Our new culture and diversity services have been developed in response to the current needs of colleges and universities across the US. We have seen a rise in incidents of bias across the country and many institutions of higher education (IHEs) have inquired about trainings for both campus public safety officials and student affairs professionals as well as other campus employees and departments. Our trainings are tailored to fit your specific needs. Please contact us for more information.
Bias Incident Response Training (BIRT)
Our recently developed trainings geared towards Bias Incident Response intend to enhance the mutual understanding of campus public safety and student affairs professionals regarding the impact of bias incidents and corresponding legal obligations. In light of the growing tension between underserved populations and law enforcement, institutions of higher education again find themselves in the role of social change agents. It is critical that campus departments that serve communities of color, LGBTQIA, or other historically marginalized groups understand their roles when responding to bias incidents and investigating Hate Crimes. It is equally important that the campus public safety offices and student affairs professionals understand and appreciate the perspectives and needs of these campus groups. In our unique interactive and scenario based program, participants identify both cultural and compliance challenges. Participants come away with greatly enhanced levels of understanding for the challenging roles one another have in framing this difficult issue and ensuring our nation’s campuses are prepared to set the stage for national change.
Cultural Competency for Campus Public Safety Agencies
The Cultural Competency program enables participants to understand their roles in promoting diverse, inclusive and equitable campus environments as campus public safety professionals. The training consists of various instructional modes (i.e., presentation, multimedia) as well as group work and experiential activities. Prior to the session, we conduct a pre-assessment to collect relevant background data on the department and participants.