Difficult Conversations: Communicating Effectively Across Difference
Have you ever engaged in a conversation about an uncomfortable or sensitive topic with someone who is very different from you and didn't know how to approach it? Conversations between people with different views and lived experiences can go awry and ...
Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life
This 90-minute workshop will provide an introduction to unconscious associations that can lead to an affinity toward or prejudice against some people (implicit bias). We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and un ...
The Language of Inclusion: Pronouns and Other Gendered Words
Pronouns are tools for effective and efficient communication, and their intentional or unintentional misuse can cause confusion and harm. Using gender-affirming pronouns and avoiding unnecessary use of other gendered words is essential to creating spaces ...
Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions that Have a Big Impact
Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn abo ...
Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices
This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool and equitably evaluating them. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that priv ...
Yellow Pie Plate Research Helps Families Resolve Heirloom Conflict
These last few weeks have been a treasure for me. I’ve had the privilege of working with my parents in cleaning out my grandparent’s home. Oh, there have been moments of “why did they keep this?” but then we’d find letters from Norway (written in Norwe ...
46 Gallons of Sap Makes 1 Gallon of Pancake Topper
Last weekend my family and I visited Malabar Farm located in Lucas, Ohio for their yearly maple syrup festival. This event takes you back in time to show you how they produced maple syrup centuries ago. You get to watch historical demonstrations, ride on ...
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Making Maple Syrup
Download a transcript of this video (in process) ABOUT THIS EPISODE Did you know Ohio State makes maple syrup?! In a 19-acre woods on the Ohio State Mansfield campus, researchers, Extension specialists, instructors, and others are collecting sap from a va ...
Consider Using Tax Refund As A Safety net For Later In The Year
I was at a meeting recently where some interesting research was shared. In essence, Duke University and the company that makes a tax program reached out to more than 900,000 individuals concerning their tax refund. They included a motivational message o ...