FEARLESS LISTENING CAMPUS: WORKSHOP DETAILED OVERVIEWS

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CIVILITY IN ACTION: Creating A Fearless Listening Campus: Civility In Action [Civic Engagement Event]

This highly engaging presentation tackles issues facing campuses today, such as the unique challenges each school faces in creating a safe campus environment that appreciates, respects and encompasses all demographics. As COVID-19 awareness and social distancing have infiltrated campuses across the nation, it is critical to promote campus civility and other necessary behavior. Incoming freshmen, other students, administrators, and faculty will all face realities that have uniquely impactful consequences. To deter the potentially negative impact of college incivility, this workshop benefits students and the campus community.  Traciana Graves shares key strategies to empower students to share their unique voices in their various roles around campus as they simultaneously benefit from a campus where their peers are doing the same.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will:

 

  • Discover the value of being part of a virtual and in-person campus as it applies to their future
  • Learn to marshal the continuing unrest that will precede and follow the election season
  • Articulate best practices for civility, student engagement, and responsible behaviors
  • Build engagement and civility among those who have opposing viewpoints
  • Create life-alternating consequences that change the course of poor decision-making
  • Understand the various consequences and legal ramifications of lack of civility and its various forms can take, including hazing, harassment, sexual assault, and cyberbullying.

 

 

FEARLESS LISTENING ™  COLLEGE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS: 5 KEYS TO BUILDING STRONG VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON COMMUNITIES

 

The Fearless Listening College Community must be determined to create unity, the ability to be heard and to creatively come together to broker change that is needed.

There is a harsh era of intolerance that plagues the campus environment.  We see this evidenced even more as students across the nation have stood on both sides of the social distancing spectrum.  We watch media and other reporters try to capture the unrest that students are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, social responsibility, online cyber misconduct, turbulent political climate with upcoming elections, race relations, and more.

A large part of why this unrest is prevalent is the college community is its unyielding willingness to listen to voices unlike their own.

Resolving these challenges is particularly difficult at this time due to the various focus areas that college students are compelled to address. However, failure to bring these things to the forefront will undoubtedly result in much more impactful consequences. 

Fearless Listening College Community is a program that encompasses listening to promote civility. This highly engaging presentation tackles critical campus-related issues, such as creating a safe environment that appreciates, respects, and encompasses all demographics. Traciana shares strategies to empower students to share their unique voices in their various roles around campus, as they simultaneously benefit from a campus where their peers are doing the same.

  

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will:

 

  • Learn three ways that engaging  kindness and inclusiveness best practices benefit them personally and academically
  • Be able to articulate critical consequences and legal ramifications of lack of civility and its various forms can take, including hazing, harassment, sexual assault, and cyberbullying.
  • Learn the importance of fostering key partnerships with student groups and organizations invested in creating an environment of kindness and inclusion where all students have a stake in campus life
  • Learners will develop 3 strategies to become Upstanders who stand up for inclusion and speak out against lack of campus kindness and understand their civic responsibilities.
  • Develop three key understandings about how diverse backgrounds to find common threads of connection

 

This is a time of hope and new possibilities that will require a fearless listening culture on campus as new insights and incidents emerge under this new lens of scrutiny.

Campus and students will need to identify what should be changed while also being in tune with the values of their college culture to withstand the turbulence of this election season.

 

 

Creating A Fearless Listening Campus: MLK [Culture Event]

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Not everyone is a pioneer like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  But if you have endeavored to pursue professional and/academic goals then you meet the criteria to introduce the world to something worth paying attention to, someone brave, and something new. This presentation will build your knowledge with lessons to guide your pioneering spirit toward success and legacy. Traciana’s  MLK presentation focuses on some of the long-term strategies you can use to rally an empowered, highly engaged, and innovative campus community.

