Diversity Education and Training Lab
Equipping the Leaders of Today, Building The Foundations of Tomorrow.
The Diversity Education and Training Lab is housed within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The DEI Education and Training Lab aims to foster and develop diversity and cultural competency through awareness, knowledge and skills. The Lab's team combines diverse expertise to help address issues ranging from blind spots and unintentional biases to recruitment, promotion and cultural competency skills.
The Lab’s training team facilitates dialogues to foster awareness of barriers that may impact climate, diversity and inclusion. In addition to working with Kent State faculty, staff and students, the DEI Education and Training Lab partners with community-based organizations and corporations to extend the benefits of research, evidence-based practices and shared expertise into the greater community.
Offerings are categorized by a 3 x 3 x 3 model (Sue, 1991).
- Functional: Diversity training needs driven by function such as recruitment, retention and promotion.
- Barriers: Diversity dialogues and workshops designed to explore areas such as difference, discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, unintentional biases and myths, institutional/systemic climate issues.
- Competencies: Diversity training and sessions designed to foster cultural and intercultural competency skills, knowledge and understanding.
DEI has coordinated a team of trainers / presenters who facilitate interactive, dynamic sessions tailored to the requesting group’s needs and interests.
Workshops, trainings and facilitated dialogues are available upon request and availability. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact us at DEITraining@kent.edu or 330-672-2442.