March 6: Cultural awareness for students, employees

Guillory-J-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A free cultural awareness workshop for students and employees will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in CUE 319 at Washington State University. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Jeffrey Guillory, director of diversity education at WSU, will conduct the workshop. He will discuss common stereotypes, how to creatively and adequately handle situations that might arise in the workplace and how to build careers through the knowledge of cultural traditions, expectations and business practices.

The workshop is hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers at WSU. Workshops comprise the cultural competency certificate program at WSU, offered through the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Guillory, who has worked at WSU for 20 years, co-developed and implemented the diversity education program in 1994. He was director for the Center for Human Rights and a senior human resource consultant.