The Department of Campus Climate has a myriad of training opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and the community. Campus Climate trainings and workshops cover topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The trainings below were created based off of trends, data, and feedback provided by the institution. Fill out the form below to request a program or training. Whenever possible, please give at least 2-weeks’ notice before the scheduled program. Please remember that it is the responsibility of the requesting person to reserve a space for the event, invite others to the program, and ensure that the A/V needs are met. Additionally, a member of the Campus Climate staff may ask to meet with the requester prior to accepting or facilitating the training or program.

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Campus Climate Trainings and Workshops

Review the list of available programs and descriptions hosted by Campus Climate. If none of these programs meet your needs, we would be happy to work to with you on a customized training or program. For other questions, concerns, or collaborations, please reach out to Kayden Carpentier, Campus Climate Trainer, at carpentierk@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.6127.

  • Want to know more about the Department of Campus Climate and what we do? Spoiler alert: it doesn't actually involve the weather. In this session, we will cover information and data trends that led to the creation of our department along with the current data that informs our programming efforts. We will also discuss Campus Climate's ongoing projects and how you can contribute to a more positive, inclusive, and equitable experience at our university. 

    • Length: 30-50 Minutes
    • Intended Audience: All
    • AV/Tech Needs: Computer and Projector
  • Looking for something more specific or customized? Select this option in our Program Request Form and indicate a topic related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that you would like covered. Customized Workshops or Programs must be requested and confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to the expected presentation date to allow for sufficient training development time. We recommend a minimum of 45 minutes for each program session but can be flexible dependent upon the content requested. 

  • With an emphasis on person-first language, this training provides working definitions and pertinent knowledge for appropriately supporting people with disabilities. The purpose and necessity of accommodations, as they apply to students, is covered along with specific strategies and resources one can use to create more equitable experiences on our campus.   

    • Length: 50-90 Minutes
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, Academic Staff, Student Support Services, etc.  
    • AV/Tech Needs: Computer and Projector
  • This training will cover key terminology, scenarios, and inclusive practices as they relate to diversity and inclusion. No prior experience training is needed. We will cover the basics!

    • Length: 90-120 Minutes
    • Intended Audience: All
    • AV/Tech Needs: Computer and Projector
  • Implicit Bias is a topic that is becoming increasingly popular when discussing diversity and inclusion work. This session provides information about how our brain learns and constructs associations and how these processes influence our behavior. Participants will practice introspection skills to assess areas where bias may manifest which is followed with strategies for managing such bias.  

    • Length: 50-90 Minutes
    • Intended Audience: All
    • AV/Tech Needs: Computer and Projector
  • This session provides an overview of Campus Climate data and discusses the importance of inclusive classrooms as they relate to enrollment and retention. Faculty will be provided with an array of strategies that can be implemented to create equitable experiences in their classrooms as well as foster positive relationships with their students. Examples of inclusive pedagogy at work in various sectors of campus will be provided along with other resources faculty can utilize to help meet the needs of their students.

    • Length: 50-90 Minutes
    • Intended Audience: All
    • AV/Tech Needs: Computer and Projector
  • This program will provide a fundamental basis for civil discourse around topics of racial and ethnic diversity. Participants will assess their level of exposure to diverse identities and then explore how we develop our understanding of race. Historical context and examples will be provided to help further discuss the pervasiveness of racial inequality and how participants can become proactive change agents in their community.

    • Length: 50-90 Minutes
    • Intended Audience: All
    • AV/Tech Needs: Computer and Projector

Additional Training Opportunities

The Department of Campus Climate strives to promote all trainings that have a core mission of promoting understanding, inclusion, and diversity education. Learn more about additional trainings and workshops offered by other departments across campus.

  • Accommodations Training is for faculty who are looking for more information about the accommodation process, the utilization of specific forms of accessible technology, and to answer questions about specific disabilities. Please contact sswd@uwplatt.edu to request a training or for more information.

    • Hosted by: Services for Students with Disabilities
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty 
    • Frequency: As needed
  • Ally Training—formerly Safe Zone Training—is a two-hour training that provides participants a basic overview of gender and sexuality concepts, and terminology in the hopes of building empathy and respect.  Participants also experience real-world application of the tools learned in the training as they are presented with scenarios that are pertinent to their work and personal environments. Please contact doylecenter@uwplatt.edu to request a training or for more information. 

    • Hosted by: Doyle Center for Gender & Sexuality 
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, students, and community 
    • Frequency: Approximately three times per semester; also by request/as needed
  • Bystander Intervention Training or Upstander Training teaches participants how to overcome the bystander effect and other barriers that prevent us from intervening in high-risk situations relating to sexual violence or high-risk drinking scenarios. Participants will understand why the bystander effect and other barriers prevent us from intervening. They will also gain skills to increase their likeliness of intervention. Please contact stonerm@uwplatt.edu for more information.

    • Hosted by: Dean of Students
    • Previous Training Needed: N/A
    • Intended Audience: Students
  • In Coming Out Stars, participants receive stars of various colors. The facilitator goes through four different “coming out”—the process in which an LGBTQ+ person tells people in their life about their identity—scenarios.  Depending on the color star the participant has, they lose or keep various support systems in their life.  At the end, everyone’s stars look different, showing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ experience. Most appropriate for class presentations. Please contact doylecenter@uwplatt.edu to request a presentation or for more information.

