Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Education & Training

Education through social justice and leadership development are core components of the Kelly ECC. Our staff offers dynamic workshops, training, and presentations with the purpose of supporting our
students, faculty and staff. The topics below are chosen for their relevance, ability to challenge perceptions, and its capacity for catalyzing future discussion and action. Please complete the form
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Leadership Development

Leadership is one of the core tenets of the Kelly ECC’s mission and the Education and Training Program. We’ve put together a few skills based sessions along with some interactive workshops that encourage students to identify the unique aspects of themselves that can make them the leaders they aspire to be.

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RSO Reality Fair (AVAILABLE SOON)

RSO Reality Fair (or “Registered Student Organization Reality Fair”) is an interactive resource navigation tool for prospective and current college students. The Reality Fair concept is a unique opportunity for participants to experience some of the personal, financial, and organizational challenges they will face when they start their leadership journeys on a university campus. It’s a hands-on experience in which students identify their personal perspectives based on interests and starting salaries then complete a budget sheet requiring them to function and plan like any student organization within their event budget. Organizational planning basics include items like event catering, decor, transportation, venue, and volunteer management. Additional expenditures such as entertainment and travel are factored in as well.

Cross-Cultural Coalition Building

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding on the process of cross-cultural collaboration with an emphasis on concrete communication skills and tools grounded in social justice. This session offers a lively mix of engaging material, exercises, and a full scale coalition simulation. This workshop has been successfully adapted and delivered to experienced student organization and professional staff leaders to help expand and strengthen their teams. Student and staff participants who attend this training leave with new energy for their work, relevant workplace skills, and useful dialogue tools.

Intercultural Communication

Communication is key in any relationship whether it be student-faculty, staff-supervisor, or even parent-child. These offerings explore the power effective and culturally responsive communication can have when organizing a meeting, working through difficult dialogues, or advocating on behalf of friends and colleagues.
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Difficult Dialogues

This session aims to foster a culture of dialogue by equipping students, staff, and faculty with the skills to engage in and facilitate critical dialogue on a variety of complex topics and community concerns, simultaneously empowering them to utilize those skills to cre-ate an inclusive and collaborative campus where all students, staff, and faculty can thrive. The workshop will employ a different topics that vary in in a discussion between the presenter and the participants to demonstrate a possible scenario in a classroom. The demonstration will then be used to facilitate a group discussion about what works and what doesn’t work in discussing controversial topics.

Storytelling for the Heart

Indigenous communities around the world have used storytelling as a tool that supplements many aspects in a functional society. It can be delivered through a variety of mediums and is perhaps one of the most universally accessible tools regardless of one’s identity. This session explores the power of storytelling and the different ways it is used as an effective tool in advocacy, in youth development, community engagement, and even in creating systemic change.

Major Keys to Effective Public Speaking

The one thing a majority of people fear more than death itself? Public Speaking! This workshop will walk participants through 10 major keys to to help students effectively address a group of 6 (which can be still unnerving) to speaking in front of a crowd of over 500 people! This important skills becomes steadily more important as the growing leader masters their craft and steps into the professional world ready to articulate their skills, attributes, and charm.

Cultural Competency

For over 40 years, the Kelly ECC has provided expertise around diversity and inclusion at the University of Washington. These sessions explore the types of skills and know-how students need to.
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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

What does it mean to appropriate culture compared to appreciation? Why may it be offensive? What effects does well-intentioned imitation and borrowed cultural symbols have on cultures that represent disempowered communities? This workshop will exam-ine these questions and the historical and racial context of using symbols and adopting a culture that is not your own. This session challenges participants to think critically about how they celebrate diversity by moving away from appropriation toward cultural appreciation.

Storytelling for the Heart

Indigenous communities around the world have used storytelling as a tool that supplements many aspects in a functional society. It can be delivered through a variety of mediums and is perhaps one of the most universally accessible tools regardless of one’s identity. This session explores the power of storytelling and the different ways it is used as an effective tool in advocacy, in youth development, community engagement, and even in creating systemic change.

Power, Privilege, & Social Justice

In order to work toward a more unified and equitable society, we must work hard to understand our place in the world while given the great diversity of experiences and perspectives we live with every day. These offerings provide definitions, exercises, and tools to help facilitate healthy dialogues around difficult topics like race, power, privilege, and social justice.
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Identities & Intersectionalities

This guided workshop aims for participants to explore their personal identity along with their community identity through dialogue, facilitated discussions, and a few glossary terms to help structure the session. We will dive into discussions about the fluidity of identity, and explore where we hold privilege in addition to where we do not hold privi-lege. We will also delve into our multifaceted identities that lie both above and below the surface to examine how they affect our lived experiences and perspectives. Last but not least, we will learn about the ADDRESSING model (Pamela Hayes, 2001) which is a useful tool to talk about the intersectionality of our identities as well as being a powerful ally-building mechanism.

  • Learning goal: Explore and name/define how our multi-layered identities shape our place in society.

“No offense, but…” | Micro-Aggressions and their Impact

Through facilitated dialogue, small-group sharing, and larger group discussions, this ses-sion will help participants define the concepts of a “micro-aggression” so that they can begin to understand the multitude of ways they appear in their daily lives. Following these important discussions, participants will then discuss the impacts these aggres-sions have on socially devalued groups at multiple levels from micro (individual to indi-vidual), to meso (group to group), and even at a macro (institution to institution, groups, individuals) level.