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Africa Day Recording (Spring 2021)
DCTC Students and Employees coming from different African countries, share their heritage, stories, perspectives, and culture. Please join the Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA) to learn and celebrate their rich experiences virtually.
Black History Month Conversation Recording (Spring 2021)
Join the Multicultural Student Leadership Association for a conversation on Black History Month.
Blue Collar Leadership & Teamwork Recording (Spring 2021)
Are you ready to climb to the next level and beyond? The Blue-Collar Leadership® & Teamwork webinar, presented by Mack and Ria Story, will provide simple, yet powerful tips for individuals who want to increase their influence and make a high impact in blue-collar (and white-collar) fields.
Campus Tour (Fall 2021)
Staff and student leaders will lead campus tours and share key information about resources on campus.
Cryptology in WWII Recording (Spring 2021)
Attend this virtual presentation with the National Cryptologic Museum to learn to about the following aspects of cryptology in WWII:
Do All Lives Matter? Recording (Spring 2021)
The belief that all lives matter is at the heart of our founding documents—but we must admit that this conviction has never truly reflected reality in America. Movements such as Black Lives Matter have arisen in response to recent displays of violence and mistreatment, and some of us defensively answer back, "All lives matter." But do they? Really? Author and Pastor Wayne Perkins delves into history and current events, into Christian teaching and personal stories, in order to start a conversation about the way forward. His raw but hopeful words will help move us from apathy to empathy and from empathy to action. We cannot do everything. But we can each do something. This event is sponsored by Christians on Campus, and open to all.
D2L Brightspace Introduction Recording (Fall 2021)
This session will help introduce students to D2L Brightspace by demonstrating how to access and use this learning management system.
Financial Management Recording - Presented by Osiris Organization (Fall 2020)
Conversation on legit ways one can begin to work towards living the financial life one envisions once the degree is earned.
Five Steps to Better Control & Focus in a Chaotic Reality (Keynote Session) Recording (Fall 2021)
This session will focus on an overview of the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology - a systematic approach to school, work and life that helps reduce stress, increase control and focus, and equip people to become the most effective versions of themselves in all of their various roles. There are 3 major components to GTD - the 5 Steps to bring order out of chaos, the Levels of Focus to gain better clarity, and the Planning Map for project planning. The major focus of this 50 minute session will be the 5 Steps - why they are needed in this historic reality and what they look like in practice.
Five Steps to Better Control & Focus in a Chaotic Reality (Q&A Session) Recording - (Fall 2021)
A follow-up to the keynote session and an opportunity to hear questions asked.
Gen Z'ers in the Workforce Recording (Fall 2021)
Not only does Gen Z work hard, you all also take responsibility for your careers. Your generation is willing to put in the extra hours if you'll be rewarded for it. You are aware of the social issues of the day, desiring to make a difference. With this in mind, we understand that you value skill development, self-improvement, and you often prefer to work independently. The Osiris Organization invites DCTC participants to join us in a real conversation on how to position yourselves to land positions that speak to preparing for the workforce from this lens. This webinar took place live on December 1, 2021. But you can access the recording of it any time, right here!
Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story Recording (Spring 2021)
Join the DCTC Community for International Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 8, 2021. At this virtual event, we will watch a brief, 15-minute video about the story of Holocaust survivor Esther Latarus, a woman from Poland, who settled in Minneapolis after the war. There will be discussion following the video.
How to Afford College 101 Recording (Fall 2021)
This workshop will help students explore various options to pay for college, including FAFSA, Scholarships, Grants, Student Employment, Federal Student Loans, Private Student Loans, Military Benefits, and more.
How to Apply for Scholarships Recording (Spring 2021)
Learn what scholarships are available and how to apply.
How to Navigate DCTC Virtually Recording (Fall 2021)
Learn about campus resources/services and how to access them virtually!
Leading Your Way Recording - Presented by Osiris Organization (Spring 2021)
This session will cover how to move forward leading in intentional ways without sacrificing one's self-identity. Contact email@example.com for the recording.
Let's Work on our Global Citizenship Recording (Fall 2020)
Join us for the Multicultural Student Leadership Association's first event of the year! MSLA is here to enhance our cultural fluency to become better professionals in the 21st century, and form a community of learners ready to work together throughout the academic year. All students, staff, and faculty welcome!
