Training Opportunities

Training Programs

We have several training programs for faculty and staff at RRCC in order to equip them with the tools and resources to serve students from a variety of backgrounds. Some of our training opportunities include:

Intercultural Competence (Levels 1-6)

RRCC’s Intercultural Competence training program consists of six 3-hour sessions that build from the foundations of difference and diversity into understanding more complicated concepts such as privilege and oppression, identity, and equity. Sessions are taken in succession, generally at a pace of one session per year.

Safe Zone

This 3-hour training focuses on serving our LGBT students.  The purpose of Safe Zone is to raise awareness of ways homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism affect everyone and to explore ways Allies can support the LGBT community. The Safe Zone symbol given to participants is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and colleagues that they have knowledge of LGBT issues, are supportive, and are trustworthy.

Dream Zone

Undocumented students face many barriers in higher education, not the least of which is stigma attached to their citizenship status.  This training will provides participants with the tools and resources to better serve our undocumented students and help you to become a better ally to this community of learners. 

Green Zone

Ensuring academic success for all student populations is a priority for academic institutions. This course identifies who and what a veteran is, and provides an understanding of what strengths and barriers veterans possess that may either benefit or hinder their academic success. Learners will be provided with insights into the symptoms of PTSD and TBI, and how to respond to veterans who are confronted with these barriers. Additionally, learners will be provided tips to facilitate academic success through classroom management and linkage to resources.

Intent, Impact, and Why It Matters

This introductory presentation challenges participants to examine their own perspectives related to the language of bias.  This session focuses on the difference between intent and impact with the words we choose, and provides participants with strategies to address bias when it occurs.