Trainings

ODIME staff offer presentations, trainings and workshops on the following topics:

Current Offerings:

Identity Development:

  • Creating Community is an experiential training model that works particularly well with the identity development of high school students, first-year college students and international students. Beginning with 3 ground rules that hold the learning community accountable to a deep level of sharing, the model explores a few safe intra-personal identities and categories then moves to a concentric circle exercise. This exercise asks a series of questions related to how we are accommodated or may have been asked to assimilate to dominant culture based on our names, languages spoken, and eldership as examples. Facilitators process and name some of the systemic patterns that emerge in the room.

 

  • Beyond Diversity is an intensive experiential training model that expands beyond surface level diversity teaching. It is designed to work with upper-level course-work and pairs well with curriculum that address individual to systemic level power, privilege, and oppression. The model begins with a personal identity profile (PIP), then progress to a series of critical questions that get to systemic challenges. Key social justice theoretical frame-works are addressed in this workshop; including: Micro-aggressions, Intersectionality, implicit bias, Institutional social construction, etc. The aim is to help participants navigate from individual action to understanding systemic barriers that infringe on day-to-day interactions.  

 

In addition to the above trainings we are able to offer trainings on the following:

  • Gender identity
  • Everyday micro-aggressions
  • Inclusive programming
  • Race, gender, sexuality—intersectionality of

Please keep in mind that we provide resources and trainings to the entire campus.

All workshop request must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the proposed date.

 

 

Academic partnerships include: Global & Community Health, the Department of Communication, Health, Recreation & Tourism, the School of Management, New Century College, Psychology, and the Transitions Resource Center. In addition, we provide trainings for the Office of Housing & Residence Life, the Office of Sustainability, International Programs & Services, the Environmental Action Group, Patriot Leaders, Alternative Break team leaders, and the Emerging Leaders Program. If you have any questions or need additional information about trainings, you can contact T. Garey Davis by (e) tdavisL@gmu.edu or (w) 703.993.2700. For general information about ODIME or trainings offered, you can contact the front desk at 703.993.2700.