Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the UMass Lowell Community

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Knowledge, Skills and Awareness: Develop Your Cultural CompetenceDeveloping cultural competence means that we move toward a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore (1) personal values and experiences, (2) how these personal experiences impact behavior and relationships with others, and (3) the ways in which University policies and practices contribute to creating an inclusive and positive work environment. Facilitators: Lauren Turner, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & EOO / Rebecca Hall, Senior EOO Employment Specialist / Lee Ann Alden, Senior Workplace Learning & Development Specialist / Connie Cabello, Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural AffairsWAN-305;6/6/2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Understanding Veteran's ServicesAs over 1.5 million service members leave military service over the next five years, the number of student Veterans attending UMass Lowell is expected to significantly increase. Student Veterans bring unique and meaningful life experiences to our academic culture. This presentation will review transitional issues facing student Veterans, cultural differences compared to traditional students; and avenues for staff and faculty to provide a supportive environment for student Veterans to be successful in their academic pursuits. Facilitator: Janine Wert, Director of Veteran's ServicesWAN-305;5/28/2014 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


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