Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

Pronouns and Preferred Names

A variety of organizations on campus provide professional development trainings to faculty, staff, administrators and student leaders to empower a more inclusive campus climate. In the past several years, thousands of individuals in our campus community have benefited from these educational experiences. These ongoing trainings cover the spectrum of topics below. Workshops can also be customized to meet specific needs or concerns. Please reach out to the organization presenting each training.

Implicit Bias Workshops

To sign up visit the Human Resources Learn and Grow in-person training page.

  1. Part 1: Exposing Hidden Bias (2 hours)
    Brings attention to the unconscious biases we all possess and provides some strategies for overcoming its impact in our work and relationships.
  2. Part 2: Responding to Hidden Bias (2 hours)Focuses on responding to unconscious biases – your own and in others. Participants will have the opportunity to dig deep to develop and practice ways to respond to bias, even if the bias was unintentional, and learn of resources for additional learning.

For questions, please contact Lanaya Gaberel, at (805) 756-7428 or lagberel@calpoly.edu.

Identity and Allyship

Learn about your own social identities, explore the concept of privilege, and how to channel one’s privileges into allyship for marginalized communities. This workshop lasts one hour.

For questions, please contact Ryan Adserias, at (805) 756-1639 or radseria@calpoly.edu

Cross Cultural Center Ally Trainings and Training Series

The CCC’s Training Series aims to create a more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community, and to encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting individuals and communities along diverse intersections of race, class, dis/ability, sexuality, gender identity and expression, documentation status, women empowerment, and first-generation college attendance. In each interactive training, participants have the opportunity to learn some useful terms, explore their experiences in relation to the topic, better understand issues experienced by these communities, and gain some useful tools in practicing inclusion as act for change.

  • Race and Ethnicity Allyship (3 hours)
  • Gender and Sexuality Allyship (2.5-3 hours)
  • Cross Cultural Centers 101 (35-50 minutes)
  • Coping with Microaggressions (1 hour)
  • Cultural Competency (2 hours)

The Cross Cultural Centers present this training series. For questions or to request a training, contact culture@calpoly.edu.

UndocuAlly Trainings

In this three-part series, each training lasts 1-2 hours.

  1. The Foundational Knowledge Training (Training 1) provides participants with knowledge on how to best support undocumented students in accordance with CA and federal law.
  2. The second installment will focus on Taking the Next Steps (Training 2) in supporting undocumented students within your respective office/department/program, and
  3. The third installment is focused on Becoming an Ally (Training 3) to this population of students and thinking about institutional change.

The Cal Poly Dream Center presents the UndocuAlly training. For questions, or to request a training, contact undocually@calpoly.edu.