Free Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

As part of its Employee Development Program and in alignment with requirements of its Diversity Certification program, the Human Resources Department will provide University of Arkansas employees the opportunity to attend monthly DEI trainings facilitated by the IDEALS Institute. Seating is limited and registration is required. Visit the training calendar at edp.uark.edu for registration.

Principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This interactive training is designed to foster a foundational understanding, clarity, reflection, and discussion about the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions, and perspectives related to DEI in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Upcoming classes: Feb. 2, Feb. 10, March 2, April 6, and May 11. 

Gender Bias: Building Understanding / Creating Allies

This interactive training is designed to foster understanding, clarity, reflection, and discussion about bias against women in the workplace, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to gender-based bias in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to counter gender bias. The next class is on Feb. 11. 

Equity 101: Building Understanding / Engaging in Action

This interactive training is designed to foster a foundational understanding, clarity, reflection, and discussion about equity, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to equity in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to create more equitable practices. The next class is on March 3.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Building Understanding / Creating Allies

This interactive training is designed to foster understanding, clarity, reflection and discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to sexual orientation and gender identity in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to support LGBTQ family, friends and colleagues. The next class is on April 6.

Facing Bias: Exposing Blind Spots / Engaging in Action

This interactive training is designed to foster understanding, clarity, reflection and discussion about unconscious/implicit bias and its impact, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to implicit bias in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to counter implicit bias. The next class is on May 13.

Contacts

Valerie Pryor, staff development coordinator
Human Resources
479-575-6103, valeriec@uark.edu

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