Staff & Faculty Workshops

OED Education Program Update

Fall 2021

This fall, the Office for Equity and Diversity Education Program will continue to offer our Equity and Diversity Programming online through Zoom. Please sign up for our Education Program email to stay up to date on our offerings which will be announced on Friday, August 27.

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The Office for Equity & Diversity (OED) Education Program has also developed faculty- and staff-specific workshops, which are listed below. Faculty, instructors, and staff can sign up for these sessions below via the Training Hub.

Addressing Implicit Bias in Search and Selection Processes

Departments across the U of M regularly participate in searches and selection processes. The University is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students in admissions, promotions, scholarship decisions, and other selection processes. The presence of implicit bias in these processes can inhibit this goal. This workshop exposes participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shortcuts resulting from unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn promising practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of search and selection processes. Register here.

  • Friday, October 29, 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Monday, November 22, 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Friday, December 10, 2021, 1pm-3pm

For more information about this workshop, contact or 612-624-0594.

Teaching with Intention: Navigating 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.


For more information about this workshop, contact or 612-624-0594.