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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  • AMA with Lauren Foster: Sensitivity Training for the Trans & Nonbinary Experience

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Via zoom. Register via ULearn

    Join Lauren Foster, Director of Concierge and LGBTQ + Services at UHealth Hospital and Clinics for an enlightening conversation on how to be a better ally of the Trans and Nonbinary community.

    Trans and nonbinary people often experience discrimination and pressure to confine their identities to suit the expectations of others. Such experiences can impact their emotional well-being, job satisfaction, and healthcare services.

    As a result of attending this experience, you will have a greater awareness of

    • Inclusive language and the impact of words on a culture of belonging
    • Inclusive practices to support gender and gender expression

  • A Conversation on Gender and Pronouns

    Wednesday, September 20, 2022 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, Via Zoom. Register via ULearn

    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.

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

  • Vector Solutions (formerly Everfi) Training Courses: Managing Bias, and Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

    On-Demand: Register via ULearn 

    The University has partnered with Vector Solutions (formerly Everfi) to provide the online training courses, Managing Bias and Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace. These courses support the University’s commitment to a culture of belonging and our values of diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork. They will introduce you to the personal experiences and perspectives of individuals and the importance of valuing our differences and similarities. 

    The courses, in addition to being highly interactive and engaging, are based in research and best practices for communicating and maintaining healthy relationships with your colleagues.

  • 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. Review the 2022 event recording.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.