    • Hosted by: Doyle Center for Gender & Sexuality 
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, and students; appropriate for all education and age levels (middle school and older)
    • Frequency: By request/as needed
  • Learn the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy one through videos and discussion. Learn to notice unhealthy behaviors in a relationship and how to find help. Curriculum provided by the One Love Foundation.  Participants will be able to identify unhealthy relationship behaviors and how to find help if they, or a friend, are in an unhealthy relationship. Please contact stonerm@uwplatt.edu for information.

    • Hosted by: Dean of Students 
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Students
    • Frequency: By request/as needed
  • These workshops are to help students with financial literacy, study skills, leadership opportunities, and personal development. Please contact sss@uwplatt.edu for a schedule and more information.  

    • Hosted by: Student Support Services 
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: First generation and low income students only
    • Frequency: As needed; throughout the semester 
  • Greeks Step Up is a bystander awareness program collaboration between the PIC and the Prevention Education Coordinator from the Dean of Students office. There are approximately 10 facilitators from various campus departments and approximately 100 students participating. Students are broken into four groups (Skits, Action Plans, Social Norms Marketing, and Freshman Flashback) to explore various situations regarding bystander intervention. Please contact pic@uwplatt.edu for a schedule and more information.  

    • Hosted by: Pioneer Involvement Center 
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Greek Life students 
    • Frequency: Annually
  • This workshop provides participants with intercultural tools and strategies to work more effectively with international students inside and outside of the classroom. The workshop can be tailored to the needs of your college, department, or program. Please contact isss@uwplatt.edu to request a training or for more information

    • Hosted by: International Programs
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, and student workers or tutors
    • Frequency: As needed
  • University Counseling Services offers a Mental Health Safe Person training. Similar to the Safe Zone/Ally trainings that have been provided on campus, the Safe Person training will help build confidence in assisting others with mental health concerns. The training is around 50 minutes in length, and involves discussion around 7 key ways to show support for people with mental health concerns. After completion, each participant will be given a decal to display in your office and/or area to signify your support. Please contact Jason Artz at artzj@uwplatt.edu.

    • Hosted by: University Counseling Services
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, and students
    • Frequency: By request/as needed
  • This interactive workshop allows participants the opportunity to explore some of the recent challenges that students with financial need experience on our campus. Please contact Laura Franklin at franklinl@uwplatt.edu for more information.

    • Hosted by: Student Support Services/Office of Multicultural Student Affairs 
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, and students
    • Frequency: As needed; throughout the semester 
  • Shane Windmeyer, National founder of Stop the Hate, comes to Platteville, every other summer, usually in July, to train students, faculty and staff to be facilitators for bias incidents and hate crime awareness and prevention programs on campuses and communities. Thirteen modules including: Definitions, Hate Pyramid, Hate Crime Laws, First Amendment, Attraction of Hate, Hate Groups, Hate Music, Hate Symbols, Victim Support, and Ally Awareness Continuum. Please contact pic@uwplatt.edu for more information.  

    • Hosted by: Pioneer Involvement Center
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, and students. 
    • Frequency: Annually; during the summer
  • These workshops allow trained facilitators to educate others on the content provided in the Stop the Hate - Train the Trainers program. Workshops will cover hate, bias, allyship, and more. Please contact pic@uwplatt.edu for more information. 

    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, staff, and students
    • Frequency: Annually; throughout the academic year
  • In an effort to educate our students about sexual violence and substance abuse, and to be compliant with federal law, University of Wisconsin-Platteville has launched a mandatory online educational course for all new students called Student Empower Plus. The course covers information on sexual violence prevention, bystander intervention, consent, gender sensitivity, and alcohol and other drugs prevention. Please contact stonerm@uwplatt.edu for more information.  

    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Mandatory for all new students of UW-Platteville and its branch campuses
    • Frequency: Annually; throughout the academic year. 
  • The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator. The curriculum provided by the One Love Foundation. Participants will be able to identify the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what they can do if they witness or experience these warning signs. Please contact stonerm@uwplatt.edu for more information.

    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Students
    • Frequency: By request/as needed
    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Students
    • Frequency: By request/as needed
  • Transgender Topics explores the complexities, identities, and spectrum of gender.  It also covers basic terminology and promotes the importance of respecting someone’s pronouns.  Finally, the training closes with an activity that immerses participants in everyday situations that transgender and non-binary folks must face. Please contact doylecenter@uwplatt.edu to request a training.

    • Previous Training Needed: Ally Training and/or basic LGBTQ+ knowledge is preferred.
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community. 
    • Frequency: Approximately twice per semester; also by request/as needed. 
  • This 50-60 minute presentation introduces participants to the subject of sexual violence, covering definitions and brief introductions into the areas of consent, bystander intervention, and rape culture. Participants will have an increased awareness of sexual violence as it pertains to a college campus and what they can do to prevent it. Please contact stonerm@uwplatt.edu for more information.

    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Students
    • Frequency: SAS Presentation; provided multiple times during the semester
  • This training is hosted by the Hispanic Outreach Specialist within the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA). Its purpose is to help participant become more knowledgeable about how to become allies for undocumented students, and to understand immigration processes and procedures. Please contact gomezsolisb@uwplatt.edu or 608-342-1506 for more information. 

    • Previous Training Needed: None
    • Intended Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Students 
    • Frequency: Once per semester; also by request/as needed.