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Here at the Center for Gender Equiy, we believe in learning, compassion, collaboration, and communication. By working together, we can work to remake institutions and structures that exclude others. This is a continual learning process for all of us. Through our workshops, we can better understand how to call people in, listen to each other, and begin to see the creative potential in our differences. 


The Center for Gender Equity can customize a workshop to a class or department here at Lehigh. 


Why Inclusive Relationships Are Necessary

Why Being Gender Inclusive Matters

-National (indeed, perhaps international) trends of a “calling-out” rather than “calling-in” culture

-Reports of academic departments becoming less collegial, nationally and through Lehigh Climate Survey data

-Research and leaders purporting men and women hesitate being in meetings with persons of the opposite sex

-Tweets, trolling, and online bursts of hate and anger rather than conversation

-Increase in recruitment and retention of folks that are not part of the “Mythical Norm” (Lorde describes this space as White, straight, Christian, upper-class man)

Why does being Gender Inclusive benefit staff?

-Methods for creating an inclusive and collaborative workplace and department

-Creating skills for being with others whose views may be in direct opposition to one’s own

-Skills for supervisors to hear and inspire supervisees

-Skills for supervisees to make needs clear to and gain insights from supervisors

-Techniques for working with colleagues who are in academic affairs

-Techniques for working with colleagues of different ages, regions, and skills sets

-Techniques for working with constituents who are not part of higher education

Why does being Gender Inclusive benefit faculty?

-Methods for creating a Department that fosters collaborative research, teaching, and service

-Methods for creating a Department and College ready to take risks on understanding the creative power in implementing different evaluative criteria for tenure and promotion

-Skills to become collaborative colleagues with Staff

-Skills for being with others whose views may be in direct opposition to one’s own

-Skills for sharing knowledge to people and agencies outside of the Department and academic community

-Skills for building an inclusive classroom

Why does being Gender Inclusive benefit students?

-Learning to meet, live and work with, and develop long term relationships with people vastly different from or new to them (e. g. coming from different nations, areas within a nation, different race or sexual identity)

-Creating skills for being with others whose views may be in direct opposition to one’s own

-Developing skills for communicating with professors and administrators

-Practicing skills for developing non-hierarchical friendships and or romantic relationships

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