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2018-2019 Training

Each year, staff members in the ADI constituency participate in mandatory diversity training to meet the university’s Toward New Destinations goals.

Registration for all activities begins September 19, 2018. New this year, you must enroll in your chosen activities by January 31, 2019. All training and events must be completed any time before April 30, 2019.

To meet this year’s requirements, you must enroll in two activities:

  1. One facilitated training session. “Presentations with Conversations” will offer 11 topics from which to choose. You will need to sign the roster at the event and complete a survey afterward. Attendance in person is required. If you need a disability accommodation, contact us at adi@cornell.edu.
  2. One activity. Choose “Diversity of Thought” or “Cultural Diversity Awareness.” We encourage you to attend at least one of several events offered, including tours, presentations, musical or dance performances, etc. Like last year, your organization may also host a cultural food event. Be sure to sign the roster at ADI-specific events. For events open to the public, complete an attendance attestation afterward.

Take a deeper dive: If you’re interested in learning more on a particular topic, we are offering 12 articles and 10 videos (see below), similar to what we’ve offered in the past. These items will not count toward fulfilling the training requirements, but you can get extra credit for them by completing an attestation afterward (management will see these as part of the attendance reporting).

Registering for Training and Events

On September 19, 2018, you will receive an email from culearn@cornell.edu alerting you that the ADI FY19 activities have been assigned to you for completion. The email will have the subject “CULearn Notice – You have been registered for ADI FY19 – Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum (ADI) FY19 Program.”

Sign in to CULearn

Skip these steps and go to Select Your Sessions below if you use the link in the email you received on September 19.

  1. Log in to http://culearn.cornell.edu with your Cornell NetID and password.
  2. Select the red “Me” icon at the center of the screen.
  3. Under Learning & Certifications, click ADI FY19 – Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) FY19 Program.

Select Your Sessions

Two lists appear on the ADI FY19 – Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) FY19 Program page: The Presentation with Conversation Diversity Training Sessions, followed by the Diversity of Thought and Cultural Awareness Events. You must scroll down to see all of the items. Click the title of each item to see a full description.

To see the available dates for each item, click View Classes.

Some items in the Diversity of Thought and Cultural Awareness Events do not yet have dates (the Cultural Food Event and some of the dance events). Click Submit a Request and you will be notified when the dates are available.

For another way to browse sessions, see the Event Calendar. You’ll still need to use CULearn to register.

Enroll

Click Enroll next to the event date you want.

  • Enroll for one item in the list of facilitated sessions under the heading “Presentations with Conversation Diversity Training Sessions.” Facilitated sessions are limited to 35 participants each, on a first come, first served basis.
  • Enroll for one item under Diversity of Thought and Cultural Awareness Events. Some performance events have a ticket cost, for which you will be reimbursed (one event per person).

After registering for a session, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Two days before the class/event, you will receive a final reminder generated from CULearn.

If you have any difficulty registering for your session, please email us at adi@cornell.edu.

Completing Your FY19 ADI Requirements (Training/Event)

All sessions must show “Complete” in CULearn by April 30, 2019.

  1. Attend the session or event for which you registered above as scheduled before April 30, 2019.
  2. For the facilitated training session: Sign the roster at the event and complete a survey in CULearn before April 30, 2019. Your session will not show as “completed” in CULearn until the survey is complete.
  3. For the diversity of thought or cultural diversity awareness events: For ADI-specific events, sign the roster at the event. For events open to the public, complete an attestation in CULearn before April 30, 2019. Your session will not show as “completed” in CULearn until the attendance attestation is complete.

After you’ve completed your training or event and the associated survey or attestation, your completed learning will appear on your “Me” page in CULearn under “Completed Learning.”

Training Sessions

Training sessions in the program are called “Presentations with Conversation.” These interactive sessions are intended to be small and intimate. A facilitator will introduce the format, and the speaker will provide a 30-minute presentation. Each table will be given three questions from which to chose one to discuss for approximately 20 minutes after the presentation. Each table will have one spokesperson to relay the key themes from that table’s discussion. After this interaction, the presenter will provide observations based on the themes heard and ask for additional comments or observations from the audience.

For another way to browse training, see the Event Calendar. You’ll still need to use CULearn to register.

