Virginia Commonwealth University


Title: Building Inclusive Communities 1-day workshop

Date/Time: 10/12/2017  8:30am - 4:30pm

Presenter: Jan Altman, Ph.D.

Registration: Class is full. You may add your name to our wait list

Prerequisites: BIC facilitators invite personal sharing from participants in order to enhance learning from each other, and workshop discussions are confidential. Participants are asked to do some assigned reading in advance and to discuss personal examples of work situations. The 1-day workshop utilizes many of the same experiential activities as the 2-day workshop but some material is not covered, and there is less time for discussion, personal sharing and reflection. Pre-workshop readings will be provided.

Building: Cabell Library   Rm 303 Lecture Hall

Cost: $0   (includes Workbook)

Sponsor: Division for Inclusive Excellence

Audience: VCU Faculty and Staff Only


Description: The 1-day Building Inclusive Communities (BIC) Workshop is designed to provide a framework for participants to take personal responsibility for creating a truly engaged diverse and inclusive campus environment and to stay current with the diversity, equity and inclusion needs and issues of a changing population base and VCU community. This comprehensive evidence-based workshop teaches about group and organizational dynamics and helps individual participants change their own behaviors and improve organizational outcomes. Using experiential learning through personal sharing and discussion, the program addresses specific VCU-related examples.The key workshop components are: Creating a safe, non-blaming learning environment; shared assumptions and definitions; tools for cooperative communication, problem-solving and trust building; understanding the impact of historically included (or privileged) and excluded (or discounted) group memberships and identities on the function and success of teams and relationships; and developing participants` skills to address modern ism`s.Together we can develop a culturally informed VCU community that empowers each of us to strengthen communication and effectively address the needs of diverse groups.

Contact: Altman, Janice H