Education & Training

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) offers educational opportunities for individuals, departments, colleges, and units.

Workshops focus on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher education. They can also be customized for individual unit needs and concerns. 

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s free of charge and open to students, faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota.

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series runs September through May. Every conversation in the series takes place on a Friday, from 1:30 – 3 p.m., and features knowledgeable panelists from the University and broader community. Conversation topics range from the marriage amendment and invisible disabilities to race issues and immigration.

The Office for Equity and Diversity has also developed faculty-specific workshops.  Faculty and instructors can sign up for sessions via the ULearn System.  These workshops can also be customized for particular departments and audiences. 

Please direct questions or requests for information about OED’s education efforts—including questions about the Equity and Diversity Certificate, the Critical Conversations, or customized workshops—to Wendy, Education Program Manager, Office for Equity and Diversity, 432 Morrill Hall, OEDed@umn.edu, 612-624-0594. To request a disability-related accommodation for any workshop, please allow two weeks advance notice. 

Access OED's resource guide for a listing of books, articles, videos, websites, and blogs tied to equity and diversity.