Training Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

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, CLICK HERE (https://rrcc.formstack.com/forms/inclusive_excellence_training_series__fall_2019). 

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.

Foundations of Inclusive Excellence for Faculty

Faculty who would like to complete the Intercultural Competence series at a faster pace have the option to complete this one-day seminar encapsulating the content from Intercultural Competence Levels 1, 3, and 4.  

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.