The RISE Center recognizes the critical role an equity-minded and culturally competent
faculty and staff play in ensuring student retention, success, and completion. Therefore,
the center offers a number of workshops catered to compliment pre-existing curriculum
that can be brought into classrooms for faculty, while also providing trainings in
collaboration with LWTech Professional Development for both faculty and staff.
Upon request, RISE Center staff can present on topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to your students. Workshops are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and the RISE Center will need at least three weeks’ notice to accommodate requests. Workshops typically run from a half-hour to one hour in length. Available topics currently include:
In this workshop, connections are drawn between abstract concepts related to diversity and inclusion and practical implications for students’ careers.
This workshop provides a brief overview of relevant LGBTQ+ terminology, gender pronoun usage, and practical skills and strategies for inclusion of LGBTQ+ people at work, in school, and in everyday life.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of disability, discuss common misconceptions about it, and learn practical strategies for the inclusion of folks with disabilities in their personal and professional lives.
Topics may be adjusted to fit the needs of your students based on field of study.
To submit a request for a workshop, complete a form (coming soon!). Questions about
classroom workshop may be directed to Eric Izaguirre, Coordinator, Equity and Inclusion
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