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Preparing for "Hot Moments" in the Classroom and on Campus 


A "hot moment" is a sudden eruption of tension or conflict in a group setting. Hot moments can emerge in the classroom, athletics practice, meetings, or any other group setting.


Are you prepared to handle a hot moment if it were to emerge in a setting where you are facilitating? What might you need to consider about managing these moments with diverse groups or in virtual settings (or partly virtual, as in the HyFlex classroom)? Can you anticipate when "hot moments" are likely to show up (such as around particular course content, discussion topics, or current events) and plan for them in advance? Are you prepared to be flexible in your planning if a major event or crisis causes a hot moment to intrude? How can you use a hot moment as an opportunity to advance learning, empathy, dialogue and community?

In this webinar series, Dr. Tiffany Galvin Green, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Megan Wilson-Reitz, Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity, will lead a discussion on best practices for engaging "hot moments" and converting them into opportunities for learning, growth and dialogue.

This program was last offered in February 2021. Please contact diversity@jcu.edu to request access to the recording or to request this workshop for your department. 

 

 

June 29th: Faculty/Staff Pride Event: Collaborative Learning Puzzle
Tuesday, June 29, 2-3pm | virtual 

All faculty and staff are invited to join the DEI division to participate in a fun professional-development and community-building program in honor of Pride Month.

This learning puzzle program will encourage teams to find out more about the history of the LGBTQ2S+ movement in North America in a fun, collaborative way while focusing on important topics like LGBTQ2S+ activists/leaders, gay rights, and the actions that we ourselves can take to foster a safe and open working community. Facilitators from HELMlife will be on hand to work with each team and to answer questions about the program content.

Participants can earn up to 20 DEI Champion points for this program.

Learn more and register here. 

Summer 2021 Reflection Series on The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice

The Office of University Mission and Identity and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offer this six-week Reflection Series on the Spiritual Work of Racial Justice, following the reflection exercises set forth in The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola, by Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, PsyD. 

The group will meet every Thursday for six weeks (July 15-August 19) from 12:00-1:00 pm. 

Read more and register here. 

 

"Freedom & Hope: An Afternoon of Reflection Honoring Juneteenth"
Friday, June 18, 12:00 pm 

The Office of University Mission and Identity and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are pleased to announce our first annual Afternoon of Reflection for faculty and staff in honor of Juneteenth.

Our program will be held IN PERSON on the afternoon of Friday, June 18, beginning with lunch at 12:00 noon in the Dolan Atrium. All faculty and staff (full time and part time) are invited to participate.

The afternoon's program will follow the discussion process laid out in "Eyes to See," AJCU's new Anti-Racism Examen. This program will qualify for a half-day of Mission Leave as well as up to 40 DEI Champion points.

Learn more about Juneteenth, past and present, in our Juneteenth Reflection Day Resources on our Racial Equity Resources page.

Register here. 

 

Juneteenth community book read

Our book selection is Harvard historian (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Annette Gordon-Reed's new essay collection On Juneteenth. All participants will receive a copy of the ebook upon registration.

We will meet on two Tuesdays from 12-1 pm (June 15 and June 22) to discuss the book. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Participants can earn up to 40 DEI Champion points for this book read.

Learn more and register here. 

 

“Becoming Persons for and with Others: Dr. Martin Luther King and the Struggle for America’s Future” - Ignatian Heritage Week keynote lecture by Adam Clark, Ph.D. 

  • Date/time: February 3, 7:00 pm (virtual via Zoom)
  • Contact diversity@jcu.edu for access to the recording of this program. 

 

Alumni Continuing Education Series: How to Contribute to the Work of Racial Equity 

  • Virtual workshop for alumni facilitated by Dr. Tiffany Galvin Green, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Megan Wilson-Reitz, Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity
  • Topics: how to show up as more effective members of multiracial communities, how to engage more authentically in interracial dialogue and relationships, and how to contribute concretely to the work of racial justice. Approaches for tackling difficult conversations, noticing and interrupting patterns of bias, and an introductory framework for mapping our roles in a social change ecosystem.
  • Webinar recording of event held on June 30, 2020. Publicly available on YouTube.

