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Black Student Leadership Institute

Student Engagement

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Kimble, Michael
mkimble@gsu.edu

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

State Funding

Overview

The Black Student Leadership Institute is a four-week series designed for students of color. Students engage in conversations and activities surrounding leadership development, cultural competence and racial and ethnic identity. While participating in the institute, students are connected to Georgia State alumni and acquire practical leadership skills that are attractive to student organizations and employers. Scholarships are awarded to students who complete the institute.

Benefits

1. Awareness of group characteristics
2. Access to mentors, role models, safe spaces,
3. Community building
4. Leadership development
5. Cultural competency
6. Racial identity development

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Age, First Generation, Gender, Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Black, Multi-racial

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
01/01/2016

Number Served

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Cultural competency training (workshop, certificate, course), Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Creation of materials (syllabi, templates, tool-kits, lists, resources (printed or web-based)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The institute engages student with conversations and activities surrounding leadership development, cultural competence and racial and ethnic identity. Students are connected to Georgia State alumni and acquire practical leadership skills that are attractive to student organizations and employers.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Workshops, various types of coaching with professional development

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The institute engages student with conversations and activities surrounding leadership development, cultural competence and racial and ethnic identity. Students are connected to Georgia State alumni and acquire practical leadership skills that are attractive to student organizations and employers.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Institutional alliances, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Sessions that provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey, evaluation methods to allow participants to provide feedback

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, course/curricula content changes, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, completion of a course(s)

Outcome Milestones

Key Performance Indicators

Event attendance, evaluations, understanding and documenting if the initiative is meeting its objectives

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
01/01/2016

Number Served

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Cultural competency training (workshop, certificate, course), Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Creation of materials (syllabi, templates, tool-kits, lists, resources (printed or web-based)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The institute engages student with conversations and activities surrounding leadership development, cultural competence and racial and ethnic identity. Students are connected to Georgia State alumni and acquire practical leadership skills that are attractive to student organizations and employers.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Workshops, various types of coaching with professional development

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

The institute engages student with conversations and activities surrounding leadership development, cultural competence and racial and ethnic identity. Students are connected to Georgia State alumni and acquire practical leadership skills that are attractive to student organizations and employers.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Institutional alliances, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Sessions that provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey, evaluation methods to allow participants to provide feedback

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, course/curricula content changes, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, completion of a course(s)