Spring Workshops

You may sign up for our REDDI Sessions on YU Learn.

You can also sign up for the sessions on this page by clicking on the register button that follows each session (below).

Look for the workshop titles and course codes beginning with 'CHR' for our workshops. Save the dates! 

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June - October 2024

     

Creating and Maintaining Positive Space

This is a “101” session that will explore gender and sexual diversity, as well as homophobia and transphobia specific to the campus experience. Learn about using inclusive language, being a supportive ally, campus resources, and creating safer spaces on campus for gender and sexually diverse students, staff, and faculty.

June 3, 2024 2:00PM-3:30PM

Addressing and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

 In this interactive session, participants will become familiar with the legislation and policies that define sexual harassment and gain a general understanding of why sexual harassment continues to be pervasive in our society. Attendees will examine various scenarios aimed at obtaining strategies and sharing best practices on how to identify, prevent, and respond to instances of sexual harassment on campus.

 June 13, 2024, 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Issues and Impacts of Misogynoir

This is an interactive session where participants discuss the issue of misogynoir, which shows how sexism and racism manifest in black women's lives to create intersecting forms of oppression". Participants explore the detrimental impacts of internalized racism as well as engage in a discussion about healing and self-care.

June 20, 2024, 10:30AM - 12:00Noon

Do the Work: Intervening on Sex and Gender Harassment and Discrimination

This praxis session will offer participants the opportunity to practice intervening in situations or sex or gender discrimination and harassment and relies on participants’ familiar with the concepts explored in the rest of this mini-series. Participants will be encouraged to bring their lingering questions, concerns and fears from previous sessions, and are welcome to try out some of the tools and strategies discussed. Mistake-making is encouraged, this is a learning and growing space.

July 9, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Do the Work: Dialogue Across Differences

Through a series of engaging activities and reflection exercises participants who take part in this workshop will be able to: Identify personal limitations to engagement in dialogue across differences. Identify what they need to engage in meaningful conversation through respectful dialogue without the intention of persuasion. Develop personal strategies to manage emotions in order to look past individual differences and hear the humanity of someone’s lived experiences.

July 15, 2024, 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Impacts and Effects of Microaggressions in the PSE

This praxis session will offer participants the opportunity to practice intervening in situations or sex or gender discrimination and harassment and relies on participants’ familiar with the concepts explored in the rest of this mini-series. Participants will be encouraged to bring their lingering questions, concerns and fears from previous sessions, and are welcome to try out some of the tools and strategies discussed. Mistake-making is encouraged, this is a learning and growing space.

July 18, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Advancing Organizational Change to Foster a Culture of Belonging

This praxis session will offer participants the opportunity to practice intervening in situations or sex or gender discrimination and harassment and relies on participants’ familiar with the concepts explored in the rest of this mini-series. Participants will be encouraged to bring their lingering questions, concerns and fears from previous sessions, and are welcome to try out some of the tools and strategies discussed. Mistake-making is encouraged, this is a learning and growing space.

July 23, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Challenging Biases in Decision Making and Approaches to Difference

In Challenging Biases in Decision-Making and Approaches to Difference, participants will learn about how our brains develop and rely on biases, how these biases impact our perceptions and behaviours, and what we can do to prevent these biases from influencing our decisions, workplaces, and communities. This session will consider how biases can affect the systems we work within and offer some opportunities to consider how to remove the opportunity for bias within our systems.

July 29, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Challenging Notions of Ableism: Breaking Barriers to Social Inclusion

This praxis session will offer participants the opportunity to practice intervening in situations or sex or gender discrimination and harassment and relies on participants’ familiar with the concepts explored in the rest of this mini-series. Participants will be encouraged to bring their lingering questions, concerns and fears from previous sessions, and are welcome to try out some of the tools and strategies discussed. Mistake-making is encouraged, this is a learning and growing space.

Oct. 3, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Do the Work: Intervening on Ableism

Building on the previous sessions in this mini-series, this participatory workshop will ask attendees to practice interventions in scenarios of ableism, exclusion, and discrimination. Groups will brainstorm solutions and try them out, and feedback will be offered to encourage growth and skill development. This session relies on participants being familiar with the concepts explored in the mini-series Preventing Sex and Gender Harassment and Discrimination.

Oct. 9, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Understanding and Accessing Family Status Accommodation

In this workshop, you'll learn more about what family status accommodation is and how to respond to requests. Participants will receive an overview of the rights and responsibilities in the accommodations process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code and relevant policies at York University, as well as some strategies that will assist in increasing inclusion and accessibility in the York community.

Oct. 17, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Effective Insights and Approaches from Universal Design Principles

Participants will develop an understanding of universal design and academic integrity in an educational environment and consider the ways universal design can become part of a teaching strategy. Discussion and activities will offer opportunities for participants to obtain strategies for ensuring academic integrity while also providing inclusive learning experiences for all.

Oct. 22, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM