Upcoming event on Wednesday, September 25th: Day-long workshop presented by nationally recognized social justice expert, Dr. Kathy Obear. Dr. Obear is the founder and president of The Center for Transformation and Change, author of three books, and consultant to hundreds of universities, human services organizations, and corporations. Dr. Obear has over 30 years of experience specializing in conflict resolution, change management, and creating inclusive environments; and she is a leading expert in helping to establish socially just environments where everyone feels valued and respected.
The workshop will run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25th and will be held in Risa Commons (formerly College Hall). The training focus will be on helping participants become better mentors and advisors to students – particularly in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students who are underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, or on PELL-grant status. The training is sponsored by CIRCLE, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Division of Student Affairs. In addition, partial support is being provided through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative. Invites will be sent out through email, and all interested participants should RSVP by August 30th.