Lunch & Learn

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosts several Lunch & Learn sessions throughout the academic year. These workshops are interactive and geared towards faculty and staff. Lunch in the form of sandwiches is provided. We have some exciting new topics coming up this year!

                    2018-2019 Professional Development Workshop Series:
                                     Diversity Beyond the Buzz Word


Fall 2018 Professional Development Workshop Series Flyer (pdf)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Davis Hall, Owens-Bryant Board Room. 
Topic: Welcoming International Diversity

VIMS benefits from significant international diversity. Our academic and research programs are strengthened by including knowledge and experience from around the world. This session will help us better understand each other and develop ways that we can foster a more inclusive community for our valued international students, staff, and faculty. All are welcome!  

Workshop Resources

Wednesday, November 28, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Chesapeake C. 
Topic: Ageism

This session will define and explain in depth the concept of ageism and how this form of bias impacts students, faculty, and staff on a college campus. This workshop will be facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). Lunch will be provided.

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*The Spring 2019 schedule will be posted by December 3, 2018 so check back for updates.