The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Masters of the Environment Program (MENV) are offering a series of seminars and workshops focused on developing equity-focused dialogic skills for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and early career scientists.

GOALS OF THE SERIES

  • Expand and develop communication skills to navigate power dynamics on research teams, engage in equity-focused dialogues with community partners, and represent personal values and skill sets in interviews.
  • Build community and foster collaboration across different departments on campus to support graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists. 
  • Create a repository of shared resources for this community, with ongoing access and development.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (Registration for this option is full at this time)

We will be offering an optional certificate of completion for participants who:

  • Attend one of the two seminars
  • Attend two of the three workshops
  • Submit a equity-focused personal values statement and complete any suggested revisions

INFORMATION SESSION 

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2-3 p.m. 
  • Online: Zoom link 
  • This session will provide an overview of the Equity-focused Dialogic Skills event series and how to get a certificate of completion.

RESOURCES 

SEMINAR

Utilizing Cultural Intelligence to Advance Tribal Engagement and Partnerships with James Rattling Leaf, Sr. 

  • Wednesday, January 24, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
    • Two options to attend, in-person or online:
  • Thursday, January 25, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    • Two options to attend, in-person or online:
      • In person (NOAA affiliates only): DSRC GC402
      • Online: TBA 

CIRES Tribal Advisor, James Rattling Leaf, Sr. is offering this hybrid seminar during his visit to Boulder, which will provide recommendations for working with Tribal communities based on the knowledge that long-term relationship-building with these communities is the foundation upon which educational programs, research collaborations, and other initiatives must be co-created. Sharing the Cultural Intelligence framework will define effective practices in building relationships and clarify a process for establishing and maintaining effective collaborations with Tribal communities that respect sovereignty and self-determination.

SEMINAR

Sustainability as a Form of Resistance with Dr. Maricruz Carrillo

  • Join us for a discussion with Dr. Maricruz Carrillo on how to make sustainability more equitable, accessible y divertido!
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Two options to attend, in-person or online:
    • Sustainabilty, Energy, and Environment Community (SEEC) Building Auditorium (C120)
    • Zoom link
  • During our time together we'll dive deep into how we can use sustainability and indigenous wisdom to fight back against a system that was not built for environmental conservation. We will talk about who is responsible, why we should care, and most importantly what we can do about it! After this workshop, you will feel empowered and you will be equipped with the tools necessary to make a difference in your own community.

Maricruz Carrillo, PhDMaricruz Carrillo, PhD., es tu amiga in Sustainability. She founded the consulting side of Menos Waste on 4 pillars: Environmental, Social, Financial and Cultural. Sustainability is not just about being "Eco-friendly" which is why she wanted to make sure all other aspects were holistically taken into consideration in all projects. She focuses on small businesses and non-profits as she believes community engagement and localization of economies are key in building a sustainable future. Her passion to help small businesses and non-profits (who are traditionally not represented in this space) break into the sustainability market leads her to provide affordable workshops, resources and services. No client will be turned away for lack of resources and group based learning is also available (and super fun). Overall, Maricruz hopes to make the sustainability space more equitable, accessible y divertido!

This workshop is featured in the Equity-focused Dialogic Skills series of workshops organized in collaboration with CIRES. Dr. Carrillo will be joining us virtually.

WORKSHOP

Building Skills to Successfully Navigate Equity-Focused Dialogues (Session 1)

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
  • Two options to attend, in-person or online:
    • In person at Center for Teaching and Learning Office (Room E390), CASE Building on CU Campus
    • Online: Zoom link
  • In this highly interactive workshop, participants will explore ideas and themes from the two seminars that address how power dynamics affect equity-focused dialogues. We will begin to develop a personal equity-focused values statement and will create a repository of shared resources for this community.

WORKSHOP

Climate Café

  • Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • In person only: Center for Teaching and Learning Office (Room E390), CASE Building on CU Campus
  • Talking about our complex emotions and reactions to climate change is essential for fostering community and sustainable collective action. This interactive workshop, hosted by Stacy Gerberich and Matt Tomatz from CU Boulder’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services, will provide participants a space to slow down, share, and listen to each other’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. By gathering, connecting, and supporting one another, we will practice the fundamentals of building community bonds, and nourishing connective hope.
  • This event is full, please contact Michelle Cadena (michelle.cadena@colorado.edu) to be put on the waitlist. 

WORKSHOP

Building Skills to Successfully Navigate Equity-Focused Dialogues (Session 2)

  • Wednesday, May 8, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Two options to attend, in-person or online:
    • In person: CTL Office, Room E390, CASE Building on CU Campus
    • Online: Zoom link
  • In this highly interactive workshop, participants will continue to explore how power dynamics affect equity-focused dialogues, with a particular focus on wellness and setting boundaries. We will continue to work on our personal equity-focused values statements and building our repository of shared resources for this community.