Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity Spring 2014 Schedule

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Welcome, Program Overview, & Rice Around the World

Friday, January 31, 2014, 3:00-7:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session will provide an introduction the Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity program.  Bridge participants will have an opportunity to participate in an activity about communicating in a non-native language. The session will conclude with the Rice Around the World, which will be a multicultural dinner and Bridge participants are invited to bring their own favorite cultural treats to share. Session Facilitator: Brandon Paulson, International Student and Scholar Advisor, ISSS
 

Theory to Practice

Friday, February 7, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer.  It will include an introduction of Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) and its practical applications.  Bridge participants will be asked to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), which generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference.”  Bridge participants will be required to attend a follow-up meeting with a trained IDI facilitator to receive feedback on the issues identified by this IDI instrument, which may be facilitating and/or limiting development of intercultural growth. Session Facilitators: Brandon Paulson, International Student and Scholar Advisor and Bob Gutwein, International Student and Scholar Advisor, ISSS
 

Making It Real

Friday, February 21, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session guides Bridge participants through a set of experiential exercises on cultural identity. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own cultural background and how that has contributed to who they are today. Participants will also be addressing stereotypes and how they are connected to issues of power, privilege, and discrimination. Self-challenge and collaboration are key to this session and will contribute to helping the students stretch and grow. Session Facilitators: Eva Schoen, Senior Staff Psychologist, University Counseling Services; and Gabriela Rivera, Multicultural Specialist, Center for Diversity and Enrichment
 

Open Forum Preparation

Friday, March 7, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session will be an opportunity for the Bridge participants to prepare for the Open Forum. Ideas for the Open Forum theme will be discussed and committees will be created to plan and implement the program. Session Facilitators: Brandon Paulson, International Student and Scholar Advisor, ISSS; and Camelia Rubalcada, Counseling Specialist, TRiO Student Support Services
 

Intercultural Conflict Styles

Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session will give you an opportunity to discover your culturally preferred approach or style of resolving conflict through the use of the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Once you are more aware of your own cultural style, you will be better able to understand and adapt to the styles of others and work more effectively in intercultural settings. Session Facilitator: Lee Seedorff, Senior Associate Director, ISSS
 

Power and Privilege

Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session will cover basic concepts of power and privilege and give participants an opportunity to explore how their own identities may be impacted by power and privilege. Session Facilitator: Valeria Garr, Diversity Coordinator, College of Nursing
 

Leadership

Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session will provide students the opportunity to explore how leadership is defined, as well as how its practice varies around the world.  Students will consider effective universal leadership attributes and take part in activities that allow them to examine their own views and skillsets related to leadership.  Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own personal leadership development plan while at The University of Iowa. Session Facilitator: Stacy Narcotta-Welp, Director of Career Leadership Academy, Pomerantz Career Center
 

Open Forum & Certificate

Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00-6:00 pm, UCC 1117

This session will be an intercultural program planned and facilitated by the Bridge participant to educate the campus community about important intercultural issues. The session will conclude with a certificate ceremony to recognize the Bridge participants for completing the Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity program. Session Facilitators: Brandon Paulson, International Student and Scholar Advisor, ISSS; and Camelia Rubalcada, Counseling Specialist, TRiO Student Support Services