Cultural and Community Centers' Workshops
Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) offers workshops which create supportive spaces
for students to engage in meaningful conversations around issues of diversity and
inclusion. These workshops are designed for various audiences and can be tailored
to fit any group whether it be as an in-classroom presentation or co-curricular experience
(i.e., student organization meeting, student leader training, leadership/diversity
Please see descriptions below of current CCC workshops.
About CCC Workshops
In order to assist you in selecting an appropriate workshop, our workshops are categorized
into one of three clusters: affective, cognitive, and behavioral. For more information
about each category, as well as a list of associated workshops, please see the information
in the section below.
Workshops within this category introduce students to the existence of different cultures,
as well as some of the factors that impact the perceptions of those cultures, and
the concept of intercultural competence. Workshops within this category aim to introduce
students to the requisite attitudes when learning about different cultures. Acquiring
the requisite attitudes implies a willingness to risk and to move beyond one’s comfort
Available Affective Workshops
American Dream Game
Imagine your favorite childhood board games combined with challenging lessons and
conversations for a structured-play experience that encourages students to spend time
in someone else’s shoes to explore how bias, stereotypes, discrimination, and systemic
inequity can block our path toward “The American Dream.”
We are not alone in this world (well, on this planet). Understanding one another may
prove to be a challenging task, no matter how closely or far we live from each other
because of something that is greater than physical distance – culture. Using the models
of cultural theorists Milton Bennett and Darla K. Deardorff, our presenters will help
you discover a pathway to cross-cultural understanding and introduce you to someone,
who will help make meaning of it all – the CultureBread Person!
Where do our assumptions come from? What is the difference between assumptions and
judgments? When do we show “different” parts of ourselves? How does this relate to
code switching? Have you ever judged a book by its cover? In this interactive workshop,
participants will begin to answer to these questions while exploring the concepts
of stereotyping, socialization, and societal norms.
Workshops within this category enhance students’ knowledge of various cultures and
sub-cultures. Additionally, these workshops aim to develop skills that address the
acquisition and processing of knowledge, and ones that students can utilize in their
intercultural competence development.
Available Cognitive Workshops
In this simulation, participants are assigned to two artificial cultures. Each group
is introduced to a different set of cultural values and allowed to practice these
values and subsequently engage the other culture. This simulation is designed to foster
cross-cultural awareness through experiencing the development and impact of stereotypes.
Participants come to appreciate the negative impact of stereotypes and of the need
to foster greater tolerance and understanding of others in all spheres of life.
Student Safe Space
This workshop exposes participants to basic concepts of LGBTQ cultural competency,
including concepts of language, identity terms, inclusion practices, and campus resources.
Using the lens of the gender pay gap, this presentation is designed to empower college-aged
women with the skills and confidence they need to successfully negotiate their salary
and benefits. The workshop curriculum utilizes the latest research and negotiation
strategies to help women navigate the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities.
One Choice Bystander Intervention Training
One Choice invites participants to reassess the role the community has in preventing
power-based personal violence (dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking),
encourages participants to believe that their contribution matters, and engages participants
in education that will expand their knowledge base and skill set to take action.
Workshops within this category explore intersections of identity, and the contextual
presentation of culture in everyday situations. These workshops aim to equip students
with the ability to develop an ethnorelative perspective and demonstrate culturally
effective and appropriate behaviors and communication styles.
Available Behavioral Workshops
To engage meaningfully with others interculturally, we must first begin to understand
who we are. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to enhance participants’ understanding
of their personal and social identities and their capacity for continuous self-reflection.
This will be an introductory workshop designed for those who are relatively new to
conversations about diversity and identity.
Oil and Water
At some point in our lives, we’ve all been told “don’t talk about politics in public”
and for good reason. It can be really difficult to find common ground with others
when political ideology is involved. But developing a political ideology can be just
as difficult internally. Many people struggle to align their political ideology with
other identities they hold. This presentation will examine the experiences of people
whose political ideology don’t align with public expectations and discover how they
learned to mix “oil & water.”
Take a Position
This workshop encourages students to share their viewpoints and explore how they may
be similar or different from others in order to begin to interrogate not only what
our opinions are, but also the impact they may have on others and ourselves. Students
will be asked to engage with others in respectful dialogue and inquiry to learn more
about how viewpoints are formed.
Request a CCC Workshop
- We ask that all workshops be requested at least four (4) weeks in advance of the desired
- You will be contacted by a member of our staff within three (3) business days of your
submission to confirm availability of facilitators and to schedule a follow-up meeting
to discuss the desired learning outcomes and goals for the presentation.
- The requesting organization is asked to provide both the space and technology for
- Each session can be tailored to fit varying time periods; minimum amount of time needed
for facilitation is 50-55 minutes.
- The general purpose of these workshops is to create interactive spaces to engage in
dialogue about social identity and cultural competence. If your organization is seeking
mediation, the Office of Student Advocacy (advocacy.kennesaw.edu) can serve as a resource.
- The intended audience for CCC workshops are KSU students. If you are seeking a workshop
for KSU staff and/or faculty or for an external campus partner, please email us at
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