ODI Workshops

Social Identity Activity

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This 50-minute voluntary activity is designed to help participants begin their journey of figuring out their place in the world by realizing that their own individual identity includes race and that this identity will influence their interactions with others who do not share their same background.

Social Identity Pie Chart Activity Objectives:

  • To help participants gain self-awareness regarding their own social identities and how their personal identity characteristics may influence interactions with others who do not share their racial background.
  • To discuss how identity characteristics may influence our beliefs, values, attitudes, perceptions, and interactions.
  • To highlight the influence of power in intercultural interactions.

The Women’s Center

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Start Smart Salary Negotiation for Students

Trainer(s): Women’s Center Professional Staff

Duration: 120 minutes

Start Smart is specifically designed to empower women college students about to enter the job market with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation. Students can expect to learn:

  • about the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences
  • how to quantify the market value of their education, skills, and experience
  • how to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary
  • how to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Education Training

Trainer(s): Women’s Center Professional Staff

Duration: 90-120 minutes

Attendees will learn to identify various forms of gender-based violence and examine conditions that promote and/or support sexual harassment. Participants will also develop skills to initiate a dialogue on sexual harassment and strategies for sexual harassment prevention and response.

Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP) Workshops

Facilitator(s): VAWPP Peer Facilitators and/or Professional Staff

Duration: 50-75 minutes

VAWPP workshops are interactive discussions, facilitated by peers or professional staff, which explore the continuum of gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. Grounded in social justice and feminist perspective, workshops invite all campus stakeholders to examine their role in ending gender-based violence by addressing its root causes in oppression.

Topic-specific workshops include:

  • Consent 201*: This workshop is designed to expand on concepts first-year students were introduced to at Orientation, inviting participants to think critically about common patterns of communication around requests, negotiation, pressure, and coercion. Facilitators utilize fun, interactive activities to foster discussion around gender stereotypes, power dynamics, and sexual and romantic scripts. * This workshop is specifically for FYE courses and must be requested through our FYE scheduling portal.
  • Power & Control (in Relationships): This workshop invites participants to make connections between stereotypical gender expectations and unhealthy relationship patterns. Participants will gain: greater understanding of the various forms of relationship abuse and how they manifest, tools for assessing the health of their own connections, and proficiency in providing support to friends or family members who may be experiencing relationship violence.

Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) Workshop

Facilitator(s): GASA Group Facilitators

Duration: 45-60 minutes

This workshop serves as a preview of the semester-long GASA experience offered every Spring in partnership with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Topics offered include: rape-supportive norms and values within the Greek community, impact of gender stereotypes on social power dynamics, dispelling rape myths and victim-blaming, individual and community-focused bystander intervention, and supporting victims/survivors.

Intimate Partner Violence Overview

Facilitator(s): VAWPP Peer Facilitators and/or Professional Staff

Duration: 50-75 minutes

This workshop will provide an overview of the dynamics of abusive relationships, explore the individual and systemic barriers to addressing intimate partner violence, and review the resources available on and off campus.  This session is an interactive presentation and designed for the classroom context.


For faculty https://cetl.uconn.edu/seminars/