Workshops

students participate in workshop

Considering Diversity in Student Group Purchasing

Supplier diversity is an integral part of Princeton University's business operations. Princeton leverages minority, woman, veteran, and LGBT-owned businesses for a wide array of goods and services such as event services, technology, catering, and much more. This session will highlight the importance of diversity in student organization purchasing, and share tools for student leaders to consider diversity in purchasing.  

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about Princeton's purchasing landscape, and why diversity plays a critical role within it. 
  • Discover focus areas where diverse suppliers and competition is likely. 
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of University purchasing resources and supplier diversity report.

Creating Inclusive Communities for FLI Students

Socioeconomic diversity is an asset for student organizations. In this workshop, students will explore what socioeconomic diversity is, how to promote respect and inclusion for people from all economic backgrounds, as well as how to plan for access and inclusion of FLI students as a student leader.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Become acquainted with socioeconomic diversity at Princeton.
  • Understand Princeton's policies and practices impacting socioeconomic diversity.
  • Learn practical strategies to promote access and inclusion for FLI students.

Creating Creating Supportive Group Spaces for Trans and Nonbinary Students

This session, led by peer educators and the assistant director of the GSRC, discusses what an inclusive student organization looks like for trans and nonbinary students.The workshop will conclude with an awarded competency.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover how trans and nonbinary inclusion benefits group membership, retention, and recruiting.
  • Understand intentional strategies for inclusion of trans and nonbinary students.
  • Discuss the benefits to the wellbeing of student organizations when groups prioritize trans inclusion.

Environmentally Sustainable Group Practices

Student organizations host more than 2,000 events at Princeton per year, often distributing food and gear along the way. This one-hour workshop will highlight the environmental impact of these practices, and share environmental impact factors to consider when making decisions related to events and other activities.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the scope and environmental impact of student organization activities at Princeton.
  • Develop strategies to plan and execute sustainable group events. 
  • Consider tips and resources for sustainable purchasing as a student organization.

Jewish Student Identity, Inclusion, and Antisemitism

Through this interactive training from the Center for Jewish Life, students will become aware of the multifaceted nature of Jewish identity and the diversity among Jewish college students. Students will also learn how to define and identify antisemitism, and articulate how it relates to anti-Zionism and anti-Israel activity college campuses. Facilitators will conclude by highlighting how antisemitism fits into the broader context of campus diversity, equity and inclusion work.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Become aware of the multifaceted nature of Jewish identity and the diversity among Jewish college students.
  • Define antisemitism and articulate how it relates to anti-Zionism and anti-Israel activity, in particular on college campuses.
  • Identify at least one way in which student leaders can support Jewish students and address antisemitism on campus.
  • Begin to understand how antisemitism fits into the broader context of campus diversity, equity and inclusion work.

This session is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life.

Mitigating Bias, Harassment, and Misconduct While Traveling

This session covers travel policies, considerations, and reporting options for bias, harassment, and sexual misconduct while participating in student organization travel.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of policies and expectations of student organizations while traveling.
  • Define bias, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
  • Develop understanding of peer leaders' reporting responsibilities, and reporting options for bias, harassment, and sexual misconduct on-campus and while traveling.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of definitions and reporting options through the use of case studies.

Princeton Distress Awareness and Response (PDAR)

Princeton Distress Awareness and Response (PDAR) is an interactive one-hour session, facilitated by Dr. Calvin Chin, the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Princeton University.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Discover creative ways to promote mental health and wellness in student group activities.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms to watch for in friends and peers who may be in distress.
  • Develop the tools and knowledge of available resources needed to effectively respond to students who may be in distress.

Reconciliation: Holding Space for Dialogue and Difference

Join the Princeton Rose Castle Society, a program of the Office of Religious Life, for a transformative event focused on fostering understanding and reconciliation within our communities. This workshop aims to equip participants with the essential concepts and tools needed to navigate and contribute to the process of reconciliation. Acknowledging that differences can often lead to division, the Princeton Rose Castle Society focuses on how dialogue and understanding can reshape and strengthen our communities. Through interactive games, activities, and discussions, this workshop will provide participants with valuable insights into the principles of reconciliation, emphasizing empathy, active listening, and constructive communication.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the key principles and concepts underlying the process of reconciliation, including empathy, forgiveness, and understanding.
  • Acquire practical tools for engaging in constructive dialogue both on campus and community settings.
  • Explore methods for transforming disagreements into opportunities for mutual understanding and growth, and develop strategies for creating positive change in community relationships through proactive reconciliation efforts.
  • Encourage participants to reflect on their own biases and assumptions, fostering personal growth in the journey towards reconciliation.

This session is sponsored by the Princeton Rose Castle Society, a program of the Office of Religious Life (ORL).

Supporting Free Expression in Student Organizations

Open expression and free speech are fundamental to the success of student organizations. This session, facilitated by Ian Deas, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students, will provide practical strategies for student leaders to promote open expression within group activities.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of why free expression is important on a college campus. 
  • Learn practical strategies to promote and support free expression in student organizations.
  • Discover tools and resources available at Princeton to support open expression. 

The Power of Social Media

Social media is among the most utilized communication tools on college campuses. This session, facilitated by Princeton University's social media team, provides a toolkit for understanding and leveraging social media as an effective communication tool for student organizations. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the reach and risks of social media communication
  • Learn practical strategies to drive engagement with social media platforms and posts.
  • Discover resources available to Princeton students to create compelling and captivating content.

The Power of Storytelling: How to Stand Out in Interviews

In today's competitive market, the ability to effectively communicate your skills, experience and leadership presence is crucial. Storytelling is a powerful and effective tool that brings your achievements to life and leaves the lasting impression it takes to land the job. This 90-minute workshop will teach you successful storytelling strategies for job interviews, the workplace, and beyond. This session will be facilitated by Rebecca Haarlow '01, an Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the formula for effective and persuasive storytelling.
  • Develop a personal story that highlights your outstanding skills and qualities.
  • Grow your confidence and practice your public speaking skills as you share your story on stage at the conclusion of the workshop.