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)

Thursday, August 30, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Chesapeake C. 
Topic: Supplier Diversity

Come learn how to find SWaM vendors with W&M contracts, ways you can contribute to increasing supplier diversity at W&M and providing potential opportunities to our local businesses through education and outreach. This workshop will be facilitated by the Procurement Office. Lunch will be provided.  

Please register at  https://forms.wm.edu/37948

Monday, September 17, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Chesapeake C. 
Topic: Resilience & Mental Health

This session will explore the concepts of resilience & mental health and how we can develop practical skills to address each. This workshop will be facilitated by the Counseling Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lunch will be provided.

Please register at https://forms.wm.edu/38372

Tuesday, October 9, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Chesapeake C. 
Topic: December Dilemma

Religion and spirituality show up in the workplace in overt and subtle ways on a regular basis, from observed holidays, to employee attire and jewelry, to office decorations and foods, and even informal discussions among colleagues. These expressions of faith can be opportunities to come together or they can create deep divisions that impact employee satisfaction and retention. This workshop will be facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). Lunch will be provided.

Please register at http://forms.wm.edu/38374

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.

 Please register at http://forms.wm.edu/38376

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