2017-2018 Training

Each year, staff members in our organizations participate in mandatory diversity training to meet the university’s Belonging at Cornell goals.

For this year’s training, you are required to enroll in two activities:

  1. One facilitated training session. “Presentations with Conversations” will offer six topics from which to choose. You’ll need to fill out a survey afterward.
  1. One activity. Diversity of Thought” or “Cultural Awareness” events are offered, including tours, presentations, musical or dance performances, etc., or a cultural food event (hosted by your organization). Afterward, you’ll need to sign a roster (at ADI-specific events) or complete an attendance attestation (for public campus events). See below for details.

Registration for all activities is now open. All training and events must be completed any time before April 30, 2018.

How to Register for Training and Events

On October 18, staff members received an email from culearn@cornell.edu alerting them that the ADI FY18 activities have been assigned to them for completion. The email had the subject “CULearn Notice – You have been registered for ADI FY18 – Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) FY18 Program.”

Use steps 3.1. through 5 below if you’re registering using the link in the email, or follow all of the steps below if you’re starting from the CULearn homepage.

  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. Click the title ADI FY18 – Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) FY18 Program under Learning & Certifications.

    1. Two lists appear: 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.
  4. Click the session title for each item to see the full description and available dates.
    1. Some items in the Cultural Awareness Events (some of the cultural food and dance events) do not yet have dates. Click Submit a Request and you will be notified when the dates are available.
  5. Click Enroll next to the event date you want.
    1. Enroll for one item in the list of facilitated sessions under the heading “Presentations with Conversation Diversity Training Sessions.”
       Facilitated sessions are limited to 43 participants each, on a first-come, first-served basis.
    2. 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). For instructions on getting reimbursed, see Getting Reimbursed below.

After registering for a session, you will receive an email confirming your registration. The email will contain a meeting invitation you can save to your Outlook calendar.

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

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

How to Complete Your FY18 ADI Requirements (Training/Event)

  1. Complete what you registered for above as scheduled before April 30, 2018.
  2. For the facilitated training session, you will complete a survey before April 30, 2018. You must log in to CUlearn to complete the survey. Your session will not show as “completed” in CULearn until the survey is complete.
  3. For the diversity of thought or cultural awareness event, you will either sign a roster at the event or complete an attendance attestation in CULearn after the event before April 30, 2018.
    1. Events hosted specifically for ADI will have a roster to sign, which serves as your attendance record.
    2. For public campus events, you must complete an attendance attestation, which will be attached to the event in CULearn. To complete an attestation, log in to CUlearn and click on the “Me” icon. Click on the event, which shows “In Progress” under “Learning and Certifications.” Your session will not show as “completed” in CULearn until the attendance attestation is complete.

After you’ve completed all of the above requirements, your completed learning will appear on your “Me” page in CULearn under “Completed Learning.”

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 125 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:

  1. Room 234 Day Hall (Cindy Wagner), Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  2. 341 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza (DFA offices) (Becky Collins), Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


2017-2018 Training Sessions

Training sessions this year 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.

  • 11/9/17 – Disability Inclusion, Angela Winfield, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 11/15/17 – Cultural Fluency, Rehana Huq, 9:30 – 11 a.m., BioTech (G10 large room)
  • 12/4/17 – Diversity in Higher Ed, Gerald Hector, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., EHOB CR140
  • 12/13/17 – Disability Inclusion, Andrea Haenlin-Mott, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Bio Tech (G10 large room)
  • 1/18/18 – Race & Inequality, Greg Eells, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 1/30/18 – Gender Inclusiveness, Theoria Cason, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 2/15/18 – Multi-Generational Offices, Greg Eells, 10-11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 2/28/18 – Disability Inclusion, Angela Winfield, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 3/15/18 – Race & Inequality, Greg Eells, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 3/20/18 – Diversity in Higher Ed, Gerald Hector, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 3/21/18 – Disability Inclusion, Erin Sember-Chase , 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 4/4/18 – Multi-Generational Offices, Greg Eells, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 4/12/18 – Gender Inclusiveness, Theoria Cason, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)
  • 4/17/18 – Cultural Fluency, Rehana Huq, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Bio Tech (G01 small room)


 2017-2018 Diversity of Thought Events

2017 Offerings:

  • November 2 – Central Heating Facilities Tour
  • November 2 – Space Science Program Tour
  • November 14 – The Birth of Beyonce & A Formation Nation event presentation
  • November 14 – Stocking Hall Dairy Tour
  • November 17 – Fuertes Observatory Tour (for second-shift employees)
  • November thru April* – CUPD Ride-Alongs presentation
  • December 7 – International Programs – the Global Reach of Cornell
  • December 8 – Fuertes Observatory Tour (for second-shift employees)
  • December 14 – ROTC Military Museum Tour

*Participants select date.

2018 Offerings:

  • January 12 – Fuertes Observatory Tour (for second-shift employees)
  • January 23 – Wellness:  Beyond the Fitness Centers presentation
  • January 24 – Central Heating Facilities Tour
  • February 7 – Library’s Collection of Rare Manuscripts Tour – This session is specifically for ADI employees and will be canceled if not enough employees sign up)
  • February 7 – Space Science Program Tour
  • February 7 – Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
  • February 9 – Fuertes Observatory Tour (for second-shift employees)
  • February 22 – Helen Newman Fitness Center Tour
  • February 23 – Stocking Hall Dairy Tour
  • March 6 – Wilson Lab Synchrotron Tour
  • March 8 – Johnson Museum Tour
  • March 16 – Fuertes Observatory Tour (for second-shift employees)
  • March 22 – Stocking Hall Dairy Tour (NEW)
  • March 27 – Wilson Lab Synchrotron Tour
  • April 3 – Lab of Ornithology and Museum of Vertebrates Tour
  • April 12 – Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory Tour
  • April 13 – Fuertes Observatory Tour (for second-shift employees)
  • April 19 – College of Human Ecology:  Fashion Program presentation
  • April 25 – College of Human Ecology:  Fashion Program presentation
  • April 25 – Space Science Program Tour (NEW)


2017-2018 Cultural Awareness Events

Cultural Food Events

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

  • Budget and Planning: Before April 30, 2018 – a notice will be sent within the organization.
  • Cornell Information Technologies: December 1, 2017
  • Cornell University Police Department: Before April 30, 2018 – a notice will be sent within the organization.
  • Division of Financial Affairs: March 12, 2018
  • Environmental Health and Safety: December 8, 2017 and January 17, 2018
  • President’s Office, including the Commencement Office and the Provost’s Office: December 20, 2017
  • University Audit Office: December 15, 2017

Other Cultural Events

Participants in these events may have to pay an admittance fee which will be reimbursed. See Getting Reimbursement for details. Not all events have dates at this time, but will be scheduled later in the academic year.

  • December 1 – Fall Step (various cultural student dance groups)
  • March 9 – We Tried to Stop and We Can’t (5:00 p.m., Free) (NEW)
  • March 19 – CCCI Special Performance: Wu Man and the Huayin Puppet Troupe Folk Band (8:00 p.m., Free) (NEW)
  • March 29 – Indo Night 2018: Klenèngan, Gamelan from Java and Night Market (7:00 p.m., Free) (NEW)
  • April 14 – PULSE 2018 (7:00 p.m., $10) (NEW)
  • April 29 – Teszia Belly Dance Troupe: Spring Shimmy
  • HanChum Korean Traditional Dance Club: Annual Showcase