Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 2 is March 4

The Level 2 training for the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is taking place on March 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon in the World Unity B Room in the University Union, Green Bay Campus. Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 2 is a focused training and discussion with employees who wish to complete a Level 2 certificate to demonstrate the ability to identify, take responsibility and follow through with their ideas for change that foster inclusivity at UWGB. Participants need to have received the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 1 award to participate. Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu for more information.

Inclusivity and Equity Foundations 1 and 2 Training on Monday, April 15

You are invited to participate in the Inclusivity and Equity Foundations 1 and 2 Training on Monday, April 15, 2019. Foundations 1 addresses the difference between being tolerant and inclusive, and focuses on what being inclusive means at UW-Green Bay. Foundations 2 focuses on the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and how cultural humility and personal accountability assists us to grow as individuals. Both Foundations 1 and 2 are required for Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Level 1, and is required for leadership, supervisors and many departments. This is the final offering of this training for this academic year. Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb to reserve a seat or to ask questions about the Inclusivity and Equity program. For more information about Inclusive Excellence, go to: https://www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/

Two students will provide insights at next SAFE Ally Level 1 training

The Pride Center SAFE Ally Level 1 training will be led by two students from Pride Center who are often popular speakers in the classroom. Come hear their insights on how to be inclusive of LGBTQ+. This class is March 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. The SAFE Ally Level 2 training is March 26, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be lead by Stacie Christian. There are still a few seats left in each class. To RSVP, please email Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program award ceremony in August

The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Award ceremony and celebration will take place in the morning of convocation (August 22, 2018). Certificates will be awarded to individuals who have completed the criteria for Level 1 and Level 2. Now is the time to confirm with Stacie Christian, director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center if you have completed the requirements for Level 1 and would be eligible to receive the certificate. To schedule a 15-minute review of a rubric for Level 1 to determine whether you have completed the criteria for the certificate, please contact Stacie at christis@uwgb.edu. Learn more about the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate program.

Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is offering Level 2 training, Friday, April 13

The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is offering Level 2, Foundations 2 training Friday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix Room C. This course covers specific discussion on how to increase self-awareness and campus awareness of services that welcome all employees and students at UW-Green Bay. There is room for more people to attend this training. It is preferred that attendees have completed Foundations 1 prior to enrolling. Questions can be directed to Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Discussion: ‘Freedom of Individual Speech’ and the ‘Provision of Safe Spaces on Campus’

“Freedom of Individual Speech” and the “Provision of Safe Spaces on Campus” are two of many topics that are the focus of discussion and debate on many campuses across the United States. Students, faculty, staff, leadership and classes are invited to attend Tuesday, Nov.7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. In the first 30 minutes, a few of the statements that have been spoken and published in the United States on these important topics will be presented, followed by 30 minutes of audience discussion. Come add to the discussion on these topics that address varying viewpoints on academic freedom, safety and campus climate. Sponsored by Inclusive Excellence as a part of the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program.

11 members of UW-Green Bay community receive Inclusivity and Equity Certificates

Congratulations to those members of the campus community earning Inclusivity and Equity Certificates. The presentation of certificates will occurred prior to 2017 Fall Convocation, Wednesday, August 23 in the 1965 Room, University Union.

Kate Burns, Ph.D.
Laura Delikowski
Nicole Kurth
Amy Mauk
Jun Myunghee, Ph.D.
Rebecca Nesvet, Ph.D.
Darrel Renier
Sarah Schuetze, Ph.D.
Courtney Sherman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Wheat, Ph.D.
Jeff Willems

Check your eligibility for Inclusivity and Equity Certificates

The Inclusive Excellence program is requesting that employees who believe they may be eligible to receive Inclusivity and Equity Certificates for level 1 contact Stacie Christian to arrange for a review of the list of completed work. Many individuals have attended the Inclusive Excellence and Human Mosaic events and could be eligible to receive the certificate. Christian will assist each employee to complete a rubric that will be reviewed by the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate committee to determine the completion of their work and eligibility to receive the certificate. The Inclusivity and Equity Certificates will be given out at a short award ceremony prior to convocation on August 24, 2017, and the names of recipients will be read at convocation. Sixteen individuals received awards last year, and several more will receive awards this August. For more information go to: https://www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/inclusivity-equity-certificate-program/overview/

There is still time to complete the mandatory Inclusive Excellence Workshop 1 and 2 before the next award. You or your department, can enroll for the August 9 courses. Workshop 1 “What is Inclusive Excellence at UWGB?” is from 10 a.m. to noon. Workshop 2 “Acceptance vs Tolerance” is from 1 to 3 p.m. To RSVP, or for more information on the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate program, please contact Stacie at christis@uwgb.edu.

Register for May Inclusivity Workshops

The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program are offering Workshops 1 and 2 on Friday, May 12 in the University Union World Unity B. Workshop 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon and Workshop 2 is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program offered by Inclusive Excellence requires the completion of Workshops 1 and 2. Workshop 1 explores the concept of Inclusive Excellence and how it relates to UW-Green Bay. Attendees will learn the difference between a hate crime and bias through specific examples utilized in the “Stop the Hate” training at UWGB. Through small group work, participants will be able to identify examples of Inclusive Excellence that can be used in the classroom/workplace at UWGB.

Workshop 2 defines the difference between tolerance and acceptance and how a cultural change can occur from tolerance to acceptance. Other concepts that are introduced and explored include cultural humility, how to be accountable for change, tokenism and the ability for employee resource groups to enhance employee engagement. Breakout sessions explore some of these concepts. Attendance in Workshop 1 is encouraged but not required to attend Workshop 2.

There are 15 seats left in each workshop. To register please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Upcoming inclusivity and equity events

The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is offering three more events in the University Union’s Christie Theatre for fall 2016, for students, faculty, staff and the public. The first event is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, entitled “Students who are also Parents: Guest Panel.” The panel will be moderated by Prof. Kimberley Reilly (Democracy and Social Justice Studies). Students will talk about the challenges and benefits one experiences as one attends school and cares for children at the same time. If you wish to register for Inclusivity and Equity Certificate credit go to: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6rFXnyAFX6bxnc9, although registration is not mandatory to attend.

  • From Noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, view a 30-minute UW-Lacrosse film created by students of color, called “Inclusive Negligence: Helping Educators Address Racial Inequality at UW-Lacrosse.” Following the viewing will be a discussion.
  • From 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, “Inclusivity and Equity Series: Non-traditional Students Panel.” Students who are veterans and returning adults will talk about their experiences as students who do not fit the traditional typecast. For more information, please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.