The Office for Diversity and Inclusion offers a robust array of training programs for your staff, team, or organization.

If you have any questions or need assistance or accommodation to access the training, please reach out and email!

Over the last couple years we have seen an increase in DEI committees, initiatives, mission statements and other commitments to creating equity. During this session we are going to explore the basic definitions of diversity, equity and inclusion? The facilitator hopes to explore diverse identities and what they mean to us. We will focus on developing skills that will help us be effective communicators. 
This presentation can be facilitated in person and/or via zoom. The training sessions takes about two hours. 

Participants are led in guided discussions to analyze race in America. The facilitator hopes to use the time to help ask questions and explore possible responses together. Together we will develop skills to engage in conversations around race. We will explore implicit bias, microaggressions and its impacts on our communities. By addressing these important topics, we hope to create a sense of belonging for all.

This training is offered by request and can be done in-person and/or via zoom.. The training takes a little over 2.5 hours.

Safe Zone 101

We welcome you to participate in this introduction to Safe Zone 101. During this session we will define terminology  to help understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and community. And together, we hope to learn definitions, understand pronouns, and find ways to be an effective and supportive allies. 
This training sessions takes about an 1.5 hours. We will have monthly training sessions set up in the fall. We will post these dates soon. If you would like to set up a training sessions for your team, office, department or group, please contact Anila Karunakar at

Pronouns: Preferred Pronouns

We are slowly understanding the importance for using correct pronouns. How do we navigate asking for someone’s pronouns? What are some guidelines to help us navigate the use of pronouns? 
Supported by the Safe Zone project ( here is a condensed version of their post A few Pronoun Best [Preferred] Practices.

Microaggressions, Implicit Bias and the Teachable Moment

There many folx right here in our community who are harmed by words, actions and situations on a daily basis.  Now that we know it exists, there are things that we can do to mitigate these impacts on There are ways that we can mitigate those harms by knowing how to to prevent, interrupt and respond to microaggressions and biases.