Training and Development

The Human Resources Office offers a variety of training opportunities for employees of Red Rocks Community College including Supervisors Training, Diversity Training, Sexual Harassment Awareness and Workplace Violence Awareness. Please contact your HR Representative to schedule a training session or to have access to any training resources.

Fall 2017 RRCC Development Training Calendar


Social Justice Reading Group

Join us for a book club of sorts where students, faculty, and staff gather to discuss strategies for combating systems of oppression through the lens of a shared book. This semester we will be reading Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. There are copies available at the RRCC Bookstore, as well as the library. The book will be discussed as follows:
September 21   Pg. 1-92                1:30pm | Red Fox Room
October 12          Pg. 93-184           1:30pm | Red Fox Room
November 2       Pg. 185-249         1:30pm | Red Fox Room

Please consider the reflective questions at the end of each section as preparation for our discussion. If you have any questions, email or

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Intercultural Competence Level 1

This training is the first in a six-part series that will explore how cultural differences impact our interactions with our students, co-workers, and community. One level will be added each year for the next 6 years. In level I, we will define culture and discuss the elements of culture that affect interactions, increase our cultural self-awareness, and identify the impact of communication styles on interactions across cultures.

September 15th | 9:30 – 12:30 | Room 1415
October 19th | 1:00 – 4:00 | Room 1694

Intercultural Competence Level 2

The second part of our six-part series focuses in intercultural competence focuses on personality styles. Participants will take the PRI Identity Mapping Assessment, learn about their own personality style, other personality styles, and gain a sense of appreciation for styles different from their own. Participants must have completed Intercultural Competence Level 1 in order to attend this session.

November 10th | 1:00 – 4:00 | Room 1415

Intercultural Competence Level 3

Part three of our training series will guide participants through exercises in understanding identity, beliefs, attitudes, and values in cultural context, help them to articulate their personal and cultural values, and introduce the concept of privilege as it relates to identity and membership in various cultural groups. Participants must have completed Intercultural Competence Levels 1 & 2 in order to attend this session.

September 8th | 1:00 – 4:00 | Room 1694

Safe Zone

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 GLBT community. The Safe Zone symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and colleagues that you have knowledge of LGBT issues, are supportive and are trustworthy. People will know they can come to you for help, advice, or just to talk with someone who is supportive of their sexual orientation.

September 15th | 1:00 – 4:00 | Sandstone Room

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 provide you with the tools and resources to better serve our undocumented students and help you to become a better ally to this community of learners.

August 30th | 2:00 – 4:00 | Sandstone Room

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.

September 14th | 2:00 – 4:00 | Sandstone Room