Diversity & Equity Training

Thank you for visiting our page. We are currently engaged in a strategic planning, with the goal of designing a more sustainable training process. As a result, our training request form has been deactivated until further notice. In previous years, we have conducted anywhere between 250 – 300 workshops annually, making it increasingly impossible to maintain and accept additional requests. This is an INCREDIBLE problem to have. Moving forward, we will offer a series of scheduled workshops to cover a variety of topics as it relates to culture, equity and antiracism. Below, you will find our 2021 – 2022 workshop dates which are open to all U of L students, staff and faculty. In the near future, we will announce a process for teams to specifically request workshops and actions steps beyond the standard training offerings. Stay tuned for additional information regarding registration and ways to request unit/office-specific workshops and actions.

Implicit Bias (Two Part)

While we know some harmful actions are conscious, there are many ways even well-intentioned people cause harm daily.  During this interactive session, participants will explore the concept of Implicit Bias.  In addition to defining this concept, participants will experience a journey designed to also demonstrate how implicit biases show up, develop, are reinforced, perpetuated and challenged.  Participants will learn ways to identify and interrupt harmful effects of implicit biases.  While implicit biases often develop without our knowledge, we are responsible for learning what baggage we carry and commit to countering negative and harmful messages.

 

Part One

Part Two

September 8, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM

September 22, 2021

12:00-1:30 PM

November 3, 2021*

5:00-6:30 PM

November 17, 2021*

9:00-10:30 AM

February 2, 2022

12:00-1:30 PM

February 16, 2022

5:00-6:30 PM

April 6, 2022

9:00-10:30 AM

April 20, 2022

12:00-1:30 PM

June 1, 2022*

5:00-6:30 PM

June 15, 2022*

9:00-10:30 AM

 














Antiracism (Two Part)

“I am NOT racist!”  While that is a great statement, is that enough?  Better yet, how do we know we aren’t racist?  During this engaging session, we will define and explore critical terms in order to develop a common understanding.  Participants will also learn how various concepts show up in and around us daily.  Finally, participants will explore strategies designed to dismantle racism in the workplace and beyond.  Let’s create a better world TOGETHER!

 

Part One

Part Two

October 6, 2021

5:00-6:30 PM

October 20, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM

October 27, 2021*

12:00-1:30 PM

November 10, 2021*

5:00-6:30 PM

January 12, 2022

9:00-10:30 AM

January 26, 2022

12:00-1:30 PM

March 9, 2022

12:00-1:30 PM

March 23, 2022

5:00-6:30 PM

May 11, 2022*

9:00-10:30 PM

May 25, 2022*

12:00-1:30 PM















Microaggressions

Have you ever said something you wish you could take back?  Have you ever made a statement, intended as a compliment, that was taken the wrong way?  Do you often bite your tongue or avoid uncomfortable conversations out of fear of offending others?  It is actually very common for well-intentioned people to say things that are harmful.  During this interactive session, participants will explore a host of microaggressions that regularly show up in our everyday language.  This session is not intended to stifle free speech, but instead to inform us of potentially harmful language that causes a disconnect with those around us.

 

September 17, 2021

12:00-1:30 PM

February 25, 2022*

12:00-1:30 PM

 




 

 


Engaging in Difficult Conversations

“OMG!!!  Did I really just hear that?” “No, you misunderstood me, that’s not what I meant!”  “Everyone is just too sensitive these days!”  This engaging session is designed to increase the effectiveness of everyday conversations as we strive to foster learning environments that are more inclusive and equitable for all.  Participants will explore basic tools that are effective in the workplace and beyond.  The goal of this session is not to ensure perfection, but to equip us with effective strategies as we continue to learn and grow in our increasingly diverse world.

September 27, 2021

5:00-6:30 PM

October 11, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM

January 24, 2022*

12:00-1:30 PM

June 6, 2022

5:00-6:30 PM











Power and Privilege

 This engaging session is designed to unpack the concept of power and privilege.   Participants will explore what these concepts mean, how they show up, and what to do with/about it.

November 8, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM

March 28, 2022

12:00-1:30 PM

April 11, 2022

5:00-6:30 PM

June 20, 2022*

9:00-10:30