The Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the U of A offers many opportunities for DEI Training, Education and Professional Development for faculty, staff, and students. Core offerings are available in predetermined modules and can be accessed free of charge.
Please direct any questions about the training modules listed below to Associate Vice Chancellor for Inclusion and Diversity, Angela Mosley-Monts at email@example.com.
For customized training and professional development, the IDEALS Institute within the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides targeted and comprehensive consultancy, education and training based on your respective needs. Please direct any questions about customized offerings for your department or unit to IDEALS’ Executive Director, Elecia Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts eight training modules designed to build core competencies tailored to specific audiences and needs. To register for a module and/or request additional information, please fill out the form below or email Angela Mosley-Monts at email@example.com.
Module 1: Diversity 101 Training. Introductory workshop on defining diversity and valuing our differences. This workshop explains how diversity connects back to our unique experiences, defines terminologies, (i.e. diversity, culture, race, ethnicity, the dimensions of diversity, etc.) and provides insight on why diversity matters in a college environment.
Module 2: Identifying Exclusion and Discrimination. Identify different types of exclusion and discrimination. Be able to recognize your own biases. Identify interventions/actions that can be used to counter discrimination and bias
Module 3: Diversity in the Workplace (undergraduate student focused). Foundational information concerning a diverse/multicultural society. Importance of understanding cultural and demographic similarities/differences and how this information relates to the workplace and to education/training environments. Social diversity issues of current importance to workforce preparation and development of diversity training are included
Module 4: Diversity in the Workplace (graduate/professional student focused). Involves an examination of individual differences and group affiliations that create a diverse workforce. It also considers paradigms that limit and promote inclusion and what each individual student, employers, employees, and society can do to promote inclusive workplaces.
Module 5: Embracing Global Diversity (faculty/staff focused). While many of our colleagues are fully aware that there are international students and faculty on campus they may not be as familiar with their countries of origin, unique challenges they may face or the wide array of social identities they embody. This workshop evaluates diversity across the globe in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, age, sexuality, ability, and status to access systems of inequality and privilege.
Module 6: Embracing Global Diversity (student focused). This workshop evaluates diversity across the globe in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, age, sexuality, ability, and status to access systems of inequality and privilege from the perspective of a student dealing with diverse faculty and staff members on a college campus.
Module 7: Linguistic Diversity. This workshop provides an understanding of what linguistic profiling is and why it is an issue in today's world. Students and Faculty will engage in interactive activities that will provide context on linguistic profiling and present ways to recognize it and resolve problems that may arise as a result.
Module 8: Social Identity and Leadership. This workshop extends beyond the usual discussions of leadership. The foundation of this session is grounded in the social case for diversity to develop a deeper sense for the impact of social identity diversity.
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