The Office for Social Justice and Diversity offers a variety of workshops for the Montclair State University community. Below is a list of our current workshops/training programs. Due to the time needed to coordinate effective programs, we kindly request you submit applications at least four weeks in advance. While there is no guarantee, we will do our best to accommodate your request!
The OSJD Workshop Request Form will open on Monday, January 22. Only requests submitted four weeks in advance of the preferred workshop date will be considered.
Identity Signs (60 minutes)
- This workshop asks students to identify their salient identities based on particular circumstances. Understanding how our different identities intersect, interact and affect our daily lives is at the core of this interactive workshop. This lesson is great for the Diversity lesson in GNED 199. A large open space will be needed for this workshop and requires a projector, laptop/computer connection and audio capabilities.
I am What I am: Combating Stereotypes (45 – 60 minutes)
- This workshop delves into the origins and effects of stereotypes. Participants will learn examples of what it can look like when we combat stereotypes and allow folks to be their individual selves. This workshop requires a projector, laptop/computer connection and audio capabilities.
Connecting the Dots: Diversity and Inclusion Training (45 – 60 minutes)
- This interactive and in-depth workshop will explore the vast world of diversity and inclusion. Through activities, videos and discussion, participants will learn diversity and inclusion terminology, examine individual privileges and biases, uncover different forms of oppression and learn how to utilize what they have learned to become better allies to others. A large open space will be needed for this workshop and requires a projector, laptop/computer connection and audio capabilities.
The OSJD in Essence: All About the Office for Social Justice and Diversity (30 minutes)
- Learn all about the Office for Social Justice and Diversity and what we offer the Montclair/Bloomfield community. This workshop requires a projector, laptop/computer connection and audio capabilities.
Identity Exploration (45 – 60 minutes)
- This workshop encourages attendees to equate college as a unique place of exploration as it relates to their personal + social identities, the ways in which to do so appropriately and the resources + services at Montclair/Bloomfield that aid them in their journey. This workshop requires a projector, laptop/computer connection and audio capabilities.
Safe Space (3 hours)
- Our Safe Space Training is an intensive, interactive training that provides attendees with information and tools to combat homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism and heterosexism, on campus and beyond. Through interactive activities and discussion, participants will personally reflect on their own experiences to enhance their personal and professional development, provide further education and finally, identify ways to create change on campus and beyond.
- The primary goal of the Safe Space Program is to create a network of support for the LGBTQ community at Montclair/Bloomfield through: Reflection, Personal and Professional Development, Education and Action. While this program does focus on the lives experiences of LGBTQ people, education on LGBTQ issues and challenges affecting college-aged LGBTQ people on our campus and nationally, this program is more centered on the attendees and their experiences with LGBTQ people and issues.
- Learning Outcomes Include: (1) Understand and identify your own privileges, (2) Differentiate between sex, gender identity, gender expression & sexual orientation, (3) Describe ways to create more inclusive environments on campus for LGBTQ people, (4) Utilize inclusive and affirming language regarding sexual and gender identities, (5) Be knowledgeable about referral services and resources, (6) Dispel stereotypes and (7) Create Change on campus and beyond.
- A large open space will be needed for this workshop and requires a projector, laptop/computer connection and audio capabilities.
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