OSC University

Big company training for
small(er) companies changing
the world

OSC University provides the staff of our member companies access to professional development courses throughout the year. The curriculum includes both soft skills courses, such as Leadership and Organizational Development, as well as technical skills classes, such as Excel and Finance for Non-Financial Managers.

How to Register

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming courses organized by date. Click on the course you’re interested in to be taken to the eventbrite page where you’ll be able to register by securing a ticket.

Note: Classes are reserved for OSC members and their staff unless otherwise noted. Contact michael@osc2.org for the course access codes if you need them.

Upcoming Courses

J.E.D.I. In Training: From Microaggression to Microaffirmation

Start date: September 14, 2021

End date: September 28, 2021

A two-part course to help shift away from microaggressions, microassaults, and macroaggressions, and towards a culture of microaffirmation.

Session Dates:

  • Sep 14 – Workshop, 12:30pm-2:00pm pacific
  • Sep 28 – Community in Practice, 12:30pm-2:00pm pacific

Cost: $218 per participant

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO
ABOUT THE COURSE

In this multi-part training participants will learn the difference between microaggressions, microassaults, and macroaggressions, how to prevent microaggressions and microassaults from happening, how to address macroaggressions, and how to shift to a culture of microaffirmations. Participants will learn how to prevent the bystander affect, how to navigate challenging conversations, and how to create an environment that is respectful and inclusive of people of all backgrounds. Participants will leave with skills to change their behaviors and tools to create a culture of affirmation and positivity in the workplace.

About Community of Practice Sessions (CiPs)
CiPs provide a unique opportunity for OSC members to dive deeper into the work of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In small facilitated group time, we will build on the trainings, increasing knowledge, and giving an opportunity for practicing real scenarios. The community of practice happens in small teams between trainings and is facilitated by Shine Diversity staff over zoom. The community of practice will include reading assignments, listening circles, communication skills, team and trust building, and advance skill building.

The Feedback Cycle, a three-part training

Start date: September 10, 2021

End date: October 1, 2021

Course Dates: 9/10, 9/24, 10/1

10 am – 12 pm PT

Cost: $300 per participant for all three sessions

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO
ABOUT THE COURSE

Part 1: EQ of Feedback (2 hours | Date: 9/10/21 | 10:00 am PT)

Delivering and receiving feedback is an emotional process. Your skill at both delivering and receiving feedback drives your & your team’s ability to produce results, foster accountability, and, most importantly, build relationships. In this workshop, we’ll dive into the emotional aspects of the feedback cycle and how to manage emotions that may arise in yourself and in others.

Part 2: Delivering Feedback (2 hours | Date: 9/24/21 | 10:00 am PT)

Delivering clear and effective feedback is a critical skill to develop as a leader and as a colleague. Being able to do so in a continuous, ongoing and seamless way is equally as important. In this workshop, we’ll hone your ability focus and deliver feedback in ways that strengthen your relationships and that position you as a coach so that you get the results that you need.

Part 3: Receiving Feedback (2 hours | Date: 10/1/21 | 10:00 am PT)

Receiving feedback is an overlooked aspect of a leader’s job. In actuality, receiving feedback is an art and how you receive feedback is just as important as how you deliver it. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to respond to feedback and leverage it as an invitation for continued dialogue and connection.

Past Courses

J.E.D.I. In Training: Next Level J.E.D.I.

Start date: July 16, 2021

End date: July 16, 2021

J.E.D.I. stands for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and this training will help you move beyond the basics and expand your understanding of what these words mean and how they impact and affect your workplace. The training will provide vocabulary, new tools and best practices for making JEDI a part of your work and personal life, and specific ideas for implementing JEDI in the natural products industry. This training will specifically focus on understanding each element of JEDI and how you can make a difference. Together we will learn new vocabulary and tools for furthering liberation and ending oppression. We will explore intersectionality, consent culture, and best practices for creating a welcoming, respectful, communicative workplace. We will dive into topics including gender, race, and identity. This training will be engaging and uplifting.

J.E.D.I. In Training: From Microaggression to Microaffirmation

Start date: March 16, 2021

End date: April 6, 2021

In this multi-part training participants will learn the difference between microaggressions, microassaults, and macroaggressions, how to prevent microaggressions and microassaults from happening, how to address macroaggressions, and how to shift to a culture of microaffirmations. Participants will learn how to prevent the bystander affect, how to navigate challenging conversations, and how to create an environment that is respectful and inclusive of people of all backgrounds. Participants will leave with skills to change their behaviors and tools to create a culture of affirmation and positivity in the workplace.

About Community of Practice Sessions (CiPs)
CiPs provide a unique opportunity for OSC members to dive deeper into the work of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In small facilitated group time, we will build on the trainings, increasing knowledge, and giving an opportunity for practicing real scenarios. The community of practice happens in small teams between trainings and is facilitated by Shine Diversity staff over zoom. The community of practice will include reading assignments, listening circles, communication skills, team and trust building, and advance skill building.