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Conflict Management

Ombuds Office

The UC Davis Ombuds Office is a confidential, independent, impartial, and informal problem-solving and conflict management resource for all members of the UC Davis and UC Davis Health campus communities. We invite students, staff, and faculty, with university-related issues and concerns, to visit our office. The Ombuds can assist by listening to concerns, clarifying issues, identifying policies and resources, and providing coaching and communication strategies. Ombuds Office Services:

  1. Individual Meeting
  2. Mediation
  3. Training

Omsbud Office Services

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's Unit & Department Courses

A variety of campus initiatives ensure UC Davis’s commitment to a discrimination-free work and learning environment by providing cultural competency education, forums for discussing and reporting concerns, services for working through challenges to achieve learning goals and tools to ensure equitable access to learning and workplace resources.

Courses around topics include:

  • Conflict Management: Diversity in Conflict Modes
  • Is it Bullying? Awareness, Understanding & Strategies in Dealing with Abrasive Behaviors in the Workplace 
  • Leading and Managing in a Multicultural Community               
  • Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias
  • Microaggressions: Towards Greater Awareness and Understanding

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Campus Dialogue and Deliberation

The Office of Campus Dialogue and Deliberation (CDD) seeks to strengthen UC Davis as a civic-minded campus.  CDD aims to support, create, convene, design and facilitate civic engagement regarding issues that are important to the UC Davis community. It also aims to be an active participant in resolving group conflicts and disputes. Moreover, the office  educates the members of the community about dialogue and deliberation and provides useful resources about these topics. CDD works with campus partners such as Student Affairs, the Academic Senate, ASUCD, Staff Assembly and more to accomplish these goals.

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UCD Human Resources Diversity Education Program

UC Davis offers a number of professional development and training opportunities to support their mission of developing the talent of our workforce and creating inclusive and culturally aware staff. Courses include:

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