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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pathways to Inclusive Leadership Program - coming Spring 2022
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, binghamton.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/pathways.
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
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!
Nuray Seyidzade (she/her)
MRC assistant director