BUILD: Ageism and Adultism
Feb 15, 2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.
In this session, participants will discuss and define adultism and ageism; as well as provide an overview of the biological, cognitive, and psychological aspects of adulthood. This workshop will explore how our experience(s) influence our perceptions of others to evaluate age-based bias, discrimination, and how ageism and adultism are perpetuated in today’s society. We will develop strategies to increase awareness of one’s socialization and assumptions, engage in critical self-reflection and identifying skills that can help cultivate effective responses to problematic intrapersonal experiences based on age that act as barriers to building relationships across differences and identities.
To register for UI campus courses, log-in to UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development, and click on the “Enroll in Courses” tab. Then use the search fields to find the desired sessions.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Diversity Resources in advance at 319-353-2388 or email@example.com
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at