Tag Archives: diversity

Resources for Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

Contact:  Academic Advancement Network, Michigan State University, AANcord@mus.edu

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.

URL:  http://undergrad.msu.edu/programs/diffdiaglogue

Keywords:  cultural competency, diversity, dialogue

Target Audiences:  college, high school, Extension Professionals

Diversity and Multiculturalism Resources

Contact:  Dionardo Pizaña, pizanad@msu.edu

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

URL:  http://od.msue.msu.edu/diversity_and_multiculturalism/resources_1

Keywords:  diversity, multiculturalism, professional development

Target Audiences:  Extension professionals

Community Toolbox

Contact:  Work Group for Community Health and Development, toolbox@ku.edu

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.

URL:  http://ctb.ku.edu/en

Keywords:  community organizing, facilitating, needs assessment, diversity

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

Now Is the Time

Contact:  Cathleen Love, cathleen.love@uconn.edu

Description:  This report provides practical tools for identifying and assessing diversity on your campus, including an innovative, self-administered reflective questioning process to identify strengths, weaknesses and potential remedial steps. Also included are suggested processes for engaging a campus-wide conversation that leads to personal and institutional change.

URL:  http://www.iupui.edu/~divrsity/files/7813/6130/9805/nitt_ebook.pdf

Keywords:  Diversity, Higher Education

Target Audiences:  University personnel

The Language of Identity

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  Words can significantly impact our interaction with others. Regardless of our motive and intentions, they may harm or enhance dialogue. Learning about the most current terminology also encourages a more productive dialogue about diversity and inclusion. Use this guide to begin learning about inclusive language.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/inclusive-language.pdf

Keywords:  Diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Extension professionals, community

Speak Up! Identifying and Confronting Bias and Prejudice

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  This nine page document provides some foundational guideance on confronting bias and prejudice.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/speak-up.pdf

Keywords:  diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  individuals, Extension professionals, community

Guide to Facilitating Dialogues

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  Dialogue facilitators do not need to be experts on the topic being discussed. Good facilitators help establish a safe environment where participants can discuss complex and often emotionally-charged issues. Facilitators also help participants understand that the dialogue is a learning experience and not a forum for participants to voice their opinions without listening to others.  This short fact sheet provides some initial thoughts to guide a facilitator.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/facilitating-dialogue.pdf

Keywords:  diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  individuals, Extension professionals, community


Contact:  Jim Lindstrom, jlindstrom@uidaho.edu

Description:  WeConnect is a program model and curriculum designed to show young people that they are participants in a global society and to prepare them to thrive in culturally diverse settings. The curriculum is developed for middle school-aged youth, but can be adapted for other age groups. The program model is designed for nonformal education setting such as after school programs or clubs. The lessons are a coordinated series of experimental and interactive exercises that help guide youth beyond knowing that they are citizens of the globe to an acknowledgment of their responsibilities to each other and the world around them. They help youth examine their everyday lives and move them to take action that leads toward positive change.

URL:  http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/leadership/global-connections/weconnect/

Keywords:  diversity, youth, 4-H, citizen, responsibility,

Target Audiences:  Youth

We Are Different, We Are the Same: Teaching Young Children about Diversity

Contact:  Claudia C. Mincemoyer, cxm324@psu.edu

Description:  Diversity activities teach young children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. Learning about different cultural aspects offers new experiences for children.

URL:  http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare/knowledge-areas/environment-curriculum/activities/all-activities/we-are-different-we-are-the-same-teaching-young-children-about-diversity

Keywords:  children, diversity

Target Audiences:  children

People Empowering People

Contact:  Cathy Love, cathleen.love@uconn.edu

Description:  The UConn People Empowering People (PEP) program is a personal, family and leadership development program with a strong community focus. The goals of PEP are to help participants have a greater understanding of personal strengths, increase their communication skills, and increase their understanding of and involvement in the community. PEP is delivered by an Extension-trained facilitator through 2-hour weekly sessions for 10 weeks. The curriculum includes sessions on values, communication skills, problem solving, parenting, action planning, community assessment, and community issues or related topics. Following the formal training sessions, participants will complete an individual and/or group project(s) that benefits the community.

URL:  http://pep.extension.uconn.edu/

Keywords:  parent leadership, diversity

Target Audiences:  Individuals,Community