ESU wants to provide every individual the opportunity to learn and develop their cultural awareness and knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

All workshops and trainings will count towards the DEI Certificate Program.


Culturally Relevant Teaching

Laura Kieselbach, English

With a continuously evolving demographic of students in classrooms and societal upheaval and unrest at an all time high, it is more essential than ever that educators and members of education communities learn to connect with and understand student experiences and perspectives. This session offers insight on building rapport with students using the three tenets of Gloria Ladson Billing's framework (Culturally Responsive Pedagogy) and accessing the Courageous Conversations About Race platform to guide discussion, activities and take-away strategies that can be used both in and out of the classroom.


Addressing Bias in the Recruitment Process: Best Practices

William Bajor, Director, Assessment, Accreditation & Academic Planning
Storm Heter, Professor, Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion
Jamie Bisbing, HR Business Partner, Human Resources
Laura Kieselbach, Assistant Professor, English,
Lauren Worrell, HR Business Partner, Human Resources

This workshop will assist members of faculty and staff hiring committees in identifying and reducing bias in the recruitment process.


Individuals with Disabilities: Creating an Accommodating and Inclusive Environment Using the Principles of Universal Design Learning

Jill Boyle, Coordinator of OASIS

Information specific to individuals with disabilities and providing accommodating and inclusive environments


Safe Zone 1

Ariel Tucci, Interim Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

Safe Zone is ally training for the LGBTQAI+ Community. We will define a common language as well as discuss ways to combat homophobia and how to be an ally to this community. After this training, you will get a certificate for you to display for people to recognize you as a safe person and an ally to the LGBTQAI+ community.


Safe Zone (Advanced)

Ariel Tucci, Interim Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

Advanced Safe Zone is ally training for those who completed Safe Zone. This training discusses different intersections within the LGBTQAI+ community, such as race, spirituality, and ability. We will discuss how these intersections impact and create additional challenges to members of the LGBTQAI+ community as well as how to be a better ally to this community.


Understanding Transgender and Non Binary Identities

Ariel Tucci, Interim Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

This new training offers ESU community a chance to better understand what it means to be transgender and/or nonbinary. Using the Transgender Training Toolkit by the Transgender Training Institute, participants will engage in different activities to become better allies to the LGBTQAI2+ Community and learn new ways to offer support to transgender and/or non binary students.  


Communicating with Someone Who Has Hearing and Vision Loss

Sandy Shaika, Sign Language Interpreter

Best practices in having a dialog with someone who has a hearing loss. How to communicate with a mask, options that can help smooth communication, the importance of captioning.


Culturally Relevant Teaching

Laura Kieselbach, English

With a continuously evolving demographic of students in classrooms and societal upheaval and unrest at an all time high, it is more essential than ever that educators and members of education communities learn to connect with and understand student experiences and perspectives. This session offers insight on building rapport with students using the three tenets of Gloria Ladson Billing's framework (Culturally Responsive Pedagogy) and accessing the Courageous Conversations About Race platform to guide discussion, activities and take-away strategies that can be used both in and out of the classroom.


Addressing Bias in the Recruitment Process: Best Practices

William Bajor, Director, Assessment, Accreditation & Academic Planning
Storm Heter, Professor, Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion
Jamie Bisbing, HR Business Partner, Human Resources
Laura Kieselbach, Assistant Professor, English,
Lauren Worrell, HR Business Partner, Human Resources

This workshop will assist members of faculty and staff hiring committees in identifying and reducing bias in the recruitment process.


Individuals with Disabilities: Creating an Accommodating and Inclusive Environment Using the Principles of Universal Design Learning

Jill Boyle, Coordinator of OASIS

Information specific to individuals with disabilities and providing accommodating and inclusive environments


Safe Zone 1

Ariel Tucci, Interim Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

Safe Zone is ally training for the LGBTQAI+ Community. We will define a common language as well as discuss ways to combat homophobia and how to be an ally to this community. After this training, you will get a certificate for you to display for people to recognize you as a safe person and an ally to the LGBTQAI+ community.


Safe Zone (Advanced)

Ariel Tucci, Interim Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

Advanced Safe Zone is ally training for those who completed Safe Zone. This training discusses different intersections within the LGBTQAI+ community, such as race, spirituality, and ability. We will discuss how these intersections impact and create additional challenges to members of the LGBTQAI+ community as well as how to be a better ally to this community.


Understanding Transgender and Non Binary Identities

Ariel Tucci, Interim Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

This new training offers ESU community a chance to better understand what it means to be transgender and/or nonbinary. Using the Transgender Training Toolkit by the Transgender Training Institute, participants will engage in different activities to become better allies to the LGBTQAI2+ Community and learn new ways to offer support to transgender and/or non binary students.  


Communicating with Someone Who Has Hearing and Vision Loss

Sandy Shaika, Sign Language Interpreter

Best practices in having a dialog with someone who has a hearing loss. How to communicate with a mask, options that can help smooth communication, the importance of captioning.

Contact Us

For more information or to get involved with the Committee, please email Dr. Santiago Solis

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration Building
Phone:
(570) 422-3463
Fax:
(570) 422-3410 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Vice President, Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence
Name
Dr. Santiago Solis