Workshops and Development

What we offer

The Multicultural Resource Center offers a number of workshops, discussions and development opportunities focused on increasing the cultural competency as well as the personal and professional growth of our students, faculty, and staff. Our workshops will include sessions on building leadership skills, social identity exploration, and current issues in diversity and multiculturalism. 

Current workshops offered can be found below. We also offer the ability to "build your own" workshop through consultation sessions designed to incorporate various concepts depending on the needs of your specific organization.

If you would like to "build your own" workshop, please contact us at

Pathways to Inclusive Leadership Program - coming Fall 2021

We are proud to present the upcoming Pathways to Inclusive Leadership Program, a certificate program set to pilot Fall 2021. The program is a collaborative effort between the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Division of Student Affairs and will include the MRC, the Q Center, the Udiversity Educational Institute, the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Life, and the School of Management. 

The leadership program will allow students to build leadership, diversity, career readiness, and community engagement skills through participation in various specialized workshops, trainings, and activities. For more information and to find out how to sign-up for the program visit,

MRC Workshops - coming Fall 2021

  • How to run an effective organization.

    Participants will examine best practices related to the day to day operations of effective organizations on a contemporary college campus. Sessions may cater to specific organizational structures such as Student Association organizations, Fraternities & Sororities, Sports teams, etc.

    • Leadership for executive boards
    • Effective leadership strategies
    • Identify different sources  for funding from across campus
  • How to be an effective leader in a diverse world.

    Participants will learn about the basics of leadership with a particular focus on leadership within organizations consisting of a diverse membership. Participants will be able to leave the workshop with the understanding of introductory responsibilities relating to leading diverse groups of people. 

    • Leadership for executive boards
    • How to collaborate with others
    • Communicating effectively with different groups of people
  • Intercultural Communication

    Participants will learn effective means of communication across cultures with a focus on communication barriers in work/educational settings. Topics will include: 

    • Forms of communication
    • Cultural differences
    • Language barriers
  • Bystander Intervention.

    In order to meaningfully respond to incidents of bias within our campus community, we wish to educate and empower participants to meaningfully intervene and disrupt these situations. To do this, we are offering an educational opportunity that will educate participants regarding what it means to meaningfully disrupt bias incidents, but how to do so safely. We will then review how and with whom to follow up in order to aid those who were targeted and aid in the healing of our community.

    • Create a mutually understood terminology framework for the topic.
    • Introduce participants to Bystander Intervention as a community empowerment strategy.
    • Offer various approaches for participants to utilize in order to recognize, intervene, & follow up on bias incidents.
  • Build your own workshop

    If you would like to build your own workshop consisting of a number of topics included above, a member of our team can offer a consultation session to help create a workshop that works best for your team!

    If you are interested in this, please contact our office. We look forward to aiding your area to gain a deeper understanding of multiculturalism!

Contact Us

Nuray Seyidzade (she/her)
MRC assistant director
Phone: 607-777-4781
Location: LS-G504