Programs

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We’re serious about community! We know finances vary, and professional opportunities are expensive. We operate a “pay what you can” (PWYC) policy for our events, so we are always financially accessible.

We give to the causes that matter. Ten percent of program registration fees on some URep Abroad programs have gone to a great cause! URep Abroad has donated to post bail/bond for immigration detention centers and increased access to COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income economies.

Past Programs

Let’s Blaxit: A Black Panel on Working Globally and How Seeing the World Leads to Self-Discovery interviews Chrishan Wright (Host, Blaxit Global Podcast), Elena Anderson (Co-founder, At Ease Solutions, LLC and Director of Talent and Culture, Academic Travel Abroad), and Kevin Simpson (Founder, Association for International Educators and Leaders of Color).

View our Blacks Abroad resource!

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say: Approaches to Compassionate and Constructive Educator-to-Educator Dialogue. This webinar led by Dr. Carmen Cruz (Licensed Psychologist and Diversity Educator/Consultant), provided opportunities to increase personal awareness by identifying ways to connect with others compassionately. 

Here is a brief recap of our discussion: 

 

Safety vs. Comfort:
The pandemic has impacted our ability to explore outside our safety zones due to decreased in-person interactions. Continue to seek opportunities to challenge your assumptions and thinking.

 

Stimulus Value:
We all make assumptions about others when we first meet, and our beliefs are based on many life factors. Recognizing and accepting we are all raised in a stigmatized society is a step forward to the compassionate dialogue.

 

Three Strategies to Develop Communication Skills:
Admit we have biases, Engage out of your comfort zone, and Move-in to connect and be vulnerable.

Active Solutions: Steps to Promoting Systemic Change in the Workplace Conference provided strategies to enact systemic change in the workplace while sharing resources and insight to understanding employment rights under Title VII. View the conference program and event resources.