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Training and Development

Training and Development is one essential factor in cultivating an equity-mindedness campus culture. If a student is interested in specific trainings or professional development opportunities, contact

ODEI offers trainings for staff and faculty through the GRCC Online Center. These sessions include:

DEI: Whose job is it?

When: Tuesday, November 28 

Where: RJF 109

Instructor: Dr. Leslie Neal

The workshop is a general overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The course will discuss big picture DEI as it relates to higher education and identify general best practices. The facilitator has over a decade of experience engaging with higher education as an Equity Fellow, Department Chair, and minority at predominately white institutions (PWIs). Dr. Neal has a scholarly, practical, and lived-experience based lens when approaching the topic of DEI. It is the facilitator's goal to share what they've researched, practiced, and experienced. The session is designed to define Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, explore the history and discuss the benefits of DEI in higher education, and share how campuses can implement DEI best practices.

How ODEI Can Support Your Work

When: Thursday, December 7 

Where: Virtual

Instructor: Jamillya Hardley and Emily Bolek

This workshop will give a brief overview of the various ways the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can offer additional support to students, staff, and faculty. We will cover different DEIB resources, initiatives, and engagement opportunities. We will also engage in some DEI interactive activities. This is a good chance to get your questions answered and connect with others through meaningful conversation.