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Equity & Belonging Trainings & Workshops

The Dean of Students’ diversity and inclusion team is thrilled to offer a variety of workshops and trainings on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion; social justice; allyship and bystander intervention; and identity and belonging. Read below to learn about our core offerings, and how to request a workshop. These sessions are available to all student groups and student organizations. 

Please email Kelli King to request a workshop and/or tell us about the workshop you hope to customize.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelli King.

Inclusive Language: 1 hour

In this workshop, participants will learn what inclusive language is and why it is important; concepts such as microaggressions, the golden rule and the platinum rule, intent versus impact; the importance of taking feedback; and examples of inclusive language related to many various identities and diversity and inclusion content areas. The presentation includes a variety of modalities: PowerPoint slides, small group discussion, short video clips, individual reflection, and large group share-out. 

The Importance of Gender Pronouns: 1 hour

This workshop is designed to offer a deeper dive into inclusive language, specifically addressing gender pronouns. The presentation will include an overview of what gender pronouns are, how to use them and ask for them, and opportunities to practice and ask questions of facilitators.


Cycle of Socialization: 90 minutes

This introductory level workshop introduces the concepts of socialization, social identities (including the concept of agent and target identities), oppression, and the continuous nature of socialization as a system. Participants will learn key terms and concepts, and be invited to reflect on their own socialization process and identities. The presentation includes a variety of modalities: PowerPoint slides, short video clips, small group discussion, individual worksheet reflection, and large group share-out.

Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment: Skills and Practice: 2.5 - 3 hours

This in-depth workshop is designed to take diversity education from theory to practice. Participants will examine their potential unconscious biases and implicit assumptions, explore the skills necessary to be an active ally, identify the obstacles that stop them from being an active bystander, and add communication tools to their toolbox. This highly interactive workshop includes PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, activities, small group work, scenarios, and role plays.

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