Diversity Education and Training Lab Offerings

Discovering DEI 

Wondering where to start your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) learning journey? This introductory session will allow participants to learn basic language, concepts, and explore why DEI work is important. (60 min)

Discovering DEI Continued Learning Guide

Recognizing Bias

Various people, institutions and organizations help shape the way we view the world, sometimes in inaccurate ways. Participants will learn to identify implicit and explicit biases and explore strategies for challenging them in ourselves and others. (60 min)

Bias & Microaggression Continued Learning Guide

  • All sessions qualify for Kent State University's Beyond Compliance certification.

Addressing Microaggressions

Discover how everyday comments and actions can unintentionally hurt or harm someone. Participants will build skills and practice strategies to recognize and interrupt microaggressions. (60 min)

Bias & Microaggression Continued Learning Guide

Intersectionality 101

Intersectionality is a concept that allows us to examine multiple areas of our lives and social identities. During this session, participants will examine what it actually is, discuss the history of the theory and begin to apply an intersectional lens. (60 min)

Intersectionality Continued Learning Guide

Understanding Race and Racism

Race and racism are significant parts of our society and shape the way it works. Participants will explore their own understandings, discuss how racism is upheld through policy and practice, and develop strategies to disrupt it. (90-120 min)

Race, Racism and Anti-Racism Continued Learning Guide

Working Towards Equity

Have you noticed the conversation shift towards equity and away from equality? This session will examine why. Participants will explore the concept of equity and begin to understand individual and institutional detours to achieving it. (90 min)

Working Towards Equity Continued Learning Guide

  • All sessions qualify for Kent State University's Beyond Compliance certification.

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

What does an inclusive workplace look like and how can we create one? Participants will explore these questions, learn some basics and strategize on how they can contribute to making a more inclusive work environment. (90-120 min)

Inclusive Workplace Continued Learning Guide

Inclusive Hiring for Staff

How can we make a staff hiring process more inclusive? Participants will examine the application review and interview phases, become aware of some common barriers, and learn about what practices they can incorporate. (90-120 min)

Inclusive Hiring for Staff Continued Learning Guide

Recruiting and Retaining Faculty

Faculty recruitment and retention are the lifeblood of the academy, but research demonstrates that some common practices prevent us from finding, considering, or retaining candidates who would otherwise make invaluable contributions to our intellectual communities. This workshop examines those practices and how to overcome the barriers they create. (90-120 min)

Recruiting and Retaining Faculty Continued Learning Guide

What Does it Mean to be Anti-Racist?

Anti-racism is a term that is frequently discussed in the public consciousness. This session provides a space to understand what anti-racism really means, safely reflect on where you are in your own journey, and explore how we can practice anti-racism in our communities. (90-120 min)

Race, Racism and Anti-Racism Continued Learning Guide

White Allyship

Do you want to learn how to better be in solidarity with people of Color? This training explores  what racism and bias are, the concept of privilege, and what allyship looks like. Participants will then identify and explore specific action steps one can take to advance racial justice. (90 min)

White Allyship Continued Learning Guide

  • All sessions qualify for Kent State University's Beyond Compliance certification.

The Listening Project

The Listening Project aims to foster stronger working relationships among colleagues through intentional dialogue across difference. The program is organized by pairing participants based on factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, or a related workplace difference. Trained coaches foster dialogue between partners in cluster sessions on topics that range from getting to know one another to views on race. Goals of the program include: building of relationships among individuals that normally may not develop a relationship; increased understanding of diversity and inclusion, gender, ethnic and race differences; and, improve the climate and success of diversity at KSU through building trust and credibility.

The Listening project requires 4 facilitated sessions across a semester and encourages 1:1 partner connections outside of those sessions.