Dr. Kathy Obear

Training of Trainers Programs: References

Valparaiso University

Kathy designed and facilitated a Training of Facilitators Programs for faculty, staff and student leaders, including designing a 90-minute module on creating inclusion for facilitators to lead on campus.

Carlos Miguel-Pueyo, Ph.D., Chair, Diversity Facilitation Committee, Associate Professor of Spanish, Valparaiso University, (219) 464-5398, carlos.miguel-pueyo@valpo.edu

University of Minnesota Duluth

Kathy designed and facilitated Training of Facilitator Programs for faculty and staff from UMD as well as from the College of St. Scholastica.

Dr. Bilin P. Tsai, co-chair of the Campus Change Team, Professor and Department Head, Chemistry and 
Biochemistry; University of Minnesota Duluth 218-726-7220 btsai@d.umn.edu

Susana Pelayo-Woodward, co-chair of the Campus Change Team, Director, Office of Cultural Diversity, 
University of Minnesota Duluth; 218-726-8444 swoodwar@d.umn.edu

George Mason University

Kathy facilitated in-depth skill development for campus diversity trainers on how 
to respond during difficult dialogues and triggering events.

Dr. Rebecca A. Walter, Associate Director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, 
George Mason University; 703-993-9129; rwalter@gmu.edu

Washington University

Kathy partnered with an internal change team to develop and implement a 
6+ month trainer development program for new diversity trainers. I facilitated an initial 1.5 day session and then provided additional resources and coached internal leaders who designed and facilitated bi- monthly trainings with the facilitators.

Naomi Daradar Sigg, Coordinator of Student Involvement/Multicultural Leadership Washington University in St. Louis; 314- 935-6144 naomi.daradar@wustl.edu

Mount Holyoke College

Kathy partnered with a planning team to redesign and expand their Pre-Orientation Programs to focus on issues of race and nationality. I wrote the curriculum for a significant portion of the overall 3-day program as well as the specifics for the sessions with white domestic and international students. I designed and facilitated the opening 3-hour session for the 300+ students and worked with the Orientation Leaders to refine their skills to lead core group discussions.

Dr. Tanya Williams, formerly Associate Dean of Students, Mount Holyoke College; currently Deputy Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement, Union Theological Seminary; 413-329- 5847, tanyaovea@me.com

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