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Office of Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Cultural Humility
Cultural Humility Towards Culturally Responsive Teaching: Intended for faculty, this session introduces cultural humility and self-reflection as a tool to effectively engage students through a cultural lens.

Cultural Humility - Seeing Ourselves to See Others: Intended for students, this class presentation introduces the concept of cultural humility, self-reflection, and their application to all fields of study.

Cultural Humility for Inclusive Community Building: Initially designed as training for Housing and Residence Life, this presentation is applicable to any role or entity responsible for creating and building community. Includes an introduction to cultural humility and self-reflection, the impact of microinvalidations on climate, and the impact of microvalidations on building and maintaining inclusive communities.

Bias Awareness and Perceptions
Bias-Based Profiling: Presented in in conjunction with the UNT Police department, this session incorporates the use of the Harvard Implicit Association Test to provide opportunities for awareness to law enforcement officials regarding the impact of implicit bias on policing.

Bias Awareness for Inclusive Environments: This session uses the Harvard Implicit Association Test to introduce participants to bias, bias awareness, and how biases may impact the creation and sustainability of inclusive environments.

Perceptions and Interactions: Do You See What I See?: Intended for groups or individuals whose role may contribute to organizational climate, this session examines the role of identities in shaping perceptions and experiences, and how perceptions can impact interactions and interpretations.

Microaggressions and Language
Language and Communication - Key Drivers for Inclusive Environments: This session discusses key concepts related to inclusive and exclusive language, uses case studies to explore the potential usage and impact of offensive language, and discusses ways to correct and interrupt offensive language.

Microaggressions and Student Success - Experiences and Impact: Applicable to advisors, counselors, and any others who have direct student interaction and facilitate their student success, this session explores the impact of language on climate by connecting participants with their own microaggression experiences, and discusses how microaffirmations can facilitate student success.

Cultural Humility and Communication - Key Drivers for Inclusive Environments: This session combines the exploration of cultural humility, microaggressions, and relationship estimation to discuss their personal and organizational impact on inclusive environments.

Student Success
Access, Equality, Equity, and Inclusion - Distinction and Application: Intended for student affairs professionals, this session discusses the difference between access, equality and equity, their relationship to intentional inclusion, and how their knowledge and practice relates to our role as student success professionals. Case studies are used to explore how to apply equity to the co-curricular nature of student success and development initiatives.

Equity-Mindedness and Inclusive Excellence - 21st Century Approaches to Student Success: This session introduces the Association of American Colleges and University’s (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence framework, equity-mindedness, and opportunity expansion as a facilitator of student success.

Facilitating Student Success with Cultural Humility: Intended for student affairs professionals (advisors, counselors, etc.), this session explores the difference between cultural humility and cultural competence, and how the dimensions of cross-cultural competence can be used to effectively engage students.

Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Diversity in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives and Pathways to Success: Designed for faculty, this session explores culture, identity, multiple perspectives, and culturally responsive pedagogy as a tool for facilitating student success. Participants also have the opportunity to explore how their perspectives are shaped by biases and socialization.

Cultural Humility Towards Culturally Responsive Teaching: Intended for faculty, this session introduces cultural humility and self-reflection as a tool to effectively engage students through a cultural lens.

Providing Academic Leadership with Cultural Humility: Designed as team building for academic leadership (such as department chairs), this session combines individual and team strengths (as identified by the Clifton Strengths Finder) with facilitative leadership to explore the impact of cultural perspectives and variables and intercultural conflict and conflict styles on achieving departmental goals.

General
Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: Delivered as part of the training series for new supervisors, this session explores the difference between compliance and inclusion, introduces cultural humility as a tool for inclusion, discusses the importance of modeling behavior that creates inclusive environments.

Inclusion Equity and Community Building: This five-module series provides a comprehensive approach to addressing cultural humility, bias awareness and identity development, microaggressions, privilege and allyship and change leadership for units interested in applying intentional inclusion to its policies, programs, practices, and people. The series ends with action planning and continued guidance from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to sustain inclusive excellence. Participants who complete the series receive a certificate.

Pride Alliance Trainings

Ally 101 Training
This training has historically explored the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality, as well as the coming out process, pronouns, resources and tools/skills for allyship. (Students, Faculty, Staff)

Crafting the World We Want to Live In
This presentation was created for freshman orientation students and provides a brief introduction into UNT's diversity & inclusion policies/practices highlighting the MC, PA, and OSL. (Students)

Creating a Trans Inclusive Workspace
This training explore gender identity, gender expression, and sex assigned at birth. It also explores promising practices for inclusion in business settings. The training reviews resources and support networks for transgender communities and introduces the HRC Corporate Equality Index. (Community Businesses, Students, Faculty, Staff)

Supporting Queer______: What is Your Role? (Usually Queer "Students", but can be interchangeable)
This training has historically explored the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality, and incorporates skills and tools for equity and inclusion of gender identity and sexuality. This is geared toward leaders or those who are in/going to be in a helping profession. (Students, Faculty, Staff)

Multicultural Center Trainings

Crafting the World We Want to Live In
This presentation was created for freshman orientation students and provides a brief introduction into UNT's diversity & inclusion policies/practices highlighting the MC, PA, and OSL.

From Awareness to Action
This workshop was created for Resident Assistants during Residence Life training. It will allow participants to learn more about gender identities, race/ethnicity and how to respond to bias language. They will review resources that the MC offers.

Leadership in a Global Society
Academic presentation typically delivered to leadership certificate courses. Students will be familiar with current student demographics and be able to discuss both external and internal identities.

Multicultural Center 101
Introductory presentation for student organizations/departments interested in learning about the services and resources offered by the Multicultural Center.

My Culture is Not a Costume
This presentation was created for residence halls as a means to kickstart a conversation around cultural appropriation, race and ethnicity.

Request a training

Please allow at least 30 days before the desired training date to submit a training request. Most of the trainings provided by our office require at least an hour and 15 minutes for presentation.

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Since the office’s formation, community engagement and strategic partnership initiatives have been primarily focused upon creating opportunities for existing students to make career connections with organizations that appreciate UNT’s diverse student population. Members of these and other organizations have also enhanced the division’s programming through engagement opportunities such as mentorship, serving as speakers, or other resources.

The office also leverages the immense talent among its alumni population by liaising with UNT’s Alumni Association and encouraging alumni to connect their industry and personal expertise with our students and programs.

Additional engagement opportunities with our office include:

  • Sponsorship and other involvement with events such as the Equity and Diversity Conference
  • Training and development partnerships
  • Community-based partnerships for developing college access

Interested in working with the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity? Contact us at Diversity.Inclusion@unt.edu or call 940-565-2711.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s learning and development portfolio includes the breadth and scope of knowledge within the Multicultural Center, Pride Alliance, and office administration. Training offerings include broad topics such as social justice, cultural humility, gender identity, and intersectionality, and more specific skill development and awareness around areas such as microaggressions and inclusive language, bias awareness, and creating inclusive environments.

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Please visit our list of existing training options here to determine whether one is appropriate for your needs, or request a specific training for your audience or purpose by completing a training request form.

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