Due to precautions around COVID-19, the Winter 2021 Five Days for Change has been cancelled. During this time, we will be working to convert to a virtual format to host in Summer 2021. In late Spring 2021 semester we will begin to accept registration for Summer 2021 Five Days for Change session.
Five Days for Change is an intensive training program designed to provide university staff members with the opportunity to acquire and strengthen cultural competencies, awareness, and skills. This training will increase the visibility, skill, and effectiveness of allies in the cause of social justice and campus civility as critical campus incidents arise.
The training is facilitated by university staff members from across Student and Academic Affairs. Participants in this weeklong training will:
- acquire a working knowledge of the factors that influence the Illinois climate for traditionally marginalized groups
- examine how their own power, privilege, and position can influence positive change in our campus climate, and
- gain skills in working in cross-cultural environments.
Five Days for Change is available to all staff members who are open to understanding the impact their identities have in our work, have prior experience working with diverse groups of people and with cross-cultural conflicts, and are willing to engage in dialogue about critical campus issues.
Registration for this program will be accepted pending departmental approval and space availability. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting training opportunity, contact us at DiversityEd@illinois.edu.