Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Trainings
Each year Campus Safety undergoes anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Our goal is to learn how to better support our students to make them feel welcome. We also want to continue to improve communication and enhance our relationship by being more aware and attentive.
DEI - Blind Spots Continued - Bias, with (retired) Major Ben Brooks, of Major Ben's Consulting.
The session will begin with the objective of defining blind spots, identifying foundational principles, the origin of blind spots and bias, how it affects the organization, and strategies to address those issues. There will be numerous interactive exercises designed to elicit positive information from each participant which leads to a greater understanding of people with whom they work. There will be exercises involved how we are shaped by our past. The dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion will be emphasized. The final exercise is exploring the impact of bias, it is called "First Thoughts" which highlights the impact of bias programming. Additionally, any outstanding issues from the participants concerning the workshop will also be addressed.
Leadership Blind Spots, with (retired) Major Ben Brooks, of Major Ben's Consulting. In February 2022, Major Ben led a three-hour workshop on the definition of blind spots, manifestations and origins of unconscious bias, and strategies for addressing these. This workshop included not only Campus Safety, but also Senior Staff, colleagues from the Dean's Office, and student representatives.
Webinar training sessions: Both from LinkedIn Learning, viewed and discussed in January 2021.
- Interacting with Others Across Differences (Exploring Unconscious Bias) led by Verna Myers and Arianna Huffington
- The Basics of Unconscious Bias and Identifying Unconscious Bias led by Stacy Gordon
Keeping Them Safe with Intercultural Communication led by Intercultural Counseling, LLC by Donna Harris, LCSW from the GSSWSR in August 2020. In response to civil unrest this year, Ms. Harris created a few hours training session on how to really listen, what is healthy and unhealthy communication to mindful inquiries. Interactive exercises and conversations.
Campus Safety Training led by Tom King and Lil Burroughs in January 2020. Overview on the use of pronouns, Title IX, CSA’s, Implicit Bias, specifically how dispatchers ask questions about “suspicious” people, to officers arriving to the scene and how to observe “suspicious” behaviors. All were told you don’t have to approach a person not displaying irrational behaviors.
Day-long training: Fair & Impartial Policing led by Clarence T. Hunter Jr. from Fair and Impartial Policing, LLC in January 2019. Concept of implicit bias, demonstrate how implicit biases can impact the perception and behavior of officers, and through a series of interactive exercises, develop the skills for safe, effective, and just “policing.”
Diversity-Exploring Identities Training led by Qui Alexander in May 2018. Interactive session on critical conversations including what is “suspicious” behavior, how to say no positively, and how to ask for College ID all using professional courtesy.
Diversity training session focused on race and ethnicity led by Qui Alexander in May 2017.
- Instituting a new policy on approaching / stopping individuals.
Day-long training on sexuality and gender identity issues led by Qui Alexander in June 2016.
Diversity and Inclusion Training led by Melissa J Morris- Consulting (Interactive session to examine privilege and how it consciously and unconsciously effects interactions between campus safety officers and students) August 2015.
Gender Identity in July 2014 led by Qui Alexander.
Run/Hide/Fight video for Active Shooter training (March 2013)