Staff & Faculty Workshops

OED Education Program Update

Summer ECHO Workshops

This summer, the Office for Equity and Diversity Education Program will continue to offer our Equity and Diversity Certificate courses online through ECHO (Equity Certificate Hosted Online). Please sign up for our Education Program email to stay up to date on ECHO offerings.

In-Person Workshops Announcement

Following guidance from President Gabel, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to stay home. To facilitate physical distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19, we have moved all OED in-person workshops to an online format until further notice. 

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

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 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, July 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, via Zoom

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