 

Resolving to Be the People We Mean to Be: A Conversation with Dolly Chugh, Ph.D. 

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm 
  • Contact diversity@jcu.edu for access to the recording of this program. 

Faculty-Staff Anti-Bias Book Club

  • Book selection: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh. 
  • The DEI division is available to run a group book read for this book for your student group, sports team, department, or division. Contact diversity@jcu.edu for more details.  

HR Professional Development series on managing bias. 

Custom Workshops on Title IX and Gender Equity

To inquire about scheduling an educational program, training or workshop for your department or group with our Title IX Coordinator, please contact TitleIX@jcu.edu.

Online Title IX Responsible Employee Training

A self-paced online course is available on Canvas for responsible employees to receive training on our Title IX policies and procedures. Please contact diversity@jcu.edu for more information on how to access this Canvas course.

Summer 2021 Reflection Series on The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice

The Office of University Mission and Identity and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offer this six-week Reflection Series on the Spiritual Work of Racial Justice, following the reflection exercises set forth in The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola, by Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, PsyD. 

The group will meet every Thursday for six weeks (July 15-August 19) from 12:00-1:00 pm. 

Read more and register here. 

 

"Freedom & Hope: An Afternoon of Reflection Honoring Juneteenth"
Friday, June 18, 12:00 pm 

The Office of University Mission and Identity and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are pleased to announce our first annual Afternoon of Reflection for faculty and staff in honor of Juneteenth.

Our program will be held IN PERSON on the afternoon of Friday, June 18, beginning with lunch at 12:00 noon in the Dolan Atrium. All faculty and staff (full time and part time) are invited to participate.

The afternoon's program will follow the discussion process laid out in "Eyes to See," AJCU's new Anti-Racism Examen. This program will qualify for a half-day of Mission Leave as well as up to 40 DEI Champion points.

Learn more about Juneteenth, past and present, in our Juneteenth Reflection Day Resources on our Racial Equity Resources page.

Register here. 

 

 

Recorded programs:

"The Black Catholic Experience, Yesterday and Today"

  • Recording of a virtual lecture given November 30, 2020 by Cary Dabney, M.Div., Director of the Office of Ministry to African-American Catholics for the Diocese of Cleveland.  

February 3, 2021: “Becoming Persons for and with Others: Dr. Martin Luther King and the Struggle for America’s Future” - Ignatian Heritage Week keynote lecture by Adam Clark, Ph.D. 

  • Date/time: February 3, 7:00 pm (virtual via Zoom)
  • Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Adam Clark, Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University. Presented as part of JCU's Ignatian Heritage Week and Black History Month celebrations. 
  • Contact mission@jcu.edu to request access to the recording of this lecture. 

 

Preparing for "Hot Moments" in the Classroom and on Campus 


A "hot moment" is a sudden eruption of tension or conflict in a group setting. Hot moments can emerge in the classroom, athletics practice, meetings, or any other group setting.


Are you prepared to handle a hot moment if it were to emerge in a setting where you are facilitating? What might you need to consider about managing these moments with diverse groups or in virtual settings (or partly virtual, as in the HyFlex classroom)? Can you anticipate when "hot moments" are likely to show up (such as around particular course content, discussion topics, or current events) and plan for them in advance? Are you prepared to be flexible in your planning if a major event or crisis causes a hot moment to intrude? How can you use a hot moment as an opportunity to advance learning, empathy, dialogue and community?

In this webinar series, Dr. Tiffany Galvin Green, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Megan Wilson-Reitz, Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity, will lead a discussion on best practices for engaging "hot moments" and converting them into opportunities for learning, growth and dialogue.

Open to all JCU full-time and part-time employees. Please contact diversity@jcu.edu with any questions or accommodations needs.

 

DETAILS:

Date:

     PART I: Friday, January 22, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm

     PART II: Friday, February 12, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm 

Audience: JCU employees (full-time or part-time) 

Participant cap: none

Facilitators:

Tiffany Galvin Green, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Megan Wilson-Reitz, Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity 

Click here to Register for Part II.

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