2018 Training

  • 10/9/2018: Multi-Generational Offices, Greg Eells, 10:00-11:30 a.m., 701 Clark Hall
  • 10/31/2018: Diversity in Higher Education, Gerald Hector, 10:00-11:30 a.m., CR 401 Physical Sciences
  • 11/5/2018: Becoming an Ally, Cornell Woodson, 10:00-11:30 a.m., 701 Clark Hall
  • 11/28/2018: Disability Inclusion, Angela Winfield, 10:00-11:30 a.m., CR 401 Physical Sciences

2019 Training

  • 1/15/2019: Respect and Diversity – Sexual Misconduct Awareness, Theoria Cason, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 1/24/2019: Cultural Fluency, Rehana Huq, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 1/28/2019: Responding to Everyday Racism, Kate Cardona and Elan Shapiro, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 1/31/2019: Empathetic Listening Skills, Love Kumuyi and Janet Shortall, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 2/13/2019: Disability Inclusion, Andrea Haenlin-Mott, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 2/18/2019: Responding to Everyday Racism, Kate Cardona and Elan Shapiro, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 2/28/2019: Cultural Fluency, Rehana Huq, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 3/7/2019: Conflict Resolution and Transformation, Love Kumuyi and Janet Shortall, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 3/14/2019: Respect and Diversity – Sexual Misconduct Awareness, Theoria Cason, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 3/20/2019: Disability Inclusion, Angela Winfield, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 3/27/2018: Multi-Generational Offices, Greg Eells, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech
  • 4/17/2018: Diversity in Higher Education, Gerald Hector, 10:00-11:30 a.m., G01 Biotech

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Diversity of Thought Events

For another way to browse events, see the Event Calendar. You’ll still need to use CULearn to register.

2018 Events

  • Cornell University Police Department (CUPD) Ride-alongs: Dates determined by availability, first come first served, first 20 respondents
  • 9/26/2018: Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center Tour, 1:00-2:00 p.m., 616 Thurston Ave.
  • 10/3/2018: Space Science Tour, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Space Sciences Building, 122 Sciences Dr.
  • 10/5/2018: Johnson Museum Tour, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave.
  • 10/11/2018: Stocking Hall Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Stocking Hall, 411 Tower Rd.
  • 10/12/2018: Fuertes Observatory Tour, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Dr. (Second shift employees)
  • 10/16/2018: Central Heating Plant Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Central Heating Plant, 651 Dryden Rd.
  • 10/17/2018: Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center Tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 616 Thurston Ave.
  • 10/24/2018: Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center Tour, 1:00-2:00 p.m., 616 Thurston Ave.
  • 10/25/2019: Lab of Ornithology Tour, 10:00-11:30 a.m., 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
  • 10/30/2018: Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory Tour, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 236 Tower Rd.
  • 11/9/2018: Fuertes Observatory Tour, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Dr. (Second shift employees)
  • 11/13/2018: Water Filtration Plant Tour, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 101 Caldwell Road
  • 11/14/2018: ROTC Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Barton Hall, 117 Statler Dr.
  • 12/12/2018: Mindful Movement with Cornell Wellness, 10:00-11:00 a.m., CR140 EHOB, 395 Pine Tree Rd.

2019 Events

  • CUPD Ride-alongs: Dates determined by availability, first come first served, first 20 respondents
  • Cornell University Financial Forum: January date TBD, 9:00a.m.-12:00 p.m., Statler Auditorium
  • 1/10/2019: Cornell Health Center Tour, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Cornell Health Center, 110 Ho Plaza
  • 1/15/2019: ROTC Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Barton Hall, 117 Statler Dr.
  • 2/5/2019: CUPD Facility Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Barton Hall, 117 Statler Dr.
  • 2/8/2019: Fuertes Observatory Tour, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Dr. (Second shift employees)
  • 2/14/2019: Cornell Collection of Rate Manuscripts – Human Sexuality Collection Presentation, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Carl A. Kroch Library, 216 East Ave.
  • 2/19/2019: Synchrotron Tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wilson Laboratory, 161 Synchrotron Dr.
  • 2/26/2019: Stocking Hall Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Stocking Hall, 411 Tower Rd.
  • 2/26/2019: CUPD Facility Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Barton Hall, 117 Statler Dr.
  • 2/27/2019: Johnson Museum Tour, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave.
  • 3/8/2019: Fuertes Observatory Tour, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Dr. (Second shift employees)
  • 3/27/2019: Space Science Tour, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Space Sciences Building, 122 Sciences Dr.
  • 4/2/2019: Lab of Ornithology Tour, 10:00-11:30 a.m., 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
  • 4/4/2019: Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory Tour, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 236 Tower Rd.
  • 4/12/2019: Fuertes Observatory Tour, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Dr. (Second shift employees)
  • 4/23/2019: Wilson Synchrotron Lab Tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wilson Laboratory, 161 Synchrotron Dr.

