Staff & Faculty Workshops

OED Education Program Update

Following guidance from President Gabel, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to stay home. To facilitate social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling all OED in-person workshops for the rest of the spring semester. (Note: all external participants will be refunded for any canceled workshop).

We are currently working to develop online options for both departments and our certificate program workshops. We hope to have these available very soon. OED’s education website will provide up-to-date information as we transition to new learning formats. 

If you have any general questions or are concerned about finishing the Certificate Program in a timely manner, please contact us at oeded@umn.edu.

If you would like to receive up-to-date notices about changes in our workshops, please join the OED Education Google Group.

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.

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 in admissions, promotions, scholarship decisions, and other related selection processes. The presence of implicit bias in these 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 promising practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of search and selection processes.

  • Canceled: March 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Cherrywood Room (275), St. Paul Student Center
  • Canceled: April 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Founders’ Room (260), Northrop Auditorium
  • June 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Founders’ Room (260), Northrop Auditorium
  • July 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Cherrywood Room (275), St. Paul Student Center
  • August 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Founders’ Room (260), Northrop Auditorium

Register Online

For more information about this workshop, contact Stef Jarvi at swilench@umn.edu or 612-624-0594.

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.

  • Canceled: March 5, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFounders’ Room (260), Northrop Auditorium

Register online

For more information about this workshop, contact Stef Jarvi at swilench@umn.edu or 612-624-0594.