Open Enrollment Trainings

The trainings below are open to UNT employees. Enroll today!

Bias Awareness and Perceptions

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. This is a three-hour session split into two parts with a break in between.

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

  • Discuss our own identities
  • Identify Biases and differentiate between Institutionalized, Interpersonal, and Internalized Bias
  • Identify biases we hold/experience and how they may impact perceptions.

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

  • Demonstrate how snap judgements are formed and used in our lives
  • Identify how you were socialized and how UNT is an institution of socialization
  • Use Cultural Humility over Cultural Competence in interactions with individuals and groups.

 

Microaggressions and Inclusive Language

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. This is a three-hour session split into two parts with a break in between.

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

  • Understand how bias awareness, perceptions, and socialization lead to microaggressions
  • Identify Microaggressions in behavior, environment, and language
  • Identify the intent and impact of microaggressions in your life

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

  • Discuss the intent and impact of microaggressions in terms of physiological and psychological harm
  • Identify underlying assumptions of microaggressive language
  • Identify inclusive and precise language

 

Interrupting Microaggressions

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. This is a two-hour session with a break.

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

  • Identify ways to call themselves in
  • Identify ways to interrupt microaggressions
  • Discuss how to accept feedback regarding their own biases and microaggressions

 

Racial Awareness: Perspectives of Race

In this offering participants will engage in conversations about race fundamentally. Interactive activities, along with large and small group discussions will foster a review of the terms: ethnicity, discrimination, racism and systemic racism. Finally, we will discuss the impact of race within the context of colorism and hypodescent. This is a three-hour training with one ten-minute break.

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

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

 

Academic Affairs Partnership

To view a list of available training dates for Bias Awareness and Perceptions specifically for Academic Affairs employees, please visit the partnership page: