Training Opportunities


Inclusion & Diversity and LSAMP OPEN House

Location: Hub Classroom, LGBTQ Center, and Center of Multicultural Excellence

Date: Thursday, September 9th

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Registration REQUIRED:

Description: Join us for our Open House and get to know the staff. This will be an in-person event, space is limited to 20 people. There will be an LSAMP presentation at 4:30 pm. We will have games and information on our programs and services this semester.

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Professional Development Opportunities/Trainings

We have several training programs for faculty and staff at RRCC in order to equip them with the tools and resources to serve students from a variety of backgrounds. A sampling of our development opportunities are listed below.  To register for any of these session,

Intercultural Competence Levels 1-4

RRCC’s Intercultural Competence training program consists of four 3-hour sessions that build from the foundations of difference and diversity into understanding more complicated concepts such as privilege and oppression, identity, and equity. Sessions are taken in succession, generally at a pace of one session per semester.

**Please note - ICC is being rebuilt to bring our community the most up to date approach to intercultural competence and beyond.  Please stay tuned for our new training curriculum, coming soon.**

Safe Zone

This 3-hour training focuses on serving our LGBTQ+ students.  The purpose of Safe Zone is to raise awareness of ways homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism affect everyone and to explore ways Allies can support the LGBTQ+ community. The Safe Zone symbol given to participants is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) students and colleagues that they have knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues, are supportive, and are trustworthy.

Dream Zone

Undocumented students face many barriers in higher education, not the least of which is stigma attached to their citizenship status.  This training will provides participants with the tools and resources to better serve our undocumented students and help you to become a better ally to this community of learners. 

Green Zone

Ensuring academic success for all student populations is a priority for academic institutions. This course identifies who and what a veteran is, and provides an understanding of what strengths and barriers veterans possess that may either benefit or hinder their academic success. Learners will be provided with insights into the symptoms of PTSD and TBI, and how to respond to veterans who are confronted with these barriers. Additionally, learners will be provided tips to facilitate academic success through classroom management and linkage to resources.


Facilitator Training

A two hour training on best practices for facilitating conversations on sensitive topics!  We take a trauma-informed approach, talk about the role of the facilitator, as well as boundaries that can be helpful for facilitator success and safety!


Ad Hoc Training Available!

Do you have a topic you'd like to see covered at RRCC or in your class or department?  Reach out to our department so we can discuss making it happen!