The work of fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging begins with increasing self-awareness and building competency. The below education and training opportunities can help you in your journey.
Online Diversity & Inclusion ModuleThe University of Kansas has launched new diversity education module for staff and faculty. The “Diversity and Inclusion” online module directly responds to continued community calls for additional education regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all members of the KU community. This module helps us establish a shared language and understanding of DEI concepts. It helps us prepare to name and confront bias and discrimination.
Introduction to DEIBParticipants in the Introduction to DEIB training will gain a foundational understanding of social identities, privilege and oppression. They will also learn basic DEIB terminology like diversity, equity, equality, inclusion, and belonging, with a particular focus on differentiating between these terms to help promote informed usage and ongoing dialogue. Participants will develop their understanding of oppression and microaggressions, with a focus on how these manifest in higher education settings like our KU campus; they will then practice strategies for interrupting harmful behavior within their workplaces and within the institution more broadly. Participants will also be encouraged to engage in critical reflection, identifying problematic assumptions or incomplete understandings they may have adopted and challenging themselves to be an active contributor to a more inclusive KU community.
SafeZoneThe Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity (SGD) provides SafeZone training which helps to give allies the tools to make their spaces more accommodating and affirming for queer and trans* (QT) students. This training is the first in a series of three major workshops which provide the first steps towards allyship.
Student Social Justice TrainingThe Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) offers a variety of trainings to KU students looking to further their journeys in social justice and equity work.
LinkedIn LearningLinkedIn Learning offers an online library of high-quality video courses for helping improve your professional skills. With LinkedIn Learning, you can learn at your own pace and access course content anytime. The entire online library is available to current KU faculty and staff through KU’s Talent Development system at mytalent.ku.edu. Remember you will need to be logged in with your KU Single Sign-On.
You can find DEI related modules by clicking "browse," then scrolling to "professional development" and selecting diversity and inclusion.