TECAID workshops provided participants with key tools, intra-team time, and intensive cross-team learning experiences. Gathering in person also provided participants an opportunity to discuss and suggest modifications for the ongoing Virtual Learning Community (VLC) process.
This workshop provided participants with conceptual tools to explore, analyze, and begin planning a departmental change project.
This workshop aimed to help participants understand the nature, theory, and practice of change--especially in academic environments; identify and develop the skills that support change; differentiate symptoms from problems; and hone in on effective change skills.
The focus of this workshop was to help participants understand themselves as emerging subject matter experts: where they are (vis-a-vis the past many months together); how they got there; what’s changing and how it’s changing; how they help others; how they take action; and more.
The final workshop positioned participants to transition from the formal TECAID structure to self-initiated, collaborative, diversity and inclusion leadership work as both individuals and teams.
The workshops have definitely given us focused time to learn about [diversity, equity & inclusion] and consider how we can use this knowledge on our campus.”
– J. Jones, Purdue University
The workshop offers a great way to build team vision through external coaching/mentoring. The collective experience of other teams working alongside is very powerful to keep forward progress.”
– K. Haapala, Oregon State University
[TECAID] was a great way to learn about: structured mechanisms to address challenges in increasing diversity and inclusion, … research in diversity and inclusion, …difficult diversity and inclusion conversations, … [engaging] allies [and] existing campus resources, … [and] take advantage of opportunities to make progress.”
– P. Davies, Purdue University