Inclusion in CEDAR
Within CEDAR, it is our intention that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives are well served by our training activity, and that students’ learning needs are addressed both in and out of teaching sessions. The diversity that students bring to their CEDAR training is viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. It is our intention to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: gender and gender identify, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and culture. All students’ suggestions are invited, encouraged and appreciated. We strive to improve the effectiveness of our training courses for all student groups and encourage everyone's feedback around this.
It is our goal as a learning community to create a safe environment that fosters open and honest dialogue. We expect everyone to contribute to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment. To this end, classroom discussions should always be conducted in a way that shows respect and dignity to all members of the class and training team. Moreover, disagreements should be pursued without personal attack and aggression, and instead, should be handled with thoughtfulness and care. We believe that this will allow for rigorous intellectual engagement and a deeper learning experience for all.