Sign up for the next set of classes in the Foundations of Equity certificate program and Trauma Training

Sign up for the next class in the Foundations of Equity certificate program and Trauma Training.

Foundations of Equity

The fourth class, “What is Marginalization? Don’t Push Me ‘Cause I’m Close To the Edge,” is at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Doty Room at the Minneapolis Central Library.

Learn why some people are included and others excluded from important workplace conversations and decisions, and why opinions of some people are seen as mattering more than those of others. Marginalization occurs when certain people or groups of people are pushed to the edge and considered of lesser importance. The needs and desires of the people within these groups are ignored. Marginalization of those within minority subgroups tends to negatively impact recruitment, retention and promotion of people within these groups.

Sign up via COMET to take the class in person or participate online:

  1. Log in to COMET-HR.
  2. Click “Learning and Development.”
  3. Enter keywords from the name of the class in the search (e.g., “marginalization”).
  4. Click “Enroll.”

The Foundations of Equity certificate program consists of five classes to foster workplace equity and inclusion. Get tools and strategies to help City workplaces value, respect and leverage diversity more. Email [email protected] with questions.

Trauma Training sessions continue the week of Sept. 11

These sessions are the second parts of the two earlier sessions “Introduction to Understanding Trauma: An Emphasis on Immigrants and Refugees” and “Paradoxical Power of Healing Relationships: Interacting with Individuals with Stress and Trauma.”

Training sessions will address the following topics: understanding trauma, interacting with individuals who are under stress and trauma, and secondary and vicarious trauma. For descriptions of the sessions, visit the Equity and Inclusion SharePoint site under Engage > Trainings. (Enter your City email address for access to the site, and if you’re already signed in to the network you’ll automatically be signed in to SharePoint.)

Use COMET to register:

  1. Log in to COMET-HR.
  2. Click “Learning and Development.”
  3. Enter keyword “trauma” in the search.
  4. Find the class you want.  
  5. Click “Enroll.”

This training will be facilitated by Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), an organization with 35 years of experience providing trauma-informed, clinical mental health services for Latino and other immigrants. The ReCAST Minneapolis program helps promote resiliency and equity among communities that have faced trauma due to civil unrest connected to law enforcement issues.

If you have questions, email [email protected].


Published Sep 5, 2017



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