Open Enrollment Trainings

The trainings below are open to UNT employees. UNT employees who participate in trainings provided by Diversity & Inclusion will receive professional development credits through the Learning Management Portal UNT Bridge. These trainings provide an opportunity for employees to address the diversity and inclusion performance standards in the annual employee performance review. Enroll today!

Each training takes 2 hours and is open to up to 50 participants for face-to-face sessions and 60 participants for virtual sessions.

In order to receive credit for attendance, participants must attend punctually, actively participate, and adhere to the Principles of Engagement. Contact ahead of time for any accommodations.

Introductory Workshops

Developing Inclusive Attitudes

In this introductory workshop, participants will engage in self-reflection of their own attitudes toward diversity, equity, and inclusion and will explore practices for increasing our community’s commitments to inclusive excellence. Participants will examine how attitudes of defensiveness, blame, fear, openness, humility, and creativity hinder or foster equity and inclusion. Participants will identify their own personal values related to equity and inclusion and practice strategies for developing inclusive attitudes.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Analyze attitudes that hinder equity and inclusion
  • Identify personal values related to building an inclusive community
  • Evaluate potential practices that can foster inclusive attitudes


Dimensions of Diversity and Social Justice

In this introductory workshop participants will explore dimensions of diversity and social justice through interactive scenario-based discussions, personal reflection on their own identities and socialization, and application of social-justice concepts like privilege, marginalization, social construction, and intersectionality. Participants will also review campus and community resources related to diversity and social justice and generate a plan for their own future learning and action.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Analyze their own social position related to dimensions of diversity
  • Apply dimensions of diversity and social justice to their own role at UNT
  • Create a plan for future action regarding diversity and social justice


Intermediate Workshops

Strategies for Inclusive Language and Policy

In this intermediate workshop participants will practice strategies for more inclusive language and policy. After learning to identify common factors that contribute to microaggressions, biased language, and biased policy, participants will learn and practice practical strategies for using more inclusive language and creating more inclusive policies.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify common factors leading to microaggressions and biased language
  • Devise personal strategies for using more inclusive language
  • Evaluate language and policy scenarios for inclusivity


Interrupting Bias and Microaggressions

In this intermediate workshop participants will identify and practice strategies for responding to incidents of bias, including “calling in,” “calling out,” and bystander intervention. Participants will explore scenarios of how to interrupt microaggression as they happen or after they’ve occurred and how to process feedback on their own biases. Participants will also practice strategies for remaining calm, non-judgmental, and assertive.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for accepting feedback on their own biases
  • Evaluate when to use “calling in” or “calling out” strategies
  • Practice non-judgmentally giving and receiving feedback about biases


Advanced Workshops

Exploring Inclusion: Perspectives on Race

In this advanced workshop participants will engage in conversations about race from multiple theoretical and historical perspectives. Interactive activities and discussions will foster a review of the following terms related to race: racial essentialism, social construction, ethnicity, discrimination, individual racism, and systemic racism. Finally, we will discuss the impact of race within the context of colorism and hypodescent.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the topic of race from multiple perspectives
  • Identify their race according to contemporary social standards
  • Differentiate individual racism from systemic racism


Exploring Inclusion: Building Interfaith Equity

(pilot; revised from TWU’s Faith Zone with permission)

In this advanced workshop participants will examine the ways that religious, secular, and spiritual identities create privilege and marginalization in the social world. Rather than giving participants a crash course on the world’s religions, this course will encourage critical thinking about how participants can contribute to an environment of religious pluralism and interfaith equity for all members of our community.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role that religion and spirituality may play in their lives and communities
  • Identify strategies to support religiously marginalized communities
  • Prepare to contribute to a greater sense of belonging on campus for people of all religious, secular, and spiritual identities


Exploring Inclusion: Gender, Sexuality, and Respect

This two-hour, interactive training presented by the Pride Alliance explores the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual and romantic attraction, as well as pronouns, resources, and tools/skills for allyship. After building understanding of heterosexism and cissexism, the facilitator and participants will explore applications of knowledge and skills. The Pride Alliance presents this training regularly by request in addition to this open-enrollment session.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual attraction, and romantic attraction
  • Articulate the differences between cissexism and heterosexism
  • Utilize tools and strategies to support Queer & Trans communities


Exploring Inclusion

Look for future entries in this series related to other diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Let us know if you want to partner with us to offer a workshop in the Exploring Inclusion series!


Drop-In Consultations

Getting started with your journey to inclusive excellence may be challenging and Diversity & Inclusion is here to support you!

  • Do you need help brainstorming ideas for how to get your diversity council started or to improve your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion as an individual or division/unit?
  • Do you wonder about how to create a sense of belonging, connectedness, and inclusion for your team?
  • Are you interested in learning how to start a new Employee Resource Group or join an existing one?

These drop-in sessions are here to help you connect with a member of Diversity & Inclusion no matter what stage you are in along your inclusive excellence journey. Bring your question and ideas! All sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

If you have any questions ahead of the session or if you need to set up an individual appointment, email us at

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has questions pertaining to launching, enhancing, or assessing their strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion at UNT.



Request a Training

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