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Cultural Awareness Events

Getting Reimbursed for Cultural Awareness Events

If you attend a cultural awareness event for which there is a ticket cost, you can be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket (usually $5-8 per ticket). Funds are available for the reimbursement of 80 tickets, and reimbursements will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

To receive a reimbursement, keep your ticket from the event and take it and your Cornell ID to one of the following locations:

  • Room 234 Day Hall (Cindy Wagner), Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • 341 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza (DFA offices) (Becky Collins), Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

2018 Events

  • 11/9/2018: Fall Step, 7:00-9:00 p.m., various cultural student dance groups, $8 in advance, $10 at the door
  • 12/5/2018: Jazz Ensemble, CU Music, 8:00 p.m., Barnes Hall, 129 Ho Plaza, FREE

2019 Events

  • Teszia Belly Dance Troupe Spring Shimmy, April date TBD

Cultural Food Events

These events are scheduled by the unit and posted on CULearn. Dates will be posted when events are scheduled. There is no fee for these events.

  • Budget and Planning
  • Cornell Information Technologies
  • Cornell University Police Department
  • Division of Financial Affairs
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • President’s Office, including the Commencement Office and the Provost’s Office
  • University Audit Office

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Deeper Dive Offerings

These items will not count toward fulfilling the training requirements, but you can get extra credit for them by completing an attestation afterward (management will see these as part of the attendance reporting).

Off-shift Employees: Please work with your supervisor to obtain assistance regarding whether these offerings are acceptable to meet requirements.

Articles

New Articles

  1. They were a gay, interracial couple in an age of relentless bigotry. The two Harolds didn’t flinch.“, by Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post, October 16, 2018
  2. Now What?,” by Joan C. Williams and Suzanne Lebsock, Harvard Business Review, part of an 8-part series on the “Me too” movement.
  3. Here’s which generation you’re part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist,” by Kevin Loria and Samantha Lee, Business Insider, April 19, 2018
  4. Multigenerational Offices (read these two together):
    1. Generational Breakdown: Info About All of the Generations,” The Center for Generational Kinetics
    2. Millennials Have A Different Definition Of Diversity And Inclusion,” by Lydia Dishman, Fast Company, May 18, 2015
  5. A Welcoming Classroom,” by  James M. Lang, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 27, 2017

Prior-Year Articles

  1. How ‘Privilege’ Became a Provocation,” by Parul Sehgal, New York Times July 14, 2015
  2. Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team,” by Carolyn O’Hara, Harvard Business Review, August 27, 2014
  3. Workplace Bullying a Costly Epidemic in the Enterprise,” by Sharon Florentine,CIO.com, November 7, 2014
  4. Breaking Bias – How to Reverse your Brain’s Worst Habit: Fear Less, Love More (PDF, 6 MB),” by Karin Evans, Mindful Magazine, August 2015
  5. People with ‘Invisible Disabilities’ Fight for Understanding,” heard on All Things Considered, NPR, March 8, 2015
  6. Difference Makes a Difference,” Workforce Diversity Network
  7. Leadership for a New Age (PDF, 359 KB),” by Jennifer Salopek, TD Magazine, June 2006
  8. Is everyone is a little bit racist?,” by Nicholas Kristoff, New York Times, August 27, 2014

Videos

New Video

  1. We need to talk about an injustice,” Bryan Stephenson, TED Talks (via ted.com) [23:34]

Prior-Year Videos

  1. I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much,” Stella Young, TED Talks (via ted.com) [9:16]
  2. ADHD as a Difference In Cognition, Not a Disorder,” Stephen Tonti, TEDx Talks (via YouTube) [13:37]
  3. Inclusion, Exclusion, Illusion, and Collusion,” Helen Turnbull, TEDx Talks (via YouTube) [13:16]
  4. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race,” Jay Smooth, TEDx Talks (via YouTube) [11:57]
  5. A Call to Men,” Tony Porter, TED Talks (via ted.com) [11:13]
  6. Three videos:
    1. What is Unconscious Bias?,” Diversity Partners (via YouTube) [2:20]
    2. Fresh Definition of Diversity,” ‪Joe Gerstandt (via YouTube) [4:47]
    3. Cracking the Codes: A Trip to the Grocery Store,” Joy DeGruy (via YouTube) [3:48]

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