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UW Diversity Workshops Offered via Zoom

February 8, 2018

Workshops next week at the University of Wyoming, led by a nationally recognized expert in creating inclusive organizational environments, have been made available to UW faculty, staff and students off campus via Zoom.

Kathy Obear, a consultant with the firm Alliance for Change, will be on the UW campus Feb. 12-13 at the invitation of UW Chief Diversity Officer Emily Monago, charged by President Laurie Nichols with leading the effort to increase programming on diversity and inclusion, as called for in UW’s strategic plan.

Registration is required and available at Call the UW Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Zoom login information at 766-6672.

Other co-sponsors of the workshops are the Office of Academic Affairs; the Division of Student Affairs; and the Department of Athletics.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 12

-- Faculty workshop, 1-4 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom. Participants will learn how to create inclusive classrooms, recognize unintended classroom dynamics and microaggressions, and facilitate more effective classroom conversations.

-- Student workshop, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom. Especially invited are student leaders and student employees, but others may attend as well. Participants will learn how to recognize and interrupt exclusionary dynamics and create greater inclusion.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

-- Two-hour staff workshop, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom. This is for staff members who aren’t able to attend the full-day workshop. Participants will explore tools to interrupt and engage microaggressions and other exclusionary dynamics, and use an inclusion lens to analyze and revise policies and practices.

-- Full-day staff workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom. Staff members who can stay for the full day also will identify personal action steps for creating inclusive, affirming campus environments. Faculty members interested in this workshop should call the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 766-6672.

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