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Now Available: Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

October 27, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

This summer, President Frenk outlined 15 University actions in our pursuit of racial justice. These actions include the expansion of diversity and inclusion training opportunities for faculty and staff.

To that end, we are pleased to inform you that two online training programs are now available: “Managing Bias” and “Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace.” These trainings are designed to help you understand various issues that impact diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We encourage you to access ULearn to view the two programs below:

  • Managing Bias
    This course defines bias, describes how it affects the workplace, and encourages learners to use that knowledge to reduce the negative effects of bias.
  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace
    The course will help you think about the importance of a respectful working environment and the barriers that prevent full participation.

All staff are expected to participate in this virtual learning experience by the end of the calendar year so you will receive email reminders asking you to participate.

As this training is intended to be the first step in an ongoing development process, those who complete the online training will be eligible to participate in additional facilitated sessions on the topic of diversity as they are developed, including the well-received Diversity Interactive Theatre program. Initially piloted to leaders achieving 100% favorable reviews, this program has been converted to a virtual format and is customized to address workplace scenes addressing bias and micro-aggressions.

As our country continues to awaken to the impact of racial injustice, we will continue to step forward in solidarity by doing our part. We look forward to expanding our diversity and inclusion programming, and continuing thoughtful and impactful dialogue across our campuses around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Thank you.

Mary Harper Hagan
Vice President
Human Resources