NIRSA Events

A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth

Cohort #1: October 18 & 19, 2021
Cohort #2: October 20 & 27, 2021

A Long Talk
Cohort #1: October 18 & 19, 2021
Cohort #2: October 20 & 27, 2021

A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth is an anti-racism activation experience. NIRSA is partnering with A Long Talk to bring these conversations to campus rec by creating two cohort opportunities.

Participants who self-identify to engage in this experience agree to the completion of pre work before entering into the group discussion. This pre work is a multimedia collection of content reflecting the truth about the history of racism in the United States and the impact it continues to have on our society today.

Who Should Attend

Anyone within the field of campus recreation looking to continue their education in anti-racism. A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth will offer participants with a customized experience to explore their identities, history and engage in conversations with campus recreation colleagues. This program will include some self-paced content & live conversations; attendees should plan to attend live conversation to fully participate in the program.

Core Competency Domains

  • Personal & Professional Qualities
  • Human Resource Management

Learning Outcomes

Attendees of this workshop will learn to be able to:

  • Recognize connections between our shared American history and our current reality.
  • Use the three I Protocol to challenge racist comments and beliefs.
  • Identify and overcome internal and external challenges which may hinder you from living as an active anti-racist.

Register Today!

Register Today!

Premier:
Applies to individual members from a member institution
$79
NIRSA Members:
Applies to individual members and associate members
$99
Non-Members $199
  • Program registration capacity: 85 per cohort (170 total)
  • Price includes live program, access to the Google Classroom, and recording upon request

Learn more about the NIRSA Online Program Policies.

Cohort #1: October 18 & 19, 2021
Cohort #2: October 20 & 27, 2021

Schedule

Cohort #1

  • Monday, October 18
    12:00pm-2:00pm PST/3:00pm-5:00pm EST

  • Tuesday, October 19
    12:00pm-2:00pm PST/3:00pm-5:00pm EST

Cohort #1: October 18 & 19, 2021

Cohort #2

  • Wednesday, October 20
    12:00pm-2:00pm PST/3:00pm-5:00pm EST

  • Wednesday, October 27
    12:00pm-2:00pm PST/3:00pm-5:00pm EST

Cohort #2: October 20 & 27, 2021

Once you register for one of the cohort sessions you will receive a link to the Google Classroom and connected with your A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth’s facilitator. There is some pre-work for this workshop, so registration cutoff will be the day before the first day of the cohort.

Contact

For more information, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development Brittany Rejda.

NIRSA Registry

NIRSA’s A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth is a CEU opportunity for Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSPs). Registrants for the workshop can earn 4.0 NIRSA CEUs.

Core Competency Domains: Philosophy & Theory; Personal & Professional Qualities; Human Resource Management; and Business Management