Staff & Faculty Workshops

OED has also developed faculty- and staff-specific workshops, which are listed below. Faculty, instructors, and staff can sign up for the sessions below via the Training Hub.  For more information about these workshops, contact Wendy Weimerskirch Plager at OEDed@umn.edu or 612-624-0594.

Implicit Bias in Search and Selection Processes

Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly participate in searches and selection processes. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes hiring and selecting people of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, and veterans in areas where they are underrepresented. The presence of implicit bias in search and selection processes can inhibit this goal. This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of search and selection processes and hires made by individual supervisors.

  • November 28, 2018 - 2:30-4:00 PM (Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room, 260)
  • February 25, 2019 - 1:00-3:00 PM (Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room, 260)
  • March 29, 2019 - 9:00-11:00 AM (Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room, 260)
  • April 29, 2019 - 1:00-3:00 PM (Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room, 260)

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Teaching with Intention: Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom

Most instructors are adept at handling conversations dealing with their content areas.  But when conversations become more challenging, particularly around topics some find controversial and even "off topic," how can we facilitate in such a way as to increase learning?  In this workshop, instructors will learn strategies for addressing issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion, among others that may arise, in order to support classroom community and promote inclusive teaching.

  • March 4, 2019 - 1:00-3:00 PM (Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room, 260)
  • April 12, 2019 - 9:00-11:00 AM (Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room, 260)

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