Workshop Dates: Spring 2020

Proactive Inclusion: Case Studies on Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30am, Alumni House
Designed to engage participants in critical thought and dialogue regarding disability inclusion in the workplace, this workshop aims to go deeper than the basics to allow participants to consider nuanced yet common situations as they work proactively towards an inclusive culture. Participants will read and discuss a set of case studies on situations involving both visible and invisible disabilities with the goal of being able to identify opportunities for direct intervention as well as proactive approaches to avoiding the exclusionary results depicted in the scenarios.  

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Identity & Inclusion, Part 1

  • TBD

Participants will explore your own identities using a model of identity development and consider the impact of power and privilege in the ways in which we understand our own sense of self and that of others. Sign up today...

Identity & Inclusion, Part 2

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Participants will continue to explore power and privilege as they play out in our own experiences, this time through a lens of systemic marginalization. Sign up today...

Transformative Change

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This third part in the Identity & Inclusion series. Builds off of the work participants have done to raise their awareness of both the lenses that shape our experiences and the context in which we operate, setting the foundation for the application of two different theories towards transformative change. Sign up today...

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace, Part 1

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This introductory level workshop will explore the core concepts of gender identity as they relate to the trans and gender non-binary experience. Open to all staff and faculty, participants will develop a stronger understanding of some of the factors at play in how gender and gender assumptions play out in our society, as well as a baseline understanding of some of the ways to begin creating inclusive spaces for trans and gender non-binary individuals. Sign up today...

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace, Part 2

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Open to all staff and faculty who have completed Part 1 or have a basic understanding of the core concepts of gender identity as they relate to the trans and gender non-binary experience. This workshop will dive deeper into the concept of creating inclusive spaces, particularly here at Amherst College, for trans and non-binary individuals. Participants will come away with specific tools on how to create positive change in the space in which they work, as well as how to recognize and interrupt both specific situations and larger systems of bias. Sign up today...

Hiring for Diversity & Inclusion

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The Office of Human Resources and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion are teaming up to offer this two-hour session on hiring for diversity and inclusion. Learn best practices for achieving a diverse candidate pool and an inclusive search process. Topics include:

  • job descriptions and postings
  • effective interview strategies
  • managing implicit bias

This workshop is intended for anyone who will be serving on a staff search committee or participating in the hiring of staff in their department. Sign up today...