 

In this interactive presentation, we will explore how this Rhodes Scholar, civil activist, and social visionary used his words to create a profound and lasting impact on society- and how we can do the same in order to create powerful and impactful leaders that use their unique voices to effect change on campus and beyond.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will be able to:

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  • Articulate three strategies to engage and empower individuals and organizations around campus to contribute their voices and strengths to campus events and activities.
  • Articulate one best strategy to connect your professional goals to your core beliefs in order to create meaningful change that improves the lives of others 
  •  Develop three strategies to overcome personal obstacles reigniting one’s deepest hopes and dream for more inspired living and deeper, more meaningful interpersonal connection
  • Articulate three personal benefits from participating in this Martin Luther King presentation.

 

Creating A Fearless Listening Campus: Celebrating Everyone’s Dreams Throughout History [Black History Event]

Creating Hope: Celebrating Everyone’s Dreams provides a unique experience in which every participant CELEBRATES the overlooked hopes and dreams of their personal and family legacy. During this highly interactive presentation, Traciana creates a journey that contrasts the mainstream media’s portrayal of African American men and women with stories of some of the key unsung African American heroes. Throughout American history, these heroes harnessed their hopes and dreams to create a more tolerant, equal society for people of all backgrounds.

Using song, storytelling, and research-packed multi-media, Traciana creates an essential opportunity for the audience to examine some of the prevalent materialistic and often superficial aspirations featured in mainstream media with their own diverse and rich legacies that have been pushed aside or forgotten.

Through the stories of visionaries such as Bayard Rustin, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, and others, Traciana highlights the challenges and achievements each one has contributed by using their unique and essential voice and choices. This presentation also explores how we can benefit from the work of these visionaries today and how we can continue their work in the future.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will be able to:

• Identify one empowerment technique to grow their voices in order to advocate for injustices they choose to take a stand for

• Develop three strategies to create a more inclusive culture on campus

• Articulate three personal benefits from participating in a Black History Month program

• Develop new insights about American history

 Creating A Fearless Listening Campus: EmpowerHERment [Women’s History Month]

 

In The DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER sent out in the spring of 2011, the US Department of Civil Rights recognized that women have unequal access to higher education. Due to sexual harassment, dating violence and discrimination, women continue to face unparalleled adversities throughout their college experience.

Traciana Graves’ Don’t Call Me a B—–: EmpowHERment for Women’s History Month and Every Other Month presentation is a critical interactive opportunity for all women and men committed to employing social justice and advocacy to create more equity on campus, and in the world at large. Using song, storytelling, and multimedia activities, Don’t Call Me a B—–: EmpowHERment for Women’s History Month and Every Other Month underscores why we have a month dedicated to the unsung heroines who used their voices to create a more tolerant, equal society for people of all backgrounds, and why women today must continue to work to ensure the forward march of progress.

Through the stories of visionaries such as Adrianne Rich, Rosa Parks, Sr. Theresa, and others, we explore the challenges, achievements, and legacies each person has contributed through their unique and essential voice so that participants understand how they can benefit from the works of these visionaries today. Together, Traciana and audiences explore how we can continue to benefit from and continue the works of these visionaries.

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

• Articulate five challenges facing women and girls today in schools, colleges, and in the workplace

• Develop three strategies to prevent harassment, discrimination, and violence against women

• Identify one EmpowHERment technique to grow their voices in order to advocate for injustices they choose to take a stand for

• Articulate three personal benefits from participating in a Women’s History Month program


 Creating A Fearless Listening Campus: LGBTQ+ Straight Alliance [Diversity Event]

 

 

To recognize their maximum potential, students should feel safe and respected in their learning and living environment, yet national college surveys report that gay faculty and students report a “chilly” climate on campus. Using, storytelling and research-packed multi-media experiential education, this presentation empowers all campus members with critical insights and strategies to create a campus culture that it is more inclusive to LGBTQIA+  identities as well as your other marginalized identities.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify three key reasons that alliances between LGBTQI+ and straight students are critical to creating a culture that affords dignity and respect for all on campus
  • Articulate the various terms, definitions, and experiences of the LGBTQI+ community 
  • One best practice to create alliances between LGBTQI+ and straight campus stakeholders
  • Gain one key insight Fosters a campus of Zero Tolerance characterized by student engagement and civility.
  • Articulate three personal benefits from participating in an LGBTQ-Straight Alliance workshop

 

 

 

 

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