2012 Conference: Diversity Talk: The Hard Words and How to Say Them

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 An archived educational session presented at the 92nd annual conference

Core Competencies: Communications, Intercultural Proficiency, Student Learning
Originally presented on March 20, 2012
Each year, diversity among institutions grows and changes. Supported and well-facilitated conversations initiate development and express value for diversity among students. This session helps facilitators become comfortable with their skills and be able to return to their campuses with knowledge to create learning opportunities for students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of acknowledging and discussing diversity among students with confidence.
  • Become familiar with the vocabulary used in conversations about diversity.
  • Learn activities that can be used to initiate discussions about diversity.
  • Gain insight on way to properly facilitate discussions during activities.

Program Resources

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Analicia Gonzales
Austin Community College

Patricia Rodriguez
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

Updated July 14, 2013