Training & Workshops
CERRU offers a series of experientially based workshops per semester. The series serves the purpose of providing the campus with tools for having difficult conversations, navigating conflicts surrounding diversity, and having and experiencing a variety of dialogues.
- Crucial Conversations
- Interrogating Bias
- Understanding Boundaries: Consent Training
- Introduction to Participatory Action Research
- Fashioning our Identities
- Cultural Appropriation: An Exploration of Popular Culture and Power
- Crucial Conversations workshop (offered every semester)
Interrogating Bias workshop (offered every semester)
Two elective workshops (there will be two elective workshops offered each semester for a total of four)
Two dialogues (there will be two dialogues offered each semester for a total of four)
Conversations for Engagement Certificate
What is it? The Conversations for Engagement Certificate is an opportunity for those who may not be able to commit to our year long-Dialogue Fellowship which meets every week, or, are not otherwise eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Completing the certificate increases your skills in navigating difficult conversations, increases understanding of existing bias, and exposes participants to issues of importance in current events.
Why do I want this? We have heard alumni from our program speak about the ways in which their work with CERRU has benefited them in their careers. Additionally, during job and internship interviews, our organizational affiliation has stood out on alumni resumes. The Conversations for Engagement Certificate offers the opportunity to gain some of the skills practiced in the Dialogue Fellowship and recognition of being part of the CERRU alumni network.
Eligibility: Everyone, students, staff, faculty, and community members alike are welcome to participate in CERRU workshops and dialogues. Eligibility for the Conversations for Engagement Certificate is based upon meeting all of the requirements listed above, a 2-page final exit paper, and short discussion with a CERRU staff member to gauge the effect of participating in the certificate program.
SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE
Crucial Conversations Workshop
Have you ever been scared to have an important conversation with someone you cared about? Maybe it was a co-worker, family member, or highly trusted friend. Maybe you knew this would be an emotional topic and that you would disagree. The CERRU Crucial Conversations training will give you a toolkit for transforming these important and difficult interactions.
Each year, CERRU brings together innovators in various fields to participate in a campus and community wide Innovation Exchange. Please join us for our fifth annual Innovation Exchange on Wednesday, November 2nd at 4:45pm in the Patio Room on the Queens College Campus.
Lunchtime 2.0 is an initiative aimed at redefining the way we think of college cafeterias. Campuses across the US are becoming more diverse; however, not enough is being done to provide a mechanism for diverse students to engage and listen to each other.
CERRU encourages students to become cross-cultural leaders, faculty & staff to partner with us in your class, and communities to engage in our programming. Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!