WORKSHOPS FOCUS ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION
Gateway Technical College will hold a series of public workshops that will explore how to have hard, meaningful, yet respectful, dialogue on a number diversity, equity and inclusion topics. The free workshops are open to the community and held via Zoom. Workshops include:
- "Civil Dialogue: Facilitating Crucial Conversation," 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Prepare to handle conversations on sensitive topics through models and skill-building for holding meaningful conversations between those with opposing viewpoints. Participants will leave prepared to facilitate these conversations.
- "A Holistic Approach to Managing Self in the Midst of Societal Uncertainties," 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Viewers will discover the impact of societal uncertainties caused by incidents of racial tension and unrest in our community and lives. Explore the idea that all in a community have to find their way back from a situation that revealed the reality of racial biases and inequalities.
- "Civil Dialogue: Sharing Viewpoints and Building Connections," 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Viewers will learn how to advocate for a personal viewpoint while still listening and valuing the insight of opposite opinions. Participants will practice the skills presented and gain creative options for responding to alternative viewpoints.
Those interested can register at gtc.edu/diversity-workshops. For disability-related accommodations, call 262-564-3062.