Category Archives: Resource Repository or Website

Resources for Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

Contact:  Academic Advancement Network, Michigan State University,

Description:  The climate in the classroom has the potential to be difficult at various points of a semester. This resource repository provides links to materials on racism, bias, dialogues, and a host of other relevant topics.  The resources on this page were curated with the collaboration of Paulette Granberry-Russell of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Melissa McDaniels of The Graduate School, and Jim Lucas of the Office of the Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education.


Keywords:  cultural competency, diversity, dialogue

Target Audiences:  college, high school, Extension Professionals

Resources and Strategies for Addressing Safety, Understanding and Inclusion

Contact:  Janet Olsen,

Description:  There are many tools available to help adults provide support to young people affected by bias, harassment and other forms of violence.  This website provides links to a number of relevant resources.


Keywords:  Bias, harassment, violence, inclusion

Target Audiences:  Youth leaders, Extension professionals

Diversity and Multiculturalism Resources

Contact:  Dionardo Pizaña,

Description:  This website hosts a number of resources to aid the professional in growing in the realm of diversity and multiculturalism understanding and practices.


Keywords:  diversity, multiculturalism, professional development

Target Audiences:  Extension professionals

Community Toolbox

Contact:  Work Group for Community Health and Development,

Description:  Millions of people use the Community Tool Box each year to get help taking action, teaching, and training others in organizing for community development. Dive in to find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.


Keywords:  community organizing, facilitating, needs assessment, diversity

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Community, Elected/appointed leaders, Extension professionals

Community Engagement Toolbox

Contact:  Walt Whitmer,

Description:  Effective community engagement seeks to better engage the community to achieve long-term and sustainable outcomes, processes, relationships, discourse, and decision-making in a community-context sensitive environment.  Engagement is not generally driven by a model so much as by a framework of guiding principles, strategies, and approaches. This framework is based on principles that respect the right of all community members to be informed, consulted, involved and empowered and employs and range of tools and strategies to ensure success.  It also places a premium on fostering and enhancing trust as a critical element in long-term, sustainable engagement and effective governance.

The tools and resources provided here are intended to help you assess your engagement needs, plan for effective strategies and processes, as well as implement and monitor your engagement efforts.


Keywords:  community engagement

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Community, Elected/appointed leaders, Extension professionals