LGBTQ+ 101 Recording (Fall 2021)
The LGBTQ+ 101 session is a place to come and learn all about terminology, perspective of the LGBTQ+ community, and practice using these terms so you can feel confident that you are respecting your neighbors, classmates, family and friends. Accepted terms change and even those who are fairly familiar with the LGBTQ+ community need to update their understanding of Sexuality and Gender issues as they stand in our community.
Loving my LGBTQ+ Neighbor Recording (Spring 2021)
Guest speaker and author of "Loving my LGBT Neighbor" Glenn Stanton will provide practical steps in navigating disagreement on issues of sexuality and gender on campus and in life demonstrating mutual respect and serious dialogue. This event is sponsored by Christians on Campus, and is open to all.
Moving Forward: From Fundamentalist Hate to Embracing Freedom Recording (Fall 2021)
Through telling her trans-experience, Justice leads the audience in a conversation about experiences of trans-individuals growing up in Christian Fundamentalism in the United States. She relates with stories about her childhood, Christian ministry, transitioning, and more importantly the “Din of Conversation” that helped her step out of the perpetual system of shame, self-hatred, and cognitive dissonance to allow her to accept her trans identity and find freedom and a future where there was none.
My Personal Story of Success: Sergeant First Class Lina Knox, a 17 year veteran of the Army National Guard, tells her story (Fall 2021)
Lina Knox, Sergeant First Class in the Army National Guard, shared her empowering personal story of her military career and accomplishments, including her transition to college. She shared honest stories about her personal struggles and successes, as well as her experiences overcoming bias, racism, and what it was like being a member of the LGBTQ+ community while serving in the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Lina’s story provided insights on the diverse backgrounds of our military community and advice on how we can support our military-affiliated students, friends, and family.
Online Tools 101 Recording (Fall 2021)
This session will provide an overview of the online tools you will use as a student, including D2L BrightSpace, Starfish, and e-Service, as well as information on Zoom and O365.
Panel/Q&A Session with Students, Staff, & Faculty (Fall 2021)
Hear advice from students, staff, and faculty about being a successful student and navigating DCTC virtually.
POW/MIA Day Talk: A Voyage of Tragedy: The USS Pueblo, 1968 Recording (Fall 2021)
In January 1968, the USS Pueblo sailed from Japan on what was expected to be a routine intelligence-gathering mission. Its capture by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was a serious loss for the United States. For the crew, however, the capture meant a year of tragedy and sacrifice. The Pueblo story raises national issues, but it also is a story of personal tragedies and sacrifice --- and personal heroism in the most perilous situations.
Study Skills Recording (Fall 2021)
Learn tips and tricks to create strong study skills when taking fully online classes. Topics include: Creating a healthy work space, building your academic focus, how to talk with people in your home about respecting your class time, learning active study skills to increase retention.
Supercharge Your Conversations & Connect with Others Recording (Fall 2021)
LNow that students, instructors, and staff are back to campus, it’s time to brush up on your face-to-face conversation and socializing skills. In this 90-minute webinar, author and “small talk” expert, Don Gabor will show you dozens of practical and confidence-building communication tips, techniques, and strategies that are guaranteed to help you connect and build lasting relationships with your classmates and co-workers.
Introverted Leader Recording (Spring 2021)
Introverts ARE leaders. This inspirational and practical presentation demonstrates how introverts can use their quiet strengths to conquer leadership challenges. Extroverts and “Ambiverts” will also learn how to expand their leadership skills. All audience members will learn to use their natural style and flex to others. Presented by author Dr. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, this webinar will include a fireside chat with College President Michael Berndt exploring his leadership journey as an introvert.
Transgender-Inclusive Concepts & Practices for College Leaders Recording (Spring 2021, Inver Hills Community College)
Join the Student Leaders of Inver Hills Community College's LGBT+ Club as they make this unique leadership opportunity available for faculty, staff, and students. The session will have two parts, but will be hosted at the same Zoom link.
"Transgender-Inclusive Concepts and Practices for College Leaders" (1 hour)
Visibility of the transgender rights movement and transgender individuals has increased significantly in recent years. Contrary to the positive outcomes of mainstream visibility, social and health indicators for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals have declined. How does this show up in campus environments and student experiences? In this session, college community members will learn about the current social context; reflect on their own gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex; as well as learn about model practices to affirm and support transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary community members. Participants will receive educational materials and resources to bring back to their respective campus units.
"Student Experiences Panel" (30 mins)
Students will share their experiences at Inver Hills through the lens of their transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming identities in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Saby Labor.
Women & Gender Expansive People in STEM Panel (March 2022)