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Mosaic 101

In this 2 hour session, we will cover common vocabulary, personal identity, stereotypes, microaggressions, how to have difficult conversations, and other resources on how to serve a diverse student population.  For upcoming workshop sessions, please visit the Professional Development webpage.

If you would like to RSVP for an upcoming workshop, please email mosaic@otc.edu

SafeZone Workshop

This four-hour session covers the basics of how to be an ally and/or safe person for our LGBTQ students and employees. This ses-sion includes a panel discussion which allows participants to hear the real-life experiences of our LGBTQ+ community at OTC. Lunch is provided. To reserve a seat, please email mosaic@otc.edu.  

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Age Diversity and Stereotypes

In this workshop we will explore common stereotypes and myths around aging and review research regarding the damage those stereotypes have caused. Facilitator: Eloise Thomas No RSVP required.

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U.S. Military Veterans as Students

This is a panel session with students who are military veterans sharing their stories, concerns, and resources. Topics of discussion include how the adult student learns, how being a military veteran affects learning, and what resources are available at OTC for students who are military veterans. No RSVP required.

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Multi-Cultural Panel Discussion

This is a Q and A session with employees and students from a variety of cultural/ethnic identities. Participants are encouraged to come to hear individual stories, concerns and suggestions for creating an inclusive environment at OTC. No RSVP required.

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Diverse Faiths and Belief Systems

In this two-hour session, we will cover vocabulary, spectrums, stereotypes, and exploration of various religious identities. We will provide resources that help serve our diverse student population. Facilitators: Jordan Schreiber and Terri Fahnestock To reserve a seat, please email fahnestt@otc.edu.

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Coffee and Conversation

Do you speak Spanish or French? Every Friday, students have the opportunity to interact in a language lab directed by our language tutors. Stop by, play games and practice conversation skills

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*Our goal is to offer new workshops every year.  If you are interested in presenting on a specific topic please contact the Mosaic Team: mosaic@otc.edu.

**See the Professional Development schedule for upcoming opportunities.

***For other student and community resources, click here

Please Report Harassment and Discrimination

It is very important that OTC is a safe environment for ALL of our faculty, staff and students.  If you ever witness or are the victim of harassment,  violence or discrimination, please report it immediately via OTC Cares.