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Diversity Training Sessions Held This Week

April 27, 2012

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV Athletics was selected by the NCAA to participate in its Diversity Training program, and the sessions were held this week on campus.

UNLV student-athletes participated in a 2-hour seminar on Tuesday night, while coaches and staff took part in a 3-hour session on Wednesday morning.

"It was a privilege to be selected and funded by the NCAA," said Dr. Lisa Kelleher, UNLV Senior Associate Athletics Director. "The training was led by Stan Johnson, president and founder of Stan Johnson & Associates, who is an expert in the field and is sought after by Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. He facilitated thought-provoking discussions that engaged our audiences in more thoroughly understanding diversity and inclusion, and he provided us strategies to better communicate with people who may be different from ourselves."

The NCAA annually conducts on-campus diversity education workshops. These workshops provide opportunities for student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators, faculty and staff to enhance their understanding and respect for multiculturalism and diversity. The workshops provide a positive learning environment that teaches the values of diversity in maximizing team effectiveness.

CLICK HERE to view photos from Tuesday's student-athlete session.

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