Equity and Inclusion Training

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers a brave space to engage in community conversations that explore tough subjects around identity, belonging, diversity, and equity. Here, students, staff, and faculty can ask questions, raise concerns, and learn from each other’s lived experiences. Each semester, ODI will offer seven (7) facilitation/training opportunities, which are open to Hatter community. Each session will be approximately 90 minute program and cover a variety of topics, which ODI determine to be most relevant to the needs of the community and contribute to the efforts of building inclusion and belonging.

  • Diversity + Inclusion 101: “I am inclusive.” While that is a great statement, how do we qualify that? Better yet, what practices are we doing that demonstrates our inclusivity? 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 promote inclusivity in the classroom, workspace, and beyond. Let’s create a better world TOGETHER!
  • How to have Difficult Conversation: “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 classroom, 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.
  • Unpacking and Navigating: Bias - This engaging session is designed to unpack the concept of bias. Participants will explore what these concepts mean, how they show up, and what to do with and about it. 
  • Safe Zone Training: This engaging session is designed to increase the awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) culture and topics surrounding LGBTQ+ issues, as we strive to foster learning environments that are more inclusive and equitable for all. Participants will explore tools that will create a safer environment for LGBTQ+ individuals on campus and increase comfort in discussing LGBTQ+ issues in the classroom, 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. 
  • Unpacking and Navigating: Microaggressions - This engaging session is designed to unpack the concept of microaggressions. Participants will explore what these concepts mean, how they show up, and what to do with and about it.
  • Difficult Conversations: Cultural Appropriation - This engaging session is designed to increase the awareness of cultural appreciation and identity as we strive to foster learning environments that are more inclusive and equitable for all. Participants will explore tools that will allow them to be cognizant of cultural appropriation versus cultural appreciation in the classroom, 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. 
  • Difficult Conversations: Critical Race Theory - This engaging session is designed to increase the awareness of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and its effects as we strive to foster learning environments that are more inclusive and equitable for all. Participants will explore tools that will allow them to apply a CRT lens  in the classroom, 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. 

Requesting personalized training please use the respective links below.

Training Requests for Student Groups 

Training Requests for Staff/Faculty

Please schedule request 10-15 business days in advance. Please allow two days for processing and reviewing of this request. After reviewing and processing, ODI will contact you -- via the email provided -- to confirm that the request has been received and added to the calendar.