Fall 2024 Schedule

Inclusive Leadership Skills: IDE Foundations

In this workshop, participants will engage in dialogic learning with DEI foundational content. 

Focus: learning equity-based concepts.

When:

  • Session 1: TBD
  • Session 2: TBD

Where: Sayles 251 – Both sessions | Participants need to attend only one session.

[Registration coming soon]

Facilitator

Chris Haigh
Chris Haigh (they/their)

Chris Haigh is the Founder and Lead Consultant for True Change Associates (TCA) and has over 25 years of experience working with academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion, equity and social justice, leadership development, and team building. TCA was established in 2015 with the mission of working in community with people and organizations to move through personal growth into creating lasting institutional and systemic change around equity and inclusion.

In addition to TCA, Chris partners with global leadership development firms, Canvas Leadership, MSM Global, and Impact International to deliver leadership development programs with a DEI lens to clients in all sectors. Chris also serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, a national organization committed to creating “a just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible”, and as a Facilitator for Outward Bound Professional, the division of OB that focuses on transformative leadership development with corporate clients using experiential education in the outdoors. Lastly, Chris is former faculty member for Merrimack College in their Higher Education Graduate program, and for the Federal Executive Institute within the Federal Government. Chris believes that a collaborative approach is necessary in DEI.

Workshop Description

The proposed initial goals are:

  • To give the Carleton Community shared language and foundational content regarding DEI.
  • To review some of the necessary leadership skills involved in creating inclusive and equitable spaces.
  • To create space for community members to reflect on their individual cultural lenses and biases.
  • To allow the participants opportunities to build their skills and comfort levels in engaging in DEI conversations and work.

In this workshop, the group (25 max) will engage in a dialogic learning journey together in order to create a shared meaning of the work, assess their leadership skills needed to lead DEI work, and to make commitments as individuals within their own purview. While I will be sharing knowledge in different ways, the format will be dialogic in nature with the intention to build trust among the participants and allow the group to learn from, support, and challenge each other. And perhaps most importantly, this format enables the group to gain practice engaging in these conversations in a confidential space with trusted colleagues. A DEI educational journey should revolve around the learning and change model of Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, and Action.

Once we build shared knowledge and work on skill development, the end goals for participants after this session should be for each person to define what DEI work may look like for their purview and how they can show up best to support this work. While I will guide the initial conversations, some of the content will be determined by the needs of the group. Lastly, this in intended for an in-person audience and not hybrid.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Cultivating Wellness: Crafting Empathic & Equitable Spaces of Belonging for BIPOC Communities

In this workshop, we will explore the intersection of wellness and inclusivity, emphasizing the need for educational, communal, and collegial spaces that not only acknowledge the diverse backgrounds of BIPOC folx, but actively cultivate comfort and a sense of belonging.

Focus: building practical skills to advance social justice

When: Thursday, April 25

  • Session 1: 9:00 AM to noon.
  • Session 2: 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Where: Weitz 236 – Both sessions | Participants need to attend only one session.

Facilitator

Nevin Heard
Dr. Nevin J. Heard (any/all pronouns)

Dr. Nevin J. Heard is an educator, researcher, and community activist. Dr. Heard works as DEI Consultant and Facilitator as a co-founder of XNY Genes, LLC, a social equity consultant company with the single mission: to bring about greater social equity through partnerships with forward-thinking organizations. XNY Genes work has focused primarily on wellness institutions (hospitals, college training facilities, and behavioral health settings). Additionally,  Dr. Heard currently serves as the Director of Intercultural Relations at Lake Forest College where they have implemented a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) strategic framework for the Office and facilitates the larger DEIB strategy for the College.

