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Training & Educational Programs

NOTE: IDE has an extensive lending library. Come by Blunt 304 to look through our collection, particularly if you are interested in starting a book group with your work group or looking for a common reading for your team as part of your working groups' diversity plan.

IDE Spring 2013 Lunch & Learn Series
"We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes" PBS' Frontline American Experience DVD Series

They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they were diplomatic, spiritual, legal, and political.

Make a commitment this Spring to view the DVD series made in association with Native American Telecommunications, establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. These five Documentaries spanning 400 years tell the story of pivotal moments in US history form the Native American perspective, upending two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable overs of the land.

  • April 2nd "After the Mayflower" focus is on the diplomatic alliance between native people and colonist
  • April 9th "Tecumseh's Vision" focus on the work of the Shawnee leader in the year's following the American Revolution
  • April 16th "Trail of Tears" focus on exploring the resolve and resilience of the Cherokee people as they resisted removal from their homeland in the Southeast
  • April 23rd "Geronimo" focus on the end of the Indian Wars, near the close of the nineteenth century and his leadership with the last Native American fighting force to surrender to the US government.
  • April 30th "Wounded Knee" focus on the gripping story of the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee (not to be confused with the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre) that united Native people across tribes to address broad political and economic forces.

"Stonewall Uprising" PBS' Frontline American Experience DVD Lunch and Learn

On June 28, 1969 when police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. Veteran filmmaker Davis & Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that announced that the gay rights movement had arrive.

Course date and time: May 2nd (Dartmouth PRIDE week), noon-2pm, June 28th (44th anniversary), noon-2pm
Course location: IDE Conference Room, Blunt 324
Contact: Molly St. Sauveur, IDE Training and Educational Programs
Special Note: a light lunch will be served

Lines of Reasoning, Perspectives on Harassment in Higher Education

Most forms of harassment have been very clearly prohibited by federal law for decades. Many faculty and staff believe that compliance is simple and straight forward… “Ok I’ve got it—sexual harassment is not allowed here.” Unfortunately, it’s often anything but simple. This workshop is an interactive exploration of seven scenarios based on cases at American colleges and universities and includes commentary of an expert panel of higher education professionals.

Course date and time: June 5 10:30am-12 noon
IDE Conference Room, 324 Blunt
Gabrielle Lucke, IDE Director of Diversity Training & Educational Programs
Intended audience: Faculty, managers, supervisors

Assumptions and Their Impact, a Facilitated Discussion

During our day we are presented with many opportunities to perceive and make assumptions about the people we encounter. The question is how does this influence our interactions with them, the quality of our work and the environment that we create? This 90 minute workshop will give us an opportunity to reflect on and address these questions with other members of Dartmouth staff. This will be an interactive learning opportunity that includes viewing and responding to a short film.

Course dates and times: April 17, 11am-12 noon, May 20, 1pm-2pm, June 21, 10am-11am
IDE Conference Room, 324 Blunt
Gabrielle Lucke, IDE Director of Diversity Training & Educational Programs

Surprising Things Said That Widen the Diversity Gap

Have you ever had an honestly well-intentioned statement hurt your relationship or credibility with others? If you have ever found yourself unsure of what to say to someone different from you or said nothing, this is the workshop for you. This is an opportunity that will help to explain why people get offended by many of our everyday comments and will show you practical steps to improve your effectiveness around issues of diversity.

Course dates and times: June 6, 1pm-2:30pm
IDE Conference Room, 324 Blunt
Gabrielle Lucke, IDE Director of Diversity Training & Educational Programs
All are welcome

Difficult Conversations A Guide to Mastering the Talks We Dread

During this session we will be explore how to develop effective oral communication skills. This will be an interactive experience that will provide you with a guide to achieving open and constructive outcomes in conversations. Please join us for this session if you hope to improve oral communication in all aspects of your daily life.

Course date and times: April 29, 10am-12 noon, May 16, 1pm-3pm, June 25, 1pm-3pm
IDE Conference Room, 324 Blunt
Gabrielle Lucke, IDE Director of Diversity Training & Educational Programs
All are welcome

Give'em the Pickle: A Dynamic Approach to Customer Service"

Regardless of whom our "customers" may be, to incur success in a diverse and inclusive workforce we need to be attentive to service, attitude, consistency and teamwork. This will be an interactive learning opportunity that includes viewing and responding to the short film, "Give'em the Pickle!" featuring Bob Ferrell an impassioned customer service guru. Pickles are those special or extra things you do to make people happy and this workshop will offer insight into how to take care of our customers.

Course date and times: April 19, 9am-10am, May 14, 1pm-2pm
IDE Conference Room, 324 Blunt
Gabrielle Lucke, IDE Director of Diversity Training & Educational Programs
All are welcome

Respect & Communication in the Workplace

The goal of this workshop is to reinforce that at the core of our work it is essential to operate from a place of professional respect, attitude and behavior. It is essential we recognize that good communication is one of our most valuable tools regardless of our role in Dartmouth's diverse workforce. Participants will have the opportunity to identify key aspects of practices that enhance the quality of our work environment. Barriers to building quality working relationships will be explored along with information to prevent and address hostile environments at work.

Course date and times: April 18, 10-11:30am, May 13,1pm-2:30pm, June 20, 10am-11:30pm
IDE Conference Room, 324 Blunt
Gabrielle Lucke, IDE Director of Diversity Training & Educational Programs
All are welcome

Programs Staff

Gabrielle Lucke, Director for Training & Educational Programs
Molly St. Sauveur, Diversity Program Coordinator

Last Updated: 4/11/13