Training | Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Kent State University

The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion offers several trainings, facilitated dialogues and workshops to assist departments, units, and interested parties develop diversity and inclusion within their areas. These offerings are also available for student groups and organizations.

Training Sessions Offered by DEI

Diversity Education and Training Lab

Equipping the Leaders of Today. Building The Foundations of Tomorrow.

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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 Diversity 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.


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Additional Diversity Training

The Society for Diversity Honors Kent State for Serving as a National Model for Workplace Inclusion

Lisa Givan (left), Alfreda Brown (middle) and Dana Lawless-Andric, all from Kent State's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, display the Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award that was presented to the university.

Kent State University is receiving national recognition for its mission to support a climate that welcomes and supports diversity in all of its forms. The Society for Diversity is presenting the university with the distinctive Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award.  

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Workshops, trainings and facilitated dialogues are available upon request and availability.  Contact the Training Lab at

If you need immediate assistance please contact Natasha Curtis, Associate Director, at (330) 672-8563.