Learning and Development

Diversity & 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.

Click each topic to reveal more information about their associated trainings:

  • Bias Awareness
    Topic Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
    Bias Awareness and Perceptions 16 50 3 hours In this course learners will discuss their identities and how biases are institutionalized, internalized, and interpersonal. Through small and large group activities we will move from the identification of biases in your life and how they impact perceptions to how we are socialized to hold these biases in the first place. Finally, we will discuss how to use cultural humility as a tool to move us toward improving awareness of biases and intentional inclusion.
    Bias Awareness and Socialization 16 50 3 hours In addition to an introduction to bias using the Harvard Implicit Association Test, this session examines bias development through socialization, and introduces identity development theory to examine how interactions contribute to internalized oppression.
    Bias Awareness, Socialization and Identity Development 16 50 4 hours This session includes the content on bias awareness and socialization, and introduces identity development theory for reflection and discussion regarding how identities are authored by inclusive or exclusive environments.
  • Cultural Humility
    Topic Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
    Cultural Humility 101 16 50 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.
  • Microaggressions and Language
    Topic Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
    Cultural Humility and Communication - Key Drivers for Inclusive Environments 16 50 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.
    Interrupting Microaggressions 16 50 3-4 hours In this workshop we’ll build upon the work done in Bias Awareness and Perceptions and Microaggressions and Inclusive Language to learn how to call ourselves in when we use biased language. We’ll discuss our safety level and how to differentiate between being unsafe and uncomfortable in a situation and how our identities affect our safety levels in varying situations. We will them move into scenario-based explorations of how to interrupt microaggression as they happen or after they’ve occurred and how to process feedback you receive.
    Language and Communication - Key Drivers for Inclusive Environments 16 50 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 Inclusive Language 16 50 2.5-4 hours In this session learners will continue with concepts introduced in Bias Awareness and Perceptions to identify microaggressions stemming from our biases, perceptions, and socialization. Learners will be able to differentiate the type of bias (behavioral, environmental, or language based and how they can overlap) and how to describe the intent, impact, and assumptions in microaggressive actions and speech. The learner will leave with tools to identify microaggressions in our language moving from a biased to more precise way to speak with one another.
  • Organizational Culture
    Topic Minimum Participants Maximum Participants Estimated Training Time Required Description
    Diversity and Inclusion Statement Writing Workshop 16 50 3 hours This interactive workshop introduces learners to the purpose of a diversity statement focusing on stakeholders such as UNT, the corporation or program applying to, the communities connected at all levels, and the individual. Elements of the statement are discussed culminating in the learner writing their personal story connecting them to Diversity and Inclusion work they have done and will contribute to in the future. Participants must attend our Bias Awareness and Perceptions and Microaggressions and Inclusive Language as a prerequisite to attend this workshop.
    Identity Development: Perceptions of Race 16 50 3 hours
    Bias Awareness, Socialization and Identity Development 16 50 3 hours This interactive workshop introduces learners to the purpose of a diversity statement focusing on stakeholders such as UNT, the corporation or program applying to, the communities connected at all levels, and the individual. Elements of the statement are discussed culminating in the learner writing their personal story connecting them to Diversity and Inclusion work they have done and will contribute to in the future. Participants must attend our Bias Awareness and Perceptions and Microaggressions and Inclusive Language as a prerequisite to attend this workshop.
  • 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.