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Five Days For Change (OVCDEI): May 20 through May 24

Event Type
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (OVCDEI) and Student Affairs Diversity & Social Justice Education
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 614 E. Daniel St., 3rd Floor, Champaign, IL
May 20, 2024   All Day
$400 including breakfast, lunch and educational materials

Five Days for Change is an intensive training program designed to provide university employees with the opportunity to acquire and strengthen cultural competencies, awareness, and skills. This training will increase the visibility, skill, and effectiveness of allies in the cause of social justice and campus civility as critical campus incidents arise. Five Days for Change is a collaborative program between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Diversity & Social Justice Education in Student Affairs.

The training is facilitated by university staff and faculty, for university staff and faculty. Participants in this weeklong training will:

  • Learn more about the experiences of historically underserved groups at the University of Illinois
  • Examine how one’s own positionality and advocacy can influence positive change in our campus climate
  • Build skills for working in collaborative, cross-cultural environments.

Five Days for Change is available to all staff and faculty members who are interested in understanding the impact their identities have in our work and are willing to engage in dialogue about critical campus issues. A $400 fee paid by the participant’s department covers workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, skilled facilitators, and operational costs for the program.

Acceptance is based on space availability. If you have additional questions, please contact us at

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