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    All trainings are about one hour by default, but can be tailored to accommodate different time needs. 

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    Diversity and Inclusion

    This training provides a clear understanding of what diversity is and what it isn't.  The training raises a greater awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues that go well beyond the assumed categories.  Finally, the training offers behavioral tools for fostering a more cohesive workplace.

    Target audience:  all staff and can be modified for students.

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    Workplace Diversity

    This training defines the various areas of diversity and culture.  This training also looks into generational diversity in the workplace and has an exercise. 

    Target audience:  All staff.

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    Unconscious Bias

    This training will define unconscious bias, investigate why it is inherent in us all and how we can recognize and deal with it at work. The training takes a practical approach through everyday examples, and explores the psychology behind unconscious bias.  

    Target audience:  all staff and can be modified for students.

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    Blind Spots

    This training helps to build management and leadership skills.  It also aids in discovering professional blind spots, which are basically our weaknesses, and provides tips on improvement.  Through different structures and examinations, participants will learn to use tools that will help them overcome their blind spots and come away with tips on how to make effective decisions.   

    Target audience:  all staff and leadership.

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    Cultural Sensitivity in the Workplace

    This training defines what is culture, cultural proficiency, and provides avenues of improving cultural sensitivity in the workplace and among employees.   This also provides information on the levels of cultural proficiency, tips for employees, and includes a learning structure. 

    Target audience:  all staff and leadership.

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    Making Meaningful Connections with Minority Students

    The training is to prepare staff to develop meaningful and effective relationships with students but in particular, minority students.  The training also offers development and support strategies that can address the needs of underserved/poor students. 

    Target audience:  all staff and leadership.

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    Parenting Toward School Success

    This training is to assist parents in helping their child achieve academically and to offer tips in how to overcome educational obstacles.  Student benefits from academic growth and consequences for lack thereof, are provided as well as tips for parents to take steps to improve relations with the school. 

    Target audience:  parents and students.

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    Peer Relationships

    The training focuses on providing conflict resolution skills to help improve peer relations in the workplace.  Participants will learn about the impact and consequences of continued peer conflict and how to overcome conflict by focusing on the interests of others and behavior change. 

    Target audience:  all staff and can be modified for students.

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    Respect in the Workplace

    The training focuses on improving workplace relations by showing respect, how and why respect in the workplace is important, focusing on others’ interests, changing non-productive relationship behaviors, and how this all can impact and improve the future of relations in the workplace.

    Target audience:  all staff.

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    Stereotyping and Bias

    The training defines stereotypes, bias and their origins.  Focus is also on the impact of stereotypes and bias with examples.  Finally, the training offers solutions to mitigate stereotypes and bias. 

    Target audience:  all staff, leadership and can be modified for students.

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    Transgender Training

    The training focuses on the emerging issue and increase in numbers of transgender students, the protection and rights of these students.  Accommodations, using appropriate pronouns, restrooms, dress and statistics are shared to provide inclusion to the transgender population in our schools.  This training has an exercise. 

    Target audience:  all staff and leadership.

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    Transgender Awareness and Sensitivity

    The training discusses diversity, inclusion and it’s relation to the transgender community.  The training formulates inclusive methods of supporting transgender individuals in the workplace. 

    Target audience:  all staff, leadership, and can be modified for students.

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    Family Engagement and Schools

    The goals of this training are to offer suggestions to school staff on how to improve welcoming families.  Emphasis has been placed on creating a welcoming school climate, building trust, respect, improving communication, and inclusion with families.  Challenges, the roles of parents and school staff, plus evaluating progress and success, are areas offered in this training. 

    Target audience:  School administration and staff.

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    How Parents Can Advocate for Their Children

    This training offers suggestions to parents on how to advocate for their students at school.  Understanding what advocacy means, why advocate for their children, and how, are covered in this training.  Information on advocating for student with special needs and how school staff can be student advocates is also included in the training.

    Target audience:  Parents and staff

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    Personal Expression Guidelines:  First Amendment Rights for Students and Employees

    Have you ever wondered what you can and cannot have on your shirt or hat, while at work, that might be deemed as offensive to others?  Have you ever wondered do you have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem?  Would you like to know if you or students are able to have a protest while at work or school or how far you can push your political ideology while at work or school? What can you do online without being corrected by your employer? This training vovers USD 259 guidelines to help you understand what your rights are in alignment to the First Amendment and BOE Policies.    

    Target audience:  All WPS eployees and students

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    Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color

    This training is based on the book, “The Innocent Classroom,” by author Alexs Pate.  The training will provide information on how to create an Innocent Classroom (by removing negative images/stereotypes of students) that impacts behavior, trust, relationships, and academics.  The training offers tips on minimizing student stresses, addressing traumas of marginalized children, and neutralizing their guilt.  By identifying a student’s “good,” educators can begin to understand what drives and motivates their students.  By developing authentic and caring relationships, liberates students from stereotypical guilt and provides them with a safe and inclusive school environment that can improve behaviors and academics.

    Target audience:  Teachers and Paraprofessionals

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