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Oct 15

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Diversity Training

Fall 2020 Trainings are now available! All trainings will be offered virtually via Zoom. Dates and times can be found under each training description.  

Registration

Safe Zone Trainings

Safe Zone Training
This 2-hour, interactive, virtual training session will help the training participants understand how to support and advocate for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. Participants will examine LGBTQ+ identities, gender, and sexuality. Training participants will discover campus resources and strategies to apply what they learned to their environment in order to identify and challenge their own bias.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m. | Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Safe Zone 2.0 Training
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual training session has been designed for people who have completed Safe Zone training. Safe Zone 2.0 will focus on the current issues and laws that are impacting the LGBTQ+ community, examine prejudice and privilege, and give participants an opportunity to complete various scenarios.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m. | Dec. 9, 2-3 p.m.

What is Safe Zone?

Bias Trainings

Anti-Racist Workshop
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual workshop will discover the harms of racism and colonialism and introduce anti-racist and decolonization strategies as well as introduce participants to other campus resources and community for continued learning. 
Fall 2020 Trainings: Sept. 17, 2-3 p.m. | Oct. 22, 2-3 p.m. | Nov. 5, 2-3 p.m.

Anti-Racism Pedagogy: Discovery & Deployment (Faculty)
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual workshop will discover the harms of racism and colonialism in pedagogy and deploy anti-racist and decolonization strategies in pedagogy as well as keep adjunct faculty connected to campus resources and community for continued learning. Resources for workshop delivery are Mentimeter and workbook. 
Fall 2020 Trainings: Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m. | Oct. 28, 2-3 p.m. | Nov. 18, 2-3 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Bias Training
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual training session will help the training participants develop an awareness of how cross-cultural bias can impact those around them from different cultures. Training participants will discover campus resources and strategies to apply what they learned to their environment in order to identify and challenge their own cross-cultural bias.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m. | Dec. 15, 2-3 p.m.

disAbility Bias Training
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual training session will help the training participants develop an awareness of how disAbility bias can impact those around them with different abilities or disAbilities. Training participants will discover campus resources and strategies to apply what they learned to their environment in order to identify and challenge their own disAbility bias.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Sept. 15, 2-3 p.m. | Nov. 17, 2-3 p.m.

Gender Bias Training
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual training session will help the training participants develop an awareness of how gender bias can impact those around them with different genders. Training participants will discover campus resources and strategies to apply what they learned to their environment in order to identify and challenge their own gender bias.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Sept. 9, 2-3 p.m. | Nov. 10, 6-7 p.m. | Nov. 11, 2-3 p.m.

Implicit Bias Training
This 2-hour, interactive, virtual training session is designed to define implicit bias, demonstrate common forms of implicit bias and the potential impact on the university community, provide resources on campus, and allow participants to examine their own assumptions and privilege.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. | Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m. | Nov. 2, 2-4 p.m.

Socioeconomic Status (SES) Bias Training
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual training session will help the training participants develop an awareness of how SES bias can impact those around them with different socioeconomic statuses. Training participants will discover campus resources and strategies to apply what they learned to their environment in order to identify and challenge their own socioeconomic status bias.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Oct. 19, 2-3 p.m. | Dec. 17 2-3 p.m.

Spiritual/Religious Bias Training
This 1-hour, interactive, virtual training session will help the training participants develop an awareness of how spiritual/religious bias can impact those around them who practice different spiritualties or religions. Training participants will discover campus resources and strategies to apply what they learned to their environment in order to identify and challenge their own spiritual/religious bias.
Fall 2020 Trainings: Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m. | Nov. 23, 2-3 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Lindenwood University is proud of its diverse population of faculty, staff, and students from all corners of the world.  We intentionally design our policies in such a manner that all stakeholders (whether students, employees, or visitors) will be treated respectfully, fairly, equitably, and with dignity and inclusiveness in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives of their relationship with the university.

Additionally, we strive to ensure the opportunities afforded by the university for learning, personal advancement, and employment are offered to all without discrimination and that we always provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all students, employees, and visitors. Upholding a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion means that people of different cultures, races, colors, genders, ages, religions, orientations, affiliations, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, disabilities, or countries of origin shall not be mistreated or discriminated against on the basis of their differences. Therefore, all Lindenwood policies, facilities, resources, activities, and privileges, irrespective of individual differences, are made available and accessible to everyone in our campus community.

At Lindenwood University, we will strive to

  • Offer collaborative and integrated academic, co-curricular and sporting programs that provide mutually beneficial experiences to our diverse body of students.
  • Pursue and promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among our students, teaching and non-teaching staff, contractors, suppliers, and visitors to our community who represent the aforementioned differences.
  • Encourage and promote the empowerment and advancement of minority groups within our community through academic and social activities, offering activities of special interest to them, and affording them equal-opportunity integration within our community.
  • Respect the knowledge, skills, and experiences that every person in our community brings to the university.
  • Design and operate flexible and easily accessible services, facilities, and activities whose procedures appropriately recognize the needs of everyone in our community.
  • Make every effort to ensure that our current and future contractual agreements and obligations fully reflect and embrace our commitment to the philosophy and culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as delineated in this statement.
  • Encourage all faculty and staff members to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our community.
  • Protect every member of our community against all forms of discrimination.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Lindenwood University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, disability, veteran status, or other protected status under applicable federal or state law. This policy extends to its admissions, employment, activities, treatment, educational programs, and services.

Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. Any kind of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation is unacceptable. For the purpose of this policy, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation may be defined as any attempt on the part of individuals, groups, or recognized campus organizations to deny an individual or group those rights, freedoms, or opportunities available to all members of the Lindenwood University community.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Lindenwood University’s non-discrimination policies: Kelly Moyich, Title IX coordinator (636) 255-2275 or Suite 209, LARC and Dr. Shane Y. Williamson, associate vice president for student life & diversity/dean of students (636) 949-4728 or 3030 Evans Commons. Jeremy Keye (636) 949-4510 or jkeye@lindenwood.edu has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Lindenwood University’s accessibility services. Any person may also direct inquiries to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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