List of Available Trainings

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s learning and development sessions provide participants a comprehensive opportunity to learn, explore, and apply concepts and strategies that contribute to a more inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. We use the terms learning and development rather than the more commonly used term training, as these facilitated sessions are less about learning a specific technical skill that is production-centered; our person-centered sessions facilitate self-reflection and awareness, encourage problem-solving and create an alignment of the learning experience with the specific work environment. Our by-request sessions are customized to the specific department or unit, and our open-enrollment sessions encourage application of the material to each participant’s role and work environment.

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Topic Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
Cultural Humility Towards Culturally Responsive Teaching 16 30 75-90 min. 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 16 30 1-2 hours 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 - - 4 hours 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.
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Bias-Based Profiling 16 36 2 hours 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 16 36 2 hours 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? 12 24 90 min. 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.
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Language and Communication - Key Drivers for Inclusive Environments 16 36 2.5-4 hours 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 16 36 1.5-4 hours 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 16 40 4-6.5 hours This session combines the exploration of cultural humility, microaggressions, and relationship estimation to discuss their personal and organizational impact on inclusive environments.
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Access, Equality, Equity, and Inclusion - Distinction and Application 16 30 1.5 hours 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 12 40 2.5-3 hours 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 12 30 1.5 hours 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.
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Diversity in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives and Pathways to Success 12 30 2-3 hours 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.
Providing Academic Leadership with Cultural Humility 12 30 2-4 hours 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 12 30 2-4 hours 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.
Topic Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
Creating an Inclusive Work Environment 12 40 2 hours 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 Group of 20 Group of 35 20 hours in 5-day increments 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

Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
8 200 2 hours This two hour interactive training explores 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. Through scenarios created for the specific setting requested, facilitators and participants explore application of knowledge and skills. (Students, Faculty, Staff)
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8 200 1 hour This one hour 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)
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8 200 2 hours Need something a little different? Although our Pride Alliance Training is generally responsive to the needs of particular environments, the Pride Alliance is happy to discuss the unique needs of your setting and create training that addresses those needs. The Pride Alliance is more likely to be able to offer custom trainings with significant notice of need, and requires a minimum of two hours of time. (Community, Students, Faculty, Staff)

Multicultural Center Trainings

Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
8 150 1 hour 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.
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8 150 1 hour 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.
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8 150 1 hour 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.
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8 150 1 hour Introductory presentation for student organizations/departments interested in learning about the services and resources offered by the Multicultural Center.
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8 150 1 hour 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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