council Room
    March 21, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
    Becky Broghammer
    UC - Columbine B Room
    May 23, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Becky Broghammer
    UC Council Room
    June 20, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Becky Broghammer
    North Hall Lounge

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Foundations of Team II: Strategies for Team Growth

    Did you know that 80% percent of team conflict occurs due to unclear goals? In this second team workshop, explore how teams develop and gain strategies to diminish team conflict. In this interactive workshop, learn how to use the GRPI model to enhance effectiveness by clearly defining the team’s Purpose, Goals Roles, Processes, and Interpersonal relationships. Participants receive strategies for utilizing team member strengths and tools, for effective communication and decision-making.

    For: Staff, Students, Faculty, Administrators

    March 2, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Jenna Finley and James Kohles
    UC Council Room
    May 21, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Jenna Finley and James Kohles
    UC Council Room
    June 26, 2018
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Jenna Finley and James Kohles
    North Hall Lounge 

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Coaching: Learning Effective Skills

    Individuals in organizations thrive when they are at their best and can contribute their talents and ideas. In our roles as advisors, colleagues, supervisors, leaders, and managers, Coaching is a valuable tool in assisting others to reach their personal goals and goals of the department or organization. In this interactive workshop, explore the GROW coaching model (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) and gain confidence in your ability to utilize a coaching strategy to help others deliver their best. 

    For: Staff, Faculty, Students, and Administrators 

    February 8, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Deana Davis and Berlinda Saenz

    UC Council Room

    March 6, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Deana Davis and Berlinda Saenz

    UC Council Room

    May 22, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Deana Davis and Berlinda Saenz

    UC Council Room

    June 13, 2018

    1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

     Deana Davis and Berlinda Saenz

    North Hall Lounge

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

  • Conflict Resolution Capacity Building Series

    Session 1: Re-Defining Conflict through Self-Awareness and Engagement (2.5 hours)

    Conflict is inevitable and occurs daily in our lives. It is important that we re-define how we approach conflict and engage with it in our campus community. This session will provide an opportunity for you to understand your conflict approach and how to promote a need-based framework when in engaging in conflict with others. Limit 20

    Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff & Students

    Date

    Time

    Facilitator

    Location

    February 7, 2018

    9:30 a.m. to Noon

    Reyna Anaya

    North Hall Lounge

    March 1, 2018

    1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Reyna Anaya 

    North Hall Lounge

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

    Session 2: Responding to Conflict: The Art of Dialogue and Reframing (2.5 hours)

    The goal of conflict resolution is to listen and receive others’ needs and perspectives through dialogue. This session will provide you an opportunity to learn dialogue techniques and reframing, a restatement of words or phrases into neutral, non-judgmental, and/or positive/appreciative terms. Limit 20

    Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff & Students 

    Requirement: Completed Conflict Resolution Capacity Building Series- Session 1

    Date
    Time
    Facilitator
    Location
    April 4, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya

    North Hall Lounge

    April 19, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya

    North Hall Lounge

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL

    Session 3:  Responding to Conflict: Applying Your Conflict Approach and Dialogue Foundations (2.5 hours)

    Embracing conflict and working through it is complex, and requires continuous practice. This session will provide you the opportunity to apply the framework and strategies learned in Session 1 and 2 through role play and reflection. Limit 20

    Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff & Students

    Requirements: Completed Conflict Resolution Capacity Building Series

    Date
    Time
    Facilitator
    Location
    May 9, 2018
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    Reyna Anaya
    UC Spruce A & B

    To register for this session, click here to contact CETL