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Inclusive Islander Network

Cast A Net of Inclusion!

 



The Inclusive Islanders are a network of students, staff and faculty who strive to create an environment of inclusion and affirmation.

Inclusive Islanders do their best to exemplify respect and equality toward those around them, and are working hard to make sure that the Island is a great place to live, learn, and grow!


 

Cast a Net of Inclusion...

Want to be part of the Inclusive Islander Network?

In order to become an Inclusive Islander, you must complete at least one of the workshops below:

1. Create Inclusion

A great base level training designed to expose faculty, staff, and students to the basics of inclusion and social justice, including a focus on inclusive behavior, appropriate vocabulary, a review of microagressions, and self-reflection. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive an exclusive sticker & pin to advertise this training. Features a built-in assessment approved for 2016-2017 student learning outcome 6.

Duration of one hour, and is best combined with Value Inclusion as a part two.

 2. Value Inclusion

Value Inclusion builds on Create Inclusion by continuing the discussion of microagressions, with a special focus on our TAMU-CC student demographics, issues unique to this region, and additional discussion of gender & racial stereotypes. Involves a “stereotype smash” activity and reflection piece. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive an exclusive sticker & pin to advertise this training. What is a microagression? Hear from the expert, Professor Derald Wing Sue HERE. Features a built-in assessment approved for 2016-2017 student learning outcome 6.

Duration of one hour.


3. Safe Zone

Participants will be considered as “Safe Zone trained” after completion of this workshop and will receive exclusive stickers & pins to advertise this training. This training focuses on the appropriate use of vocabulary specific to the LGBTQ+ community, brief overview of history and current law, and a sociological perspective overview of sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity. Learn about the fallacy of the gender binary and how to best support LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. All persons welcome. Features a built-in assessment approved for 2016-2017 student learning outcome 5.

Duration of two hours & 30 minutes.


4. Culturally Competent Programming

Designed to help student organizations how to develop, plan, and implement programming & other initiatives that are inclusive.

Duration of one hour.


5. Inclusive Communication & Groups

Perfect for a staff or other group development, this training focuses on how we communicate with one another, which can be full of assumptions and misunderstandings. Highlights the way people can be saying the same thing with different words. Highly engaging and active training.

            Duration of thirty minutes.


6. Gender In General

A high-energy and interactive workshop highlighting the origins of gender stereotypes and how to understand an individual’s role when dealing with stereotypes. Also discusses some basics of appropriate terminology for those who do not identity within the gender binary, and more closely examples the fallacy of the gender binary. Cumulates in a stereotype dissolving activity!

            Duration of one hour.


7. The Modern Feminist

All are welcome in this discussion of the role of the modern woman. We discuss stereotypes, history of women’s rights in America, gender-based inequity and what the participant can do to change this! Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive a demarking sticker & pin to advertise this training.

            Duration of one hour.


8. Men & Masculinities

All are welcome in this discussion of the role of the modern man. We will examine the ruse of the “standard” male identity, and help all participants better understand the changing role that the male identity holds in society. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive a demarking sticker & pin to advertise this training.

            Duration of one hour.


9. Race & Ethnicity in America

A sociological discussion of the differences in race & ethnicity, as well as the presence those stereotypes hold in society & an individual’s life. Includes discussion of inclusive practices for students, faculty, and staff, and an examination of one’s own cultural upbringing. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive an exclusive sticker & pin to advertise this training.

            Duration of one hour.

 

Upon completion of training, participants will have the opportunity to sign a pledge to be an Inclusive Islander. 

Inclusive Islander Network Directory

For Students at a Distance: Inclusive Islander trainings will be available via webex upon request.  Notice is required at least three working days in advance to ensure the training is held in a venue that will support webex participation.

 

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