Workshop Description

This workshop delves into the vital connection between wellness and the creation of supportive environments for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. In this workshop, we will explore the intersection of wellness and inclusivity, emphasizing the need for educational spaces that not only acknowledge the diverse backgrounds of BIPOC students but actively cultivate comfort and a sense of belonging. The presentation will begin by creating a shared understanding of positionality, empathy, and equity and wellness. Then, we will examine various models of wellness. Finally we will utilize a model of wellness to provide practical examples to mitigate challenges faced by BIPOC students in academic settings.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Holistic Wellness: Understand the interconnected nature of wellness, considering physical health, mental well-being, and emotional balance as integral components.
  • Challenges Unique to BIPOC Students: Explore the specific obstacles faced by BIPOC students, such as microaggressions, cultural insensitivity, and systemic inequities, which can impact their overall well-being.
  • Empathetic and Responsible Spaces: Discuss strategies for creating physical and virtual spaces that prioritize inclusivity, cultural sensitivity, and a welcoming atmosphere for BIPOC students.
  • Cultural Competence and Humility: Highlight the significance of cultural competence among educators and administrators in creating an environment that respects and values diverse backgrounds.
  • Inclusive Design Principles: Discuss practical strategies for designing inclusive spaces that prioritize the wellness of BIPOC students Participants will leave this presentation equipped with a nuanced understanding of how wellness and inclusivity intersect, and actionable insights to actively contribute to the creation of spaces where BIPOC students feel comfortable, supported, and empowered.

Inclusive Leadership Skills: IDE Foundations

In this workshop, participants will engage in dialogic learning with DEI foundational content. 

Focus: learning equity-based concepts.

When:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, May 1, from 1 to 4 PM
  • Session 2: Thursday, May 2, from 9 AM to noon.

Where: AGH Meeting Room – Both sessions | Participants need to attend only one session.

Facilitator

Chris Haigh
Chris Haigh (they/their)

Chris Haigh is the Founder and Lead Consultant for True Change Associates (TCA) and has over 25 years of experience working with academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion, equity and social justice, leadership development, and team building. TCA was established in 2015 with the mission of working in community with people and organizations to move through personal growth into creating lasting institutional and systemic change around equity and inclusion.

In addition to TCA, Chris partners with global leadership development firms, Canvas Leadership, MSM Global, and Impact International to deliver leadership development programs with a DEI lens to clients in all sectors. Chris also serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, a national organization committed to creating “a just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible”, and as a Facilitator for Outward Bound Professional, the division of OB that focuses on transformative leadership development with corporate clients using experiential education in the outdoors. Lastly, Chris is former faculty member for Merrimack College in their Higher Education Graduate program, and for the Federal Executive Institute within the Federal Government. Chris believes that a collaborative approach is necessary in DEI.

Workshop Description

The proposed initial goals are:

  • To give the Carleton Community shared language and foundational content regarding DEI.
  • To review some of the necessary leadership skills involved in creating inclusive and equitable spaces.
  • To create space for community members to reflect on their individual cultural lenses and biases.
  • To allow the participants opportunities to build their skills and comfort levels in engaging in DEI conversations and work.

In this workshop, the group (25 max) will engage in a dialogic learning journey together in order to create a shared meaning of the work, assess their leadership skills needed to lead DEI work, and to make commitments as individuals within their own purview. While I will be sharing knowledge in different ways, the format will be dialogic in nature with the intention to build trust among the participants and allow the group to learn from, support, and challenge each other. And perhaps most importantly, this format enables the group to gain practice engaging in these conversations in a confidential space with trusted colleagues. A DEI educational journey should revolve around the learning and change model of Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, and Action.

Once we build shared knowledge and work on skill development, the end goals for participants after this session should be for each person to define what DEI work may look like for their purview and how they can show up best to support this work. While I will guide the initial conversations, some of the content will be determined by the needs of the group. Lastly, this in intended for an in-person audience and not hybrid.

Best Practices for Faculty Hiring: Minimizing Bias & Designing our Searches for Inclusion

In this session, faculty will discuss implicit bias, define diversity within the job search context, and develop inclusive materials to provide an inclusive environment for candidates. 

Focus: building practical skills to advance social justice.

Facilitator

Dr. Anne Phibbs (she/hers)

This workshop is offered through the Office of the Provost. Please contact Yansi Perez for more information.

Best Practices for Staff Hiring: Minimizing Bias & Designing our Searches for Inclusion

In this session, participants will discuss strategies and best practices for developing a diverse search team, overcoming bias obstacles, and creating inclusive materials to foster an inclusive environment for candidates.

Focus: building practical skills to advance social justice.

When:

  • Session 1: Monday, June 17 from 9 AM to noon.
  • Session 2: Tuesday, June 18 from 1 to 4 PM.

Where: Weitz 236 – Both sessions | Participants need to attend only one session.

Facilitator

Staff from the Division of Inclusion, Equity, and Community.