Trainings This Semester
- 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.
Race Talk 12:15 pm
Race Talk @ Queens College- Powdermaker Hall 114
Dec 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
How to Have Difficult Conversations About Racial Microaggressions: Ever experience someone spouting a racial microaggression and been left feeling enraged, confused, hurt or all of the above? Journey with us as we explore the origin of racial microaggressions in the United States. Additionally, we’ll talk about how to have conversations with individuals who have been microaggressive in personal and professional ...
Racialized Hate Violence Workshop 12:15 pm
Documusical: A Chip on Her Shoulder 12:15 pm
Documusical: A Chip on Her Shoulder @ Queens College- Library Cafe
Dec 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
“A Chip On Her Shoulder” is a docu-musical investigating the experiences of women and other minorities in the field of engineering. Composed of interviews with students, faculty, and professionals in the field, this play was developed at Virginia Tech and is being reworked for a NYC production in spring 2018. Join the conversation of diversity and inclusion in the STEM ...