Education Outreach and Training

The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) Division of Education Outreach and Training provides diversity and equity training for departments, offices, colleges and student organizations. Our training can also be customized for individual unit needs and concerns.   

Training Topics include:

  • Microaggressions
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Workplace Bullying
Diversity and Inclusion Training Request

To request training for your area, click here.

Diversity 360 Series

Diversity 360 is a campus-wide diversity education program for students, faculty, and staff. The goal of this educational series to help ensure that every GC community member embrace and reflects the university’s values of reason, respect, and responsibility towards their fellow Bobcats in the classroom, residence halls, workplace, and all other environments on campus.

DIVERSITY 360 EVENTS: SPRING 2021

King Week 2021: Where Do We Go from Here?

Tuesday, Jan. 19
Kick-Off Lecture with Dr. Walter Fluker
6:00 p.m. Book Talk
7:00 p.m. Keynote Lecture via Zoom

Thursday, Jan. 21
Education Night
7:00 p.m. via Zoom 
Featuring essay winners from local elementary, middle grades and high school students

Friday, Jan. 22
Creative Expressions
7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Evening of music, spoken word and other artistic expressions

Saturday, Jan. 23
GC Service Day

Facilitating Difficult Conversations
Mar. 12
1 p.m.
Virtual Workshop presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Health Disparities in Middle Georgia Symposium
Mar. 16 - 18
Culminating with Mab Segrest lecture, "Race, Class and Mental Health Disparities in Middle Georgia", on Mar. 18

What's in a Name? Pronouncing Names and Respecting Gender Pronouns
Mar. 17
12:30 p.m.
Virtual Workshop

Color Blind or Color Brave
Apr. 2020
Date and Time TBD
Virtual Workshop

Resources

Articles

Civility at Work
Developing Healthy Workplaces: What’s Civility Got to Do with It? (from American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence)
Tolerance as Civility in Contemporary Workplace Initiatives by C.W. Von Bergen, Ph.D. and George Collier, Ph.D. from Southeastern Oklahoma State University
More Than Good Manners: Cultivating a Spirit of Open Dialogue and Civility on Campus (pdf) by Karen Doss Bowman
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Definitions (from Human Rights Campaign)
GLAAD Media Reference Guide – Transgender Issues (from GLAAD)
Workplace Bullying in Colleges and Universities (from HigherEdJobs)
Understanding Cyberbullying in College

Publications

Speak Up! (from Southern Poverty Law Center)
Disability Etiquette: Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities (pdf)
 

Videos and Webinars

Tools and Strategies for Fostering a Civil Workplace (pdf) (webinar from HigherEdJobs)
Creating an Inclusive Workplace (video from Diversity Inc.)
Making Excellence Inclusive: What It Means—and How We Can (podcast)

For Faculty

Dealing with Troublesome Behaviors in the Classroom (pdf) by Mary Deane Sorcinelli from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Categorizes irritating and disruptive student behaviors, provides strategies for creating a classroom environment that can avert many problems, and suggests ways to deal with troublesome behaviors when they occur.

General Tips

Microaggressions Table (pdf)
LGBT’ Student Academic and Social Engagement for Success: What Can We Do in Practice? (pdf)

M.O.V.E.

MOVE (Multicultural Organization that Values Empowerment) is an affinity networking group composed of faculty and staff at Georgia College who are passionate about attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty, staff and students. MOVE aims to provide support for employees from racially underrepresented populations through various activities, workshops and professional enrichment opportunities. To join or to receive more information, contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at 445-4233.

If you would like to volunteer for one of our committees, please fill out our committee sign up form at https://tinyurl.com/ydald2ze.