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Free self-defense class for faculty and staff

Instructors from UW-Green Bay Public Safety are planning a free self-defense workshop for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Kress Event’s Center Special Events Room. The session is limited to 16 participants, so reserve your place in advance; you will be notified of your acceptance. This hands-on training event provides basic instruction to include knee and elbow strikes, kicks and more. New from past sessions: additional ground defense techniques have been added. This class includes physical activity and participants are encouraged to wear workout type of clothing. Participants will have the opportunity at the end of the training to participate in training exercises to see how they handle an “attack” with the new skills they have learned. Advance registration via email is required, and a waiver must be signed, to be provided at the time of training. To sign up, email Officer Chad Kleman.

Workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’ 


Pat Theyerl continues to offer a hands-on “OneDrive for Business” workshop. Next week’s workshop is Wednesday (July 22), from 2 to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) Email Pat Theyerl if you’re interested in attending. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles. This workshop is scheduled in Instructional Services 1004.

Workshops ahead for Inclusive Equity Certificate Program

The Inclusive Equity Certificate Program is offering two workshops for employees: “Inclusivity and Equity at UWGB, Workshops 1 and 2”, on Wednesday, June 17 in Alumni A and B.
Workshop 1: What Inclusive Excellence is at UWGB — the difference between a hate crime and a bias report. Through small group work, participants will be able to identify examples of Inclusive Excellence that can be used in the classroom/workplace. In addition, participants will learn where to find a bias/hate crime report online and practice how to identify the differences between hate crimes and bias behaviors, and where to report a bias/hate crime for students and employees.
Workshop 2: Defining the difference between tolerance and acceptance and how a cultural change can occur from tolerance to acceptance. Other topics explored include cultural humility, how to be accountable for change, tokenism, and the ability for employee resource groups to enhance employee engagement).

Employees who RSVP are asked to view a 19-minute video clip that will be e-mailed prior to attending these workshops. Attendance in Workshop 1 encouraged but not required to attend Workshop 2.
Please RSVP by June 15 by locating the links within each workshop posted in the Inclusive Excellence Workshop web site.

Registration closes this week for “Critical Cultural Competency”

Registration closes this Friday for the Social Work-sponsored workshop, “Critical Cultural Competency.” It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, in the Phoenix Room. This workshop, developed and facilitated by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, is “designed to help participants create the spaces to be self-reflective about our cultural shaping as individuals and institutions, understand the power dynamics in society that impact us, develop the skills to interrupt old patterns and inequitable practices that limit access and exclude some people from our institutions, build trust and clear communication and begin to understand how to make decisions based on multiple perspectives where all people can be heard and represented.” Read more.
 

‘Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace’ on May 27


The professional development programming committees of the Academic Staff and University Staff are coming together to sponsor a program from 10 a.m. to noon next Wednesday (May 27) in the Alumni Rooms of the University Union. Guest presenter Theresa Zimmerman will address the topic “Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace.” Organizers say rapid workplace transformation, globalization and changing demographics will require fresh managerial perspectives blending multiple generations and cultures. This workshop promises to take participants “beyond the traditional concept of diversity.” Register here.

Reminder: Social Work hosts ‘Critical Cultural Competency’ workshop


The Social Work Professional Program is sponsoring a workshop titled “Critical Cultural Competency” on Monday, June 15, in the Phoenix Room. This workshop, developed and facilitated by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training is “designed to help participants create the spaces to be self-reflective about our cultural shaping as individuals and institutions, understand the power dynamics in society that impact us, develop the skills to interrupt old patterns and inequitable practices that limit access and exclude some people from our institutions, build trust and clear communication and begin to understand how to make decisions based on multiple perspectives where all people can be heard and represented.” The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to commit to the full training. Lunch will be included as part of the program. Registration is free and is open to UW Green Bay faculty and staff, and community affiliates of Social Work. No students please. Attendance at this workshop may be used to meet a portion of the professional development requirements of the UW Green Bay Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program (in the topic of race, ethnicity, and/or national origin). If you have questions regarding how this activity will count toward your certificate, please email. Registration is limited to the first 70 respondents. If you are interested in attending, please complete the brief registration form. The workshop organizer, Jolanda Sallmann, will send you an email notification either confirming your seat for the workshop or indicating you have been placed on a waiting list. Please direct any questions to Jolanda Sallmann.

Faculty note: Nesslein chosen to participate in ‘Research on Poverty’


Economist Thomas Nesslein, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies, has been chosen to participate in a four-day intensive workshop focused on the poverty theory and policy analysis, sponsored and paid for by the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison. The event takes place May 26-29. Key topics to be presented include A Historical Overview of Poverty and Poverty Policy, Conceptualizing Poverty, Measuring Poverty, The Causes of American Poverty, Possible Cures for Poverty, The Changing Labor Market and Rising Inequality, Impact of Selected Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States, Early Childhood Experience and Poverty, U.S. Health Policy and the Poor, and Rethinking Human Services.

Social Work sponsors ‘Critical Cultural Competency’ workshop June 15

The Social Work Professional Program is sponsoring a workshop titled “Critical Cultural Competency” on Monday, June 15, in the Phoenix Room. This workshop, developed and facilitated by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training (http://crossroadsantiracism.org/) is “designed to help participants create the spaces to be self-reflective about our cultural shaping as individuals and institutions, understand the power dynamics in society that impact us, develop the skills to interrupt old patterns and inequitable practices that limit access and exclude some people from our institutions, build trust and clear communication and begin to understand how to make decisions based on multiple perspectives where all people can be heard and represented.” The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to commit to the full training. Lunch will be included as part of the program. Registration is free and is open to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, and community affiliates of Social Work. (No students, please.) Registration is limited to the first 70 respondents. If you are interested in attending, please complete the short registration form. The workshop organizer, Jolanda Sallmann, will send you an email notification either confirming your seat for the workshop or indicating you have been placed on a waiting list. Please direct any questions to sallmanj@uwgb.edu.
 

Call for participants: Workshop on ‘stereotype threat’

“Stereotype Threat: Sound Interventions” is the name of a one-day workshop Thursday, May 21, sponsored by UW System OPID and hosted by UW-La Crosse. Stereotype threat is the name researchers have given to the effect that the existence of negative stereotypes about a group can have on the performance of individual members of that group. This one-day workshop aims to help non-experts design a stereotype-threat intervention with the assistance of an expert, UW-River Falls professor of psychology Cyndi Kernahan. Mileage to UW-L, lunch and one night accommodation will be covered by an OPID grant for the project. More information.
 

‘Skype for Business’ workshop is Thursday morning


Here’s a reminder for all faculty, staff, and students about the workshop being offered Thursday morning (April 23) regarding “Skype for Business.” Skype for Business is a software update to Lync, our campus collaboration and messaging application. The workshop is in IS 1004 at 11 a.m. Please contact Pat Theyrl if you are interested in attending.