Diversity & Equity Training

Our office recently engaged in a strategic planning process, with the goal of designing a more sustainable training structure, which resulted in a change in the way we provide training to our university community. Moving forward, we will offer a series of scheduled workshops to cover various topics related 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. You are now able to register for both virtual and in-person trainings (following all CDC guidelines and university protocols) by signing up for the date(s) and time(s) that work for you. We encourage you to utilize our standard training session to provide a foundation and common language across our campus community. However, if you have specific training/consultation needs for your organization that go beyond the scope of these trainings, please complete the form below for further assistance.

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.

Sign up for Implicit Bias Training Part One (1) here. 

Sign up for Implicit Bias Training Part Two (2) here.  

Part One

Part Two

September 8, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM

September 21, 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!

 Sign up for Antiracism Training Part One (1) here. 

Sign up for Antiracism Training Part Two (2) here. 

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.

 Sign up for Microaggressions Training here. 

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.

Sign up for "Engaging in Difficult Conversations" Training here. 

September 27, 2021

5:30-7:00 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.

Sign up for "Power and Privilege" Training here. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Safe Zone Trainings 

General LGBTQ+ competency training for U of L faculty and staff. Session lays the foundation for open discussion about gender and sexuality as they relate to LGBTQ+ populations and US cultural norms. Training highlights strides that U of L has made towards offering LGBTQ+ resources, inclusion, and policy efforts. Colleagues engage in discussion and activities to explore ways that they can serve as advocates for their LGBTQ+ students and colleagues with am emphasis on creating a welcoming environment in the classroom and other academic and recreational spaces.

For more information, go to our  LGBT Center's website

February 23, 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

March 9, 2021

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

September 27, 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

October 19, 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM


LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series 

The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series is an assortment of modules and interactive trainings that provides affirming education, applicable skills, and best practices needed to advocate and improve health outcomes for LGBTQ+ patients.The series is specifically designed for healthcare students, professionals and anyone else interested in LGBTQ+ advocacy to address the significant health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series is recommended by 99% of its participants. 

For more information, visit our HSC Diversity Center's website.

 

For specialized training and consultation needs, please complete the form below:

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 If you have any immediate questions or concerns, contact Diversity Education & Inclusive Excellence at diveduc@louisville.edu.