We offer different trainings, workshops and conferences for students, faculty and staff. Below you will find more information about our trainings, workshops and conferences. For addition information, or to participate contact ICA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-227-2276.
Bystander Intervention Workshop
The "Bystander Intervention" workshop is designed to be an introductory session for participants to learn techniques that can actively help prevent sexual violence and assault. In this session we will cover what it means to be a bystander, how North Carolina defines sexual assault and rape, and what actions individuals can take when they notice concerning behaviors. Several interactive activities are included in this workshop to encourage participation.
The Department of Intercultural Affairs is available to give Diversity Presentations to classes, student groups, departments, and other groups on campus. The purpose of these presentations are to cultivate a campus community that is accepting, knowledgeable and skilled in diversity issues.
Safe Zone Training
The Western Carolina University Safe Zone Program provides training to students, faculty,
staff, and community members to increase awareness and sensitivity to issues of gender
and sexuality. Safe Zone also creates a network of support, resources, and allies
committed to supporting gender, sexuality, and identity issues reflected in the campus
and local community. For more information click the link on the left hand side of the
Social Justice Institute
The Social Justice Institute (SJI) is a three or four day intensive diversity leadership
experience. SJI provides strong leadership credentials for resume enhancement and
sets students apart from others who say they are appreciative of diversity but do
not have the experience to show it. For more information click the link on the left
hand side of the page.
Women's Leadership Conference
In March of 2015 Intercultural Affairs hosted it's first Women's Leadership Conference,
with plans to replicate the conference annually. Students, staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members of all genders and backgrounds are invited to attend. With this
conference, we hope to build and engage a strong female community in Western North
Carolina, challenge gender roles, and empower/encourage leadership and awareness in
women’s (and the intersections within) issues. Further, through the planned breakout
sessions, panels, expo, networking session and other activities, we aim to provide
participants a chance to interact with peers and mentors, to form professional networks,
to prepare for careers, to reflect on their educational paths, to develop leadership
skills, and to experience the diversity of women in leadership roles. For more information
click the link of the left hand side of the page.