Diversity Training and Programs

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We offer a variety of training programs and initiatives to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and encourage you to explore future events and view past recordings. 

Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the University by visiting miami.edu/diversity or contact wei@miami.edu. If you have any questions about a specific DEI training session, please contact HR’s Talent & Organizational Development team at tod@miami.edu. To learn about upcoming events visit: hr.miami.edu/events

Training Opportunities

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  • Everfi Training Courses: Managing Bias, and Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

    On-Demand: Register via ULearn 

    All staff are expected to complete the Everfi Training Courses titled Managing Bias and Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace available in ULearn. These trainings are designed to help you understand various issues that impact diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They are also pre-requisites for the DEI Certificate Program.

    This training program is intended to be the first step in an ongoing development process, and those who complete the online training will be eligible to participate in additional facilitated sessions on the topic of diversity as they are launched. Learn more about how these Everfi trainings support DEI at the U by reading a message from the CHRO.

    • 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. 

  • Diversity and Inclusion Interactive Theatre

    Interactive Virtual Sessions: Register via ULearn 

    Experience a dynamic learning modality that combines multi-dimensional human content with the drama of theatre while exploring skills to foster a culture of inclusion. Consider how traditional diversity dimensions impact the variety of concerns and reactions people are experiencing around work during COVID-19. 

  • Creating a More Inclusive Environment: Understanding Our Unconscious Bias

    Interactive Virtual Sessions: Register via ULearn 

    Learn to lead sensitive conversations with empathy and apply behaviors that foster a more inclusive team culture. This new session will help us examine some of our biases and recognize how and where they may have developed during our life experiences. We will use customized case studies for practicing this approach and learn some actions to address them. 

  • Inclusion Basics: Creating Accessible Documents in Word and PowerPoint

    Coming soon via zoom.

    This session will identify the basics of accessible documents and guide you in finding and utilizing the tools and resources to create more inclusive and impactful documents and presentations. 

     As a result of attending this session participants will: 

    • Understand the value of creating accessible documents 
    • Gain confidence in how to easily utilize the accessibility tools in MS Word and MS PowerPoint 
    • Get practical tips and resources that can be immediately implemented to enhance the effectiveness of written and visual communications 


Program Recaps and Recordings

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  • I Am A Filipino: And This Is How We Cook with Chef Nicole Ponseca

    This event took place on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Recording coming soon. 


    Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through the lens of Filipinos, the Latins of Asia.

    Using the universal language of food, attendees will learn a classic and simple Filipino dish, make a refreshing beverage, and attend an enlightening cultural immersion with our guide, noted restaurateur, chef, and James Beard finalist, Filipina American Nicole Ponseca.

    At the end of this event, she hopes you’ll learn more about the Filipino community, the second largest Asian group in the United States.

  • Commemorating Black History Month: Leadership Insights Panel

    This webinar took place on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Review the 2022 Black History Month event recap or recording.

    Review the 2021 Black History Month event recap or recording.

  • Honoring Women's History Month: Visionary Women Panel

    This webinar took place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Review the 2021 Visionary Women Panel event recap and recording


    Review the 2021 Visionary Women Panel event recap and recording

  • A Conversation on Gender and Pronouns

    This webinar took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Review the 2022 Conversation on Gender and Pronouns event recording.

    Gender pronouns such as he/him, she/her, they/them, are how we refer to the gender identity of ourselves and others. Using the correct pronouns is one way to demonstrate respect and support a diverse and inclusive culture of belonging.

    During this interactive session, hear from Claire Oueslati-Porter PhD., interim director of the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and senior lecturer about gender, on the significance and evolution of pronouns, and how to utilize pronouns effectively in the workplace.



    Review the 2021 Conversation on Gender and Pronouns event recordingThe recording is from the session that was held on June 29, 2021.

  • Commemorating Native American Heritage Month

    This webinar took place on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Click here or the image below to view the recording.