Through 2-hour interactive sessions, IICC Signature Trainings take participants on a journey of self-exploration, reflection, and dialogue focused on diversity and inclusion. Participants cultivate a deeper understanding of challenges such as the complex nature of identity, intercultural communication, and social justice advocacy. Participants commit to sustained growth and learning in order to continue building communities of compassion and connectedness at Vanderbilt and beyond.
Signature Training 1.0
Through real talk and engaging activities, participants will develop a shared vocabulary for intercultural communication, start the critical work of self-reflection, and employ tools and methods for developing their cultural competence.
Key concepts: difference & perspective, inclusive language, responding to microaggressions
Signature Training 2.0
Through real talk and engaging activities, participants will question the stories we are taught about social groups, recognize their own positionality, and employ tools and methods for deconstructing systems of oppression in our society.
Key concepts: power & privilege, socialization, -isms
Signature Training 3.0
Through real talk and engaging activities, participants will reflect on their own leadership practices, identify areas of growth in advocating for social justice, and employ tools and methods for confronting incongruent behaviors in themselves and others.
Key concepts: inclusion, allyship, community
Navigating Difficult Conversations
Through real talk and engaging activities, participants will challenge their own assumptions and perspectives, name the common fears and faults in approaching difficult conversations, and employ tools and methods to strengthen their intercultural and interpersonal communication skills.
Key concepts: self-awareness, dialogue, affirming inquiry
If you have further questions or concerns please contact Kristen Lemaster